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School board members, school superintendent sworn in

by KATE EVANS Re-elected Morgan County School Board members John Rowland and Pete Gordon were sworn in for their new four-year term on the school board at their June 30 morning meeting at the Morgan County Board of Education office. Morgan County Commissioner Joel Tuttle administered the oath of office to them. Gordon and Rowland were…

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Bicentennial speeches touch on county history, promise

by KATE SHUNNEY Summer heat and public health restrictions kept crowds small at the “Morgan County Day” celebration in Berkeley Springs State Park on Monday. Morgan County Commissioners last year agreed to proclaim July 6 as the official day to celebrate the county’s 200th birthday. The county was officially formed in February of 1820. Bicentennial committee…

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Morgan County bicentennial quilt unveiled

A 35-panel handmade quilt created by the Delectable Mountains Quilt Guild to mark the occasion of Morgan County’s 200th birthday was unveiled during a public event at Berkeley Springs State Park on Monday, July 6. Monday was “Morgan County Day,” proclaimed by county officials late last year as the day to mark the county’s bicentennial.…

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Local residents charged with drug dealing in Maryland

Two Berkeley Springs residents were arrested by Maryland police on June 26 off I-70 in the Mount Airy area and have been charged with drug dealing offenses there. According to news reports in the Carroll County Times, Randy W. Davis, 58, and Brenda L. Marsce, 54, both of Berkeley Springs, were involved in a rear-end…

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West Virginia governor mandates masks starting at midnight

by Kate Shunney West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has issued an Executive Order that requires those in the state to wear a face covering while in buildings outside of their homes. The order takes effect at midnight and will be in force on Tuesday, July 7. Gov. Justice said he is making the move following several…

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