April 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Contractor selected for Streetscapes project

The Streetscapes project has taken another big step forward. On Friday, April 1 at a pre-construction conference, the Town of Bath signed a contract with Wolf Creek Contracting of Waterford, Ohio.  More...

Grand Jury met Tuesday

The April term of the Morgan County Grand Jury met yesterday morning, Tuesday, April 5 in Morgan County Circuit Court. More...

Opinions

Take the chance

Tomorrow night’s public hearing about the proposal to raise the county’s Ambulance Fee to $150 is the last one on the topic before county officials decide which direction to go. More...

The open road is calling

Artwork at the State Capitol complex in Charleston promised excitement and freedom for mid-century travelers on our state’s highways and byways. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

April 6, 1938 - The Civilian Conservation Corps established Camp Kanawha in the Kanawha State Forest. More...

What's Happening

Meet the Board of Education candidates

The American Federation of Teachers-Morgan County will host a “Meet the Candidate” event for the three candidates running for Board of Education.  The event will be held Thursday, April 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. More...

DAR attends state conference

Nine members of the Ye Towne of Bath Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently attended the 111th West Virginia DAR State Conference held at the Greenbrier on March 11-13. More...

Ukulele Club

BlackCat Music's monthly Ukulele Club will meet Friday, April 8, 5:30 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

County Agent’s Corner

304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/  Educational Opportunities Abound for Agriculture Businesses  Appalachia Grows: Beginning & Small Farms Conference April 9 at Garrett College.  More...

Mother, boyfriend charged for letting child starve

A mother accused of not seeking medical care for her six-year-old child and letting the child become severely malnourished has been charged by police with felony child neglect.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  March 27  911 hang-up, Laurel Avenue.  Domestic dispute, River Road, verbal.  EMS assisted, Douglas Lane.  March 28  More...

School News

Peaks present masterclass in music and dance

Berkeley Springs artists Jennifer Carpenter-Peak, Bob Peak and Lhasa Peak presented a masterclass in Middle Eastern music and dance at the Washington County, Md., Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. More...

Prime focus at Widmyer Elementary is reading, math and student support

Widmyer Elementary continues its work to improve student proficiency in basic skills and to address student needs. More...

Peak wins second in state video contest

The West Virginia State Bar and the state Department of Education have announced the winners of their collaborative 2016 Video Competition.  Berkeley Springs High School ninth grader Lhasa Peak was selected as the second place winner of the comp More...

Natural gas proposal would bring service, distribution line here

Mountaineer Gas Company of West Virginia has asked the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) to approve a plan to extend the company’s natural gas distribution lines from Martinsburg into Morgan County, and connect to a gas transmission More...

Final hearing Thursday on Ambulance Fee hike

The last of three public hearings held by the Morgan County Commission and the Morgan County Ambulance Authority on a proposal to increase the county’s Ambulance Fee will take place tomorrow night, Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. More...

Two charged, cash and drugs seized in Thursday drug raid

Two men were arrested and charged with multiple counts of drug dealing last Thursday, March 31, following a police search of a Berkeley Springs residence by the Morgan County Sheriff’s department.  More...

News

DOT reminds candidates of advertising laws

With the campaign season in full swing, Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox wants to remind all political candidates and groups of the strict regulations regarding outdoor advertising.  More...

EDA awarded marketing grant

The Morgan County Economic Development Authority was recently awarded a $2,500 marketing grant from the West Virginia Development Authority. More...

Seventeen Year Cicadas

Cicadas are big, fat looking insects, with very noticeable red eyes, a long tubular dark colored body and enormous yellowish wings. More...

Letters

Checking on Charleston

Dear Editor:  So what happened in Charleston this year?  Well, our 2016 Republican-dominated West Virginia legislature, facing a tanking economy and a grim budget shortfall, bravely flexed its ideological muscle and came up with...yes, you More...

Funds needed for community building

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Library needs your help

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Obituaries

Mary “Jane” Selph

1943-2016

Mary “Jane” Selph, 72, of Weeki Wachee, Florida, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at HPH Hospice Care Center, Brooksville, Florida.  She was born on September 23, 1943 in Berkeley Springs daughter of the late Eleanor McCusker, and her More...

H. Wayne Peterson

1928-2016   H. More...

Joshua M. Bragg

Joshua Matthew Bragg, 21, of Fairmont, died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Fairmont Regional Hospital, Fairmont.  Full obituary will be in next week’s edition of The Morgan Messenger.  Arrangements by Helsley- Johnson Funeral Home & C More...

Sports

Lady Indians sweep Pendleton County

The Lady Indians Softball team has improved to 10-1 after sweeping Pendleton County in a double header on Tuesday, March 29.  In game one the Lady Indians earned a 4-0 victory.  Senior Makenah Harrington earned a win on the mound, bringing More...

Clatterbuck Tournament ends in draw

The Berkeley Springs High School Varsity Baseball team hosted the fourth annual Ron Clatterbuck Tournament, featuring the Keyser Golden Tornado and the Paw Paw Pirates on Tuesday, March 29. More...

Track teams finish second

In their second meet of the season, Berkeley Springs High School’s boys and girls track teams gave another strong performance at Thursday, March 31 meet in Keyser, both teams earning a second place finish.  The Lady Indians finished in sec More...