December 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Great Cacapon book swap axed

Great Cacapon Post Office customers will soon be minus their welcoming book swap library that they’ve enjoyed for the past few years. More...

Opinions

All the holiday trimmings

The Park View Inn hosted many holiday parties over the years, as has The Country Inn – its successor. More...

Report won’t answer the real question

Yesterday’s news that a report would be released on interrogation techniques used on 9/11 suspects has many in Washington bracing for fallout around the world.  More...

Letters

Car check tips

Dear Editor:  Before packing up the car to head home for the holidays, make sure your vehicle is ready for the journey. More...

What's Happening

Blue Knights donate to Hospice

West Virginia V Blue Knights Motorcycle Club held their annual Christmas Dinner and check presentation to Hospice of the Eastern Panhandle on Saturday, December 6 at the Angus and Ale Restaurant in Berkeley Springs.  The Blue Knights is comprise More...

Support group

The support group for parents and their children with health challenges will have a meeting December 18, 6 p.m. More...

Holiday parking in Bath

Town officials have finalized which days the parking meters are covered in bags and parking is free throughout the Town of Bath. More...

Police & Safety

Great Cacapon man stabbed in domestic incident

Police were called to a domestic dispute that turned bloody on Friday, December 5 when a Great Cacapon woman stabbed her boyfriend multiple times.  Marian “Angel” Rager, 44, of Clarion Road was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff&r More...

Virginia grand jury indicts Berkeley Springs woman

A Frederick County Grand Jury indicted Victoria Dawn Michael Gilley last Thursday, December 4 on 14 counts of embezzlement from the Blue Ridge Dog Training Club in Winchester, Va.  More...

Police chase ends in Fulton Co.

A three-state police chase that ended in a Fulton County creek on Sunday night has resulted in criminal charges against Casey Tyler Sheeder, 22, of Harmonia Road in Warfordsburg.  More...

School News

Students win poetry contest

The Western Maryland Local Section of the American Chemical Society sponsors an illustrated poetry contest each year. More...

Free kids workshop

The Morgan Arts Council presents a free workshop for kids on Saturday, December 13, at the Ice House. Two sessions are available, at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. More...

High school teens learn Middle Eastern dance with TarabRaqs

Berkeley Springs High School physical education, dance students and special education students learned how to do the debke, a Middle Eastern folk dance, with TarabRaqs during two days of workshops on December 2 and 3.  More...

Hagerstown firm will do sidewalk project

Crumbling concrete steps and aging sidewalks are among the major items to be repaired at the county-owned Community Services Building along Green Street in Berkeley Springs once terms are finalized with contractors.  Concrete Central, a company More...

Highway officials choose pavers for Fairfax Street

During a meeting in Bridgeport last month, the West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) chose paving bricks over asphalt for resurfacing Fairfax Street in the middle of Berkeley Springs.  More...

911 radio system passes first test

New radio equipment switched on last week as part of the county’s move to improve emergency communications for responders was in the spotlight at last week’s meeting of the Morgan County Commission.  A demonstration of the radios was More...

News

Rockefeller reflected on his 50-year career in service to West Virginia

In delivering his farewell address to the United States Senate on Thursday, December 4, Senator Jay Rockefeller reflected on his 50 years of serving the people of West Virginia, his pathway to public service and the importance of social and public po More...

Charity clarity

How to recognize fraudulent charities:  — Evasive, vague or unresponsive answers to specific questions about the charity and how the money is used.  — Words making up a charity’s name closely resemble a more wellknown char More...

Health officials still urge seasonal flu shots though flu strain has changed

Area health officials and the Centers For Disease Control (CDD) are urging anyone that still hasn’t gotten a seasonal flu vaccine to do so. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Holiday package thefts a real seasonal hazard

One of the saddest trends in this country involves the number of people who brazenly walk up on the front porch of residences and steal packages of Christmas presents that have been ordered by mail and delivered while the residents are not home.  More...

Wish I’d said that

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light. More...

IN THE WILD

Rust

My good wife purchased a nice Christmas gift for me 49 years ago. It was a Belgium made 20 gauge superposed Browning shotgun with a modified lower barrel and a full choke on the upper barrel. More...

Obituaries

Carlyn Widmeyer

1925-2014

Carlyn “Bunny” Widmeyer, 89, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Autumn Acres Personal Care Center, Berkeley Springs.  Born February 20, 1925 in Berkeley Springs, daughter of the late Carl Weber and Ruth Michael Web More...

John J. Black

1937-2014

John Jeremiah Black, age 77, of Myersville, Md. passed away December 6, 2014.  Born February 18, 1937, Bridgeport, CT, to John B. More...

Sports

Freshmen help lead Tribe to wins at Eagle Duals

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Wrestling Team opened their 2014-15 winter campaign competing on December 5 and 6 at the Eagle Duals. More...

Lady Indians drop two in the Tip-Off Classic

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Varsity Basketball Team hosted the Reed Pharmacy Tip-Off Classic December 5 and 6. More...

Lady Indians rally to defeat Moorefield in opener

Scrappy could be the term to describe the 2014 Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians. They opened the 2014-15 campaign last Tuesday, December 2 at the friendly confines of their home gym against the visiting Moorefield Lady Yellow Jackets.  More...