November 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local couple aid traveler on flight

A recent flight to Texas took an unexpected turn for Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Seth Place and his wife, Breck Place, on October 25. More...

All dressed up for All Hallows Eve

Local students from grades pre-K to second grade got into costume and character on Halloween at Widmyer Elementary. See more Halloween characters, page 20. More...

Opinions

Editorial

Double-dog dare?

A reader wrote an anonymous letter this week to say they weren’t happy with the picture and story about the county’s first recorded same-sex marriage on the front page of our October 22 issue. More...

Wish I’d said that

Elections belong to the people. It is their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.  Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). 16th U.S President. More...

On a field trip to the Capitol

This 1945 photo shows four local girls on a seventh grade trip to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Union PACs sponsoring ads that target Republican candidates

It is interesting to learn that there is a “Honest West Virginians Political Action Committee.” Hopefully there is not a “dishonest West Virginia Political Action Committee as well.  More...

IN THE WILD

Norway spruce A few days ago, our five Norway spruce trees, lined up along the west side of our cabin, began raining down winged spruce seeds. They are huge trees that were obviously planted by someone More...

GREENWOOD and vicinity...

Greenwood School Book Fair Week will be Monday, November 10-14. The Book Fair will be open for parents on Thursday, November 13 5- 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Delmas F. Willey

1947-2014

Delmas Franklin “Frankie” Willey, 67, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Born March 2, 1947 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Ray Keith and Esther Lee Sto More...

LeEsta C. Shoup

1927-2014

LeEsta Catherine Shoup, age 87, of Hancock, Md., died on Friday, October 31, 2014 at her home while under the care of Hospice of Washington County.  Born February 17, 1927 in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late LeRoy Denton an More...

Harold W. Snyder, Jr.

1954-2014

Harold W. Snyder, Jr., 60, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, November 3, 2014 at Hospice of the Panhandle inpatient facility in Kearneysville.  Born July 29, 1954, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Harold William, Sr. More...

Sports

Reed, Haynes & Golden power Lady Indians to State Title

The one goal the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Cross Country Team had been training for since last fall’s third place finish at the WV State Cross Country Championships was conquered last Saturday, November 1. More...

Boys finish 4th at states

Led by sophomore Steven Shetler, the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Cross Country Team finished in an impressive fourth place last Saturday, November 1 at Cabell Midland High School in Huntington. More...

Indians fall to Northern Garrett

While a lot of families were out taking their kids trick or treating last Friday, October 31 for Halloween, the Berkeley Springs Indians and the Northern Garrett Huskies faced off in football action. More...

Breaking News - 11/4/2014 10:28 PM

Trump nabs Senate race  Free Access 

Trump upsets Cookman. More...

Breaking News - 11/4/2014 10:25 PM

Tuttle over Dugan  Free Access 

In the Morgan County Commissioner's race, political newcomer Republican Joel R. Tuttle has defeated incumbent Democrat Stacy Ann Dugan by a sound margin of 3,001 (59.52%) to Dugan's 2,031 (40.28%). More...

Car dragged under truck in three-car accident

One woman was hospitalized last Tuesday, October 28 after a collision pushed her vehicle under a tractor trailer on U.S. 522.  More...

Berkeley Springs girls win again

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News

Museum adds to Washington collection

The Museum of the Berkeley Springs recently added a replica uniform from the French and Indian War to its various artifacts related to George Washington. More...

A ring of mushrooms

Phil Spriggs of Berkeley Springs snapped a shot of a mysterious ring of white mushrooms growing in a field and into the woods near his house. More...

Potomac State military friendly

Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University announced that it has been named to the 2015 Military Friendly Schools list for a second consecutive year by Victory Media, a media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life More...

Letters

A Nation divided

Dear Editor:   John Webster wants someone to explain what the homosexual lifestyle is. Anti-gun people cannot understand why people want to have guns.  More...

WV & the GOP plan

Dear Editor:   Anticipating controlling both Houses of Congress, the Republican Party has announced its plan for the economy, an agenda that includes the proposals and omissions set forth below.  More...

What is marriage?

Dear Editor: First of all we have to ask — what is marriage? If marriage does not mean something, then it means nothing. The current interpretation of same sex unions is that if two adults love each other More...

What's Happening

Panorama at the Peak host local food entrepreneurs

The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) will present “State of the Plate,” a panel discussion featuring local food entrepreneurs, on Thursday, November 6, 5:30 p.m. More...

Habitat for Humanity meeting

Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle will host a community information meeting at Great Cacapon school, Spring Street, Great Cacapon on Thursday, November 6.  Supper served at 6 p.m. provided by Starting Points. More...

Free Open Mic Night

BlackCat Music Shop is sponsoring their Free Open Mic Night Friday, November 7, 6:30-10 p.m.  This monthly event is hosted by local musician, Jim Salman, and is open to all musicians, singers and songwriters. More...

Police & Safety

Stansbury admits to luring girls to make explicit films

Last month in Morgan County Circuit Court, Matthew J. Stansbury, 20, of Rudolph Lane, Great Cacapon pled guilty to nine felony counts of making and distributing sexually explicit materials depicting minors. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Clinton Thomas Patterson, 33, of Van Cleve Lane, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to one year and six months in jail plus $380 in fees for domestic assault.  More...

Traffic stop yields arrest for drug distribution

A defective equipment stop last Friday night led to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man for possession with the intent to deliver narcotic pills.  More...

School News

Resource center open

Hunter Ambrose, Jackson Ambrose, Charlotte Marshall and Jackson Marshall are visiting Morgan County Schools’ Resource Center located at the Board Office at 247 Harrison Avenue. More...

Schools using new online system for communication

Teachers, parents and students in all Morgan County Schools are now using the Engrade system to track grades, assignments and other student information online.  The program replaces the former Edline and GradeQuick software. More...