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Thirty years since the ’85 flood

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Opinions

It’s a business

Yesterday, Ohio voters decided whether or not to change their state constitution to legalize recreational marijuana. As The Washington Post reports, the Ohio amendment doesn’t just allow residents to use pot for their own personal purposes. More...

A quiet river, this autumn

No sign of the raging floodwaters of 30 years ago in this recent photo of the Potomac River by George Miller. More...

Wish I’d said that

Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   November 4-5, 1985 - Heavy rains led to devastating floods in parts of West Virginia. More...

Obituaries

Michael A. Bland

1946-2015

Michael Alan Bland, 69, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, October 29, 2015.  Born June 21, 1946 at Garfield Hospital in Washington, D.C. he was the son of the late Thomas Clayton, Jr. More...

Elizabeth A. Arnold

1949-2015

Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Arnold, 66, of Winchester, Va., died Friday, October 30, 2015.  She was born June 20, 1949 in Cumberland, Md. and was the daughter of the late Roy Preston Arnold and Mary Bailey Arnold.  More...

Phyllis L. Cain

1929-2015

Phyllis Loraine Cain, 86, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, November 1, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.  Born November 1, 1929 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Charles Alvin and Ella Isabelle Young McBee.& More...

Sports

BSHS Cross Country crowned State Champions

Halloween celebrations were put on hold in Berkeley Springs on Saturday night as the town welcomed home the Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country teams from the West Virginia State Championship meet in Ona. More...

Indians trample Rams 35-8

Berkeley Springs High School’s Varsity football team earned their second win of the season on Friday, October 30, defeating Southern Garrett 35-8.  The game started with a massive momentum swing in the Indians favor.  More...

Lady Indians Volleyball heads to sectionals

The Berkeley Springs High School Varsity volleyball team headed to sectionals on Tuesday, November 3 after suffering two hard losses earlier in the week.  On Monday, October 26 both the JV and Varsity volleyball teams took on Keyser for their fi More...

Flanigan takes over as local State Police commander

Sgt. J.B. Flanigan worked his first day as commander of the Berkeley Springs detachment of the West Virginia State Police this Monday, November 2.  Flanigan, a 12-year veteran of the State Police, took over from Sgt. A.T. More...

Cacapon says goodbye to Ambrose after decades of park service

Tom Ambrose doesn’t like to talk about himself. But he will talk about the park. His park. More...

News

Church Directory

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 180 South Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, 304-258- 2440 - Sunday service 9 a.m. Rev. Brian Shoda.   More...

November is Home Care Month

More than 11 million Americans receive homedelivered health care from home health care providers. More...

Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society to meet

Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet on the second Tuesday, November 10 at the First United Methodist Church on Green Street at 1 p.m.  Vice President, Harold Michael conducted the meeting in October due to the absence of More...

Letters

Flag stirs memories

Dear Editor:  We have seen, recently, an upsurge in displays of the Confederate battle flag. I’m informed that these displays are a celebration of “southern heritage.” I am writing to share my own southern heritage.  More...

Broader representation

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Cars, guns & blame

Dear Editor:  In support of Mr. Tom Collins’ letter. He is correct on all accounts. It wasn’t the car that ran over those people. It wasn’t the gun that shoots people. More...

What's Happening

Tree planting

WV Project Community Tree will be planting 24 trees at the First United Methodist Church property at 440 Fearnow Road, Berkeley Springs on Saturday, November 7, 9 a.m. More...

Scouting For Food

The local Boy Scouts, Pack 12, Troop 12, Troop 81, Troop 121 and Pack and Troop 27 will be canvassing the local neighborhoods on Saturday, November 7, with door hangers for the traditional "Scouting For Food" drive.  Each year they collect canne More...

Starting Points playgroup

Jennifer Carpenter-Peak of TarabRaqs Middle Eastern Music & Dance and Jensuya Belly Dance will be presenting a free workshop, Magic Carpet Ride, for Morgan County Starting Points' Playgroup on Th More...

Police & Safety

From victim to survivor: One woman’s struggle against the many forms of domestic violence

Domestic violence can involve many different types of abuse. More...

Reserve officers donate to addiction support group

The Morgan County Deputy Reserves donated $100 to the Life or Drugs organization on Tuesday, October 27. More...

Scam uses fake customer service numbers

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning consumers to make sure they are dialing the correct customer service number for their debit and credit cards.  More...

School News

Schools look at energy use, costs for savings

Morgan County Schools has implemented a new energy management program in hopes of saving on electricity costs at the county’s seven schools. More...

Sixth graders plant trees at middle school

Warm Springs Middle School sixth graders learned the ins and outs of tree planting with Cacapon Institute Watershed Education Specialist Molly Barkman and Executive Director Frank Rodgers on October 8.  More...

Potomac State College to host ‘Open House’

Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University will host an Open House event on Wednesday, November 11.  The Open House provides an opportunity for prospective students and their families to visit the campus and interact with current st More...