December 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Peer takes over as State Police commander at local barracks

Corporal Allen Todd Peer of the West Virginia State Police was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and became Detachment Commander for the Berkeley Springs barracks of the State Police Monday, December 1. More...

Opinions

Right at the corner

This postcard of the Hotel Dunn, which once stood at the corner of Mercer and Fairfax Streets, was discovered by Dennis Keplinger of Berkeley Springs at a flea market. More...

Gag order keeps issue in the dark

Media outlets in West Virginia are being joined by the Wall Street Journal in their challenge of US District Judge Irene Berger’s gag order about the federal case against longtime Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. More...

Letters

Ode to simple gifts

Dear Editor:  With the holidays just around the corner, I see people making their lists and checking it twice, although I don’t see as many local shoppers. More...

Deny development

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Stockings made by local artist

Dear Editor:  The cheery, Christmas-y photo on the front page last week showed Victorian stockings hanging on a mantle that are in the Wrap It Up show at the Ice House. I am sorry that the artist who created them was not given credit. More...

What's Happening

Paw Paw Christmas parade this Saturday, December 6

The Paw Paw Parade Committee will sponsor its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6 beginning at 4:30 p.m. More...

Toys 4 Tots campaign

The Berkeley Springs Lions Club in cooperation with the United States Marine Corp. will hold their annual Toys 4 Tots drive.  Toys 4 Tots has been serving the community for over 30 years. More...

Open Mic Night

BlackCat Music Shop is sponsoring their Free Open Mic Night Friday, December 5, 6:30-10 p.m.  This monthly event is hosted by local musician, Jim Fredo and is open to all musicians, singers and songwriters. More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Jeffrey Eugene Crabtree, Jr., 26, of Henry Miller Boulevard, Paw Paw, was sentenced to six months in jail and $290 in costs for possession of a controlled substance (Marijuana). More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  November 23  Unattended death, George Street, no foul play suspected.  Well-being check, Whisner Avenue, secure.  Larceny complai More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the More...

School News

Pleasant View keeps focus on reading & expands digital access

Pleasant View Elementary is continuing its emphasis on reading with new Principal Keri Cunningham-Chilcote at the wheel this year. The school in eastern Morgan County has 120 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.  More...

Honor Roll

Warm Springs Middle School

First Nine Weeks   “A” honor roll  More...

School personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following personnel changes and actions at their November meetings:  Lexa Kirk was hired as a substitute teacher, starting November 5.  Service personnel  Diane Clark was employed as a substi More...

Police searched for Morgantown shooter here

Monday’s police search for the man suspected of shooting and killing four people in the Morgantown area extended to Morgan County on Monday night after a tip that Jody Lee Hunt, 39, may have come to make contact with a local resident.  More...

Planners to consider retail store at Oakland Road

The Morgan County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next Tuesday, December 9 on a request by Cacapon Associates to turn a residential property into a mixed use development at the corner of Oakland Road and U.S. More...

First week deer count

Hunters have taken bucks, doe, plus a few bear across Morgan County, as the fall hunting season continues. More...

News

Arts Council launches broadcast project

The Morgan Arts Council (MAC) launches its Digital Media Center for Community Engagement (DMC) with a free orientation session on Tuesday, December 9, 7-9 p.m. More...

Photos of Edward Payne surface

Sue Parker of the Morgan County Historical Society shared these photos of Edward Glenjoy Payne, who was the subject of her two-part article last month. More...

Give wisely at the holidays

West Virginia’s Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges consumers to carefully evaluate charitable organizations before giving donations this holiday season.  More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

White-tailed Buck Rubs

I thoroughly enjoy seeing deer in back of our home, and I suppose I am encouraging them to show themselves by placing a block of salt just at the edge of the woods. However, come to find out, there is a price to pay. More...

Wish I’d said that

If someone bases his or her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   December 3, 1787 - James Rumsey demonstrated the steam engine he invented on the Potomac River near Shepherdstown. More...

Obituaries

John F. Hansbury

1939-2014

John Francis Hansbury, 75, of Great Cacapon, died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.  Born March 29, 1939 in Dorchester, Mass., he was the son of the late Edward Michael and Laura Ann Curran Hansbury.  More...

Mary E. Roche

1932-2014

Mary Eleanore Roche, 82, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, November 28, 2014 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.  Born February 9, 1932 in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles Bartholomew and Pauline Petronella Keller More...

Iris J. Forney

Iris Jean Tyson Forney, 90, long-time resident of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, died Thursday, November 27, 2014, at Asbury Methodist Village.  The daughter of the late Jesse Raymond Tyson and Minnie Lee Swayne Tyson, she is survived by her h More...

Sports

Youthful Lady Indians ready to hit the hardwood

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Basketball Team enters this season with a young and energetic squad. More...

Indians lacking experience as the season nears

Veteran Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Boys Basketball coach Jeremy Horvat enters the 2014-15 season looking for consistency with his program.  More...

Indian wrestlers ready to add to wrestling history

Berkeley Springs High School Indians wrestling head coach Dave Mundey enters his second season with a line up of freshmen starters.  The Indians feature a roster loaded with 10 freshmen, one senior, and a host of juniors and sophomores.  La More...