June 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

“Freedom Day” events this Saturday

Following up on their May 17 Hometown celebration, the Bath Development Authority (BDA) is planning another downtown celebration on Saturday, June 28 with duck races in Berkeley Springs State Park. More...

A season for fawns

‘Tis the season for fawns, said Eric Parsons of Berkeley Springs. He took this photo of a new deer curled up at the base of a tree near his driveway last weekend. More...

Opinions

Another fine June wedding

June is the month for weddings, and our newspaper files have more than a few wedding photos tucked inside.  More...

One of those weekends

There’s no excuse to be bored this time of year in Morgan County. Everywhere we turn, there’s something going on. This weekend promises to be packed with choices, and we encourage our readers to get out there and be part of the fun.  More...

Correction

In the article last week about CNB Bank’s 80th birthday, total assets for CNB Financial as of 2013 should have been listed as $284 million, and not $1.8 billion.   More...

Columns

Under the dome

State still paid Medicaid providers after fraud allegations

The West Virginia Bureau of Medical Services sent roughly $230 million in federal Medicaid funding between March of 2011 and June of 2013 to providers accused of several different types of fraud in violation of the Affordable Care Act, Brandon Burton More...

Wish I’d said that

Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.  If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in.   More...

IN THE WILD

Whip-Poor-Wills   More...

Calendar

June

Thursday, June 26 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. More...

Obituaries

Don Lynn Utley

Memorial and Committal Services

Memorial and Committal Services for Don Lynn Utley who passed away on December 9, 2013 will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, July 14, at 2 p.m.  Anyone planning to attend is requested to meet at the Administration Building at 1: More...

John E. Faraclas

John Elias Faraclas, age 91, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Monday, December 9, 2013 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  More...

Sports

Chip Shots

I loved Lucy

Two weeks ago the USGA held its men’s championship at the Pinehurst No. 2 Course. In a historical first, the USGA held the women’s U.S. Open at the same Pinehurst No. 2 Course last week. More...

Florida State Seminoles

Morgan County Little League - Minor II League - Florida State Seminoles - front row, left to right: Evan Thompson, Hunter Ambrose, Cole Oursler, Shawn Lord and Garrett Stotler. More...

North Carolina Tar Heels

Morgan County Little League - Junior League - North Carolina Tar Heels - front row, left to right: Matthew Cowles, Alan Jenkins, Dylan McCusker, Tobin Whittington, Chris Stotler, Braden Mellott, Chas More...

Commission reviews Pines future, cost of radios

The future of the Pines Opportunity Center was up for debate as Morgan County Commissioners discussed possible renovation and changes to the former hospital building at a June 19 meeting.  Officials discussed going into executive session, but de More...

Smalley picked as county’s new Extension agent

Last week, the West Virginia University Extension Service named Cindy Smalley as Morgan County’s new Extension Agent for Community and Workforce Development.  Smalley, who has worked with the Extension office for 12 years as the 4-H progra More...

Town to repave part of Mercer

Mercer Street in the Town of Bath was recently damaged during the winter months and will be getting some new paving, according to town officials at a June 17 meeting.  More...

News

Hedgesville event marks 150th remembrance of the Battle of North Mountain Depot

This Saturday, June 28, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Town of Hedgesville will be hosting a number of activities in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of North Mountain Depot.  All events are free and opened to the public.  What hap More...

Researching The Castle

It’s hard to decide which is the most fun in doing serious historical research: discovering new documented information or debunking longtime claims. More...

Those Boy Scouts were heading to New Mexico

Several readers called or emailed us to help identify the four young men featured in our “Photo of the Week” on page two of our June 18 issue. The final word on it was an email received from Joe Apple. Here is what he wrote:  More...

Letters

Keep the brick road

Dear Editor:  I was told awhile back that there was a grant given to the town’s “Streetscapes” committee to help make the town look nicer. More...

WV & the Bay

Dear Editor:  The governor is to be commended for signing the Chesapeake Bay agreement to restore the Bay, along with the five other governors in the watershed. More...

A Good Samaritan

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

2014 retirees honored

Morgan County Schools retirees, left to right, Rae Keefer, Terry Linn, Pete Gordon, Linda Hovermale, Larry Sarti, Cindy Lease, Lucretia Eaves, Alston Yost and Nancy White. More...

Free music event

BlackCat Music Shop will hold an afternoon music event to celebrate Freedom Day Community Picnic in Berkeley Springs on Saturday, June 28, 1-8 p.m. p.m. More...

Installation of new officers

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60 will hold their 2014-2015 Installation of Officers on Thursday, June 26, 6 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend with refreshments following the ceremony.   More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Greg Miller:  Benjamin Narvaez, Jr., 35, of Rockhill Place, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to six months in jail and $880 in fines and costs for domestic battery and permitting an unlicensed driver. More...

Tips for Summer Fire Safety

Every year Americans look forward to summer vacations, family reunions, picnics, and the Fourth of July. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: June 15 EPO violation, Holley Hill Lane. Domestic dispute, Myers Trail, verbal.  More...

School News

Berkeley Springs High School students receive Bright Achievement Awards

Two Berkeley Springs High School students are the 2014 recipients of a scholarship from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation’s Deborah, Leslie, and Christopher Bright Achievement Fund. More...

Energy Express kicks off 20th summer program

Energy Express, a summer reading program, kicked off its 20th summer in Morgan County on Monday, June 23.  The program will serve over 100 children in Morgan County, at two sites, providing two meals a day and readingbased educational activities More...

School names Extra Milers

Morgan County Schools honored a number of employees and individuals as Extra Milers this spring during their local school improvement council presentations and regular school board meetings.  Extra Milers award certificates were presented to the More...