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Social Security benefits will rise 3.2% in 2024

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 71 million Americans will increase 3.2 percent in 2024, the Social Security Administration announced.On average, Social Security retirement benefits will increase by more than $50 per month starting in January. More than 66 million Social Security beneficiaries will see[Read More…]

Run wall repair begins in state park

Contractors worked along the edges of Warm Springs Run in Berkeley Springs State Park on Monday. Workers were removing silt and vegetation from the run, preparing to fix the stone retaining walls and bridges over the run in the park. The project has been in the planning stages for several[Read More…]

Man finds fatal crash victim along Pious Ridge

Editor’s note: This story has been edited to correct errors. An Elkins man was found deceased Sunday along a Morgan County roadway in what police believe was a single-vehicle accident that went undetected for multiple days. Morgan County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Johnnie Walter said Monday that officers were called[Read More…]

Local man dies after Sunday motorcycle accident

A Morgan County man was severely injured on Sunday, October 15 in a motorcycle accident on Pious Ridge Road, and has died of his injuries after being  flown by helicopter to Winchester Medical Center for treatment.  Morgan County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Johnnie Walter said officers were dispatched to the[Read More…]

Lady Indians Soccer takes win on senior night

by Jamie Harris This past Thursday night, October 5, the Berkeley Springs Lady Indians hosted the Southern Fulton Lady Indians in high school soccer action at Morgan Field. Berkeley Springs was looking to snap a seven game losing streak and pick up their fourth win of the season. Berkeley Springs[Read More…]

Another weekend of wrestling in the books

Berkeley Springs High School junior Kollin Sullivan finished a tough weekend of wrestling at the I-64 Final Four duals and individual tournament. Sullivan finished in fourth place with an overall 7-5 (3-2 duals and 4-3 individual tournament). O    

Where to get flu, COVID, RSV and other vaccines

by Kate Evans While a few area pharmacies and providers have the new 2023-2024 updated COVID-19 vaccine, most are still waiting to receive their first shipments of it. Below is information from some area providers and pharmacies  on the seasonal influenza vaccines, updated COVID vaccine and other vaccines they carry.[Read More…]

‘Tis the season: Take steps to protect from respiratory illnesses

by Kate Evans A triple onslaught of respiratory illnesses-COVID-19, seasonal influenza and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is a concern again as people start moving indoors as the weather gets cooler and the holidays move closer. Morgan County and Washington County are currently at a low level for COVID-19 infection. Health[Read More…]