Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd   Live sports returned Whether prudent, or not, most of the United States is gradually moving in the direction of reopening the country from the restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A sign of relief came on Sunday when NBC aired a live benefit golf skins match as Rory McIlroy…

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Baseball Senior Spotlight Luke Spielman

by Jamie Harris Berkeley Springs High School senior Luke Spielman was an offensive threat at the plate with a quick swing and the ability to hit the ball all over the baseball field. Spielman helped contribute to a lot of wins at the plate, in the outfield and on the pitching mound for the Indians…

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Courthouse open again to public traffic

by Kate Shunney Morgan County’s Courthouse on Monday, May 18 reopened its front doors to allow the public in to do business. There are restrictions in place about how many people can be in county offices, and the public must be screened as they enter the building. At the front door, a member of the…

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Artists and instructors create online classes, videos during pandemic

by Kate Evans Artists, dance and yoga instructors, school teachers and others got creative about getting their art and information to students and audiences through remote learning as schools and other venues closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jennifer Carpenter-Peak (Jensuya) and her husband Bob Peak of TarabRaqs were scheduled to teach Middle Eastern dance…

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Wastewater, water projects head to engineering phase, town urged to drill new water well

by Geoff Fox Hancock Town Manager Joe Gilbert told town officials during the tele-conference town meeting last Wednesday both the wastewater and freshwater projects are moving along and bids have been received from contractors for the preliminary engineering reports (PERs). The upgrades are to the town’s water and sewer infrastructure – separate from the construction…

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Hancock teen creates treat pans for county first responders

by Geoff Fox An idea originating from her mother led Hancock teen Brianna Buskirk to create treat pans for first responders around Washington County. Brianna’s mother, Beth Buskirk, is a first responder came home one day and mentioned many of first responders in Washington County were sometimes forgotten about with the health care community because…

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County’s Senior Centers see growing demand for meals

Stay-at-home orders designed to keep high-risk residents safe amid the pandemic have created a rapid increase in the number of seniors who rely on home-delivered meals as their primary source of food. “In order to keep the elderly citizens of Morgan County safe, we have increased our services as seniors are faced with staying home…

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Grand Jury now set for June 17

Morgan County’s spring term of Grand Jury has been postponed twice, and is now set to hear cases on Wednesday, June 17. This session will be the meeting of the Grand Jury that was supposed to meet in April to consider criminal charges in Morgan County Circuit Court. Grand jurors selected in January will be…

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