March 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local water wins silver at 27th annual water tasting

Water from Berkeley Club Beverages won a silver medal in the purified water category. More...

Chronic Wasting Disease deer cases climb in region and U.S. as new concerns surface

Chronic Wasting Disease in deer is still spreading across the region and the United States. Wildlife officials continue efforts to contain and prevent the spread of the disease.  More...

Opinions

States with income taxes are more prosperous

reprinted from The Charleston Gazette-Mail   More...

Tensions mount over budget

At the Capitol

for the West Virginia Press Association   Tensions between the Justice administration and the Republicancontrolled Legislature escalated last week, when Gov. More...

Water has always been a claim to fame

Local postcard collector Gene Miller lent us a booklet last year that included these tidbits of history. More...

What's Happening

Community Volunteer Day

The Berkeley Springs- Morgan County Chamber of Commerce 34th Annual Community Volunteer Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 at 9:30 a.m. at American Legion Hall of Alderton- Dawson Post #60 of Berkeley Springs.  More...

Duckwall Bridge detour

The West Virginia Division of Highways advises motorists that Duckwall Bridge on Highland Ridge Road , Morgan County Route 8, is closed as of February 27.  More...

Open mic night

BlackCat Music Shop is sponsoring their free open mic night Friday, March 3, 6:30- 10 p.m.  This monthly event is hosted by local musician, Adam Keeling and is open to all musicians, singers and songwriters. More...

Police & Safety

Local reserves start Deputy Reserve Academy

The latest class of the Eastern Panhandle Deputy Reserves Academy began training at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department on February 25.  Reserve Deputies from Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson county were among the 19 new members of the More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff K.C. Bohrer provides the following report of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department for February 19- 25.  February 19  Arrest of Leslie K. Holte, 66, DUI 2nd, no insurance, Deputy Dennis Jenkins.  More...

Man charged with assault of officer assisting overdose call

A Berkeley Springs man was charged with two misdemeanors on Friday, February 24 after he allegedly became combative with a police officer assisting at an EMS call for a drug overdose.  Jason D. More...

Sports

Bullett’s 23 points led Pirates by Clay-Battelle

Behind Austin Bullett’s game high 23 points, the Paw Paw Pirates picked up their 13th win of the 2016-17 basketball season on Wednesday, February 22. The Pirates rolled by Clay-Battelle 67-44 in the last regular season home game.  More...

Mundey finishes as State Runner-up at Class AA State Wrestling Championships

Davis, Morris and Ledbetter capture All-State Honors with sixth place finishes

Last year at the Class AA State Wrestling Championships the Berkeley Springs High School Indians talented wrestling program failed to place a wrestler on the podium ending a 35 year streak of having at least one state place winner.  More...

Tribe falls in final regular season game to East Hardy

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians hosted the East Hardy Cougars last Tuesday, February 21 at the friendly confines of the Berkeley Springs High School gym. More...

House fire Friday started by cigarette, homeowner told fire officials

A working house fire was one of several calls local fire and rescue crews handled in quick succession last Friday, February 24.  Berkeley Springs firefighters were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident at 2 p.m. More...

UPDATED: Police await exam results from dead dogs found dumped in Paw Paw woods

Eight dead dogs were found last Friday that were shot and dumped in the woods on Plains Road in Paw Paw. Cpl. Scott Lemon of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department said Monday that the matter is under investigation. More...

University Healthcare patient info breached

WVU Medicine University Healthcare recently notified over 7,000 patients of a breach of unsecured personal patient protected health information after discovering that an employee had accessed patient information without authorization.  More...

News

Paw Paw saw the final fall of Union Brig. Gen. Landers in 1862

Part II:  Wounded but in command by Steve French Continued from last week   More...

Vietnam Memorial organizers open effort to all who served

The Board of the Morgan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund recently voted to include any Vietnam Era Veteran who has made Morgan County their home eligible to have their name on the proposed monument.  More...

Worship Services

Open Arms Ministries, 3 1/2 miles west of Hedgesville on Rt. 9 (Johnsontown), 304-258- 4256 or 304-279-3005 - Sunday morning 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening 7 p.m. and Tuesday Bible study and youth activities 7 p.m. More...

Letters

Right to trespass?

Dear Editor:  More...

Fundraiser idea

Dear Editor:  After reading The Messenger last week regarding the Sheriff's interest in forming a Crime Solvers Program, I would like to share the following with Morgan County residents.  I live in Montgomery County, Md. More...

Where is our peace on earth?

Dear Editor:  More...

Obituaries

Richard C. Michael, Sr.

1932-2017

Richard “Dick” Calvin Michael, Sr., age 84, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.  Born May 6, 1932 in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the la More...

Huntington F. Smith, Jr.

1931-2017

Huntington Frank Smith, Jr., 85, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, February 24, 2017. Born March 22, 1931 in Kingston, Pa., he was the son of the late Huntington Frank, Sr. and Mabel Pugh Smith. More...

Carolyn S. Kyne

1947-2017

Carolyn Sue Kyne, age 69, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Inpatient Facility of Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville, W.Va.  Born April 12, 1947 in Berkeley Springs More...

School News

School personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following personnel actions at their February 7 meeting:  Warm Springs Intermediate School fifth grade teacher Wendy Powers was approved for an unpaid leave of absence from January 31 to June 30. More...

Math Field Day winners

Morgan County Schools’ annual Math Field Day competition was held on Thursday, January 26, at Warm Springs Middle School for students in grades fourth-eighth from Pleasant View Elementary, Paw Paw Schools, Warm Springs Intermediate and Warm Spr More...

Scrappy Lady Indians basketball season ends with playoff loss to Petersburg

In the first two meetings this season in girls basketball, the Petersburg Lady Vikings found a way to run away with the games against the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians.  More...