Area News

Firefighters respond to fire in CSX train car

by Kate Evans Area firefighters extinguished an early morning fire in a CSX train car on Monday, October 14. Morgan County 911 Director Sarah Hogbin said that the Morgan County 911 Center got a call from CSX at 6:08 a.m. Monday morning about a moving freight train that was carrying empty freight cars with trash…

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Mountaineer Gas preps platform to receive natural gas supply

by Kate Shunney Mountaineer Gas’ natural gas pipeline running from northern Morgan County into Berkeley County has gas in it, but the company doesn’t have any local customers yet. Workers are preparing the pipeline’s western end for a regulator station so it will be able to add more gas to the line in the future.…

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Morris honored with Girl Scout Women of Distinction award

Morgan County Starting Points Director Audrey Morris, center, was honored at the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction luncheon last Wednesday, October 9, in Martinsburg. Morris was one of two Eastern Panhandle women to be saluted at the annual event for their community service, professional accomplishments and empowering example to girls and women. Morris leads the…

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Norton honored by Paw Paw library for service

by Kate Evans The Paw Paw Public Library presented James Brown Norton with a plaque of appreciation on October 3 for his many years of service to the library and to the Town of Paw Paw. Norton recently retired from the Paw Paw Public Library Board of Supervisors. He has been a longtime member of…

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Burn ban lifted, fall burn laws and drought limits still in effect

Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation today, officially rescinding the recent statewide ban on all types of outdoor burning. This action comes after the state received sufficient rainfall over the past several days to warrant ending the outdoor burning ban. Standard fall burning season laws and regulations take effect immediately. The burning of forestland, grass,…

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Tractor trailer struck power pole on Saturday

No injuries were reported after a tractor trailer struck a power pole on Saturday, October 5 on South Washington Street (U.S. 522) near the BB&T Bank. According to the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company, the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. The trailer was partially on the sidewalk and partially in the northbound travel lane with…

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Governor declares drought, town water supplies OK

by Kate Shunney & Trish Rudder Rain over the last few days provided some relief for growing drought conditions in the area, but have not made up for the lack of precipitation throughout the summer. Morgan County has been under a statewide outdoor burn ban for close to three weeks, and Gov. Jim Justice last…

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Vietnam monument effort tops $200K mark

A vision for creating a public recognition for veterans of the Vietnam War started 10 years ago with $1. Last Thursday, organizers of the Morgan County Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Fund and many supporting veterans marked another milestone in the effort. More than $200,000 has now been raised to build a permanent memorial structure on the…

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