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Cacapon River: Habitat & heritage

by Peter Wood This is the third in a multi-part series about the people in government working to improve and protect the Cacapon River and Lost River Watershed and their love for the river. When Brandon Keplinger was a kid in Maysville, West Virginia, he rode his bike everywhere. Mostly[Read More…]

Morgan County Partnership gets $60K grant to fight underage drinking

Morgan County Partnership is one of three West Virginia agencies to receive federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for substance abuse and mental health services projects. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,362,964 from the HHS to strengthen[Read More…]

New Bath council digs in at July meeting

The newly-elected and seated Town of Bath Council met on Tuesday, July 11 for their regular bi-monthly business meeting at the Bath Town Hall. Pictured, from left, are re-elected councilwoman Elizabeth Skinner, new council members Thomas Hall and Greg Schene, Mayor Scott Merki, Recorder Susan Webster and new councilwomen Mary[Read More…]

Watermelon girl wins

The People’s Choice award for the 2023 Morgan County Photo Contest goes to Cindy Stotler for her photo, “Watermelon pickin’ time.” In social media voting over 10 days, the wide-eyed watermelon picker pulled in 128 votes to become the official People’s Choice winner. Gail Roy’s photo of three reclining horses,[Read More…]

Tax bills for personal property could be higher

by Kate Shunney Morgan County Assessor Debbie Weaver is letting county residents and property owners know that their personal property tax bill may go higher this year because a freeze on vehicle values has run out. A 2021 order from West Virginia Governor Jim Justice had held vehicle values steady[Read More…]

Hogbin picked as top Emergency Telecommunicator

Morgan County E911 has named Sarah Hogbin as the Emergency Telecommunicator of the Quarter. Hogbin has been with the Emergency Communications Center for more than nine years and was the Training Coordinator. “Sarah has undertaken major roles and responsibilities throughout the years to help mold the future of our ECC[Read More…]

Great Cacapon man remains in jail after 911 call

Police responded to a 911 call from the 400 block of Hammond Street in Great Cacapon on Saturday, July 8 around midnight for a domestic in progress. According to a criminal complaint filed in Morgan County Magistrate Court by Morgan County Sheriff’ s Deputy Burkholder, the suspect, identified as Justin[Read More…]