Area News

The Cocoa Crawl is back

by Trish Rudder The 2nd Annual Cocoa Crawl is on Friday, December 6 from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Berkeley Springs. Sponsored by Hometown Holidays in Berkeley Springs, coordinator Jules Happy Rone said the cocoa crawl was a success last year with more than 500 guests served a different flavored cocoa at each participating shop. “It’s…

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Economic development board backs rail service to Hancock

by Kate Shunney Morgan County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) has put its support behind a resolution proposing that the Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA) extend commuter train service out to Hancock, W.Va. The Maryland agency operates the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) train – the D.C. area commuter rail service. MARC’s Brunswick line serves the Eastern…

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Paw Paw Christmas parade this Sunday

The annual Paw Paw Christmas parade will take place this Sunday, December 8 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Parade floats begin at Kimble Funeral Home and follow Winchester Street to the Bank of Romney. Parade entries will line up at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. A costume contest by the Paw Paw Parade Committee will…

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Winter Fest Parade on Saturday

by Trish Rudder The 4th Annual Winter Fest Parade in the Town of Bath will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. It begins at the Moose Lodge on North Washington Street and travels beyond the park on South Washington Street. Washington Street is the main thoroughfare in town. The parade has 34 participants…

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Giving Tuesday benefits Starting Points

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.  This year Morgan County Starting Points is participating in Giving Tuesday and hopes you will support them in this effort. Created in 2012 as a simple idea, Giving…

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Heavy fine comes with setting off fireworks in town

by Trish Rudder An $800 fine will be charged each time an unlawful fireworks is discharged, said the Bath Town Council after passing the second reading of the town’s fireworks ordinance on November 19. The ordinance will go into effect on or after December. According to the ordinance in the Town of Bath, the discharge…

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Buck season begins Monday

West Virginia’s buck firearms hunting season opens on Monday, November 25 and runs through December 7. Licensed hunters can take one buck per day during the two-week season, with a maximum of two antlered deer during the season. Two deer may be taken with a gun, crossbow or bow during the buck firearms season. Only…

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Cold weather shelters open November 30

by Trish Rudder The Morgan County Homeless Coalition will offer cold weather shelter in the area beginning on Saturday, November 30 this year at Berkeley Baptist Church, said Bill Grow, the homeless coalition spokesperson. Shelters will be open nightly on a rotating basis through the end of February on Saturday morning, February 29. This is…

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Special tax district option around bypass outlined to commission, EDA

by Kate Shunney A Bridgeport tax attorney with Steptoe & Johnson briefed Morgan County commissioners and members of the Economic Development Authority (EDA) about the benefits and requirements of creating a special tax district in the county – potentially one encompassing the area around a new U.S. 522 bypass. Joshua Jarrell was invited to speak…

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