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School board honors students for outstanding academics

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board recognized nearly 90 students at their Fall 2022 Awards Ceremony which took place at their December 6 regular meeting.  Some students received multiple awards for academic achievement and athletics. The students and family members were treated to a cocoa and cookie social[Read More…]

Higher ed enrollment in WV stays steady in ’22, while dual enrollment rises for high schoolers

Student enrollment in West Virginia’s community and technical colleges and public four-year universities remained mostly steady for the fall 2022 semester compared to the year before. For the state’s community and technical colleges, enrollment rose from 15,555 in 2021 to 15,770 in 2022, with public four-year enrollment declining slightly from[Read More…]

WV budget surplus meeting set for early January

by Trish Rudder A public forum on West Virginia’s budget surplus, hosted by a non-profit economic analysis group, is scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at the Morgan County Courthouse Commission Room. At the December 6 Bath Town Council meeting, Streetscape committee member, Rebecca MacLeod asked the[Read More…]

Mountain Musings: Christmas music magic

Christmas music magic It never fails each year that listening to Christmas songs from the past and present guides me to a place of treasured holiday memories and a renewed love for the season. We all know the feeling of dread that can accompany Christmas and New Year’s — decorations[Read More…]

OPINION: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you

You’re holding in your hands our biggest and most festive newspaper issue of the year. We think you’ll like it. Our usual front page has been replaced with a seasonal greeting – our annual Christmas card to readers and advertisers. You will find the traditional front page with headlines on[Read More…]

Indians wrestling finish fourth at Musselman Duals

by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs Indians wrestling team were back in action this past weekend as they traveled to Mussleman High School for the tough Musselman Duals. Over the course of two days, teams would battle it out in four pools of six teams. At the end of the[Read More…]

Kelsey Hayes named to D2 PVC Team

by Jamie Harris Kelsey Hayes a junior is a three-year varsity letterman for the Paw Paw Lady Pirates volleyball team was recently named to the D2 All PVC team for her play this season. This season she had 121 service points, 50 Aces, 8 kills and 150 digs. Hayes loved[Read More…]

Indians roll by Frankfort 67-36

by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs Indians basketball team was back in action this past week as they hosted Frankfort on Tuesday night, December 13, and then traveled to Hedgesville for the Hedgesville Basketball Mixer. On Friday, December 16, the Indians took on the Sherando Warriors (Va.) and then on[Read More…]

Rain & freezing temps close schools, courthouse

A winter storm that’s been moving across the U.S. has arrived in our area, bringing rain that’s turned to ice on Thursday morning. Anticipating the weather system, Morgan County Schools alerted families on Wednesday evening that students will be having a “non-traditional instructional day” at home, and the Morgan County[Read More…]