Prevent heat-related illness during summer heat waves

by Kate Evans Summer fun can continue through the hot days of summer, but extreme heat can pose a real challenge for individuals and families. Take some basic steps to keep yourself, neighbors, older relatives and children healthy during a heat wave. Here are some important tips that will help[Read More…]

Butts chosen as new Pleasant View principal; school board approves hires & personnel changes

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board approved a long list of professional and other personnel changes at their recent meetings.  Personnel actions included transfers of professional personnel, hiring of new teachers, substitutes and summer personnel. Warm Springs Intermediate School Assistant Principal Christie Butts transferred to a position as[Read More…]

Bath councilman Hall resigns; O’Connell fills seat

by Trish Rudder Town of Bath Councilman Tom Hall resigned his position on the town council recently to work full time at the Harpers Ferry Water Department to replace a water department member who died. Hall had been working there part time during his tenure as a councilman. Hall previously[Read More…]

Lillian Morgan wins scholarship

Lillian Morgan was one of three students to receive scholarships from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation. The Foundation awarded $194,000 in scholar- ships this year to students in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties. This year, they received over 200 applications from exceptional students. Each application showcased a unique set[Read More…]

WV DNR reminds public to leave young wildlife alone

With the arrival of spring weather and the emergence of young wildlife, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) is reminding people that possessing wildlife without a permit is illegal and that handling wild animals can spread disease and parasites that can be fatal. “Watching young animals is a[Read More…]

Perry pleads guilty in federal firearms case

Russell Allen Perry, 44, of Berkeley Springs pled guilty on May 30 in U.S. federal court to his role in a firearms trafficking conspiracy. According to court documents and statements made in court, the scheme involved another defendant purchasing firearms at licensed dealers in Morgan and Berkeley Counties and distributing[Read More…]