March 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Man gets suspended sentence for luring minor, making explicit film

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Opinions

The big gamble, and a lack of solutions

Somebody has promised our state legislators a big reward if they check off all the boxes on a list of pre-packaged laws during this session.  More...

Some of those early graduates

Graduation is already on the minds of many local young folks, so we were put in mind of this photo from our news archives. More...

Work week extends to Sunday

At The Capitol

With the 2016 regular session of the Legislature winding down to its final two weeks, legislators worked through the weekend – creating some consternation.  More...

What's Happening

BlackCat activities

BlackCat Music Shops Ukulele Club will be held Friday, March 4, 5 p.m. More...

New help for addictions

“Journey to Wholeness,” a new 12-step group program for those struggling with things that are hurting them or the people they love, will be held beginning Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m., at the Seventh-day Adventist Church (3606 Valley Road, U More...

Cacapon State Park reservoir hike

Cacapon State Park and other West Virginia State Parks and Forests welcome visitors to “Meet Parks in March” activities. A wide variety of events and activities occurs the weekend of March 4-6 and throughout spring months. More...

Police & Safety

Ward sentence upheld by State Supreme Court

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has said the 2015 sentencing of a Berkeley Springs man for sexually assaulting and abusing multiple children in Morgan County is not excessive and will stand despite an appeal by the man’s attorney. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

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Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  February 21  Telephone harassment, Wikes Street.  Domestic dispute, Martinsburg Road, arrest of one female.  Arrest of Evelyn Cot More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Luis A. H. Diaz, of Harrisonburg, Va., must pay a $200 fine and $260.25 in court costs and fees after pleading guilty to driving under the influence.  More...

School News

Middle school students compete in regional History Bowl

Eighth graders from Warm Springs Middle School and RESA 8 middle schools displayed their vast knowledge during the February 19 regional West Virginia State History Bowl tournament in Hampshire County.  Students covered West Virginia culture, geo More...

Art show celebrates youth art month

The Morgan Arts Council celebrates National Youth Art Month with the 18th annual exhibit of artwork created by local youth, showing at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs. Also part of the month’s activities is a children’s painting workshop. More...

Cacapon State Park wildlife signs walk

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a "Wildlife Signs Walk" at the Cacapon State Park in Morgan County on Saturday, March 12.  The event is free and anyone is welcome to join in.  More...

Head-on crash claims life of local woman

A high-speed, head-on collision along Martinsburg Road ended the life of a Berkeley Springs woman on Friday, February 26.  More...

Berkeley Springs picks international water winners

The 10 media judges selected and instructed by Water Master Authur von Wiesenberger to look, sniff and taste each water under guidelines similar to those in a wine tasting. More...

Paw Paw fire president to host meeting on ambulance, fire service March 10

Paw Paw Fire and Rescue president Mike McCready has announced a meeting to be held on Thursday, March 10 at the Paw Paw firehall to answer questions about fire and ambulance service in the town. More...

News

Wild And Wonderful Wolves at Cacapon State Park

Families of Morgan County and surrounding areas are welcome on Friday, March 11 to meet live wolf “Logan” and his trainers, Rachel Lauren and Matt Emmelhainz, for a program, “Co-Exist – Keeping the Wild Wonderful – and H More...

IN THE WILD

Rifle Practice  More...

Last week in the West Virginia State Senate

The West Virginia State Senate passed the 2016 Regulatory Reform Act last week. More...

Obituaries

Annette L. Williams

1957-2016

Annette L. Williams, 59, of Berkeley Springs died Friday, February 26, 2016.  Born January 30, 1957 in McConnellsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Carl E. Bain and Huldah M. More...

Philip W. Harmison

1934-2016

Philip Windell Harmison, 81, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born November 11, 1934 at North River Mills, he was the son of the late Charles Love and Lillian Aud More...

Paul Sherrard

1927-2016

Paul “Mick” Sherrard, 88, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Berkeley Springs Center, Berkeley Springs.  Born November 30, 1927 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late John Hamilton and Lillie Mae Catlett More...

Sports

Indians fall short at States

Eight Berkeley Springs High School wrestlers traveled to the 69th annual West Virginia State Tournament at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington last weekend.  Action kicked off on Thursday, February 25 and continued into Saturday, Februa More...

Renegades suffer second loss

The Renegades suffered their second loss of the season at the hands of the M&B Ballers at the Randy Smith Center in Inwood by a score of 20 to 15.  Coach Mark Rockwell said, “we played well at times but had turnovers at critical times More...

Indians fall to East Hardy, prepare for sectionals

The Berkeley Springs Boys Varsity Basketball team traveled to East Hardy for the last game of the regular season. Despite leading at the half, the Indians suffered a 77-82 loss at the hands of the cougars on Tuesday, February 23.  More...