April 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

The Great Shop Swap

Four businesses in downtown Berkeley Springs have recently switched spaces in an attempt to give each business the room and facilities they were looking for.  A furniture store, the Stop N’ Shop, kicked off the mass exodus first, said owne More...

Opinions

Takin’ a hard-earned break

Gladys Whittington lent us this photo of three young men in Morgan County who appear to be taking a break from lumber cutting in a snowy landscape. More...

Court ruling will be hindrance to open government

Back in “the old days,” government bodies could get away with a lot of questionable actions because they weren’t held accountable by the public they served.  More...

What's Happening

Boy Scouts of America honor Charles Trump

Shenandoah Area Council, Boy Scouts of America will honor Charles Trump as the first annual Morgan County 2014 Distinguished Citizen Award. More...

Morgan County tire collection

West Virginia DEP REAP Section will sponsor a free tire collection in Morgan County on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26.  Tires will be accepted both days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dept. of Highways garage on Rt. 522. More...

Easter egg hunt

Love Assembly of God will be hosting an Easter egg hunt Sunday, April 27 at 4 p.m. for children ages 0-12. A picnic will follow the event.   More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: April 13 Burglary of a shed, Henry O. Michael Road. Attempted burglary, Spohrs Road. More...

Morgan County chosen for pilot fingerprint program

A new machine will be installed in the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department as part of a criminal history pilot program developed and funded by the State of West Virginia, according to County Administrator Jody McClintock.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Cameron Scott Stinebaugh, 26, of Biser Street, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and $165 in fees for possession of a controlled substance. More...

Sports

Cheer Team holds four-night clinic

Cheerleaders were in full motion as the Berkeley Springs High School cheer team and their coaches held a four-night clinic in March. More...

Ladies defeat Jefferson, Boys fall to Cougars

The Berkeley Springs Lady Indians picked up a huge tennis win last week on Thursday, April 17 when they knocked off Class AAA Jefferson 4-3.  The Lady Indians picked up wins from Kalee Sherrard and Kylea Houser who both won their singles matches More...

Kearney and Haynes named All State Basketball

Seniors Michael Kearney and Sarah Haynes were recently named to the All State basketball team for the 2013-2014 seasons. Kearney was selected to the third team while Haynes was selected to the second team. More...

Leash law changes pass

After two public hearings and months of discussion, the Morgan County Commission approved an amended Morgan County Leash Law Ordinance on April 17 in a 2-0 vote.  Commissioner Bob Ford, who had some previous concerns about the amendment, was not More...

Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest

An off-duty deputy following an erratic driver on Winchester Grade Road led to the arrest of a Berkeley Springs man for the possession of 21 packets of heroin and the intent to deliver the controlled deadly substance on Monday, April 21.  Robert More...

The clock is ticking — time to enter the Morgan County Photo Contest!

Morgan County Photo Contest entries can capture anything about our community, from historic events to everyday life. Jim Hoyt of Great Cacapon took this one a few years back. Where is yours? More...

Miss Morgan County winners crowned

2014 Miss Morgan County winners - Samantha Veara, first runner up; Mikayla Mellott – winner; Cassidy Davison, second runner up. More winners and story on page 15. More...

News

Learn fabric magic

"We've been waiting for a wet classroom for nearly 20 years," said Berkeley Springs fabric artist, Jane Frenke. "Now we have one." Frenke is one of three fabric art teachers with classes scheduled for the Ice House over the next several weeks. More...

Big savers in Great Cacapon

Several of our readers called, wrote and came in to help identify the young people in last week’s Photo of the Week. More...

Eidolon Nature Preserve bird walk

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk at its Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County on Sunday, May 4.  The walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. It will be free, and everyone is welcome. More...

Columns

Wish I’d said that

It always comes back to the same necessity: go deep enough and there is a bedrock of truth, however hard.  May Sarton (1912-1995) American writer.   More...

Under the dome

Manchin considering run for governor in 2016

Even though there are some heated political campaigns already underway for West Virginia’s 2014 primary and general election, the most interesting campaign news last week was the word from U. S. Sen. More...

County Agent’s Corner

304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/   Prune and rejuvenate landscapes  More...

Calendar

April

Thursday, April 24 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. More...

Obituaries

Marie M. Appleby

1924-2014

Marie Madeleine Appleby, 89, of Berkeley Springs died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Heartland Nursing Home in Martinsburg.  Born July 26, 1924 in Eisch, Luxembourg, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas Hausemer and Lilly Galles Hausemer.  More...

Geneva M. Hickman

1922-2014

Geneva Marie Kilburn Hickman, 91, of Tulsa, Okla., died Friday, April 11, 2014 at the home of her niece in Berkeley Springs.  Born November 12, 1922 in Percilla, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Eugene and Cannie Bell Adams Kilburn. More...

Elias A. Tamari

Elias Abdallah Tamari, 92, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Sandy, Spring, Md.  He was born in Jaffa, Palestine.  He was a Quaker. More...

School News

High school students have mock interviews

Berkeley Springs High School students got a taste of real world job searching during two days of mock interviews that were held at the school with business owners, school staff and community members.  More...

Beast Wrestling Club

This past weekend the newly established Beast Wrestling Club, a year round youth wrestling program under head Coach Jamie Harris traveled to Harrisonburg, Va. More...

Divel accepts membership in national society

Amanda Jo Divel of Berkeley Springs, and a student at WVU has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).  More...