October 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pugh guilty of reckless driving in accident that severely injured local teen

A Morgan County petit jury of five men and one woman returned a guilty verdict last Friday, October 21 in the misdemeanor case of reckless driving against the woman who hit a Greenwood teenager last December while he was Christmas caroling with his c More...

The middle looks good

Woolly bear caterpillars aren’t just for decoration. Folks have claimed for ages that the color of their “fur” can predict how tough the coming winter will be. More...

Opinions

Let the voting begin

Mountain State voters can start voting in the General Election today as early voting kicks off in courthouses around the state.  More...

Getting here was different then

A list of distances and instructions on how visitors can get to Berkeley Springs come from a booklet from Camp Minnehaha for Girls, which Gene Miller lent to us in the spring. The booklet is undated. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

What's Happening

Biddy Buddy Basketball registration

Morgan County Parks and Recreation will be holding registration for Biddy Buddy Basketball for boys and girls, kindergarten-eighth grade, at the Berkeley Springs High School gym on Wednesday, November 9 from 5:30-7 p.m.  There will be no try-out More...

“The Love of Three Oranges”

Reece Griffiths as Prince Tartaglia and Joshua Morrell as the clown Truffaldino prepare for a quest to save three princesses being held in giant oranges. More...

Spaghetti Dinner benefits Camp Joy

The Hancock United Methodist Church will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for Camp Joy on Sunday, November 6, 4-6 p.m.  Dinner includes meatballs, pasta, salad, garlic bread and dessert. More...

Sports

Regional I Cross Country Championships Lady Indians finish 3rd BSHS boys finish 2nd

Lupton finishes as regional runner-up

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Cross Country Team’s quest for a third straight regional championship ended at Grafton last Thursday, October 20 in the Class A/AA Region I Championships.  More...

Undefeated East Hardy routs Tribe

The number one Class A football team in West Virginia ventured into Morgan County for a Friday night football game October 21. More...

Kasekamp qualifies

Paw Paw High School junior Hunter Kasekamp qualified for the Class A/AA WV State Cross Country Championship at Cabell Midland High School on Saturday, October 29. More...

Early voting begins today

Early voting begins in the General Election today, Wednesday, October 26. It continues through Saturday, November 5 at the Morgan County Clerk’s office in the Morgan County Courthouse during regular business hours.  More...

Public says no to Mercer and Green streets for permanent one-way

About 22 people attended the Town of Bath public hearing on Monday night to tell the Bath council what they thought of an ordinance making Mercer Street a one-way street going south and Green Street one way going north.  Out of the 17 people who More...

Commissioners seek to carve out more districts for future elections

After the current election season comes to a close, Morgan County officials will start the process of increasing the number of magisterial districts on the county map.  Last Thursday, October 20, Morgan County Commissioners voted unanimously to More...

News

MAC Art Casino fundraiser

The Morgan Arts Council’s (MAC) annual gala Arts and Elegance night will be held Saturday, November 5, 6 p.m. More...

Caribou Hunting in Alaska

IN THE WILD

It was quite a while ago. I don’t remember the exact year, but I do remember just about everything else. Wells Stephenson and I were both employed by the U.S. More...

Streetscape this week:

Ribbon cutting ceremony November 17

Completion of the new handicap accessible corner of Congress and Washington and substantial paver placement on the north lanes of upper Fairfax between the Courthouse and Fairfax Green was done last week.  More...

Letters

Despicable Me for President

Dear Editor:  In a recent speech to Hillsdale College’s Allan B. More...

Obituaries

James E. Spencer

1929-2016

James E. More...

Tracey D. Washburn-Harden

1966-2016

Tracey Danielle Washburn- Harden, 50, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility, Kearneysville.  Born April 18, 1966 in Charlottesville, Va., she was the daughter of Betty Lu Estes Wash More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067   Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  October 16  Single vehicle crash, Dehaven Road, driver cited for no registration and no insurance.  More...

Two accidents blocked Cacapon Road Tuesday

Two vehicle accidents blocked access to Cacapon Road for several hours last Tuesday, October 18.  West Virginia State Police Trooper Cpl. Jeremy C. McDonald answered a call about 2:30 p.m. More...

Court Report

Municipal Judge Thomas Panebianco presided over recent hearings in the Town of Bath municipal court.  October sentences from Judge Thomas Panebianco:  Kenneth Messner, 46, of Berkeley Springs must pay $317 in fines and fees after pleading g More...

School News

School board discusses Greenwood Elementary property

Morgan County School Board members held a preliminary formal discussion at their October 18 meeting on what to do with Greenwood Elementary building and property. Some 16 members of the public attended the meeting. More...