Chip Shots

Some football and some hoops by Jim Buzzerd Things didn’t go well for the West Virginia University football team in Saturday’s 38-14 loss to Iowa State. Already dealing with injuries, the list of the walking wounded increased Saturday. Cornerback Keith Washington was a game time decision and was ruled out. The other corner, Hakeem Bailey…

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Rail Roaders take 42-7 win over Indians

by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs High School Indians hosted the Brunswick Rail Roaders in high school football action Friday night October 11. With the cool temperature and Apple Butter weekend coming up the crowd at Morgan Field was hoping that the home team Tribe could pull off an upset against the visitors from Brunswick,…

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Paw Paw volleyball picks up win over Union

by Jamie Harris The Paw Paw High School Varsity Volleyball Team earned a split this week on the hardwood with a loss to Hancock and a win over Union. The Lady Pirates lost 3-0 (25-22, 25-23 and 25-19) to the Hancock Panthers on Tuesday, October 8. Addison Ross led Paw Paw with 12 service points,…

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Town bank account access causes friction at council meeting

by Geoff Fox Hancock town officials got into a heated argument after a councilman claimed the town manager created a new town account without authorization from the mayor or councilmembers. Councilman Tim Smith said in his efforts to track the town’s accounts, interest rates for CDs and other issues, he was told the only account…

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Firefighters respond to fire in CSX train car

by Kate Evans Area firefighters extinguished an early morning fire in a CSX train car on Monday, October 14. Morgan County 911 Director Sarah Hogbin said that the Morgan County 911 Center got a call from CSX at 6:08 a.m. Monday morning about a moving freight train that was carrying empty freight cars with trash…

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Mountaineer Gas preps platform to receive natural gas supply

by Kate Shunney Mountaineer Gas’ natural gas pipeline running from northern Morgan County into Berkeley County has gas in it, but the company doesn’t have any local customers yet. Workers are preparing the pipeline’s western end for a regulator station so it will be able to add more gas to the line in the future.…

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Morris honored with Girl Scout Women of Distinction award

Morgan County Starting Points Director Audrey Morris, center, was honored at the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction luncheon last Wednesday, October 9, in Martinsburg. Morris was one of two Eastern Panhandle women to be saluted at the annual event for their community service, professional accomplishments and empowering example to girls and women. Morris leads the…

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Norton honored by Paw Paw library for service

by Kate Evans The Paw Paw Public Library presented James Brown Norton with a plaque of appreciation on October 3 for his many years of service to the library and to the Town of Paw Paw. Norton recently retired from the Paw Paw Public Library Board of Supervisors. He has been a longtime member of…

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Margaret B. McCray

Margaret B. McCray 1923-2019 Margaret B. McCray, age 96, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away peacefully at her home on October 11, 2019. She is now in the presence of our Heavenly Father and reunited and holding hands with the love of her life, Cam, who she has been separated from just short of 45 years.…

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