October 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Visitors see Made in the USA up close at Caperton’s

Just a few times a year, the doors of local furniture factory Gat Creek open, allowing the public to see the inner workings of a startto finish manufacturing center.  In celebration of National Manufacturing Day on October 3, visitors took tour More...

Opinions

Makin’ apple butter on Highland Ridge

Marcy Rowland, formerly of Berkeley Springs, recently gave this early apple butter photo to her niece Pat Keys, who lent it to us. More...

Bushel to butter and everything in between

It was a rookie mistake. A bushel of apples didn’t look like that much, nestled neatly in two paper grocery bags at the orchard. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Justices consider if Attorney General’s office can assist local prosecutors

State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has heard from West Virginia’s county prosecutors that they don’t want him and his staff of attorneys to prosecute criminal cases in their courtrooms.  More...

Wish I’d said that

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.  –Yogi Berra (b. 1925) American baseball legend.   More...

IN THE WILD

White Pine Trees

I have a special affection for white pine trees. Their needles are soft and have a pleasant smell, the trees grow straight, tall and rapidly, and they live a long time. More...

Calendar

October

Thursday, October 9 – 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

Dean E. Smith

1941-2014

Dean Edward Smith, 72, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, October 3, 2014 at his home.  Born October 26, 1941 in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Dallas Smith and Marie Stull Smith.  He was a retired construction superintendent for More...

Chauncey Whitacre

Chauncey L. Whitacre, 94, of Paw Paw, died Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at his home.  He is survived by his wife, Ila R. Whitacre.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and under the direction of Kimble Funeral Home in Paw Paw. More...

Lorraine L. Adams

1935-2014

Lorraine Lenore Adams, 79, of Hancock, died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at her home.  Born May 2, 1935 in Needmore, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Bradie and Lenore O’Rourke Truax and was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul S More...

Sports

Chip Shots

Let the games begin

Five games into the 2014 West Virginia University football season the Mountaineers have emerged with a 3-2 record; needing one more win to reach last season’s total of four wins. More...

Little league meeting

MCLL will hold its meeting for election of 2015 board members Sunday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the ball complex.  All present board members are requested to be present.   More...

Lady Indians earn split

This past week the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians were able to pick up a split in their games.  More...

Breaking News - 10/10/2014 11:20 AM

Trailer fire ends in arson arrest  Free Access 

Police have arrested a Morgan County man for the burning of a his mobile home at 700 Fox Hollow Lane on Wednesday morning.The trailer fire, which began shortly after 11 a.m., drew responders from Berkeley Springs, Hedgesville, Great Cacapon, Hancock, More...

Residents can register to vote until Tuesday

Morgan County residents who are 18 years old have until October 14 to register to vote in the November 4 general election. More...

CNB Bank chosen as parade Grand Marshal

CNB Bank, Inc. will be honored as the parade grand marshal for the 41st annual Apple Butter Festival. The parade kicks off the festival this Saturday, October 11, at 9 a.m.  More...

News

Widmyer wetlands to be dedicated

A restored wetland area will be dedicated and five educational kiosks unveiled on Monday, October 13 at noon. More...

Fall fire season now in effect

The West Virginia Division of Forestry reminds residents that the state’s fall forest fire season runs through December 31. During these three months, daytime burning is prohibited from the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Commissioners put off The Pines open house pending Berkeley County input

The Morgan County Commission is once again considering doing a major refurbishment themselves at The Pines Opportunity Center, and has put off an open house at the former hospital until they meet with the Berkeley County Council.  More...

Letters

Studying our state

Dear Editor:  I hope you have been doing well. My name is Eduardo Mendoza and I am a student at B. Gale Wilson Elementary School in Fairfield, California. I am in the fifth grade and Ms. Andrus is my teacher. More...

Cowles & electric rates

Dear Editor:  Delegate Daryl Cowles says the thousands of dollars his campaign gets from corporate interests — pharmaceutical, fossil fuels, and utilities, among others — has no effect on the decisions he makes on our behalf in Charl More...

Police image important

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What's Happening

Saturday Zombie walk benefits Morgan County Partnership

A Zombie Walk will be held Saturday, October 11. It is a time to have fun and celebrate a great time of year. Participants are encouraged to come up with a theme and stay in character as much as possible. Remember this is not a speed-walking event. More...

Soup kitchen continues to serve after 10 years

The Meal Time Community Kitchen was formed by a group of individuals, churches, businesses and Starting Points 10 years ago.  Today the soup kitchen continues where Starting Points offers space, staffing and fiscal management, while churches and More...

Wetlands nature walk

There will be a nature walk at the Widmyer wetlands on Wednesday, October 8, 9 a.m.  Norman Dean, Master Gardener, will help participants identify wild flowers in the area. More...

Police & Safety

Two plead in Circuit Court, Ward sentencing delayed

Circuit Court Judge Christopher Wilkes accepted two pleas during last week’s hearings in Morgan County Circuit Court.  Thomas L. Cahill, 22, of Waynesboro, Pa. pled guilty to petit larceny, a misdemeanor. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Sheldon McDonald, 32, of Vera Green Lane, Hedgesville, was sentenced to ten days in jail and $440 in fines and costs for driving under the influence. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  September 28  ATV and destruction of property complaint, Rock Gap Road.  Complaint of stolen motorcycle, Congress Street.  Breaki More...

School News

Local college named to 2015 Military Friendly Schools list

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the leader in connecting the military and civilian worlds.  More...

Open House

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is hosting an Open House, Wednesday October 15, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at its Technology Center located at 5550 Winchester Avenue in Martinsburg.  More...

President’s List

WVU   Students from the Morgan County area making the President’s List for the Spring Semester 2014 at West Virginia University include:  Berkeley Springs: McKenzie Ambrose, Brenton Arrington, Nativa Kesecker, John Langenstein, Charlo More...