November 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County to hold hearing on redistricting

Morgan County officials have taken the first steps in a process to create two more magisterial districts on the county’s political map.  County officials will hear public comments about the proposed change next Wednesday, November 16 at 9: More...

New site proposed for Vietnam Memorial

Property owned by the Town of Bath might be a possible spot for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  More...

Opinions

Honoring history at cemeteries

A dedicated group of volunteers have taken on the truly thankless task of running and cleaning up Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs. More...

That other festival and its parade

Susan Newbraugh was the lady holding a torch on this 1940 Tomato Festival float for G.P. Newbraugh’s feed and farm supply business. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   November 9, 1874 - Matthew Mansfield Neely was born in Doddridge County. He was the 21st governor of West Virginia.  More...

What's Happening

Strings for Food Drive

BlackCat Music Shop is partnering with D'Addario Strings in their Strings for Food Drive November 10-23. More...

NARFE November meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Morgan County Chapter 2263 monthly meeting will be held at Cacapon State Park dining room on Tuesday, November 15.  Everyone is welcome for fellowship and dutch treat lunch at noon w More...

Festival of Light

The 19th annual Berkeley Springs Festival of Light showcases nearly 100 readers, healers and purveyors of sacred objects in the largest psychic fair and alternative healing expo in the region. More...

Police & Safety

Man arrested for three cabin break-ins

A Hedgesville man was arrested last Wednesday, November 2 for breaking into three cabins in the eastern end of Morgan County and stealing televisions and tools from the homes.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067   Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  October 30  Animal complaint, dog killing chickens, Jim West Road, owner located, cited.  EMS assisted, Briarwood More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  More...

School News

Paw Paw Schools gets Lowe’s grant for new playground equipment

Paw Paw Schools is thrilled to be featuring new playground equipment that was received through a $2,500 Lowe’s Heroes for Hearts grant. The equipment was delivered and installed the week of October 17 by a team of Lowe’s employees. More...

Paw Paw students enjoy pumpkin event

Paw Paw Schools students had a blast at the Paw Paw PTO Fall Festival Pumpkin Chunking event on October 29 at the school. More...

WSIS staff take part in fundraising volleyball matches

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County voters set pace for record turnout with early voting

Early voting was brisk in Morgan County and ballots were expected to pile up yesterday as local voters showed up at the county’s 13 precinct polls for an Election Day that started out clear and cold, with temperatures in the 30s as polls opened More...

West Virginia AG argues Md. can’t control access to Potomac water

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey expressed willingness to sue neighboring Maryland if its leaders continue to limit West Virginia’s access to the Potomac River, a water source critical to economic expansion in the Eastern Panhand More...

Ambulance service aid to Hampshire has to be mutual, commissioners say

Faced with pages of charts and figures showing how often Morgan County ambulances travel into neighboring Hampshire County to provide emergency services, Morgan County Commissioners resolved last week to drive home a single point with Hampshire Count More...

Empty Bowls benefit marks 10th anniversary of raising hunger awareness

For a decade, handmade bowls and chef-made soups have been the vehicle for raising funds for a local community kitchen, and for raising awareness about the reality of hunger in the community.  This year, the annual Empty Bowls benefit is set fo More...

News

Another look at an 18th century town map

Esther (McBee) Trazkovich of Westminster, Md. brought this Messenger clipping by the office when she was last in Berkeley Springs. She obviously followed the advice of Editor Buzzerd, offered in February 1950, to clip the map out and save it.  More...

Deputies pledge to “let it grow” to raise funds for cancer causes

The Morgan County Sheriff Department will be participating in No-Shave November this year – a cancer research fundraising effort.  No-Shave November's mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the More...

Fairfax Street building work to begin this week

Construction work to stabilize the building at 45 Fairfax Street was approved by the Bath Town Council on November 1 and the work is to begin this week.  Approval of the building permit’s second reading allows Callas Construction, Inc. More...

Letters

Energy has saved economy

Dear Editor:  I found John Webster’s recent “the-world-is-endingbecause of-energy-exploration” letter to the editor heavy handed, if not completely nonsensical. More...

Common folk priced out

Dear Editor:  More...

Obituaries

Hope B. Stotler

1936-2016

Hope B. More...

Leona E. Carbaugh

1918-2016

Leona Ellen “Pill” Carbaugh, 98, of Morgan County, died Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Clary Grove Nursing Home, formerly Heartland, Martinsburg.  She was born in Brosius on August 28, 1918, the daughter of the late Howard Fairbee an More...

Anita I. Courtney

1933-2016

Anita Irene Courtney, age 83 of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., while with family, peacefully transitioned from this life to her new home in Heaven, Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.  Anita, an only child, was More...

Sports

Indians shut out Hancock in Battle of the Potomac River

The Berkeley Springs Indians traveled across the Potomac River Bridge into Hancock, Md. Friday, November 4 for the high school version of the Back Yard Brawl.  More...

Chip Shots

Football stretch run; basketball season begin

The West Virginia University Football Team raised its record to 7-1 last Saturday night with a 48-21 win over Kansas at Milan Puskar Stadium. More...

Paw Paw Pow Wow results

The Paw Paw Pow Wow was held at The Woodshed and Whipping Post Disc Golf Courses in Magnolia October 8-9 with $1,000 raised to benefit the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Department at the Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned event.  More...