September 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local young filmmaker to debut work at Shepherdstown festival

Jackson Heath, 13, of Berkeley Springs is the youngest filmmaker to participate in the 4th Annual Cut to the Chase Film Festival in Shepherdstown to be held on September 16-18.  “I’m really excited,” Heath said on Friday.  More...

Opinions

Hey Morrisey, Rx drug scourge is grown-up business

The latest in the West Virginia Attorney General’s campaign to prove how “out front” he is on the prescription drug abuse scourge was to announce today a kids contest to come up with public service announcements on the subject.Students in elementary More...

Back to basics

A few local happenings demand we think about the nature of public lands vs. More...

Closing out a Cacapon summer

Visitors and residents alike took to Cacapon State Park over the Labor Day weekend to close out the summer season of swimming, picnicking and boating. More...

What's Happening

Hancock Arts Council presents “Time Warp 1957”

They say you can’t go back in time, but “Time Warp 1957” defies the odds by transporting audiences back to a recording studio of September 1957 where performers are auditioning to win a recording contract with Time Warp Records.&nbs More...

Annual Walk with Tori

The sixth annual Walk with Tori will be held at Doubs Woods Park in Hagerstown, Md. on Sunday, September 11. Registration will start at 1 p.m. with the walk at 2 p.m.  More...

Humane Society annual dinner

The Humane Society of Morgan County, in Berkeley Springs, will have their annual dinner on Monday, September 19, at Cacapon State Park Lodge.  Dog trainer Pat Miller will give a presentation on behavior modification. More...

Police & Safety

Streetscape this week: Fairfax Street closed for excavation

Depending on weather conditions and progress on the south side of Fairfax Green, the westbound lanes of Fairfax Street along the courthouse and Fairfax Green will soon also be closed for demolition and reconstruction.  More...

On the public docket

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

Streetscape work taking shape downtown

Streetscape construction continued on the south side of East Fairfax Street last week.  Construction workers with Wolf Creek Contracting were removing the old brick surface and putting down gravel, which goes down before the concrete, said Justi More...

School News

Potomac State College Open House September 17

Potomac State College of West Virginia University has added an additional Open House on Saturday, September 17 for prospective students and their families to see their campus.  “By visiting an Open House event, students and their families More...

First Little Library goes up in Great Cacapon

Avid readers may have seen Little Libraries along roadsides in other communities and dreamed about them coming to Morgan County, but the first county Little Library lending library is now a reality at Doris’ Deli in Great Cacapon. More...

Amber Mellott receives PASS Scholarship

The PASS Program (Providing Academic and Self- Esteem Support) awarded their first ever scholarship of $2,000 to Amber Mellott.  Mellott is the daughter of Max and Sherry Mellott. She plans to enter the field of education.  More...

WV hunting season kicks off with changes

The 2016-2017 West Virginia hunting season starts with statewide changes to some game seasons and open counties, new chronic wasting disease and bear regulations and expanded regulations on posting private property.  More...

Singing away the summer

Rich Ellis, second from left, performed many of his inspirational original songs for Sunday’s Homecoming crowd while accompanied by Maya Iliff on fiddle, left and his sons Sam Ellis, second fro More...

Grand Jury met Tuesday

The September term of the Morgan County Grand Jury was meeting on Tuesday, September 6 as The Morgan Messenger went to press. A full listing of Grand Jury indictments will appear in next week’s edition.   More...

News

FDA: no proof antibacterial washes better, safer than soap & water

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed.  More...

Secretary Tennant kicks off National Voter Registration Month; and “Why I Vote” video series

Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant kicked off National Voter Registration Month by sharing information about state requirements and deadlines for voter registration in West Virginia leading up to this year’s general election.  More...

Two Rivers Giving Circle offers conservation & preservation grants

The Two Rivers Giving Circle Fund was established at the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation in 2007 by a group of like-minded donors who wanted to focus on local conservation and preservation grantmaking in the Eastern Panhandle. More...

Letters

Petition for light

Dear Editor:  More...

More than a mural

Dear Editor:  Has controversy over whether the Town of Bath would pay $250 paint costs for a completed mural on Fairfax Street been “much a do about nothing” or just “a tempest in a teapot?”  More...

Heart of town

Dear Editor:  Recently, the Town of Bath (TOB) was asked to pay for half of the cost of the mural that other Berkeley Springs (BS) organizations finally constructed to mask the Fairfax Street devastation.  More...

Obituaries

Melvin K. Householder

1919-2016

Melvin Kenneth Householder, 97, of Paw Paw, died Monday, August 29, 2016 at the Berkeley Springs Center, Berkeley Springs.  He was born August 19, 1919 at Sleepy Creek, he was the son of the late Harley and Rosetta Wolfel Householder.  He a More...

Arthur L. Campbell

1938-2016

Arthur LeRoy Campbell, age 77, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Monday, August 29, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family, while under the care of the Hospice of the Panhandle.  He was born on September 30, 1938 in New London, Ohio to the More...

Phyllis E. Weber

1927-2016

Phyllis E. More...

Sports

Paw Paw Boys Cross Country Team lands historic first team

What a week it was for Paw Paw Pirates head cross country coach Ian Helmick and his boys program.  More...

Berkeley Springs High School Cross Country Teams take first at Brunswick Invitational

by Jamie Harris  The Berkeley Springs High School Cross Country Teams traveled to Brunswick, Md. for the Anne and Lee Zumbach Brunswick Invitational on Saturday, September 3. More...

Indians golf still searching for consistency

The Berkeley Springs High School Golf Team traveled to the Locust Hills Golf Course for the Musselman Invitational on Thursday, September 1.  The Indians have been playing a tough schedule with the Class AAA schools out of the Eastern Panhandle. More...