Area News

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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School system sees $276K in savings, 28% power use decline in first year of energy management project

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools is reaping the benefits of their countywide guaranteed energy management project with CMTA Energy Solutions. The Morgan County School Board heard from CMTA project manager and engineer Tom Nicolas at their October 15 meeting about their first year results and cost savings. Nicolas said the school district achieved their…

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Vandals hit playground in North Berkeley Park

by Trish Rudder The question is “why”? Why would it be fun to destroy playground equipment for kids? Morgan County Parks & Recreation member Melissa Bartley reported the destruction of playground equipment in North Berkeley Community Park at the October 15 Bath Town Council meeting. This was the third time Bartley reported that vandalism had…

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First the parade, then the candy

The 72nd annual Hancock Halloween Parade will be held on Wednesday, October 30, with a rain date the following day in case of inclement weather. The parade will begin at 7:30 p.m. and follows a westward route along Main Street. Interested parties still have until Friday, October 25 to register to participate in the parade.…

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