Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Game week This time next week we will know a lot more about the West Virginia University Football Team than we do today. That’s because this Saturday the Mountaineers open their much-anticipated 2018 season in Charlotte against SEC opponent Tennessee. Tennessee has been down for a few seasons and will be playing […]

School board approves GPS tracking system for buses

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board approved a contract with Unite GPS for the Crosswalk K-12 School Transportation Safety Solution for 38 buses for the 2018-2019 school year. The cost of the total implementation and integration of the Crosswalk system is $7,600 plus a total monthly $950 subscription cost for the software. Transportation […]

Local shooter takes top trap honors at The Grand

Berkeley Springs resident Gary Gaither was one of several area trap shooters to travel to Sparta, Ill. earlier this month to compete in the World Championship Trap Shoot. It was Gaither’s first trip to The Grand, as trap shooters call the Grand American. It is the premier shoot of the season for the Amateur Trapshooting […]

Streetscapes: not just a pretty face

This is the first in a series about local stormwater management and flooding issues by TRISH RUDDER The Town of Bath has been improving the town’s streets, sidewalks, lighting and signage that began with its first grant funding of $200,000. In 2004, Susan Webster was the mayor at that time, and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore […]

Belle Harvey captures first place at Cacapon State Park Cross Country meet

by Jamie Harris Belle Harvey captured first place in the girls meet. Sophomore Belle Harvey showed her dominant ways by capturing first place in a home cross country meet at Cacapon State Park for Berkeley Springs High School. The Indians hosted Faith Christian, Jefferson High School and Paw Paw High School in a small quad […]

Back to school preparations underway, Hancock students return Tuesday

by GEOFF FOX Summer for Hancock students is winding up as the 2018-19 school year in Washington County, and across Maryland, is set to open on Tuesday, September 4. As the kids get ready to head back, there are a few things they need to know first. Hancock Elementary will be holding Pre-K and Kindergarten […]

Florence Hite

Florence Hite 1954-2018 Florence Fudge Hite, 64, formerly of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, July 7, 2018. Born February 7, 1954 in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Terry and Rose Pietryk. She is survived by her husband Douglas Hite, one daughter, Sheryl McCumbee; two stepchildren, Brian Hite and David Hite; seven grandchildren, Samantha Speckman, Tori Kelly, […]

Barbara J. Heise

Barbara J. Heise 1934-2018 Barbara Jean Heise, 83, of Hedgesville, died Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. Born September 19, 1934 in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Valentine and Margaret Stommel Schorn. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Berkeley Springs. She was a graduate […]

Freda V. Swink

Freda V. Swink 1928-2018 Freda Voneda Swink, age 90, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Monday, August 27, 2018 at her home. Born August 22, 1928 in Morgan County, WV, she was the daughter of the late James Albert “Hickory” and Mary Elizabeth Shriver Harden. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. […]

Susan L. Engle

Susan L. Engle July 12 1959-August 18 2018 Susan “Sue” Engle, of Martinsburg passed away unexpectedly after a full life that ended much too soon. She was 59 years old. Family has been the most important thing to her throughout her life. From a young age, Sue used to say that all she wanted in […]