December 21, 2016 RSS feed / News

CDC says overdose deaths rose again in 2015; Congress approves $1 billion for states to fight opiod addiction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on Thursday, December 8, that show that overdose deaths in the United States associated with prescription and illicit opioids increased to 33,091 in 2015, according to a statement More...

Worship Directory

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...

Service News

Harrold graduates basic training   U.S. Air Force Airman Belle R. Harrold graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  More...

Blood drive report

The American Red Cross blood drive held December 5 at the Berkeley Springs American Legion resulted in 27 pints being donated, including one “double red.”  The Happy Hands group provided cookies and McDonald’s donated cups. More...

Student council spreads holiday cheer to needy families

Three local needy families will enjoy having Christmas presents for their children and food for the holidays because of the Berkeley Springs High School student council’s spirit of giving.  More...

Christmas Memories

Holiday story On Christmas Day my mom, sister, and I open all of the presents. My dogs always gets dental bones. After we are done at my house we go to grandma` s house, then dad’s then my other grandma`s house. More...

Holiday Event Calendar

Wednesday, December 21 7 p.m. – The Peoples Assembly of God, Great Cacapon, annual Christmas program and play, “A More...

Five generations

Five generations, left to right: Angel Carroll, great-granddaughter holding Matthew Salvermoser, great-great-grandson; Susie Omps, great-great-grandmother, Alice Weigle, greatgrandmother and Stephani More...

Fishing club recycling live Christmas trees for fish habitat

When the holiday season is over, you can recycle your used live Christmas tree and help the Berkeley Springs High School BASS Club fishing team’s efforts to create an improved fish habitat at Sleepy Creek Lake.  More...

Trivia about turkeys, the all-American birds

There are several theories about how turkeys got their name. More...

County on solid standing, says Close as he leaves office

In a County Commission room full of his family members, Morgan County Commission President Brad Close presided over his last meeting of a six-year term that ends December 31. More...

Five generations

Five generations, left to right: Kimberly Britt, great-granddaughter holding Willow Britt, great great granddaughter; Susie Omps, great-great-grandmother, Alice Weigle, great-grandmother and Stephanie More...

County Agent’s Corner

Extension Service West Virginia University

304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/   Find year-round gardening success with help from  WVU Extension Service's Garden Calendar  More...

Audubon Christmas bird counts set

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society has set Monday, January 2 as the date for this winter's annual Christmas Bird Counts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  More...

College students needed for leadership program

College students looking to challenge themselves and grow in a positive environment with the opportunity to impact the lives of youth can apply for a position as a summer AmeriCorps member at the Horseshoe Leadership Center.  More...

Round The Town

—KID JOKED: How much did Santa pay for his sleigh? Nothing – it was on the house!  —Christmas is Sunday, December 25. More...

Reading the Messenger On a Caribbean cruise

Jay Beckham, Julie Beckham, Ken Mitchell and his new friend took along their Morgan Messenger when they went on the Carnival Pride visiting the Bahamas recently. More...

Early year student assessments results mixed, guide teachers in offering help

While first and second graders in Morgan County did fairly well on beginning of the year benchmark assessments in reading and math, many kindergarten and third through eighth grade students needed interventions in reading and especially in math.  More...

West Virginia AFL-CIO president Perdue to retire

After more than four decades of working in the labor movement and nearly 20 years with the West Virginia AFL-CIO, President Kenny Perdue plans to retire at the end of this year.  More...