August 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Drinking in summer

Outside the Morgan County Courthouse, this honey bee was one of many sampling the pollen on a hot pink zinnia. photo by Kate Shunney More...

Opinions

A good promise

Much ado was made about the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid last week. When President Lyndon Johnson signed those programs into law on July 30, 1975, he changed the way the nation looked at medical care. More...

Dressed up and ready to sing

This photo from half a century ago (or more) appears to be of a children’s choir on the steps of the First United Methodist Church on Green Street in Berkeley Springs. More...

Making memories

Mountain Musings

Hope you’ve been enjoying my fishing series. It’s been a lot of fun talking with local folks about what they enjoy about fishing, where they fish and how they got involved in the sport. More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

Black Widow Spiders

We have black widow spiders around our cabin. I’ve found a few. I never worried much about them until I met a man who said he had twice been bitten by copperhead snakes and once by a black widow spider. More...

What's Happening

Back to School Bash

The Morgan County Partnership is sponsoring a Community Back to School Bash on Tuesday, August 11, 5-7 p.m. More...

Back To School Celebration

The American Legion Post 60, American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion will sponsor a Back To School Celebration Sunday, August 9, 1-4 p.m. More...

Blue Rhythm Boys next up for summer concert series

The Blue Rhythm Boys perform jazz and blues at the Morgan Arts Council’s summer concert series in Berkeley Springs State Park on Saturday, August 8, 5:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Book store owner enjoys the science of fly fishing

While books are his mainstay, Berkeley Springs Books owner Bert Lustig is also an avid fly fisherman. Lustig said he got into fishing as a kid with his dad and a brother. More...

Harrington & Powell place in Junior Bassmaster tourney

West Virginia fisherman made a strong showing in last month’s national Junior Bassmaster Championship in Tennessee, with Berkeley Springs angler Landon Harrington leading the team to a 10th place finish among 26 teams.  Harrington, a B.A.S More...

Chip Shots

Quicken Loans National

I just finished my third year as a volunteer at the Quicken Loans National golf tournament that was held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. More...

911 tower up, work shifts to radio install

Morgan County’s newest 911 radio tower is barely visible over the trees from Detour Road, but the 250-ft. More...

Fatal crash closes interstate

An early morning accident yesterday, August 4, along Interstate 70 left two people dead.  The accident happened shortly before 2:30 a.m., Maryland State Police said, with a passenger car and tractor trailer involved near Exit 3.  More...

News

Export business earns local employers state awards

Two local manufacturers were recognized by state officials late last month for their efforts to send Berkeley Springs-made goods to customers around the world.  Caperton Furnitureworks and Washington Homeopathic Products were among 46 business e More...

Plaza becomes Weber’s Barber Shop, continuing long tradition

Longtime Plaza Barber Shop barber B.J. Weber is now the owner of the shop, which was renamed Weber’s Barber Shop last month. More...

Collection of aluminum tabs donated

Angie Hiles of Berkeley Springs donated a large collection of 165 pounds of aluminum tabs to the Tri-State Daughters of the Nile on July 27. More...

Letters

More on herbicides

Dear Editor:  Having been sprayed a few years ago with glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup) while passing U.S. More...

Teens are inspiring

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Live with it

Dear Editor:  Although I left Morgan County in 2013, I still follow county politics, albeit now from a safe distance.  The election of 2012 (Hutchinson vs. Ford) was crucial/ clear cut. Mr. More...

Obituaries

Emilie L. Davis

1922-2015

Emilie Louise (Emmy Lou) Dake Davis was born in St. Louis, Missouri on August 18th, 1922. She was the daughter of Ella F. and Dr. Charles Laurence Dake of Rolla, Missouri.  More...

Donald R. McCumbee

1958-2015

Donald Reid “Yogi” McCumbee, 56, of Berkeley Springs, died on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Winchester Medical Center.  Born December 4, 1958 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of Armeta Mae Whisner McCumbee G More...

Kenneth E. Fry

1928-2015

Kenneth Eugene Fry, 87, of Berkeley Springs, formerly of Fairfax, Va., died Friday, July 17, 2015 at the home of his daughter while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born May 19, 1928 in York, Pa., he was the son of the late Frederick More...

School News

Schools System participating in Universal Free Meal Project

Students in all Morgan County Public Schools will have the opportunity to eat free breakfast and lunch at school. For the fourth year, the county is participating in a program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  More...

Variety keeps Boys & Girls Club campers on their toes

From science and technology to multicultural fare and making clay character movies, the Morgan County unit of Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle has been hopping with many kids’ activities during their sevenweek summer camp.  More...