July 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Lottery open for Cacapon deer hunt

Plans to extend state park “controlled hunts” to Cacapon State Park in December have been solidified by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, and hunters can now apply to be part of the event.  More...

Internet tower proposed

Ron Martin of internet service provider JGM Solutions has applied for a building permit from the Town of Bath to build a 100-foot tower behind his building at 303 North Washington Street to provide internet service to town residents. More...

Community garden staying on Wilkes Street lot

By a unanimous vote, Town of Bath council moved to keep the community garden by town hall and refuse the offer from Warm Springs Public Service District (WSPSD) to purchase that lot to build an office.  More...

News

DEP reminds public of changes related to reporting water use

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection wants to remind the public about new requirements related to large water withdrawals from surface or groundwater sources. More...

Gypsy Moth suppression program

Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick is urging West Virginia landowners to help the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) fight gypsy moths, the state's number one forest pest, through the Cooperative State- County-Landowner (CSCL) Gypsy Mo More...

New tree assets discovered

A 2015 study performed by the Cacapon Institute has revealed new information; the Town of Bath has previously unknown assets worth almost $20,000 in annual benefits.  This information was determined as the result of a volunteer led tree survey i More...

What's Happening

Hospice event at Troubadour

The Troubadour Restaurant and Music Park will host the 11th Annual Gaylen "June" B. Shaw Jr. Memorial fundraiser to benefit Hospice of the Panhandle on Sunday, July 26, 1 p.m. with Nashville recording artist Elaini Arthur.  More...

Soul-rock band performs

The 29th season of Morgan Arts Council’s Summer Concerts in the Park continues on Saturday, July 18, 5:30 p.m. with Shane Meade & the Sound. More...

Attention farmers

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture offers Nutrient Management Plans at no cost to farmers. A Nutrient Management Plan includes soil testing, spreader calibration, crop planning, and manure testing.  More...

Sports

Hot Rods

Morgan County Little League - Nine-10 - Hot Rods - front row, left to right: Branden Pindell, Gabriel Clark, Riley Albanese, Devon Norton and Trenton Michael. More...

Bandits

Morgan County Little League - T-ball - Bandits - front row, left to right: Davis Munson, Noah Hutchinson, Kyle Bland, Austin Gentile, Ashton Henry, Conner Maconaughey, Taylor Henry, Jackson Marshall More...

State Board seeking feedback on school policies

The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) placed several policies out on a 30- day public comment period during its monthly meeting and wants to hear back from educators, parents, students and others.  The policies can be reviewed and comment More...

Breaking News - 7/20/2015 8:08 PM

Jury finds McCoy guilty of second-degree murder  Free Access 

Following roughly five hours of deliberation today, a Morgan County jury of seven women and five men found Wesley A. McCoy, 25, of Berkeley Springs guilty of second-degree murder in the 2014 stabbing death of Justin Buell. More...

Breaking News - 7/16/2015 6:36 PM

Judge says McCoy murder trial could head into Monday

Jurors and attorneys will head into the third day of the murder trial of Wesley A. More...

All-Star Team wins State Championship

The Morgan County Little League 50/70 All-Star Team celebrates after capturing the state baseball title last weekend.The 50/70 All-Star Team West Virginia State Champions will travel to Apopka, Fla. More...

Joe’s Radio Shop closes after 67 years  Free Access 

Most of the stuff still left in the back room of Joe’s Radio Shop last week could have been called “obsolete” by modern standards. More...

Crossroads Weekend  Free Access 

Tournament fishing was a favorite pastime for Swaim  Free Access 

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Opinions

Demand a better plan

Rumors come and go on a regular basis about big chain stores coming to Berkeley Springs or the surrounding area. Last week, we heard from a few people that Tractor Supply Company was nosing around for real estate south of town.  More...

Patterns of nature

Summertime is full of dragonfly action. More...

Wish I’d said that

After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.  —Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)  British writer  If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,&rdq More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   More...

IN THE WILD

More Snake Stories  Faithful readers of this column may recall that a while ago I wrote about having an “eye” for seeing arrowheads, lost coins on the ground, and four leafed clovers. I forgot to include snakes. More...

Obituaries

Garreth F. Goller

1937-2015

Garreth "Gary" F. More...

Lewis J. Hendershot, Jr.

1941-2015

Lewis Jackson “Jack” Hendershot, Jr, age 73, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Thursday, July 2, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.  Born November 19, 1941, in Hancock, Md., he was the son of the late Lewis Jackson More...

John P. Beyer

1934-2015

John Paul Beyer, 80, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at his home.  Born June 20, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Adolph and Mary Sweeney Beyer.  He retired from Lockheed Martin and had resided in Berke More...

School News

Summer reading program events

The library will be highlighting everyday heroes in the community, and there will be activities for all ages at various locations around the county. Regular Library Story Time will continue through the summer at 11 a.m. on Mondays.  More...

NARFE July meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Morgan County Chapter 2263 will hold their monthly meeting at Cacapon State Park dining room on Tuesday, July 21.  Dutch treat lunch and fellowship at noon with meeting to follow at 1 More...

Senior Life Services Activities

Thursday, July 16 - Breakfast at the truck stop.  Friday, July 17 - Bingo 10; tap dancing 10.  Monday, July 20 - Isometric exercise 8:45; nifty gifty 10-1; canasta 9; computer class 10.  Tuesday, July 21 - Bingo 10.  Wednesday, Ju More...