May 24, 2017 RSS feed / 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...

“Write MC” project gives students chance to create & publish work

Berkeley Springs High School students in English teacher Robert Dugan’s creative writing class began a new online student publication called “Write MC” this year to share their stories with other students and the community. More...

Worship Schedule

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...

Ye Towne of Bath Chapter NSDAR Vice Regent recognized at WVDAR State Conference

At the 112th State Conference of the West Virginia State Society National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held May 5-7, Gail Potter, Vice Regent of Ye Towne of Bath Chapter, was recognized as the winner of a one-time state-wide competiti More...

County Agent’s Corner

Extension Service West Virginia University

304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/   The Canning Process  There is nothing like the taste of fresh-from-the-garden vegetables and fruits. More...

Largest magnolia tree contest

The ninth annual Big Tree Contest will feature the largest magnolia tree in the Eastern Panhandle. The deadline to enter is July 30. The winner will be recognized at the EPCD fall banquet. More...

Audubon workshop

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a one-day workshop on field journaling for naturalists on Sunday, June 4.  The workshop will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Capito backs bill expanding Medicaid coverage for addiction

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County will pay full fees for residents using Day Report Center

Morgan County officials have agreed to pay the daily fee for residents using the Berkeley County Day Report Center as part of their Magistrate Court or probation sentence, clearing up confusion about an agreement between the two counties.  More...

2017 Miss Paw Paw

The Paw Paw Parade Committee crowned Miss Paw Paw, Mariah Rodriguez, on May 18 at Paw Paw High School. Miss Paw Paw was chosen by written essay on the topic “Honoring Our First Responders.”  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...

State election rep to oversee Bath election June 13

Darrell Shull, a W.Va. More...

Local beekeepers group meets

Morgan County beekeepers met on Tuesday, May 9 at the EarthDog Café. More...

Sacagawea at Cacapon Resort State Park

Sacagawea, the young Native American woman who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their arduous journey west in 1805, has inspired countless enduring myths and legends and will be the subject of a historical program at Cacapon Resort State Park on Friday More...

GREENWOOD and vicinity...

If you have an item for this column, call 304-258-1538   Greenwood Church recognized Mother’s Day with candy and flowers for women in attendance. More...

Visit to Purple Martin Colony

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a visit to a colony of Purple Martins in Jefferson County on Wednesday, May 31.  The colony is located on a private residential property outside Charles Town. More...

Hunters harvest 11,539 spring turkeys in 2017

Spring turkey hunters harvested 11,539 gobblers this year, an increase of more than 11% from 2016, according to preliminary numbers provided by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. More...

Memorial Day bird walk

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a Memorial Day bird walk along the Final Attack Trail on the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md. More...

Mountaineer Food Bank Hunger Summit

Mountaineer Food Bank is hosting its second annual Hunger Summit August 3-4 at The Days Inn in Flatwoods.  More...

Your winning photos: nature shots top Photo Contest

Local photographers submitted pictures of a wide variety of subjects in this year’s Morgan County Photo Contest, but natural subjects were the overwhelming theme of the entries. More...

Round The Town

—MOM JOKED: I don’t know which is worse – getting all choked up seeing my child graduate from high school, or hearing her name mispronounced as she walks across the stage.  —OLD LORE; Bees that swarm in May are worth a st More...