Area News

Morgan hunters took 621 bucks

Preliminary data collected from the electronic game checking system indicates that deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 44,572 antlered deer during the two-week buck firearms season which ran from November 19 through December 1, according to Gary Foster, assistant chief of Game Management with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section. Morgan…

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Developers seek permit for new sewer plant at Coolfont

by Kate Shunney Owners of the core pieces of property once known as the Coolfont Resort near Berkeley Springs are seeking discharge permits to build and operate a new sewer treatment plant at the former resort. Larry Omps, manager of Berkeley Springs Development LLC, and the Warm Springs Public Service District have applied for a…

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Main road into Paw Paw will stay one lane for months

A box culvert replacement project that will repair Paw Paw Road and restore a second lane of traffic won’t start until early next year, according to state highway officials. The roadway was damaged during the June 3 flood, when a culvert collapsed and the pavement gave way in the southbound lane. Large barriers are in…

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Senate approves $20 million in federal funding for Berkeley Springs bypass

UPDATED at 4:15 p.m. to add information from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. ___________________________________________________________ by Kate Shunney A planned four-lane bypass around Berkeley Springs is one of two area roadway projects to receive major federal funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants, according to an announcement today by…

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Paw Paw recorder to take mayor seat

by KATE SHUNNEY Paw Paw’s elected Town Recorder, Tina Meyers, has accepted the town’s mayor seat following the resignation of elected mayor Tim Mose last month. By town ordinance, Meyers became Acting Mayor following Mose’s resignation. During a special council meeting on Tuesday, November 27, Meyers officially accepted the mayoral post. Meyers was elected for…

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High school gym work nears completion; re-opening event set for Dec. 20

by Kate Evans Berkeley Springs High School Building C gymnasium building renovations are in their final stages. A gymnasium grand re-opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, December 20 at 4 p.m. It will be followed by an open house with public tours conducted by high school National Honor Society members. Morgan County School Superintendent Erich…

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Winterfest parade brings out a crowd

by Trish Rudder The third annual Town of Bath Winterfest Parade held on Sunday, December 2 — a day later than planned because of rain –had an estimated crowd size of 2,500 to 3,000 people in spite of the foggy night. Before the parade began, many people that gathered on Washington Street talked about how…

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State sets new speed limits on several county roads

State speed limits on the following Morgan County roads have been changed by the West Virginia Department of Transportation: Fulton Road In northeastern Morgan County, the speed limit on roughly two miles of Fulton Road is now 30 miles per hour. The area affected is from west of Mason Road and running east to Householder…

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