May 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local veterans, families gather at mobile wall, Vietnam Memorial for West Virginia soldiers

Veterans, their families and community members gathered at American Legion Post 60 in Berkeley Springs last weekend to visit a temporary exhibit paying respects to the West Virginia soldiers killed and captured in the Vietnam War.  More...

Opinions

Facing the financial facts

Lawmakers and Justice fumbled the budget negotiations during the regular 60-day session. More...

Etched into memory

A member of the Tri-State Honor Guard last Saturday took a rubbing of a soldier’s name on the mobile West Virginia Vietnam Veterans wall at the American Legion. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   May 24, 1896 - Confederate General John Echols died in Staunton, Virginia. More...

A Bluebird Nest Box Tragedy

IN THE WILD

Can you figure out this wildlife mystery, before you read the answer at the end?  More...

Obituaries

John W. Stotler

1925-2017

John West “ Johnny” Stotler, age 91, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born November 19, 1925, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late I More...

Seat belt safety message

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program and Public Service Commission have joined forces with other West Virginia law enforcement agencies in the Click It or Ticket campaign now through Memorial Day to remind motorists that seat belts save lives. More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Jason R. Kyne, 41, of Berkeley Springs was sentenced to home confinement for 30 days after pleading guilty to driving while his license was suspended or revoked, third offense. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Morgan County 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for May 15-20:  May 15  Arrest of Timothy J. Sebring for 2nd offense driving revoked DUI. Deputy L. Shambaugh.  Investigation of internet related crime. Cpl. More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public.  Morgan County Government   More...

School News

Schools consider costs of laptops for high school students

Morgan County Schools Technology Director Tom Shade gave school board members preliminary information on May 8 about the costs and considerations involved in providing a computer device for every high school student.  Shade recommended a fouryea More...

Burdock graduates from WVU School of Pharmacy

Jennifer Burdock of Berkeley Springs was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.  Burdock is the daughter of Richard and Donna Burdock. More...

Record year for community foundation scholarships

The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation (EWVCF) honored 62 students at the annual Scholars and Donors Reception held at the Purple Iris on Thursday, May 11. More...

You can choose the People's Choice winner of this year's Morgan County Photo Contest

Entries from this year's Morgan County Photo Contest have been published in The Morgan Messenger, but there is one more category to judge. More...

Man on bond for drug charges arrested again for heroin operation

A Berkeley Springs man who was charged in March for possessing a large quantity of heroin with the intent to distribute the drug was arrested on the same charges in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 20.  Officers from several law enforcem More...

Assistant Superintendent to leave for Winchester school position

Morgan County Schools Assistant Superintendent Kristen Tuttle has resigned her position after two years to become an Assistant Principal at John Handley High School in Winchester, Va., effective June 30.  More...

Paw Paw Memorial Day Parade this Saturday

Paw Paw Memorial Day Parade will be held Saturday, May 27, 1 p.m. with Grand Marshals Paw Paw Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., Morgan County EMS and Paw Paw Town Police.  Paw Paw Volunteer Fire  Company, Inc.  More...

News

Wish I’d said that

A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile, than the motorized tourist can in a hundred miles.  --Edward Abbey (1927-1989)  American author, conservationist.  If you find a “Wish More...

Tuttle slams Ford for comments on bus proposal

Morgan County Commission President Joel Tuttle took Commissioner Bob Ford to task last week for his comments about a proposed bus service for Morgan County.  More...

Bath council briefs

At the May 16 town council meeting, Councilman Andy Swaim, who heads up the town’s tree board, said there is no tree available from the Arbor Day Foundation this year.  More...

Letters

Hope for better

Dear Editor:  Gisele Aoussat’s heartfelt letter to the editor last week really touched me and echoed the feelings of so many who had so much hope and belief in our new President and have seen them dashed with laws that favor the haves, tak More...

Appreciate EMS

Dear Editor:  Valley Health joins the rest of our country during the week of May 21-27 in celebrating the men and women who make up our network of emergency medical services (EMS).  More...

Trump making progress

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What's Happening

Shimmy Mob raises over $4,000 for Stepping Stones to a Brighter Future

A group of 12 local women belly danced their way around Berkeley Springs on Saturday, May 13 and raised more than $4,000 for Stepping Stones to a Brighter Future, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to survivors of domestic violence in More...

May

Thursday, May 25 – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – Starting Points Play Group, 1 p.m. – Past Matrons, Past Patrons – AA, St. More...

Bench dedication

Morgan County Solid Waste Authority will host an informal dedication of a bench in memory of Charles R. Biggs on Tuesday, June 6, 2 p.m. More...

Sports

Lupton, Price & boys 4x800 relay team capture State Championships

What a weekend it was for members of the Berkeley Springs High School Boys and Girls Track Team at the Class AA State Track & Field Championships. Three state champions were crowned in Charleston last weekend, May 19 and 20.  More...

Tribe rallies to claim Section 1 Championship

The Berkeley Springs High School Baseball Team defeated Keyser, 13-8 to advance to the Class AA Region 1 Championships.  More...

Chip Shots

Carter’s back   More...