Area Breaking News

Morgan hunters took 621 bucks

Preliminary data collected from the electronic game checking system indicates that deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 44,572 antlered deer during the two-week buck firearms season which ran from November 19 through December 1, according to Gary Foster, assistant chief of Game Management with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section. Morgan…

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Developers seek permit for new sewer plant at Coolfont

by Kate Shunney Owners of the core pieces of property once known as the Coolfont Resort near Berkeley Springs are seeking discharge permits to build and operate a new sewer treatment plant at the former resort. Larry Omps, manager of Berkeley Springs Development LLC, and the Warm Springs Public Service District have applied for a…

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Paw Paw High School gets state honor

by Kate Evans Paw Paw High School received special recognition from the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and the West Virginia Board of Education for exceeding state standards on the 2017-2018 West Virginia Schools Balanced Scorecards for its graduation rate. The scorecards measured school accountability in areas such as academic performance, graduation rate and…

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Main road into Paw Paw will stay one lane for months

A box culvert replacement project that will repair Paw Paw Road and restore a second lane of traffic won’t start until early next year, according to state highway officials. The roadway was damaged during the June 3 flood, when a culvert collapsed and the pavement gave way in the southbound lane. Large barriers are in…

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Senate approves $20 million in federal funding for Berkeley Springs bypass

UPDATED at 4:15 p.m. to add information from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. ___________________________________________________________ by Kate Shunney A planned four-lane bypass around Berkeley Springs is one of two area roadway projects to receive major federal funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants, according to an announcement today by…

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