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Teen’s mental health project creates high school dance & movement room

by Kate Evans Jillian Fortney, Berkeley Springs High School junior,  has created a dance and focused movement room at Berkeley Springs High School for her Girl Scout Gold Award “Moving for Teen Mental Health” project. Fortney is also spreading information about teen mental health and ways for teens to cope with anxiety, stress and depression.…

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Berkeley Springs post office front damaged in accident

An accidental collision between a Ford Escape and the front of the Berkeley Springs post office last Thursday has caused structural damage to the front door area but didn’t result in any injuries. Deputy Tony Link of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department said a local resident in her mid-70s went to pull into the post…

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Man jailed for violating sex offender conditions of parole

West Virginia State Police troopers have jailed a Berkeley Springs man on charges that he violated the requirements of his sec offender registry here. According to a criminal complaint filed in Morgan County Magistrate Court, Roy Rankin Jr., 36, of Rankin Lane was arrested on a warrant issued September 22 for failing to register or…

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Carrie Holloway is new Berkeley Springs High Assistant Principal

by Kate Evans Carrie Holloway was hired as a new Berkeley Springs High School Assistant Principal at the September 6 Morgan County School Board meeting. High school Assistant Principal Kevin Pittsnogle  recently resigned. Holloway’s effective start date for her position hasn’t been determined yet. Holloway joins Berkeley Springs High School Principal Mitch Nida and Assistant…

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Bath water line replacement project will take months to finish

by Trish Rudder About 10% of the work on the Phase IV Town of Bath Water line replacement project has been done as of August 28. Councilman Chris Chapman, who chairs the Berkeley Springs Water Works (BSWW) committee, said the anticipated project finish date is February 27 because the project is done is phases. He…

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Heath named West Virginia Chef Ambassador

A Berkeley Springs chef has been named one of nine new “Chef Ambassadors” for West Virginia. Governor Jim Justice lauded Berkeley Springs local Damian Heath and eight other top-level chefs from across West Virginia as one of the state’s first Chef Ambassadors at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism held in Huntington earlier this month. Executive…

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No races change as uncounted ballots tabulated from May primary

County seeks legal remedy to add ballots to vote totals by Kate Shunney The Morgan County Commissioners and County Clerk’s office, with help from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office and election vendors, have found, read and counted ballots that were missed in the elections totals during the May 10 primary election. Those votes,…

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