May 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Firefighters battle brush fire

Firefighters from four states fought a brush fire on Sunday for about eight hours on Sideling Mountain west of Great Cacapon that spread to about seven acres. More...

Opinions

Deal with the future

Next Tuesday will bring an end to the community’s long and contentious debate about the local school tax known as the excess or special levy. More...

Who’s minding the barn?

Anne Christiansen of Gaithersburg, Md., took this winning photo in 2006 for the Morgan County Photo Contest. The photo was taken near Unger, in the southern part of Morgan County. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Charleston shootings highlight ties to gun trade elsewhere

The impact of the so-called “gunsfor drugs” trade that continues to bring major criminal violence to West Virginia’s largest city has become a serious problem for Charleston Mayor Danny Jones and other city officials.  More...

Wish I’d said that

People hardly ever make use of the freedom they have, for example, freedom of thought; instead they demand freedom of speech as compensation.  Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   May 7, 1824: Logan County was created by the Virginia General Assembly from parts of Giles, Tazewell, Cabell, and Kanawha counties. More...

Calendar

May

Thursday, May 8 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m., Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Obituaries

Harold H. Bunker III

1955-2014

Harold “Hal” H. Bunker III, of Berkeley Springs died on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at his brother’s residence in Glen Burnie, Md.  Born March 16, 1955, is the son Eleanor Bunker and the late Harold H. Bunker, Jr.  More...

Phillip A. Dawson

1935-2014

Phillip Allen Dawson, age 79, of Berkeley Springs, WV died on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center. Born February 20, 1935 in Berkeley Springs, WV, he was the son of the late Winton Lafayette, Jr. and Lola Mae Hunter Dawson. More...

Sports

2014 Berkeley Springs Junior Wrestlers

2014 Berkeley Springs Junior Wrestlers, first row, left to right, Garrin Place, Landyn Link, Alex Waugh, Conner Payne, Brody Beal, Davis Munson and Michael Holliday. More...

Lady Indians hit the 20 win mark last week

It has been a while, but the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians, 20-6, softball team hit the 20 win mark for the season with a season ending shutout doubleheader sweep over the home standing Keyser Golden Tornado.  More...

Berkeley Springs High School track teams run strong

The boys and girls track and field programs at Berkeley Springs High School traveled to Keyser on Thursday, May 1 to participate in a 10 team invitational.  The Lady Indians had a strong showing finishing third in the team standings with 65 poin More...

Breaking News - 5/13/2014 11:00 PM

School levy passes

Smith, Close and Ambrose retain school board seats

A fiercely-contested local school tax that was defeated by voters in May 2013 was the lightening rod for heavy turnouts in early voting and Election Day action yesterday as the tax narrowly passed by 397 votes.A total of 5,141 votes were cast in the More...

Primary election takes place Tuesday

Morgan County voters will cast ballots in this year’s primary election next Tuesday, May 13 at polls around the county. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. More...

Berkeley Springs man shot in drug argument

Police arrested Rickey Vanorsdale, 54, of Berkeley Springs on Friday, May 2 for malicious wounding after he shot another local man following a disagreement about a drug buy.  According to the West Virginia State Police, Vanorsdale, who works as More...

News

Town event aims to bring locals back downtown

Live bands, clowns, facepainting, balloon animals, a moon bounce. All these and more are slated to appear at a free May 17 “Discover Your Hometown” event hosted by the Bath Development Authority (BDA).  More...

Standing together on Mother’s Day

A local group of women encouraged by the International Standing Women will join women from around the world and stand for five minutes of silence on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 1 p.m. at the Berkeley Springs State Park.  More...

Three hours of no power

Lights went off across Morgan County on April 29 as a telephone pole snapped, sending a shutdown signal which robbed 2,700 Potomac Edison customers of electricity for three hours or more.  More...

Letters

Wonderful people in town

Dear Editor:  I’m compelled to write to you to tell you how wonderful the people of your town are.  More...

70% is more than 0%

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Pianist supports levy

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What's Happening

Berkeley Springs dancers participate in Shimmy Mob

A team of 20 local dancers will be flash mobbing around Berkeley Springs on Saturday, May 10 from noon to 4 p.m. More...

American Legion Auxiliary

The second reading of the revised Constitution and By- Laws and Standing Rules for the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60 will be read at the meeting on Thursday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. More...

Annual dance recital May 14

The Berkeley Springs High School Dance Class, under the direction of Holli McCumbee, presents “Dance For A Wish” at their annual dance recital on Wednesday, May 14, 7 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Drugs, Theft in Circuit Court

The Circuit Court of Morgan County hosted a variety of hearings on drug and theft charges in recent weeks, presided over by Judge Michael Lorensen.  Remington Colt Arnold, 23, currently in jail, was tried before a Morgan County jury and found gu More...

Town of Bath Police Report

304-258-1198

Town of Bath reported these recent calls for the month of April:  April 4  Arrest, Doug Thompson, 33, for burglary.  April 9  Traffic stop for expired registration resulted in two citations of possession less than 15 grams.  More...

Child pornography case moved to Circuit Court

After months of progress in Magistrate Court, David Sterling Largent, 30, of Church Street, Paw Paw, will be charged on five counts for possession of child pornography.  More...

School News

Pleasant View Elementary reports on success in student achievement

Pleasant View Elementary students continue to excel in proficiency and accomplishments, according to their April 1 local school improvement council (LSIC) presentation before the county school board.  More...

McKee invited to summer Naval Academy Program

The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) invited a select group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program this year.  More...

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 2014

Case Manager/Family Partnership Program Coordinator  The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is today, Wednesday, May 7. Nationally teen pregnancy rates are declining.  More...