July 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

School board members sworn in; committees approved

New Morgan County School Board member Pete Gordon and re-elected school board member John Rowland were sworn in by 23rd Family Court Circuit Judge Glen Stotler immediately before the school board’s July 5 meeting. More...

Opinions

A week of profound losses

Last Tuesday’s destructive fire at Great Cacapon’s fire station was a shock, and one that will linger a long time.  The company has served our community – the whole county – for 70 years. More...

Got you covered

A Great Cacapon firefighter slows down to wave at one of his fans at last year’s Fireman’s Festival and Parade. It was the 50th one hosted by Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company. More...

Letters

FBI not “PC”

Dear Editor:  Jim Fritz’s June 29 letter pertaining to “political correctness” (PC) in investigations conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation “incorrectly” implies PC in Bureau work products.  More...

Rising above Raindrops

Dear Editor:  Current events, especially here in West Virginia, have focused my heart and mind more intensely on how small events and actions can have sudden and tremendous consequences, for both good and ill.  More...

Right could be taken away

Dear Editor:  I am amazed at times of the writings of some people and their attitude of exceptionalism. I am referring to the letter in the June 29 issue of The Messenger written by Ms. Tomasello. More...

Obituaries

Ethel V. Shambaugh

1931-2016

Ethel Virgie Shambaugh, 85, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, July 4, 2016 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born April 3, 1931 in Brush Creek, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles Judson and Virgie Blanch F More...

Vincent E. Shambaugh

1939-2016

Vincent Eugene Shambaugh, 76, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, July 11, 2016 at his home.  Born September 21, 1939 in Magnolia, he was the son of the late Vernon W. Shambaugh and Lillian F. More...

Nina M. Dodson

1923-2016

Nina Mae Dodson, age 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Berkeley Springs Center.  Born August 13, 1923 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Julia Mae Stotler Stotler.  More...

Sports

MC After 3 free summer camp

MC After 3 Summer Camp 2016 is right around the corner. This camp is provided free of charge for upcoming sixth through 12th graders living in Morgan County. More...

Moco Jr. League will play for another State Championship

Morgan County Little League Junior League Baseball Division All-Stars Team, ages 12-14, headed into District 6 competition with a bullseye on their backs.  In the past this team has been extremely successful. More...

Chip Shots

I consider myself an avid player of the game of golf, which only means that I spend a lot of time and money doing it, not that I’m good at it. Somewhere along the line I became a member of the United States Golf Association. More...

Donations, support have kept Great Cacapon Department operational since July 5 fire

An outrush of regional donations of equipment and firefighting gear has kept the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Department operational in the wake of the devastating fire that struck their fire station on Tuesday, July 5. More...

Retired veteran walks 1,000 miles for soldiers & post-traumatic stress

Retired Navy Corpsman Marty Wills has been on a mission since Memorial Day. More...

News

Cuts, reallocations and Rainy Day fund balance end of year budget

The West Virginia Department of Revenue last week released numbers for the month of June, officially ending a fiscal year with a balanced budget.  More...

Church Directory

Unity of Berkeley Springs, New Earth Granary, 143 N. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, 304-268-4222 or 304-258-2954. Celebration service, 10 a.m. Rev. Anne Murphy-Oswald.   More...

Musicians sought for upcoming performance to benefit flood relief

Area orchestra and choir members are being sought to participate in “Orchestra of the Hills,” an upcoming performance to benefit high school music departments in West Virginia that were impacted by the June 23 flooding.   More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   July 13, 1861 - The Battle of Corricks Ford took place in Tucker County. Confederate Gen. Robert S. Garnett was killed. More...

County Agent’s Corner

Extension Service  West Virginia University  304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/  Morgan County Fair   More...

What's Happening

Black Sheep reggae band returns

The first reggae band ever to perform in Berkeley Springs returns to the Morgan Arts Council’s Summer Concerts in the Park series when Black Sheep performs on Saturday, July 16, 5:30 p.m. More...

July

Thursday, July 14 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Farm Bureau picnic July 16

The Morgan County Farm Bureau will be holding its annual membership picnic on Saturday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, rain or shine.  The Board of Directors will be supplying the meats, beverages and paper goods. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past two weeks:  June 26  Suspicious person, Quaint Acres, secure.  Well being check, Douglas Lane, secure.  Larceny complaint, Spielman Road More...

On the public docket

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

Michael duCellier graduates Mountaineer Challenge

Cadet Michael Joseph duCellier, the son of Michelle duCellier and Vincent duCellier of Berkeley Springs, has completed the requirements for graduation at the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy.  More...