November 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

State gives Morgan schools B's & C's

New state letter ratings released Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Education released the official letter grades for all state public schools under the state new A-F accountability grading system on November 16.  Morgan County Schools received acceptable or better student perform More...

Manchin talks Trump, development, jobs and politics with regional leaders here

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin got an earful of requests from regional planners and economic development officials on Monday, November 14 at the Region 9 Planning and Development Council meeting held in Berkeley Springs.  More...

Paw Paw clerk resigns, cites harassment & ethics issues

Paw Paw’s Town Clerk and Clerk of the Court resigned her post last Monday, November 7 and accused town officials, in her resignation letter, of “harassment” and creating a “harsh environment” of work.  More...

Opinions

More districts a good move

Morgan County officials have made a move to hike the number of political districts in the county as a way to widen the pool of candidates for County Commission and school board seats. More...

Right around the corner?

A little bit of snow can be decorative, as in this photo from last winter. Forecasts are calling for the white stuff soon, we hate to tell you. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

What's Happening

Free Music Night

BlackCat Music Shop's monthly free all-ages Music Night will be held Saturday, November 19, 7-10 p.m. More...

Carla Hardy Memorial Tree plantings a success

Carla Hardy, a conservationist and champion of trees, passed away on July 13. More...

November

Thursday, November 17 – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – S.S. Representative, Senior  More...

Police & Safety

Driver’s attorney appeals jail sentence for reckless driving

An attorney for the woman convicted of reckless driving and causing serious injuries to a southern Morgan County teen last December has appealed her six month jail sentence for the crime.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  November 6  Landlord/tenant dispute, Dusty Lane.  Destruction of property, Chelsea Lane.  Unattended death, Fairview Drive, elder More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  More...

School News

School board continues Greenwood Elementary property discussion

The Morgan County School Board is continuing to discuss what to do with the Greenwood Elementary school building and the 5.74 acre property on which it’s located. The school was closed last June. More...

September students of the month

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Barbara Ingram School students learn belly dance

Dance students from the Washington County Barbara Ingram School for the Arts (BISFA) will be presenting a belly dance piece in their 2016 Winter Concert at Shepherd University on Friday, November 18, More...

Breaking News - 11/18/2016 1:00 PM

State utility agency approves Mountaineer Gas line project through Morgan, Berkeley counties

Company still working on route

The Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia yesterday issued their approval of a plan by Mountaineer Gas to build a natural gas distribution line through Morgan County to connect to their natural gas system in Berkeley County. More...

State gives Morgan schools B & C's

New state letter ratings released Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Education released the official letter grades for all state public schools under the state new A-F accountability grading system on November 16.  Morgan County Schools received acceptable or better student perform More...

Brunch Bill passes 59-41, Morgan votes GOP up and down ballot

Preliminary election results from November 8 from the Morgan County Clerk’s office show that 7,776 local voters cast ballots in this tense presidential election, yielding a turnout of 59.4% of the county’s 13,089 registered voters.  More...

Police arrest five in separate drug stops

Two men were arrested early Saturday morning in Berkeley Springs and charged with possession of a large quantity of crystal meth and vials of the liquid drug GHB, also known as ecstasy.  More...

Students salute local veterans, all who serve

Berkeley Springs High School held a November 10 Veterans Day tribute event that honored local veterans and all Americans that have served and fought for freedom.  More...

News

Quilts of Valor honor those touched by war

Eight veterans or community members touched by war received quilts made by the Morgan County chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation during the Veterans Day service on Friday, November 11 at the Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post 60.  This i More...

Coyotes are here, can be a hazard for pets

Coyotes are a growing nuisance in the eastern United States, and Morgan County has its share of the canine predators.  Oakland Road resident Foster Riggs last week had to rescue his golden retriever from being attacked by two coyotes.  Rigg More...

Worship Schedule

Unity of Berkeley Springs, New Earth Granary, 143 N. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, 304-268-4222 or 304-258-2954. Celebration service, 10 a.m. Rev. Anne Murphy-Oswald.   More...

Letters

Heroes or flowers

Dear Editor:  More...

Memorial with others

Dear Editor:  I agree that a Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a wonderful idea. However, I don’t agree with placing it at the end of a side street.  The Vietnam veterans deserve the same respect as the World War I and II veterans. More...

Protect “water haven”

Dear Editor:  My vision for the Town of Bath and hopefully to the entire county of Morgan is to maintain a clean “water haven.” Our history here is much about good water and is an essential ingredient for us all.  This can happe More...

Obituaries

Edward B. Kowalski

Edward Benjamin Kowalski, 76, passed away on November 9, 2016 at his home in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.  Ed lost his battle with cancer with his wife and family by his side.  More...

Lloyd G. Traynor

1930-2016

Lloyd Gerald Traynor of Deltona, Fla. died November 13, 2016.  He was born March 4, 1930 in Washington, D.C.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He lived in Berkeley Springs 2004-2012.  More...

Sports

Runners brave the cold for the 4th Berkeley Springs Fall 4 Fitness Run

Despite the mid 40 temperatures close to 90 runners turned out for the Berkeley Springs Fall 4 Fitness 5K and Mile Run that was a fundraiser for the Berkeley Springs High School cross country program. More...

Berkeley Springs Athletes earn All PVC Honors

Despite not fielding winning records on the court and on the soccer field this past fall season the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Boys and Girls Soccer and Volleyball Teams had players selected to the first team All Potomac Valley Conference T More...

Andrick, Hovermale and Sipes named to All-PVC Football Team

The 2016 football season has been over for the Berkeley Springs Indians since November 4 when the Tribe downed rival Hancock 40-0.  The Indians placed three players on the All Potomac Valley Conference Team and they all were juniors starting wit More...