Area News

Acreage added to county farmland protection

The Morgan County Farmland Protection Board accepted a donated easement of 80 acres on October 25 from landowners interested in keeping the acreage in active farming use. Landowners Robert Lin Dunham and Thomas and Sally Stuckey donated 80 acres into the Morgan County Farmland Protection Program. Their donation makes a total of 17 easements totaling…

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Halloween storm downs trees, dampens festivities

by Kate Evans & Kate Shunney A fierce storm system moved into Morgan County on Halloween night, toppling trees in certain areas and leaving a wake of debris and blackouts for hundreds of residents. The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning earlier in the day, predicting strong wind gusts and heavy rains. Local…

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Local Veterans Day events

by Trish Rudder Veterans Day is a federal holiday for honoring those persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. All veterans are honored each year on November 11 at 11 a.m. In honor of veterans this year, the Morningside Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) decorated a veterans tree at the Morgan County Courthouse…

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Man robs Fulton Road house at gunpoint Friday morning

An armed suspect wearing a ski mask, hooded sweatshirt and gloves robbed a home in northeastern Morgan County on Friday morning, November 1. Police are looking for any tips from the public who may have seen the man or a suspicious vehicle in the area of the home invasion, near Cherry Run. According to Morgan…

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Vietnam Memorial Fund nears goal; deadline for veterans to be added is December 31

by Tari Hampe Morgan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund The Morgan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is very close to our goal to build the monument. While we still have additional expenses: permits, possible lighting, the unveiling, advertising, veterans outreach, event expenses, website hosting, etc., we are confident our recent pledges, a potential grant and…

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Governor visits Paw Paw Schools, presents award

by Kate Evans West Virginia Governor Jim Justice came to Morgan County on Tuesday, October 22 to honor Paw Paw High School as one of the top-performing schools in the state as reported in the Balanced Scorecard Accountability System. Justice presented Paw Paw Schools Principal Melinda Kasekamp with an award for Paw Paw High School…

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Deputy crashed trying to avoid motorist, state police find

by Kate Shunney The West Virginia State Police investigation into the crash of a Morgan County Sheriff’s Department cruiser into a local salon has found that the officer hit the building while trying to avoid striking a car that had stopped in the southbound lane of U.S. 522. Deputy Dennis Jenkins was injured in the…

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Great Cacapon couple charged after search of residence

by Kate Shunney A Great Cacapon man has been charged with burglary and grand larceny in connection with break-ins of a residence on Central Avenue in Great Cacapon last week. His girlfriend has also been charged with obstructing an officer and possessing a firearm despite being prohibited from doing so due to drug use. Charles…

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Cacapon trails closed during two controlled hunts

Hiking, cross country and mountain biking trails at Cacapon State Park will be closed six days next month as hunters take part in two controlled hunts at the state park. From Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 6, hunters who were selected by lottery will be permitted to hunt deer with bows and crossbows in…

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