American’s diverse heritage celebrated in park event

by Lisa Schauer A group of local volunteers organized the third annual American heritage celebration at Berkeley Springs State Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28. Saturday was a wash-out, according to organizers, but perfect weather on Sunday brought more visitors. Several community organizers and politicians gave speeches[Read More…]

A tiny forest is planted in Berkeley Springs

by Trish Rudder It was a rainy Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 27 in the Town of Bath with about 30 volunteers planting the first Tiny Urban Forest in West Virginia at the Berkeley Springs Depot. The tiny forest was dedicated to the late Gale Foulds, who passed away[Read More…]

Local man charged with online sex solicitation of Georgia teen

A Berkeley Springs man has been charged with felony solicitation of a minor for prohibited sexual activity and use of obscene material to seduce a minor following an investigation by police in Georgia and the West Virginia State Police. According to a criminal complaint filed in Morgan County Magistrate Court,[Read More…]

Paw Paw Postmaster Lori Davis retires after 37-year career

by Kate Evans Longtime Paw Paw Postmaster Lori Davis officially retired last Friday, April 19 after 37 years of service to the United States Post Office. The community held an Open House Retirement Celebration for Davis on Tuesday, April 16 to honor her service to local residents and businesses. Davis[Read More…]

West Virginia State Parks presents Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteerism & Leadership to Jim Michael

Stumped about how to properly recognize the contributions of Jim Michael to Cacapon State Park and the entire West Virginia State Parks system, state park officials invented a new honorarium and presented it to Michael on April 13. Michael received the first-ever West Virginia State Parks Lifetime Achievement Award in[Read More…]

Watershed group meets with highway & environmental officials to plan replanting areas disturbed by bypass

The Warm Springs Watershed Association (WSWA) hosted a charrette in Morgantown last Thursday with the West Virginia Department of Transportation Environmental Compliance Officer, Doug Kirk, and the staff of West Virginia Division of Highways Environmental Resources Program Managers to examine the potential of reforestation of the U.S. 522 Bypass right[Read More…]

Water Works pulls out damaged pump, running on backup

Crews with Berkeley Springs Water Works helped a crane navigate a broken water pump and its components out the roof of the treatment plant building on Wilkes Street last Friday morning, April 19. Removal of the pump and its attached casing was necessary to get the machinery in the hands[Read More…]