October 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Comcast must pay $2.3 million for overbilling

The Federal Communications Commission levied a significant fine on cable giant Comcast recently after the U.S. More...

Health officials advise getting flu & pneumonia vaccines now

Local and national health officials are urging that people get their annual seasonal flu vaccine now if they haven’t already done so. More...

Opinions

A bold proposal from Gee

WVU President Gordon Gee has reportedly suggested that one way to get West Virginia out of its economic rut is to get rid of extra levels of government in the state.  Gee is said to have floated the idea of boiling the state’s 55 counties More...

Fall colors on display

Christina Stotler captured this fall array of colors in her photo from a couple years back. More...

Wish I’d said that

Getting in firewood is a many-faceted activity and not the least of its benefits is a sense of calm…Woodcutting is a sovereign remedy for a churning mind, a specific for festering concern.  --Frank Rowsome Jr.  American writer, edit More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

One Big Bobcat

Before we get to bobcats, you should understand that I really like trail cameras, and that’s how I was aware this big bobcat was around. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   More...

Obituaries

David M. Cave II

1979-2016

David “Davey” Michael Cave II, age 36, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., beloved son of David and Debbie, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 surrounded by his loving family and friends after a long and courageous battle with More...

Charles R. Wills

1947-2016

Charles Richard “Duke” Wills, 69, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at his home.  Born September 30, 1947 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Robert Lee and Frances Venata Waugh Wills.  He was a me More...

Douglas E. Pierce

1951-2016

Douglas Edward Pierce, 65, of Berkeley Springs and formerly of Middleburg, Va., died Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Berkeley Springs Center.  Born October 8, 1951 in Winchester, Va., he was the son of the late Robert Pierce and Rena Gray Pie More...

Sports

Lupton captures PVC Championships as Lady Indians dominate

Going into the 2016 Potomac Valley Conference Championships last Tuesday, October 11 all eyes were on the two time defending state champions from Berkeley Springs.  More...

Indians shutout Keyser in first round of Sectional Soccer playoffs

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Soccer Team hosted the Keyser Golden Tornado in the first round of the Class AA Sectional Championships on Monday, October 17. More...

Chapman earns second place finish to lead Indians to second place at PVC’s

All season long the Class AA defending state cross country champions from Berkeley Springs High School have not been running at full strength due to a rash of injuries to several top runners on the team.  More...

Breaking News - 10/21/2016 3:09 PM

Jury finds Pugh guilty of reckless driving

Driver hit teen caroling with church group, sentenced to six months

A Morgan County petit jury of five men and one woman returned a guilty verdict in the misdemeanor case of reckless driving against the woman who hit a Greenwood teenager last December while he was Christmas caroling with his church group. More...

Consumer & gas groups say local natural gas line plans “reasonable;” opposition group forms

Several parties wanting to weigh in on a proposal by Mountaineer Gas to extend their natural gas service in Berkeley and Morgan Counties have agreed that the local section of the gas expansion line should go ahead as part of Mountaineer’s Infra More...

Couple pleads guilty to child neglect

A Berkeley Springs woman and her boyfriend pled guilty last Tuesday, October 11 in Morgan County Circuit Court to felony child neglect resulting in bodily injury for failing to properly feed and seek medical care for a five year old in their care.&nb More...

News

DEA to limit production of opiods next year; Manchin backs move as step in fighting abuse

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reduced the amount of almost every Schedule II opiate and opioid medication that may be manufactured in the United States in 2017 by 25% or more, according to a Final Order published in the More...

Convention for the blind

Mountain State Council of the Blind Convention will be held at the Historic McLure Hotel, located in central Wheeling on October 21-23.  More...

State commission seeks nominees for Dr. King awards

The Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations for the 2017 "Living the Dream Awards." The recognition of the winners will be part of the ecumenical service that will be held at 9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Memorial proposals

Dear Editor:  As one who entered the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial design competition in 1981, I would like to put in a word or two about the proposed local memorial. More...

No ethics issue

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

Berkeley Springs Zombie Walk 2016

The Berkeley Springs Zombie Walk will be held on Saturday, October 22.  Participants are encouraged to stay in character as much as possible. Remember this is not a speed-walking event. More...

October

Thursday, October 20 – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – S.S. Representative, Senior  More...

Paw Paw Hen Party

The annual Hen Party was held at the Paw Paw Senior Center on August 10 with 22 attending.  Anita Courtney said the blessing and told the history of the Hen Party. More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Ashley L. Potter, 25, of Princeton, was fined $200 after she was found guilty at a bench trial for a handicap parking violation. Potter must also pay $165.25 in court costs and fees.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  October 9  Arrest of Robert D. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Joan Willard to return as Special Education director

Joan Willard, former Assistant School Superintendent and current RESA 8 Executive Director, has been hired as the new Morgan County Schools Director of Special Education and Assessment. More...

Morgan County 4-H achievements

Morgan County 4-H Achievement Dinner was held on Monday, October 3 at Berkeley Springs High School. More...

Morningside CEOS Club honor Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Day was held Thursday, October 6 at First United Methodist Church. More...

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