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Chip Shots – I can remember

I can remember by Jim Buzzerd I’m old enough to remember the West Virginia University football team being perennially irrelevant. I began paying attention to WVU athletics circa 1963 when the Mountaineers were in the Southern Conference. As an eight year old I didn’t really have much of a perspective[Read More…]

TBS reports 57% increase in tourism

by Trish Rudder & Kate Shunney Travel Berkeley Springs (TBS) president Stephanie Rebant told the Bath Town Council that tourism is on the rise in Morgan County with a 20-30% lodging increase over last year. She told the council on October 18 that the hotel/motel tax revenue collected by the[Read More…]

Gibson Blake Fravel

Gibson Blake Fravel 2004-2022 Gibson Blake Fravel, 18, of Paw Paw, unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at Paw Paw. He was born October 1, 2004 at Cumberland, Maryland and was the son of Justin Fravel and Talia Bosley Fravel. He was a Senior[Read More…]

Sue Ellen Schwartzbeck

Sue Ellen Schwartzbeck 1963-2022 Sue Ellen Schwartzbeck, age 59, of Kearneysville, W.Va., died on Friday, October 21, 2022 at WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. Born July 15, 1963 in Olney, Md., she was the daughter of Helen Marie Beach Schwartzbeck of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. and the late James Levi[Read More…]

Roxanna Louise Herbert-Lucas

Roxanna Louise Herbert-Lucas 1953-2022 Roxanna “Roxi” Louise Herbert-Lucas, 69, of Clear Spring, Md., passed away Sunday, October 23, 2022, at Doey’s House in Hagerstown, Md. Born July 22, 1953, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles Roger Baker and Hilda Louise (Yeakle) Kayser. Roxi was a[Read More…]

County agrees to bigger match for new voting machines

by Kate Shunney During a special meeting last Wednesday, October 12, the Morgan County Commission voted to boost the local cash match to a grant that will buy 75 new voting machines for the county. Previously, commissioners agreed to commit $217,037 from county carryover funds to act as a 50%[Read More…]

High school mourns loss of student, offers counseling support

A 17-year-old male Berkeley Springs High School student passed away last week. School officials made the announcement about the death, but did not release any information about the cause of the young man’s passing. Social workers were on hand at the high school last Thursday and Friday for students that[Read More…]

Chip Shots – It is better to receive

It is better to receive by Jim Buzzerd The West Virginia University football team is six games into the 2022 season and it’s still difficult to handicap this team. Last Thursday night the Mountaineers got past visiting Baylor by a 43-40 count. The win leaves West Virginia 3-3 overall and[Read More…]