Morgan County Relay for Life is Saturday

by Patricia Keys Local residents will have a chance to honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost to the disease this Saturday, June 9 during Morgan County’s Relay for Life event at the Widmyer Elementary School Track. Activities this year are the collaborative efforts of Julie Vogel, Joann Blankley, Misty Clingerman and Morgan Golden. […]

Redding is now presiding judge for Morgan County

Newly-elected Circuit Judge Steven Redding will be Morgan County’s presiding judge. Judge Laura Faircloth has been Morgan County’s judge since her election in May 2016. Morgan County Circuit Clerk Melanie Shambaugh said the judges of the 23rd judicial circuit held an organizational meeting following this year’s May primary election, and made changes to where judges […]

Hancock area spared again in weekend flooding

by Geoff Fox The rain came down hard over the weekend and caused flooding over the region, specifically in neighboring Morgan County in West Virginia. Hancock escaped storms with minor flooding. The Potomac River was a major concern with projections over the weekend saying the river would rise to just above the flood stage of […]

Road conditions main concern for schools

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools closed their doors on Monday and opened after a two-hour delay on Tuesday due to   transportation and safety concerns related to the area flooding. School Superintendent Erich May said on Monday the school schedule was not because of any school buildings and grounds issues but out of an abundance […]

Maryland creates water monitoring tool for Deep Creek Lake

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has released an online water quality monitoring tool for Deep Creek Lake. Eyes on Deep Creek Lake is a new interactive feature on the department’s Eyes on the Bay page, and places the Garrett County lake’s comprehensive water quality data readily available to the public, said state DNR officials. […]

Chip Shots – The hype begins

by Jim Buzzerd When West Virginia University quarterback Will Grier ran off the field with a badly mangled finger early in the Texas game last November, many West Virginia fans thought they may had seen the last of Grier in a Mountaineer uniform. Grier’s debut at WVU began with a loss to Virginia Tech last […]

Howard M. Crouse

1924-2018 Howard Marshall Crouse, 94, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Louisa County, Va. He was born in Paw Paw in 1924, he was the son of the late Howard L. and Minnie May Crouse. He was a veteran of the Navy serving in World War II trained as a radioman on […]

Betty J. Nowak

1925-2018 Betty Jeanette Nowak, age 93, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Friday, May 25, 2018 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born January 10, 1925 in Lodi, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mathilda Weis Suelzle. She attended Berkeley Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church. S […]

Gloria R. Gloyd

1937-2018 Gloria Roxanne Gloyd, age 80, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Monday, May 28, 2018, at Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility in Kearneysville. Born June 4, 1937 in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George Pete Divelbliss and Grace Whisner Divelbliss. She was of the Christian faith. She attended […]

Charles D. Flanary

1936-2018 Charles Darwin Flanary, 81, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born October 14, 1936 in Clinch Port, Va., he was the son of the late Emory Elijah and Bonnie McCoy Flanary. He was of the Methodist faith. He was a computer programmer for […]