Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Play ball? All we know about West Virginia University’s 2020 football season is that the Mountaineers will not play Florida State in Atlanta this month and the September date with Maryland in Morgantown has been nixed by the Big 10, of which Maryland is a member. The game with Florida State was…

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Wolves youth football and cheer teams season cancelled

by Jamie Harris Last week the Tri-County Youth Football League (TCYFL) voted to cancel the fall football and cheer season. One of the programs effected by the TCYFL decision is the Warm Springs Wolves Football and Cheer programs. The Wolves program which features a number of youth football and cheerleaders from elementary to the middle…

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State says it will improve Magnolia-Detour Road with COVID funding

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced Monday a plan to put $50 million of federal CARES Act funding toward road projects that would improve resident access to medical facilities. The West Virginia Department of Transportation launched a new program to identify and fund the road projects, called Medical Access Road Projects (MARP). The MARP program…

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Beat the summer heat and prevent heat-related illness with these tips

by KATE EVANS The summer heat can be brutal outdoors and indoors especially when you add high humidity into the mix.   Keep in mind the following information and tips so you and your family can stay cool and safe in extremely hot weather. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials say that people 65 years…

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Fractured Banana offers ice cream downtown

by GEOFF FOX A new ice cream shop has opened in Hancock just in time to help folks cool off in the summer heat. The Fractured Banana, owned by Tim Smith and Linda Smith, held their grand opening on August 1, dishing out close to 300 cones and that’s not counting cups or sundaes. The idea…

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Planning board approves expansion of gun range

by Kate Shunney During their July monthly meeting, the Morgan County Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the expansion plans for a Morgan County gun range near the state fish hatchery in the southern end of the county. 10X Freedom Range had applied for approval of plans to expand the existing range by adding 27,000…

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522 Bypass project now out to bid

by KATE SHUNNEY West Virginia’s Department of Transportation is now seeking contractor bids to build a long-planned U.S. 522 Bypass around Berkeley Springs. The Division of Highways issued a Notice to Contractors that they would receive bids and sealed proposals until September 15. Bids will be opened and read publically after the deadline, the Department of…

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Betty A. Wertz

Betty A. Wertz 1935-2020 Betty Ann Wertz, age 85, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed from her earthly life to eternal life late Friday night, July 31, 2020 at the Valley Health Hospital, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Born June 19, 1935 in Hancock, Md., she was the daughter of the late Edward, Sr. and Edith (Henry) Unger;…

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Geraldine A. Hill

Geraldine A. Hill 1915-2020 Geraldine A. Hill, 105, passed away July 31, 2020, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Born in Berkeley County, W.Va., on March 26, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Otterbein and Effie DeHaven Stuckey. She was a masseuse at the Berkeley Springs State Park for many years. Survivors…

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