March 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Easter Bunny gets egg hunt hopping

On Easter Sunday, families gathered in Berkeley Springs State Park for the annual Darcy MacLachlan Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 60.  Festivities kicked off at 1 p.m. More...

Opinions

Efforts to defeat extremists must be coordinated

During the last week, news of terrorist bombings in Brussels, Belgium and Lahore, Pakistan has sunk in bit by bit. Casualty numbers, details of how victims were targeted and names of those responsible have been on the minds of many around the globe. More...

An Easter party from the archives

Last weekend, local families were Easter egg hunting all over the place, including Berkeley Springs State Park, where this historic photo was taken. More...

Wish I’d said that

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule — and both commonly succeed, and are right. --H.L. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

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

What's Happening

Morgan County Democratic Conventions

The Morgan County Democratic Convention will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 9, at the Morgan County Courthouse, Commission Meeting Room.  More...

New Miss Morgan County to be crowned April 2

The Seventh Annual Miss Morgan County Scholarship Program is scheduled Saturday, April 2, 5 p.m. More...

April

Thursday, March 31 – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. Church – Starting Points Play Group, 1 p.m. – AA, St. Mark’s, 7:30 – Boy Scout Troop 27, Grace U.M. Church, 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Lady Indians improve to 8-1

After an incredibly long week of games, the Lady Indians softball team has improved to 8-1.  Six of those wins were earned this week, as was the team’s first loss of the season against Musselman on Saturday.  Even in the face of that More...

Berkeley Springs track teams start off strong

Berkeley Springs High School Track got off to a strong start this week, both the boys and girls team placed third at the Quinn Hoover Invitational in Clear Spring on Tuesday, March 22.  Boys  The Indians placed third with 83 points, followi More...

Chip Shots

Tourney thoughts  More...

Breaking News - 3/31/2016 4:28 PM

Two charged, cash and drugs seized in morning drug raid

Early this morning, two men were arrested and charged with multiple counts of drug dealing following a police search of a Berkeley Springs residence by the Morgan County Sheriff’s department. More...

Help “Make-it-Shine” in Greenway Cemetery

The Warm Springs Watershed Association is sponsoring a Make-it-Shine cleanup in Greenway Cemetery on Wednesday, April 6, 9 a.m. and will continue until the task is completed.  More...

County approves $5.8 million budget

Morgan County officials approved a $5.8 million 2016-2017 fiscal year budget on Monday, March 21 and have now submitted the document to the State of West Virginia for approval.  Budget workshops have been underway at the Morgan County Courthouse More...

Great Cacapon Ladies Auxiliary seeks ballfield from school board

The Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary has asked the Morgan County School Board to consider selling the group a ballfield located by the former Great Cacapon Elementary school.  Ladies Auxiliary vice president Lexa Kirk made t More...

News

Heironimous benefit concert

A concert to benefit Nolan Heironimous, featuring The Millers from Winchester, Va. and Morgan County’s own Stevens Family, will be held on Saturday, April 2, 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Baptist Church, 172 Winchester Grade Road.  More...

Miller seeks re-election as Magistrate

Hello, my name is Greg Miller. As a lifelong resident, it has been my privilege and honor to serve the citizens of Morgan County for the past 30 years. Shortly after graduating from Berkeley Springs High School, I began my career in public service. More...

Manchin amendments added to addiction bill in U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Senate passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 (CARA), bipartisan legislation that will combat the opioid epidemic nationwide, but believes more needs to be done.  More...

Letters

Wondering why

Dear Editor:  Why is the county in business spending all the taxpayers’ money on the old hospital buildings money pit of a building which they knew was in need of so much work? Why did they not sell it when they had a chance? More...

Value of a hearing

Dear Editor:  The first hearing on the doubling of the ambulance fee was well attended. I am glad to see the citizens of this community speaking out on this issue. More...

Obituaries

Donald J. List

1962-2016

Donald James List, 54, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at his home.  Born January 13, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was the son of Sharon Lynn Cole Soaper.  He was a Christian.  He attended public schools in Maryland.& More...

Kathy J. Miley

1952-2016

Kathy Jean Miley, 63, of Warfordsburg, Pa., died Friday, March 25, 2016, at her residence.  Born June 20, 1952, in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of Noramay Jean Payne Divelbiss Mellott, Hancock and the late Millard Clarence “Mel&r More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  March 20  Arrest of Daniel S. Dailey, 34, public intoxication.  Well being check on small child, Briarwood Circle, secure.  More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public.  Morgan County Government   More...

School News

Middle schoolers create caring bulletin

The Warm Springs Middle School sixth grade wing has been adorned with three inspirational bulletin boards filled with pictures and sayings students created that emphasized why “I Count,” “You Count” and “We Count.” More...

February students of the month

Berkeley Springs High School Senior Carrie Kesecker was named student of the month by her teachers. They said: She has such an uplifting attitude. More...

Lions Club donates flags to middle school

After getting a request from Warm Springs Middle School band director Ian Helmick for new school flags, the Berkeley Springs Lions Club came to the school’s aid, said Past Lions Club District Governor Glenn Ryburn.  More...