January 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter tradition

Squares of pork fat will be used for lard, sausage and puddin.’ Butchering is still a family tradition for some in Morgan County. See story on page 20. More...

Opinions

Switchboard ladies in a parade

Lloyd and Barbara Beddow brought by this 50 year old photo to round out recent stories on the early years of telephone operators in Morgan County. More...

Bigger than stamps

We think it’s pretty gutsy of the U.S. Postal Service to be announcing they’ll yank their postage prices up as the new year dawns. More...

New beginnings

This week celebrates the turning of a new calendar page, and all the fresh starts that symbolizes. Even the most cynical among us is tempted to look forward and wonder what 2014 will hold. More...

Columns

Under the dome

A Legislative look-back on 2013

As the year 2013 comes to an end, it seems appropriate to reflect back on some of the major legislative issues during the year in West Virginia, starting with some of those that surfaced in January even though the legislative session didn’t beg More...

Wish I’d said that

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.  Neil Armstrong (1930-2012).  American astronaut.  More...

IN THE WILD

Being eighty!

I am a genuine authority on this subject. I have no idea how it happened, but it’s true. Somehow I really am 80 years old! And so, I have accumulated lots of memories, as well as experience. More...

Calendar

January

Thursday, January 2 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Pleasant View Com. More...

Obituaries

Odessa J. DuVall

1933-2013

Odessa Juanita DuVall, 80, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, December 20, 2013 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Born December 9, 1933 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Mary Catherine Michael Hovermale. More...

Floyd T. Asbury

1928-2013

Floyd Thomas Asbury, 85, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, December 20, 2013 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Born April 3, 1928 in Squire, he was the son of the late Thomas Perry and Vadie McCoy Asbury.  He was a member of We More...

John E. Faraclas

1922-2013

John Elias Faraclas, 91, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, December 9, 2013 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born August 28, 1922 in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late Elias J. More...

School News

New school calendar policy has challenges

The new state school calendar policy adopted by the West Virginia Board of Education in early December has local school officials wondering how they will meet some of its requirements.  Policy 3234 requires county school boards to provide 180 da More...

Intermediate school holds science fair

Warm Springs Intermediate School fourth graders viewed the school’s fifth grade Science Fair projects on Thursday, December 19. More...

Science fair results

Results of the Warm Springs Intermediate School Science Fair:  Physics - first-Chris Drennon, second - Casey Gates and third - Paul Crone.  Chemistry: - first - Kelly Doherty/Emma Thompson, second - Garrett Oursler and third Abigail Emmons More...

CSX lot, part of Williams Street annexed into town

The next step in fixing up the former CSX-owned lot in northern Berkeley Springs was taken last month when officials annexed the property and adjoining Williams Street into town boundaries.  At a December 19 meeting of the Morgan County Commissi More...

Traffic lights go down on Christmas Day

On Christmas Day at 3:46 p.m., a woman driving a red GMC truck rammed through several signs and pieces of equipment before striking a traffic light pole on Washington Street in downtown Berkeley Springs.  More...

Looking back on 2013

January 2013  Brandon W. More...

News

Fishers receive Foxglove award

The Foxglove Garden Club presented their last 2013 Appreciation Award in December to Judy and J. C. Fisher. More...

Birding trip to Altona Marsh

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to the Altona Marsh in Jefferson County on Saturday, January 11.  The trip will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last a couple of hours.  More...

Tips for safe walking in snow and ice

Falls account for more than one million injuries in the U.S. annually. There are four types of walking accidents with the most common being the slip and fall. More...

Letters

The new illiteracy

Dear Editor:  More...

A new proposal

Dear Editor:  This New Year’s Congress plans to end long-term unemployment benefits. You see, workers are preventing our recovery by withholding their labor to collect benefits. That’s nuts.  More...

Keeping Christmas well

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

Santa helps make cookies

Santa looks on as Riley Strider, Darla Ayers, Delayna Ayers and Loretta Eubank make cookies recently during Morgan County Starting Points Playgroup’s Cookie Exchange. More...

Season of Light concert Jan. 5

Re-rescheduled due to snow, the adult Living Springs Chorale and the Sleepy Creek Children’s Choir will offer their Winter Concert, "Season of Light" Sunday, January 5 at 3 p.m. More...

Free tobacco cessation session

War Memorial Hospital and Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Services will offer a free session on tobacco cessation for individuals who are interested in quitting the habit and becoming tobacco free.  More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past weeks:  December 15  Landlord/tenant dispute, S. More...

Smoke alarms woke residents to Sunday blaze

Local firefighters are once again crediting smoke detectors for avert fire-related tragedies, particularly during the winter heating season.  More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the More...

Sports

Warm Springs Wolves racking up wins

Those in Morgan County that truly love the sport of wrestling may want to take the opportunity to start following Les Morris’ Warm Springs Wolves Middle School wrestling program. More...

Wrestling strong on the mats last two weeks

A few weeks ago the Berkeley Springs High School Indians varsity wrestling program had a disappointing 12th place finish at their Max Horz Invitational. More...

Lady Indians defeat Hancock,

Struggle at Williamsport’s Doub Ladies Classic

Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians head Coach Dale McCumbee saw his young squad pick up a huge 56-23 win over the visiting Hancock Lady Panthers on December 18.  More...