July 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Learning about the flag and U.S. history

Greenwood Elementary students visited Ft. McHenry and the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, Md. Students, teachers and chaperones participated in the flag program. More...

Opinions

Long may she wave

Old Glory was captured in this springtime photo by Amanda Reed, who shared her portrait of the county courthouse and Fairfax Green a few years back. More...

That’s who we are

It’s hard for people in our area to really grasp what a big issue immigration reform is for other parts of America.  Last week, the U.S. More...

Respecting the U.S. Flag

With 4th of July coming up, now is the time to remember the proper use and disposal of the American flag.  According to flag code, the flag should be flown sunrise to sunset, and illuminated well if flown at night. More...

What's Happening

Summer Concert Series kicks off this Saturday

The 27th season of the Morgan Arts Council’s (MAC) Summer Concerts in the Park kicks off this Saturday, July 6, with a high-energy spectacle.  More...

Cacapon State Park events

Thursday, July 4  1 p.m. Concert in the park. Celebrate the Fourth of July with the Morgan County Community Band as they play patriotic music in the Gazebo.  3:30 p.m. More...

Free concert July 4

The Morgan Community Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew Fowle, will perform at the Cacapon State Park Picnic Area pavilion and gazebo at 1 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Greg Miller:  Heather Renee Shaw, 27, of Dense Oak Lane, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation and $191 in costs for domestic battery.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  June 23  Arrest of Clinton J. Coleman III, 23, D.U.I./fleeing.  Arrest of John N. Lepley, 51, domestic assault.  More...

On the public docket

All local government  More...

School News

Christie Butts is county’s New Teacher of the Year

Warm Springs Intermediate School fourth grade teacher Christie Butts received the Mary Linn Fox award as Morgan County School’s New Teacher of the Year.  “I’m part of a fantastic school. More...

Superintendent gets high marks

School Superintendent David Banks was praised by the Morgan County School Board in his yearly performance evaluation for the high quality with which he does his job.  In a written statement, the board said that Banks met or exceeded standards in More...

Greenwood Elementary studies science

A group of Greenwood Elementary students, Saline Butts, Tess Shepherd, Lydia Fincham, Lucius Michael and Haden Fincham conducted experiments in second and third grade teacher Donna Meyer's class to d More...

Great Cacapon to host 48th Annual Firemen’s Festival this Saturday

Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company #2 will once again host its annual Firemen’s Parade and Festival in Great Cacapon on Saturday, July 6. This is the event’s 48th year.  The festival begins at 2 p.m. More...

Fire destroys storage shed/garage in storm

A lightning strike during an evening thunderstorm was the apparent cause of a fire that destroyed a storage shed/garage off Nebo Road outside of Great Cacapon on Tuesday, June 25.  The owner’s nearby home was also endangered by the fire du More...

Officials float options for dam’s future

“I’m surprised it’s still standing. More...

News

West Virginia’s food sales tax eliminated this week

The West Virginia sales tax on food was completely eliminated Monday, July 1, in the final step of a food tax reduction plan that went into effect in 2005.  More...

WEATHER

Week Ending June 30   More...

Courthouse launching new site this month

Due to lack of features and a need for stronger online governmental presence, a new website is in the works for Morgan County government. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Legislators interested in gun permits; college costs rise

Whether it is U. S. Sen. More...

Trading math for vapor

Dear Editor:  Pollsters, Tom Collins says, will attest that even a full turnout would not alter the vote count ratio in May’s special levy election. Not so. The proof of the poll is in the voting. The vote was 11:14:75. More...

All groups under IRS review Survey won’t show real picture

Dear Editor:  More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday, July 4 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Pleasant View Com. More...

Obituaries

Emily F. Copeland

1931-2013

Emily Faye Copeland, age 82, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at her residence while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born April 2, 1931 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Peter Wesley and Carrie More...

Mary V. Earnshaw

Mary Virginia “Ginny” Earnshaw of Berkeley Springs and formerly of Rockville, Md. More...

Wilson R. Stotler

1944-2013

Wilson Ralph Stotler, 69, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at his residence while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born April 3, 1944 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Ralph William and Leatha Geneva Stot More...

Sports

Concussion pre-testing will be mandatory

Pre-testing on a computerized concussion evaluation system will become mandatory this fall for all Berkeley Springs High School athletes in all sports.  Assistant Principal Jamie Harris reported on the program at a June school board meeting.&nbs More...

Free sports physicals offered for students

War Memorial Hospital and local physicians will be offering free sports physicals for Morgan County students.  More...

Morgan County Jr. League Allstars advance

The Morgan County Junior League Allstar team won the area title Saturday evening, June 29, in a 10-4 victory over a tough South Berkeley team.  The South Berkeley squad drew first blood as they plated three runs in the top of the first inning.&n More...