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Burnt Mill Road closed

The West Virginia Division of Highways advises motorists that Burnt Mill Road, Morgan County Route 1/3, will be closed to through traffic on August 6 and 7.  The road will be closed about a half mile in from River Road, County Route 1, from 8 a. More...

Morgan County Schools Back-to-School schedule

Back-to-School Nights Thursday, August 14 Berkeley Springs High 5-7 p.m. New Student/Freshman Orientation Paw Paw Schools 4-7 p.m. Warm Springs Middle 5:30-7:30 p.m. Warm Springs Intermediate 3:30-5 p.m. Pleasant Vi More...

Opinions

Down the street, a few years back

Another photo from our archives is a view from this newspaper’s front door. It’s Mercer Street, looking down toward the Ice House. More...

The real world of gardens

Gardens seem soothing and cheerful to passersby, offering up their bounty of color, texture and smells. More...

Letters

Lookin’ good

Dear Editor:  The front page of The Messenger is looking good. I especially like the changing background photos and color on the masthead.  Jeanne Mozier  Berkeley Springs   More...

What's Happening

Quilters donate to observatory

Kevin Boles, left, from the Morgan County Observatory was presented with a check for $5,000 by Darlene Narango and Susannah Kipp from the Delectable Mountains Quilt Guild. More...

TomatoFest

Extension Master Gardeners of Berkeley and Jefferson Counties will host their annual TomatoFest of the Eastern Panhandle at Dillon Farm, Hedgesville August 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  The Fest features a free tasting of about 50 different tomato varieti More...

Veterans Career Fair August 21

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) will host a Veterans Career Fair Thursday, August 21, from 9 a.m.-noon in the Domiciliary Dome of the medical center.  More...

Obituaries

Rev. Monsignor Chester Paul Michael

The Reverend Monsignor Chester Paul Michael, age 97, of Charlottesville, Va., went home to God's loving arms on July 31, 2014. Msgr. More...

Hunter R. Campbell

2014

Hunter Ray Campbell, infant son of Jessica Lynn Spears and Richard Vernon “Ricky” Campbell, III of Great Cacapon, died on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  Hunter was born Augus More...

Sports

BSHS to elect second Athletic Hall of Fame class

Berkeley Springs High School athletic department and the Indian Boosters organization will elect the second Athletic Hall of Fame class on October 31 which is senior night for the Berkeley Springs High School athletes.  The second class will con More...

Indian football hits the practice field

Football season is back in Berkeley Springs as the Indians began practice on Monday, August 4 at their practice field in the center of the Widmyer track. More...

Golf preview

The Berkeley Springs High School Varsity Golf Team will kick off the 2014 fall sports campaign with two contests this week. Today, Wednesday, August 6 at 1 p.m. the team will participate in the Tri County Invitational played at the Woods Resort. More...

BSHS, Pleasant View principals resign; hiring in progress

Berkeley Springs High School Principal Lance Fox and Pleasant View Elementary Principal Nicole Fox have resigned from Morgan County Schools and have accepted school positions in Pennsylvania near Nicole Fox’s family, Morgan County Schools Super More...

Lyme cases down in Morgan County

The battle against Lyme disease has taken a turn for the better in Morgan County this summer.  The Morgan County Health Department has recorded just nine confirmed cases of Lyme disease as of July 25, down from 27 cases reported in August of 201 More...

Public has new way to reach Widmeyer Wildlife Management Area

A new parking lot on Cacapon Road now provides a different access to the Widmeyer Wildlife Management Area near Great Cacapon.  The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR), which owns and manages the area, last month created the parkin More...

News

Michael closes career at Cacapon by reviving a landmark

Cacapon State Park’s original lodge – the Ole Inn – wasn’t that old when Richard Michael started working at the park.  It was 1967. The Inn was 30 years old, and Michael was in his teens.  More...

Capito announces August mobile office hours

U.S. Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) has announced her mobile office hours for August.  More...

Brother and Sister honored by Junior Order

Each April, Berkeley Springs Council 117 of the Junior Order of American Mechanics selects both a Junior of the Year and an Elder-Statesmen to celebrate someone active in the council, church, and community.  For the first time in the history of More...

Columns

From the governor’s desk

Fighting to preserve state’s role as energy leader

Growing up in the heart of coal country, I learned very early on how important our coal industry is to our state, our nation and thousands of families throughout West Virginia and the Appalachian region. More...

Under the dome

Manchin brothers entwined in lawsuit over 1980s loan

A $1.7 million civil lawsuit has been filed by Dr. John Manchin II against his brothers, U. S. Sen. Joe Manchin III and Roch (Rock) Manchin. The suit is the result of funds Dr. More...

Wish I’d said that

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.  If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in.   More...

Calendar

August

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

Police & Safety

Inwood resident jailed for Morgan County burglary

Tabatha Jean Albright, 19, of Inwood, is being held in Eastern Regional Jail on felony charges after an alleged daytime burglary in Morgan County in early July.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Greg Miller:  Joshua Eugene Francis, 29, of Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to six months in jail and $190 in costs for possession of a firearm where prohibited. More...

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of July:  July 1 - Auto accident, 3000 block of Valley Road, call was cancelled.  Assisted law enforcement, Cacapon Road at Power House Road, Brush 26, four responded.  July More...

School News

Cub Scout Pack 12 ride to Fort Frederick

Berkeley Springs Cub Scout Pack 12 rode the C&O Canal starting in Hancock to Fort Frederick camp grounds and camped for the night on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. More...

Allyson Strawderman receives scholarship

Allyson Strawderman, daughter of Rodney Strawderman and Beth Reedy and granddaughter of Paul and Evelyn Strawderman, was honored by the congregation of Trinity-Asbury United Methodist Church at its August 3 worship service.  More...