May 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Two men charged with thefts of railroad supplies

Joshua Robert Hayes, 30, of Lee Street in Paw Paw and Clarence Thomas Riggleman, 31, were jailed earlier this month, both were charged with grand larceny, receiving and transferring stolen goods, and conspiring with each other to commit the crimes.&n More...

Town police dog dies after surgery

After a two-year career as a K-9 officer with the Town of Bath, German Shepherd “Ouzo” died on May 13 following surgery and repair to an injury to his throat.  According to Lance Marshall, Ouzo’s supervising officer who cared f More...

Opinions

Old school days

Pam Litten brought along this old photo of the Bath District School back before it received its southern addition. More...

A summer of good health

Good health and strength should be the theme of this summer, as the days lengthen and give us more opportunities to be outside and reinvigorate ourselves. More...

Letters

Praise for local VA

Dear Editor:  Though I have had more than my share of horrific experiences in dealing with the Veteran’s Administration (VA) system, I must applaud the Martinsburg VA Hospital when it comes to scheduling and getting appointments as needed. More...

Not too late to fix it

Dear Editor:  I read the letter from George Farnham a couple of weeks ago, and I must say that I noticed the same thing that he wrote about. More...

Knights convention got warm welcome

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What's Happening

Highway dedication this Saturday

A ceremony to rename a section of U.S. 522 after two West Virginia State Troopers who were killed in the line of duty will take place this Saturday, May 31 at 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Rankin Physical Fitness Center in Berkeley Springs.  More...

Paw-fection highlights animals in art

Images in media from clay to fabric interpret dozens of animals with paws in PAWfection, an Ice House Gallery show opening in Berkeley Springs on Friday, May 30 with a reception at 7:30 p.m. More...

Free music night

BlackCat Music Shop's monthly free all-ages Music Night will be held Saturday, May 31, 6:30-10 p.m.  Electric Factory will perform classic rock and blues featuring Jim Fredo, Adam Kary and Dwayne Chambers. More...

Police & Safety

Mother, daughter hit by parts of rolling car

A young girl is recovering from injuries she sustained last Tuesday, May 20 when a car traveling on Cacapon Road in Great Cacapon went out of control, rolled and struck the girl and her mother. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  May 18  Arrest of Joshua R. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Carrie Ann Barney, P.O. Box only, of Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to 12 months unsupervised probation and $190 in fees for possession of a controlled substance, greater than 15 grams.  More...

School News

Paw Paw students win state technology contest, building satellite model

Paw Paw High School science and technology students will compete in nine different individual and team competitions at the National Student Technology Association (TSA) conference competitions in Washington, D.C. More...

Zachary Woods receives McDonald’s scholarship

Berkeley Springs High School senior, Zachary Woods, received a scholarship from The McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C. More...

Summer Youth Basketball Camp

The high school coaching staff’s of the Berkeley Springs Indians and Lady Indians basketball programs will be hosting a Summer Youth Basketball Camp on June 17, 19, 25, 26 and July 1 and 3.  More...

Bath home rule hits threat of opposition

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Town of Bath will submit their application for Home Rule by June 1, said town officials recently. The application may arrive at the Home Rule Board in Charleston, however, with some opposition.  More...

Congrats, Class of 2014

“Today may be the last day we share together before starting our new paths,” said Berkeley Springs High School Valedictorian Tyler Orr at a May 22 graduation. “Congrats, Class of 2014; We made it!”  More...

School budget workshop tonight; public hearing on budget Friday

School Treasurer Nancy White will present Morgan County Schools’ revised 2014-2015 general current expense budget and recommendations for use of special levy funding at a special School Board budget workshop this evening.  More...

News

Bridges out in Morgan County

Two Morgan County low water bridges will be closed until further notice for repairs to the rails at the side of each bridge, according to the Division of Highways representative in Burlington.  More...

CEOS week proclaimed May 18-24

In preparation for the CEOS Week, Morningside CEOS members Liz Phillips, Marge Barhight and Sandy Drake (with help from Mary Wolfe) created a display in the Berkeley Springs Library depicting educational and volunteer opportunities experienced during More...

Appalachian Trail Conservancy launches photo contest

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is now accepting submissions for its “Zoom in to the Appalachian Trail” photo contest, a nationwide search for the best photos featuring close-up shots of the details that make up the Appalachian Tr More...

Columns

Under the dome

Report outlines lack of controls during McGraw tenure

The legislative auditor’s office presented a report to lawmakers during an interim committee meeting last Tuesday at the State Capitol that indicates former Attorney General Darrell McGraw’s office paid more than $50,000 in education cost More...

Wish I’d said that

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. More...

Reading the Messenger

In Arches National Park

On a recent trip, Sue and Dave Green took The Morgan Messenger to Arches National Park in Utah. More...

Calendar

June

Thursday, May 29 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. More...

Obituaries

Brenda A. Keyes

1948-2014

Brenda Alicia Keyes, 65, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Berkeley Springs Rehab & Nursing.  Born August 26, 1948 in Leesburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late Azel Abram II and Evelyn Virginia Cole Painter.  She More...

June J. Ambrose

1933-2014

Our beloved Mother, June Jo Ann Ambrose, went home to be with her Lord on May 19, 2014. She was born July 2, 1933 in Berkeley Springs, to the late James and Helen Ambrose.  More...

Richard D. Rankin

1946-2014

Richard D. More...

Sports

4x400 State Champions

This past weekend the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians track team added another 4x400 relay state championship to their history books.  The 4x400 relay team of Ashley Griffin, Danielle Haynes, Kinsey Reed and Keri Shetler blitzed the co More...

Golden, Golden & Dodson are Golden Horseshoe winners

Warm Springs Middle School eighth graders Stephanie Golden, Christopher Dodson and Morgan Golden were knighted as Golden Horseshoe Award winners at a May 1 ceremony in Charleston.  More...

Chip Shots

Redskins?   More...