Area News

Tractor-trailer rollover closes Rt. 9 Thursday

A truck from a  Front Royal hauling company tipped onto its side on a sharp curve along Martinsburg Road early Thursday morning, closing both lanes of the main roadway for several hours. The accident happened roughly 7 miles east of Berkeley Springs. The road remained closed to traffic for more than 9 hours while responders…

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Early voting begins today in general election

Registered voters in West Virginia can begin casting ballots in the general election starting today, as a 10-day early voting period begins statewide. Early voting locally will take place in the first floor Morgan County Clerk’s office, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, October 24, through Saturday, November 3. The early voting period includes…

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Passenger injured in Great Cacapon accident

by Kate Evans A two-car accident outside of Great Cacapon on the morning of Wednesday, October 17 injured a passenger in one of the vehicles when a head-on collision occurred. Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputy Lieutenant Seth Place said that the accident call came in to the Morgan County 911 Dispatch Center at 8:33 a.m. for…

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County fires 911 director

by Kate Shunney Morgan County Commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday, October 17 to terminate the employment of the county’s 911 director, Zachary Caldwell. The action came after an hour-long closed personnel hearing at the outset of the regular commission meeting. Caldwell left that hearing after roughly 45 minutes, accompanied by a Sheriff’s deputy, then returned…

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Police say no cases of child abduction in Hancock

by Geoff Fox A social media post regarding a possible child abduction at Save A Lot was widely circulated on Monday, October 15 but police have said there have have been no cases of child abduction in the area. According to the post, an older man tried to take an 11-month old child from a…

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County internet service survey seeks household, business input

by Kate Shunney Morgan County residents received a printed survey in their mailboxes last week asking for information about the quality and cost of local broadband internet service. The Morgan County Commission, with a $75,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is planning ways to improve or provide reasonable-cost broadband internet…

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Workshop on depot, trail set for Oct. 25

by Trish Rudder The Town of Bath has many projects its committees are working on, and a community workshop called “Putting the Pieces Together” will be held on Thursday, October 25 at 10 a.m. at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs. The town’s Streetscapes committee co-chair Sally Marshall said the workshop topics include updates on…

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Changes underway at Cacapon

Excavators and other contractors were on site at Cacapon State Park on Monday, October 15, digging into work on an expansion of the lodge and other improvements. Paramount Builders of St. Albans is the general contractor for the $25 million project. A new wing with 78 additional rooms will be added on the north end…

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Bypass comments stress redesign is needed

by Trish Rudder With more than 350 comments received by the state Department of Transportation Division of Highways (DOH) last May  regarding the proposed U.S. 522 Berkeley Springs Bypass, both those residents who want a bypass and those who are against one, agreed on one point: the bypass as it was presented at the public…

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