October 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County schools surprised by new state aid cut

Morgan County School officials said they were “stunned” last week by a new $136,619 cut to this year’s state aid, announced recently by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. More...

Opinions

Run, turtle, run!

Emotions ran high at the annual Turtle Race, with spectators cheering and coaxing the contestants toward the finish line. More...

An unexpected adventure: Skunk in a jar

The last thing you want to see in your backyard is a full-grown skunk in distress. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

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Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  October 4  Accident, Sheetz parking lot, no injuries.  Domestic dispute, Shady Tree Lane, verbal.  Suspicious vehicle, Mawani Lan More...

On the public docket

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

Two hurt in Paw Paw accident

A two-vehicle accident on Friday morning at the Route 9/Route 29 junction outside of Paw Paw sent two people to the hospital with injuries.  Corporal M.G. More...

Water pipe project “almost done” says town

At the Bath council meeting on Tuesday, October 6, Randy Watson, Project Manager from Thrasher Engineering, said that the final phase of the ongoing waterworks project is “almost done.”  More...

Greenwood blaze claims home

Firefighters from four states responded to a structure fire last Wednesday, October 7, that destroyed a family home in the Greenwood area of southern Morgan County.  More...

Local student scores mixed on state proficiency exams

Local student proficiency scores on the new West Virginia General Summative Assessment show ups and downs for Morgan County schools in English/Language Arts and Math.  More...

News

Love Letters on stage at the Ice House

Morgan Arts Council presents Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, onstage at the Ice House, Saturday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Demo work on Fairfax building to start again Monday

Work to take down a threestory historic storefront destroyed by fire in April will start again on Monday after a six-week pause.  Demolition work was suspended in August after the top floor façade of 31 Fairfax Street was removed and the street More...

Paw Paw Senior Citizens monthly meeting

The Paw Paw Senior Citizens met at the center on Thursday, October 1. There were 42 attendees.  President Brown Norton called the meeting to order. The minutes from the September meeting were read and approved.  More...

What's Happening

Community rally Oct. 20

The Life or Drugs Support Group and Morgan County Partnership are organizing a Community Rally on Tuesday, October 20, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Refuge Church, located by the 7-11 Convenience Store in Berkeley Springs.  More...

Zombie Walk 2015 sponsored by Morgan County Partnership

The Berkeley Springs Zombie Walk will be held on Saturday, October 24. Participants are encouraged to have a theme and stay in character as much as possible. Remember this is not a speedwalking event. More...

Free talk on acupuncture

Free information talk at The New Earth Granary, 143 North Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs on Saturday, October 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on addiction to transformation through the Chinese Five Elements and auricular acupuncture.  More...

Sports

Indians snap losing streak

Both the Berkeley Springs High School Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer Teams suffered losses to Frankfort and Keyser this week, but on Monday, October 12 - Senior Night for both teams, the boys were able to snap their losing streak and beat Hampshire 5- More...

Indians fall to Vikings, 20-15

The Berkeley Springs High School Varsity Football team traveled to Petersburg on Friday, October, 9 where they were defeated 20-15.  “We hurt ourselves,” Berkeley Springs coach Matt Puffenberger said, but he also acknowledged that th More...

Wolves in playoff

Wolves 41 - Bills 6   Behind a punishing ground attack the Freshman Wolves pounded the South Berkeley Bills 41-6 to clinch a playoff spot in the TCYFL playoffs. The Wolves had 327 yards rushing.  More...