April 26, 2017 RSS feed / News

Warm winter could make tick season worse

Area residents are urged to check for ticks on themselves, their children and pets and to be vigilant for signs of tick bites, Lyme disease and other tick-borne illness as they spend time outdoors this spring.  Experts warn of a high tick popula More...

Ramps at festival

In last week’s edition of The Morgan Messenger the press release by Travel Berkeley Springs on the Uniquely West Virginia Festival did not correctly identify that Glascock’s Produce provided the ramps for the festival.   More...

WVU Cancer Institute announces free skin cancer screenings

WVU Cancer Institute, the University Healthcare Regional Cancer Program and The Wellness Center at Berkeley Medical Center are sponsoring a free American Academy of Dermatology SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screening.  More...

Make-it-Shine was a success

Members of the Warm Springs Watershed Assoc. picked up 25 bags of trash on Myers Road on Tuesday, April 11. More...

Entrepreneurs forum presents Entrepreneur Success Story

The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) will present “Entrepreneur Success Story” on Thursday, May 4, at The Purple Iris.  Entrepreneur Brian Weber, owner of the Eastern Panhandle Bicycle Company in Martinsburg, will be the More...

Harmison shares Warm Springs history with club

by Peggy Miller  More...

Harpers Ferry half marathon and 5K

The Harpers Ferry Half Marathon and 5K is scheduled for Saturday, May 13. The Half Marathon is a challenging course covering the expanse of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the Civil War era towns connecting them. More...

Don’t forget to get us those photos!

Photographs are now being accepted for the 2017 Morgan County Photo Contest, sponsored by The Morgan Messenger. The deadline for entries is Friday, April 28.  More...

Community Volunteer Day honorees

Morgan County's Community Volunteer Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 29, with the 33rd annual awards brunch. More...

Shepherd student wins essay-writing prize

An English major from Shepherd University was awarded a prize for best essay at the 25th Annual West Virginia Undergraduate English Symposium March 25 at West Liberty University. More...

DogFest weekend

The Shepherdstown fifth annual "DogFest" weekend will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days It will include a wide variety of activities for dogs, their owners, dog lovers and the general public. More...

Migratory bird day events during May

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS) has put together a special series of events during May to mark the 25th annual observance of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD).  The events will include a month-long Birdathon and a variety of bird More...

Betty Kelley looks forward

Town of Bath water department clerk Betty Kelley will retire on April 28, and she’s looking forward to it.  “It’ll be nice not to set the alarm clock,” she said last week.  She has spent her working career in Morgan More...

Worship Schedule

Open Arms Ministries, 3 1/2 miles west of Hedgesville on Rt. 9 (Johnsontown), 304-258- 4256 or 304-279-3005 - Sunday morning 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening 7 p.m. and Tuesday Bible study and youth activities 7 p.m. More...

Morgan County Master Gardeners attend Annual Conference

The 2017 West Virginia Extension Service Master Gardener Association’s Annual Conference was held at the Stonewall Resort on March 24-25. More...

Scott Fortney appointed to TBS board

The board of Travel Berkeley Springs (TBS) recently appointed Cacapon State Park Superintendent Scott Fortney to complete the remaining year of a term for a lodging seat on the board vacated by the resignation of Marcia George of Laurel Vacation Rent More...

New sign

Luther Robertson of Berkeley Springs stands by the new digital sign at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3606 Valley Road. The sign was funded in memory of his late wife, Helen Riley Robertson. More...

GREENWOOD and vicinity...

Greenwood United Methodist Church Annual Cemetery Association Homecoming will be held Sunday, June 11. More details later.  Youth of Greenwood Church attending ROCK in Ocean City, Md. will share their experiences Sunday, April 30 at the 9 a.m. More...

Reading the Messenger On Navajo tribal land

Gale and Gareth Foulds took The Morgan Messenger with them to Monument Valley, Utah, located on the Navajo Nation Tribal Park. More...

Griffith CEO at Berkeley Springs Center

Charles Griffith, new CEO of Berkeley Springs Center, isn’t a native of Berkeley Springs, but it’s safe to say an important part of his life started in Morgan County.  More...

USDA honors White for summer food program

Governor Justice’s office joined representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recognize Dr. William White with the Summer Food Champion Award. More...

Financial assistance for septic pumping

Financial assistance is available for septic repair within Sleepy Creek Watershed for septic pumping within the watershed by the Sleepy Creek Watershed Association, Eastern Panhandle Conservation District (ECPD), and Morgan County Sanitarian, has add More...

Round The Town

—MOM SAID: I caught my toddler chewing on a slug while I worked in the garden. After I took it away from him, I asked if it tasted good. He said it tastes like worms.  More...