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Governor Justice declares Juneteenth 2022 as state holiday

Governor Jim Justice has issued a proclamation, officially declaring Juneteenth 2022 as a State holiday in West Virginia. Juneteenth, which is recognized on June 19 each year, celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States. This year, June 19 falls on a Sunday. With the subsequent Monday already a State holiday for West Virginia…

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Paw Paw reopens Visitor’s Center, plans recreation hub

Efforts by the Town of Paw Paw and the Paw Paw Proud Committee to reopen a town-owned visitor’s center have come to fruition, with financial support from the county’s Hotel/Motel funds. Town Manager Ron Davis said the facility was opened in time for Memorial Day festivities, and remains open daily. Visitors can go inside the…

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Trashy drop-offs cost Rescue Squad thrift shop

Moldy, broken and dirty items dropped off at the Rescue Squad thrift shop this past weekend are a setback to the mission of the little store to raise money for ambulance equipment and costs for the Morgan County Rescue Service. On Saturday and Sunday, individuals unloaded and left large pieces of furniture in the parking…

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Accident on Martinsburg Road claims driver

A single-vehicle accident in the 8000 block of Martinsburg Road was fatal for the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle on Thursday morning, June 2. Police identified the man as Austin Ray Wise, 27, of Hedgesville. According to Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer, 911 was alerted to the accident at 8:05 a.m. Lt. Seth…

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Morgan County COVID cases pop up

by Kate Evans Morgan County has 25 new cases of COVID-19 reported as of Friday, May 27 for the week of May 20 to May 26, boosting county COVID transmission levels from low to medium levels. As of Friday, Morgan County had 15 active COVID cases. Morgan County was green on the state Department of…

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Town of Bath budget up more than 10%

by Trish Rudder The Town of Bath budget of $875,174 was increased by 11.8% for fiscal year 2022-23. The increase of $92,453 over last year’s budget of $782,721 goes into effect July 1 and ends June 30, 2023. Projected revenue The bulk of the town’s revenue comes from a projected property tax collection of $178,869.…

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Poppies on the Green display remembrance for Memorial Day

by Trish Rudder In honor and remembrance of fallen soldiers, red ceramic poppies made by Warm Springs Intermediate School students were placed on the Fairfax Green to celebrate Memorial Day. Art teacher at Warm Springs Intermediate School, Marianna Ruggiero, and Morgan Arts Council artist, Lynn Lavin, placed 390 poppies – one made by each of…

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