May 3, 2017 RSS feed / News

Border delegates oppose effort to hike state sales tax

Several delegates representing border districts in the House of Delegates recently said they will oppose efforts to increase the state’s sales tax to seven percent, as proposed in the plan Gov. More...

Panhandle deputies sworn in for multiple jurisdictions

Eastern Panhandle Sheriffs K.C. More...

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 180 South Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, 304-258- 2440 - Sunday service 9 a.m. Rev. Brian Shoda.  More...

2016 Spohrs Cross Roads reunion

Attending the 2016 Spohrs Cross Roads reunion, front row, left to right: Barbara Bechtol Stotler, Donald McBee, Marian McBee Park, Carole Emerson, Leana LaFollette Raynard, Naomi Michael and Rosie Ra More...

American Legion Auxiliary news

April was the month to honor all military children, who with their parents face sacrifices and hardships. More...

34th Annual Community Volunteer Day

The 34th Annual Community Volunteer Day event was held Saturday, April 29 at the American Legion. Local organizations honored 24 volunteers. More...

In May, Wonderful People theme is gratitude

There are some theories about how to be happy that say, keeping your focus on what and who you appreciate in your life is the best path to happiness. More...

WVU Medicine celebrates National Hospital Week

Community Baby Shower

WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg and Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, will join hospitals and health care facilities across the nation in celebration of National Hospital Week 2017.  More...

Panel discussion on ethics in the age of social media

A free panel discussion at Shepherd University will explore how social media is changing the nature of public discourse and perceptions of reality. The Robert C. More...

River Ridge HOA plants 120 trees

To celebrate Arbor Day, the River Ridge Homeowners Association recently coordinated a 120 tree planting day. In cooperation with the Cacapon Institute, 10 different species of local trees were distributed to 12 homeowners on a cost-share basis.  More...

Reading the Messenger On a visit to Rwanda

In February 2017, Ann Eppinger (daughter of Herb & Liz Eppinger) and Barb Hatcher (daughter of the late Bill & Betty Ditto) took their Morgan Messenger along when they visited Rwanda, Africa. More...

“America loves Baseball” at Berkeley Springs High School

Berkeley Springs High School staff, students and visitors have enjoyed the colorful and informational “America Loves Baseball” exhibit that has been featured on the high school cafeteria More...

Partnership will improve stream mapping for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Advances in technology will enable Chesapeake Conservancy to map streams throughout the watershed with unprecedented precision and accuracy. More...

Annual W.H. Norton Memorial Day Parade

The 2017 Annual W H Norton Memorial Day Parade will be hosted by the Paw Paw Parade Committee on Saturday, May 27.  The parade’s Grand Marshal is the Town of Paw Paw’s First Repsonders.  This includes the Paw Paw Volunteer Fire More...

Rotary Clubs to host Bucket Brigade

Five local Rotary clubs, as well as Rotary Interact and Rotoract clubs from across the region will raise awareness of the importance of quality drinking water throughout the community and the world.  More...

Senior Life Services activities

Thursday, May 4 - Jackpot bingo 11.  Friday, May 5 - Bingo 10; free beginner crochet class 9- 12.  Monday, May 8 - Isometric exercise 8:45; canasta 9; art 10; nifty gifty 10-1.  Tuesday, May 9 - Bingo 10; fraud awareness presentation 1 More...

Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society holds meeting

The first meeting of the Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society was held on April 11 at the First United Methodist Church. President John Bohrer opened the meeting with a prayer.  More...

County Agent’s Corner

Extension Service  West Virginia University  304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/  Do you have any purple flowering plants in your yards and fields?   More...

Stan Oaks

Sleepy Creek Watershed Association   More...

Photo quest leads to memories of Paw Paw doctor and town history

Dr. James Hannum’s search for more information on a photo of his grandfather’s Dr. William Henry Hannum’s family home in Paw Paw turned up fond memories of the local doctor and pieces of Paw Paw history.  More...

West Virginia Forestry Director retires after 18 years

After 18 years as State Forester, Director Charles “Randy” Dye retired from the West Virginia Division of Forestry on Monday, May 1.  Dye, a native of Parkersburg, earned a degree in forest management from West Virginia University, a More...

Round The Town

—ADVICE FROM THE NEWSPAPER: Keeping all food under cover is the first step toward ridding the house of aunts.  —Friday, May 5 is Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican holiday.  —Treatment for gypsy moths, if you’ve got ’e More...

Atkinson flag presented to historian

A U.S. flag flown over the Capitol at the request of Senator Shelley Moore Capito was presented to Bart Rogers, left, for his role in helping return the remains of Peter William Atkinson. More...