October 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Linda McGraw is 2015 Woman of Distinction

Berkeley Springs resident Linda Largent McGraw has been a whirlwind of energy with her long years of service to Morgan County Schools and the community.  The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital named McGraw as a 2015 Woman of Distin More...

Opinions

Make building an asset by letting it go

It’s a wise move for county officials to start making an exit plan from ownership of the Community Services Building. More...

A taste of the festival spirit

Getting a taste of freshly-cooked apple butter is one of the highlights of the annual Apple Butter Festival, which is here once again. More...

Valet, hose reel or wash stand?

Recent photos of an antique “whatsit” owned by Gladys Nunn sparked a flutter of research by our readers.  Tricia Strader thinks the object was a man’s personal wardrobe valet from the earlier part of the century.  Glenn H More...

What's Happening

Volunteers needed for tree planting

In partnership with the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District and West Virginia Department of Forestry, The Sleepy Creek Watershed Association needs help planting a 260-tree riparian buffer along Sleepy Creek on Spohrs Road on Saturday, October 17, More...

October proclaimed Breast Cancer Awareness month in Morgan County

The Morgan County Commissioners proclaimed October once again as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More...

Freedom of Speech topic of meeting

Several short video documentaries on the subject of Freedom of Speech will be presented at the Potomac Patriots meeting on Thursday, October 15. Political correctness, hate speech, inclusive language and sensitivity training will be examined.  More...

Obituaries

Danielle N. Clay

1980-2015

Danielle Natasha Clay, age 35, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Thursday, September 10, 2015 at WV University Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.  Born May 27, 1980 in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ronald Lee, Jr. More...

Lydia Rose Hitchcock Walker

1937-2015

On September 29, 2015,  Lydia Rose Hitchcock  Walker, of Berkeley Springs,  W.Va., breathed her last breath. More...

Sports

Acorn numbers down, but wildlife officials say hunting outlook still good

The state’s DNR Wildlife Resources Section released an annual survey of wildlife food sources across West Virginia last Wednesday, September 30, and the news for hunters appears to be good.  More...

Indians stung by loss to Yellow Jackets

Berkeley Springs Varsity Football hosted the Moorefield Yellow Jackets in their homecoming game on Friday, October 3.  The Indians gave an exhaustive effort through rain, wind, and mud but were unable to contain Moorefield who earned a 33-7 vict More...

Lady Indians fall to St. James

Berkeley Springs High School Volleyball had a short week thanks to the rainy weather.  The freshman, JV, and Varsity games scheduled for Tuesday, September 29 were canceled due to a leak in the gym.  The Lady Indians returned to action agai More...

Judge sides with county planners in Dollar General waiver suit

Morgan County Planner Alma Gorse notified county officials Thursday, October 1, that a Morgan County Circuit Court judge has issued a ruling in their favor in a civil land-planning suit.  More...

Commissioner wants county to unload former school

A discussion about renovation plans at The Pines Opportunity Center – the former War Memorial Hospital – turned to the fate of the Community Services Building last Thursday, October 1.  More...

BSHS Homecoming King & Queen

Elliot Lopp and Katelyn Schetrompf were voted Berkeley Springs High School Homecoming King and Queen. More...

News

Local author publishes new novel set in WV

Local author Conrad Trump has published his first novel, Parisa, with a response from the community that he calls “wonderful.”  More...

Gat Creek honored on Manufacturing Day

The Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce board president, Rebecca Stotler, right, presented Gat Caperton, left, and Gat Creek a certificate for being an exemplary business for the excel More...

Cohee hosts Meet & Greet

Judicial candidate Bridget Cohee was welcomed by Morgan County residents during her recent tour of the Eastern Panhandle to announce her race for Circuit Court Judge in the 23rd circuit, which includes Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties.  More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

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

Wish I’d said that

And then there is that day when all around, all around you hear the dropping of the apples, one by one, from the trees. More...

Robbed Again –Twice!

IN THE WILD

My wife makes dozens of quilts, table runners, wall hangings, dolls and a lot of other stuff from the fabric she cuts apart and then sews back together again. More...

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Classifieds

FOR SALE  DOUBLE Roll Coupon Tickets $8.00. For sale at The Morgan Messenger and The Hancock News offices. pd1/1- tfmh  YARD sale signs now available at The Morgan Messenger and The Hancock News offices. More...

Police & Safety

State files consumer complaint against VW

West Virginia’s Attorney General has filed a complaint against Volkswagen of America, Inc. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  September 20  Unwanted person, Fulton Road, subject left upon request.  Unauthorized use, Valley Road, advised caller options on a car More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Billy B. rocks schools with science, music & dance

Bill Brennan as Billy B., the natural science song and dance man, thrilled Morgan County students with his fun, interactive and high-energy Water Wonders environmental education shows from September 29 through October 2. More...

Berkeley Springs Program will focus on backyard habitats

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor an evening program in Berkeley Springs on Wednesday, October 21.  The program, entitled "Creating Healthy Backyard Habitats," will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Four local teens pen storybook about mountaintop removal

What do a group of young people find when they wander off away from a mountaintop removal protest in search of something more interesting? That’s the premise of Saving Annie’s Mountain, a new book by four Morgan County authors.  More...