July 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Many here answering the call for flood recovery help

Residents of Morgan County have been harnessing their desire to help fellow Mountaineers in the southern part of the state in a wide variety of ways.  Some have travelled directly to towns hit by flooding June 23 and June 24, lending a hand in c More...

Opinions

Missing the forest for the trees

Last week’s decision by the West Virginia Division of Forestry to lay off 37 state foresters on July 15 is so shortsighted that it defies logic. More...

Storm clouds gathering

Amy Jones took these photos from the front deck of her home on Morgan's Ridge just south of Cacapon State Park the day Berkeley Springs experienced the microburst weather phenomenon -- Thursday, June More...

Time to quit is now

Many of us--perhaps most of us-- have friends and family members who have suffered gruesome and painful deaths because of tobacco. More...

Columns

Northern Pike and Bullfrogs

IN THE WILD

We got married in 1965. Both of us are biologists, and we share a love for wildlife and the outdoors generally. More...

Obituaries

Marguerite A. Young

Marguerite A. More...

Charlotte M. Youngblood

1926-2016

Charlotte Virginia McCoy Youngblood, 90, of Fayetteville NC, died Sunday, July 3, at midnight.  More...

Doris L. Kesecker

1932-2016

Doris LaFaun Exline Kesecker, 84, of Winchester and formally of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Westminster-Canterbury Center in Winchester.  Born May 26, 1932 in Hancock, Md., the daughter of the late Elsie Weaver Exline Kers More...

School News

Local teens participated in “Project Sticker Shock”

The Morgan County Partnership worked with local teens and retailers on June 20 to implement "Project Sticker Shock," a community awareness campaign and underage drinking prevention strategy designed to enforce the underage drinking laws.  More...

Association names Banks West Virginia School Superintendent of the Year

Morgan County Schools Superintendent David Banks was chosen as the West Virginia Superintendent of the Year at the West Virginia Association of School Administrators summer conference at the Canaan Valley resort on Wednesday, June 29.  County sc More...

Three county schools damaged by hail during the June 16 microburst

Warm Springs Middle School, Warm Springs Intermediate School and Berkeley Springs High School received damage to their rooftop heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units from large hail that accompanied the June 16 microburst in Berkeley More...

Area fire companies still filling in as damages calculated from Great Cacapon station loss

Morgan County’s 911 Director has reassured the community that Great Cacapon fire calls are being fielded  by multiple agencies in the wake of a July 5 fire that left the Great Cacapon Vounteer Fire Company station in ruins. More...

Paid EMS crews working out of Paw Paw station

Starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, ambulance calls in Paw Paw were being answered by crews from the Morgan County Rescue Service, not Paw Paw Fire & Rescue.  More...

Paw Paw hosts Independence Day fest

This young woman went all out to show her American pride at Paw Paw’s festival. More photos page 16. More...

“Green” cells promise better downtown drainage, trees

Contractors put in place new sidewalk drainage and filtering system as part of the downtown Berkeley Springs Streetscapes project last Thursday, June 30.  More...

News

Morgan County Fair activities

The Morgan County Fair activities kick off on Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m. with registration at 10 a.m. More...

Firefighters train in Colorado

Four members of the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company traveled to Pueblo, Colorado for training late last month. More...

School board continues free student meals

The Morgan County School Board approved continuation of free breakfasts and lunches for students in all county schools through the county’s enrollment in the Community Eligibility Program. Their action came at their June 19 meeting.  More...

Letters

They “Became Involved” - so can you

Dear Editor:  In July we observe the Wonderful People Habit to "Become Involved." Because we celebrate our forefathers and the birth of our country in July, we celebrate our activist heritage of "Becoming Involved" with Patriot Red.  More...

Positive experience

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

Thrift shop closes

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Concert series opens Saturday

Jim Donovan and the Sun King Warriors kick off the 30th anniversary season of Morgan Arts Council’s Concerts in the Park when the seven-piece group brings its music to Berkeley Springs State park on Saturday, July 9.  More...

July

Thursday, July 7 – Pleasant View Com. Center meet, 7 p.m. – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Kaw Kaw Peyon 4-H, 7:30, homes – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. More...

Police & Safety

Streetscape this week: Work on Fairfax & Washington

Last week, placing of new sidewalk began along the buildings on Washington Street from the Star Theatre to Tari’s Restaurant.  More...

Court Report

Municipal Judge Thomas Panebianco presided over recent hearings in the Town of Bath municipal court.  May and June sentences:  More...

On the public docket

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