July 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge hears drug & theft cases in Circuit Court

During a busy July 1 court date in Morgan County Circuit Court, Judge Chris Wilkes presided over dozens of cases and handed out sentences pertaining to theft, drugs and other offenses. Dillion L. More...

Opinions

What’s good for the goose

Some ruckus has erupted recently over retailer Target asking the public not to openly carry firearms into their stores around the country. More...

All-star time

Their game faces show how serious these young men were about their baseball, earning them a spot on the local Little League All-Star team. More...

Letters

Scout photo evoked memories

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Make Biser Street safe

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Hot cars cruel to dogs

Dear Editor:  Is there anything that can be done to stop people from bringing their dogs to Food Lion in the extreme heat? More...

What's Happening

Blues group plays Saturday

Four unique voices combine with percussion to present roots music this Saturday, July 12, when Gaye Adegbalola and the Wild Rutz play for Morgan Arts Council’s (MAC) Summer Concerts in the Park.  More...

NARFE July meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Morgan County Chapter 2263 will hold their monthly meeting at Cacapon State Park dining room on Tuesday, July 15.  Dutch treat lunch and fellowship at noon with meeting to follow at 1 More...

Great Cacapon Parade winners

Best Appearing Engine - 1250 G.P.M. & over, South Morgan VFC and second - Orleans VFC.  Best Appearing Engine under 1250 G.P.M. - Berkeley Springs VFC.  Best Appearing Tanker - Needmore, Pa. More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Roger Dale Saville, 44, P.O. More...

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of June:  June 2 - Medical assist, Youngblood Road, four responded, call was cancelled.  June 14 - Medical assist, Claypit Lane, BLS 2, six responded.  June 15 - Reported ex More...

How to contact Morgan County officials

Morgan County Commission  77 Fairfax Street, Room 101, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, phone: 304-258-8540.  Commissioner Brad Close, phone: 304-867- 3140. Email: bclose@morgancountywv.gov.  More...

School News

School personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved a number of personnel changes at their July 1 meeting. Their actions affected coaching position contracts, and included some hirings, transfers and resignations.  More...

Girl Scouts donate hair

Girl Scout Troop 40767 of Berkeley Springs had 10 inches of their hair cut to donate to Locks of Love - a foundation that provides wigs for cancer patients on June 17. More...

Students honored at National SkillsUSA Championships

Area high school and college technical education programs won the nation's highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.  More...

House fire on Fairfax St. pulls area responders

Firefighters worked in the July heat on Monday, July 7, at a house fire at 588 Fairfax Street that damaged the single family home. More...

49 years & counting: Great Cacapon hosts annual festival

They just kept coming. More...

Morgan County Fair deadlines coming up fast

Every year like clockwork, the Morgan County Fair comes around to showcase the best of the best in county produce, education, and crafts. On July 26-27, Berkeley Springs High School will be host to the 14th annual county fair once again.  More...

News

Tea with Rosa

Mary Louise Miller recalls life in Berkeley Springs in the 20’s

It was an unexpected invitation from Ellen Lewis at the Manor Inn B&B.  “Come and have breakfast with our guests,” she said. More...

Down Memory Lane

Last week was the first time in ten years that we paid a visit to our beloved Berkeley Springs.  More...

GPS leads trucker down the wrong path

A fully loaded 18-wheeler, bound for Paw Paw, became wedged on Constant Run Road and blocked access to a residential subdivision in western Morgan County for several hours on Tuesday, June 24.  More...

Columns

Under the dome

West Virginia has ties to Supreme Court birth control case

It’s now been more than a year since Charleston-area car dealer Joe Holland filed a federal lawsuit claiming the national health care law’s provision requiring contraceptive coverage violated his right to religious freedom.  More...

Wish I’d said that

Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.  –Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), American writer. More...

IN THE WILD

Other people’s money  More...

Calendar

July

Thursday, July 10 – 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

Mary J. Tweedlie

1933-2014

Mary Jean Tweedlie, 81, of McMechen died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Wheeling Hospital.  She was born January 5, 1933, in Hancock, a daughter to the late Oscar and Mary (Yost) Hottel.  She was a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School and atte More...

Norman T. Mason

1943-2014

Norman Theodore “Tator” Mason, 71, of Berkeley Springs, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center surrounded by his family.  Born June 2, 1943, Norman was the son of the late Clarence “Bud” and Eth More...

Larry E. Keebaugh

1942-2014

Larry Eugene Keebaugh, 71, of Hancock, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Golden Living Center, Hagerstown, Md.  Born August 31, 1942 in Fulton County, Taylor Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Melvin Eugene and Dorothy Blanche Henry Keeb More...

Sports

Slow Pitch Alumni game

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Softball Team will sponsor a Slow Pitch Alumni Game on Saturday, August 9, 1 p.m. More...

Red Sox win division

The Red Sox Team in the Morgan County Little League, Major League 11-12 year olds won their division with a record of 13-1.  Team members include Derek Stotler, Sam Ambrose, Zac Spillman, Hunter Duvall, Jacob Moreland, Gavin Crites, Davey Hess, More...

Chip Shots

Trickett gets the nod

This isn’t exactly news because it’s been a little over two weeks since West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen named senior Clint Trickett the starting quarterback for the 2014 season. More...