October 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

EDA board puts Cowles forward as Director pick

The Morgan County Economic Development Authority decided last week to recommend Daryl Cowles as the group’s choice for Executive Director of the EDA.  Cowles, a Berkeley Springs contractor and businessman, is the Republican majority leader More...

Homecoming King & Queen

Seniors Sage Pauley and Vanessa Reed were voted Berkeley Springs High School Homecoming King and Queen. More...

Opinions

Many hands, lots of heart

We once again welcome thousands of visitors, former residents, family and friends back to Berkeley Springs and Morgan County this weekend during the 43rd Apple Butter Festival.  More...

In the festival spotlight

Slightly wacky contests are a big part of the Apple Butter Festival fun. This photo, taken in 2008, shows a young man in the spotlight as he tried to muster up his voice for the hog calling contest. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

What's Happening

Holiday Helpers 2016 Toys for Tots registration

Applications must be completed in person and must have WV identification for person applying, Social Security card for everyone in the home, birth certificate for children requesting gifts and proof of income for everyone in the house for last 30 day More...

Special Day of Flowers, Fun & More

All women and men who like having flowers in their home, making arrangements or sharing their garden offerings with friends should plan to attend the “Special Day of Flowers, Fun & More” produced by Foxglove Garden Club. More...

October

Thursday, October 6 – 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

Local man charged for firearm felony, shooting buck in D.C.

Washington area police arrested a Berkeley Springs man last Tuesday, September 27 for illegally hunting deer in the District of Columbia, where hunting is prohibited.  More...

Woman charged for drug dealing after man overdoses

A Berkeley Springs woman was arrested last Tuesday, September 27 and charged with delivery of a controlled substance (heroin) after police were called to investigate an overdose outside her home.  Cherie M. More...

Man pulled from camper fire dies

A Berkeley Springs man who was pulled from his burning recreational vehicle in a September 13 evening fire has died.  Assistant State Fire Marshal George Harms confirmed that the 59-year old man passed away from injuries he sustained in the fire More...

School News

Bright scholarship winners named

The 2016 Bright Scholarship was awarded to Violet Hott and Zachary Salman, students at Berkeley Springs High School.  More...

Tech workshop for girls

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Blue Ridge CTC is hosting an event focused on security issues that impact teenage girls in today’s connected society. The Girls of Tech Workshop will be held Friday, October 7, 9:30 a.m. More...

Beal wins award

Morgan County Soccer League coach Randy Beal won the Coach of the Year Award from the West Virginia Soccer Association. Beal has been a coach since 2009. More...

Breaking News - 10/7/2016 12:00 PM

State Supreme Court rejects appeal over Dollar General permits

Case against Planning Commission dismissed

West Virginia’s high court ruled today in favor of the Morgan County Planning Commission in a lawsuit brought by local landowners opposed to permits for a new Dollar General store in southern Morgan County. More...

Trial date set for driver in crash that severely injured Greenwood teen

Attorneys met Monday in Morgan County Magistrate Court to settle the final details of an October 20 trial for the woman charged in a crash that left a South Morgan teen with traumatic brain injuries.  Patricia L. More...

Early morning crash claims life Tuesday

A single-vehicle accident in the 3300 block of Martinsburg Road claimed the life of the driver, whom police had not identified at press time.  More...

Voter registration deadline is October 18

West Virginia residents who want to vote in the November 8 general election but who aren’t yet registered to vote must do so by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18.  Residents must be a U.S. More...

News

Migrating Monarch Butterflies

IN THE WILD

Our next door neighbor called me over to see the Monarch butterflies on her numerous flowering butterfly bushes, so I brought along my camera. More...

Landmark commission expanded

The Town of Bath Council amended its ordinance and expanded the number of members on the Bath Landmark Commission from five to nine at a recent meeting. More...

October theme for Wonderful People is “Be Patient”

If you haven't gone downtown in Bath, take a walk there this week. It is nearing completion and you can now see how marvelous it is going to be. Our patience with the renovations of our streets and sidewalks is about to pay off. More...

Letters

Put light on blinker

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Protest secret landfill

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Writing workshops a success

Dear Editor:  I am writing to express my appreciation to the Morgan Arts Council, Morgan County Schools, and FAST — the Morgan County Forum for Arts, Sciences and Technologies. More...

Obituaries

Charles A. Brueggeman

Mr. Charles Arthur Brueggeman passed away on September 26, 2016.  He was preceded in death by his childhood sweetheart/wife, Mary Theodora "Teddy" Moriarty Brueggeman.  More...

Evalyn L. McBee

1911-2016

Evalyn Leona (Clark) McBee, 105, of Loch Lynn passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016, at the Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home.  Born on May 24, 1911 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James Perkins and Ethel (Michaels More...

William C. Smith

1970-2016

William Christopher “Bill” Smith, 46, died on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at his home in Berkeley Springs.  Born August 11, 1970 in McConnellsburg, Pa., he was the son of Evelyn Marie Morris Smith of Berkeley Springs and the late John Wi More...

Sports

Lady Indians second at Buffalo Wild Wings Stampede

The Berkeley Springs High School Cross Country Teams traveled to Romney for the Buffalo Wild Wings Stampede Invitational hosted by the Hampshire High School Trojans. More...

Dietrich’s four goals lead Lady Indians to win

The Petersburg Lady Vikings came to Morgan County looking to avenge their 2-0 loss the previous week to the Berkeley Springs Lady Indians on Tuesday, September 27. More...

Chip Shots

Monkey’s gone   More...