April 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

What the special levy funds:

Technology tools found in every county classroom

Editor’s note: This story is the last of a five-part series of articles by Kate Evans outlining what the proposed school excess levy would pay for. Local voters will decide on the school tax in the May 13 primary. by Kate Evans  More...

Opinions

Putting on a play

Betty Kelley lent us this photo of the cast of a school production of Hansel & Gretel at the Bath District School on Green Street in Berkeley Springs. More...

See what they have to say

Readers who are registered Morgan County voters should turn their attention to our special Primary Election Voter’s Guide on pages 10, 11, 17 & 18 in this week’s Morgan Messenger. More...

Letters

On library cuts

Dear Editor:  As a trustee for the library, I want to correct the misinformation in Dawn White’s letter about hidden money at the library.  Tom and Rick Davis set up a trust for the library. More...

70 is less than 100

Dear Editor:  The current excess school levy is 100%. The proposed new one is 70%. Last time I checked, 70 was less than 100. I asked my third grade son about it, just to be sure (he is pretty good at math). More...

Baffled by leash law changes

Dear Editor:  I am baffled by the article in last week’s paper on the changes to the leash ordinance. Actually the whole process on changing the ordinance baffles me.  More...

What's Happening

"Million Dollar" Michaels recognized by Governor

Jim Michael and Joe D. Michael have been dedicated members of the Cacapon State Park Foundation since its beginning. More...

Spring concert

The Berkeley Springs High School Show Choir, Concert Choir and Warm Springs Middle School seventh and eighth grade Chorus, will hold their Spring Concert on Thursday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. in the Connie Perry Auditorium at the high school  More...

Local young musicians to present “Songs for America”

The Sleepy Creek Children’s Choir, under the direction of Interim Musical Director Erin Leslie and assistant director Margi Griffith, will perform their seventh annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 4, 2 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Local woman arrested in Md. for heroin

Lisa Kay Cox, 39, of Winchester Grade Road, was pulled over on moving violations by Frederick County police last Wednesday, April 23 and police found a half ounce of heroin worth $1,600 in her vehicle, according to police.  K-9 dogs were brought More...

EMS inspectors give Morgan A+

Recent results from state licensing inspection of Morgan County Emergency Medical Services (MCEMS) are positive, with inspection scores for the ambulance agency going from 82% in 2009 to 100% this year, according to March Tucker from the West Virgini More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  April 20  Threats complaint, Hammond Street, Great Cacapon.  Arrest of Christopher B. Murray, 24, D.U.I.  Car vs. deer, Rt. More...

School News

Because of Winn-Dixie a big hit at Greenwood

Greenwood Elementary has been reading the inspirational childhood novel Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo as their One Book One School choice and finished the book the week before spring break. More...

War Memorial Hospital employees take their children/family to work

War Memorial Hospital participated in the National “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” on April 24. More...

Millie Omps part of D&E production

Davis & Elkins College student Millie Omps participated in the Division of Fine and Performing Arts production of "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" in the Boiler House Theatre on the college campus.  Omps, a senior at D&E, portrayed Dina.  S More...

County considers cheaper 911 radio plan

After a failed attempt to finalize plans for a new emergency services radio system in Morgan County, officials are considering a less expensive proposal.  Motorola presented a new design plan at a reduced cost of $1.55 million. More...

Early voting begins today

Morgan County voters can begin casting ballots in this year’s primary election today, April 30, at the County Clerk’s office in the Morgan County Courthouse.  More...

School calendar approved for next year

The Morgan County School Board adopted a new school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year at their April 22 meeting with some changes in snow make-up days and spring break.  More...

News

Manchin job portal for veterans idea sees launch

After working with the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense and Labor for more than two years, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin applauded the launch of the Veterans Employment Center recently. More...

Mother’s Day brunch to remember mom

Hospice of the Panhandle Grief Support Services will sponsor a program titled “Reflections of Mom,” Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m.-12 noon.  This program will be held to remember and honor those mothers who have passed away. More...

Volunteers recognized for service

Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation & Nursing and Autumn Acres Personal Care Center recognized their volunteers for their service to the residents.  The 2014 theme was "Volunteers Make A World Of Difference."  More...

Columns

Under the dome

State overdose deaths migrate from pills to heroin

The number of heroin overdose deaths in West Virginia tripled between 2007 and 2012 from 22 to 67, according to the latest figures from the West Virginia Health Statistics Center. More...

Wish I’d said that

The money we spend for effective conservation work is a sound investment in better living for ourselves and our children. We will not be dismayed by those who say the cost of such investments is too great. More...

Up the River

Another “native’s” perspective: Pay it forward  I have faithfully followed “Letters to the Editor” on the school levy. A portion of a recent letter by Amanda B. More...

Calendar

May

Thursday, May 1 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Pleasant View Com. More...

Obituaries

Dianna S. Smith

1949-2014

Dianna Sue Smith, 64, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.  Born September 9, 1949 in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Eugene and Lennie Arvelia Farley Smith.  She w More...

Warner E. Kesecker

1933-2014

Warner E. More...

Sports

Allman & Canterbury sign with Potomac State

Two Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indian senior soccer players will continue their playing careers. More...

Track teams run strong at the Hancock Tri-State Invitational

The Berkeley Springs High School track and field programs traveled across the Potomac River last week to visit Hancock. More...

Diamond perfection, 5-0

Last week the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians softball team went through a five game contest and the end result – Perfection! More...