Invasive spotted lanternfly continues to expand its range; pest officials ask for public’s help

by Kate Evans The invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) continues to expand its range as it threatens fruit trees, hardwood trees and crops in many states, including West Virginia,  Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  The insect was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014. The spotted lanternfly was first sighted in Berkeley[Read More…]

Buck firearms season open

West Virginia’s buck firearms season started Monday, November 20 and will run through December 3. There is a concurrent antlerless deer season going on during the same weeks. “West Virginia’s buck firearms season is a cherished tradition that spans generations and unites us in our love for the outdoors,” Gov.[Read More…]

Fairfax Street levels up

More concrete beams made their way through Berkeley Springs last Wednesday and Thursday, this time destined for Fairfax Street. The new beams create a new elevated Fairfax Street, which will carry traffic over the four-lane U.S. 522 Bypass on its northern end.  

Chronicles of The Messenger from the Buzzerd archives

The late Warren Buzzerd compiled a history of his family’s newspaper for inclusion in the Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society’s book “Morgan County, West Virginia and its people,” which was published in 1981. We reprint it as he wrote it that year. The Morgan Messenger was established November 16,[Read More…]

OPINION: Mountain Musings — The ties that bind us

by Kate Evans We’re celebrating the 130th anniversary of The Morgan Messenger and I was asked to share some thoughts on that. I’ve been writing for The Morgan Messenger for 23 years now, since the end of January, 2000, along with periodic stories for The Hancock News over the years.[Read More…]

Debt of gratitude was theme at Legion’s Veterans’ Day ceremony

by Lisa Schauer Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post 60 hosted its annual Veteran’s Day ceremony on Saturday, November 11 in Berkeley Springs. Amid rousing patriotic speeches, anthems, and solum ceremonies, Americans gathered to pay respect and give gratitude to all members of the five military branches who have served or are[Read More…]