October 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

A sweet time

Apple treats took many forms during the 43rd Apple Butter Festival this weekend. The chocolate-covered kind were popular. More photos on pages 9, 10 and 12. More...

Prep for Cacapon dam work has begun

Visitors to Cacapon State Park last week saw major excavation work begin near the park entrance. More...

Opinions

Want a leader? Look in the mirror

If anything useful can come out of the high-pitched presidential campaigning of late, it should be a sense of civic ownership for all citizens.  More...

A look back at other parades

Apple Butter Festival parades used to run in the other direction through town, as seen in this 20 year old photo of a Greenwood Elementary parade entry. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   October 12, 1877 - Howard Mason Gore was born in Harrison County. He served as U.S. More...

Obituaries

Darrell D. Reynard

1937-2016

Darrell D. Reynard, 79, of Berkeley Springs died Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Winchester Medical Center.  Born January 21, 1937 in Edinburg, Virginia.  Son of the late Frederick L. More...

Calvin N. Gregory, Jr.

1949-2016

Calvin Newton "Newt" Gregory, Jr., 67, of Hagerstown, passed away on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at his home.  Born August 8, 1949 in Martinsburg, WV, he was the son of Jean (Sensel) Gregory, of Berkeley Springs, WV., and the late Calvin N. More...

Joshua M. Unger

1994-2016

Joshua Michael Unger, age 22, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Born September 5, 1994 at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of Tammy Elizabeth More...

Sports

Lady Indians soccer surprises Keyser, fall to Musselman and Frankfort

What started off with two disappointing losses turned into a golden moment for the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Varsity Soccer Team. More...

Vikings rally in final minutes to stun the Tribe, 42-41

Fans at Morgan Field were treated to an offensive explosion last Friday night October 7 when the Berkeley Springs High School Indians hosted the Petersburg Vikings.  More...

Chip Shots

Will he stay, or will he go?

West Virginia University head coach Dana Holgorsen has one more year on his contract at WVU. That is actually an odd circumstance in the world of college football coaching. More...

State Supreme Court rejects appeal over Dollar General permits

West Virginia’s high court ruled Friday 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...

What to do with Greenwood?

The Morgan County School Board will discuss what to do with the Greenwood Elementary building at their October 18, 7 p.m. meeting. The board needs to decide a course of action soon, school officials said. More...

Silica weighing public meeting about new blasting plans

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Tractor Supply Co. to open doors October 15

The new Tractor Supply store in Berkeley Springs will open on Saturday, October 15, with a “soft opening,” said store manager Kyle James.  “The soft opening will allow our staff to adjust to the store,” he said. More...

News

Mock’s ranks in top three farms for state conservation honors

Canterbury Farm, a 660- acre beef cattle farm in Monroe County, was named the 2016 West Virginia Conservation Farm of the Year at the West Virginia Conservation Partnership Conference last Tuesday in Flatwoods.  In second place was Yauger Famil More...

Commission marks Breast Cancer Awareness

At the request of resident, awareness advocate and breast cancer survivor Barbara Bailey, the Morgan County Commission marked Thursday, October 6 as Breast Cancer Awareness Day in the county and October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in West Virgin More...

Cole, Justice spar over economy at Gubernatorial Debate

Two men vying to be the 36th governor of West Virginia traded cutting remarks and appealed to Mountain State citizens during the first of two gubernatorial debates Tuesday night.  More...

What's Happening

Harvest Party in Paw Paw

The Paw Paw Park Committee will sponsor the second annual Harvest Party on Saturday, October 15 from 4-7 p.m.  Activities will be provided for children ages three-12. More...

Local Studio Tour October 22 & 23

The Berkeley Springs Studio Tour takes place Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

October

Thursday, October 13 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Police & Safety

Victim of fatal accident named

Police have released the name of the driver who was killed in last Tuesday’s fatal car accident east of Berkeley Springs.  Joshua Michael Unger, 22, of Nicole Lane, Berkeley Springs died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  October 2  Telephone harassment complaint.  Animal cruelty investigation.  October 3  Two vehicle crash, Valley Road, no i More...

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of August:  August 4 - Assisted Co. 32, smoke in residence, Moser Avenue, Engine 21, responded, cancelled en route.  August 6 - Assisted Co. More...

School News

Deadline for teacher mini-grants is Oct. 17

The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation Mini- Grants to Teachers program was introduced in Berkeley County in 2013 and expanded to include all three Eastern Panhandle counties the following year. More...

Schools apply for $6 million high school renovations project funding

The Morgan County School Board voted 4-1 to submit a $6.114 million Berkeley Springs High School renovations NEEDS project application to the West Virginia School Board Authority for the gymnasium/music building and the vocational building heating, v More...

Intermediate School sports new administrative team & mascot

Warm Springs Intermediate School has a new administrative team and a new cougar school mascot this year.  Former Greenwood Elementary Principal Barbara Miller came on board as the new Warm Springs Intermediate School Assistant Principal at the b More...