May 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Paw Paw High School Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Nineteen Paw Paw High School seniors bid farewell to their first 13 years of education Friday, May 26, during commencement exercises. More...

Opinions

History and opportunity

Last week’s celebrations of local graduates, and remembrances of service members lost while serving our country show us to be a land of opportunity built on the sacrifices of others.  More...

Another local treasure

Paw Paw continued a long tradition of honoring those who died in service of this country with its annual William H. Norton Memorial Day parade last weekend. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   More...

Columns

Just Plain Amazing!

IN THE WILD

About four weeks ago, a pair of phoebes (mostly the female) were in the process of constructing a nest on our cabin’s porch. Unfortunately, the nest was being built upon a coiled electric wire, wrapped round and round, and hung on a long nail. More...

What's Happening

Community Concert Band to play Thursday

The Morgan County Community Concert Band will perform a free concert this Thursday, June 1, featuring two young soloists on piano and tuba.  Director Larry Springer said the band will play some audience favorites like "Fiddler on the Roof" and a More...

Regan Byrne diabetic fund

Two-year old Regan Byrne has been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. She has to be checked every three hours to maintain a normal blood sugar level. More...

Indivisible group meets June 4

The fifth monthly meeting of Morgan County Indivisible takes place on June 4, from 5- 7 p.m. The group meets in the theater at the Ice House Building, corner of Mercer and Independence streets in Berkeley Springs.  More...

Sports

Weir ends Tribe’s baseball season in Region Championship

Baseball fanatics were treated to a thriller this past week between the Berkeley Springs Indians and Weir Red Raiders.  The two teams squared off in a best of three series for the Class AA Region I Baseball Championship. More...

Morris named PVC Coach of the Year

Four Berkeley Springs High School baseball players were named to the Potomac Valley All Conference Baseball Team.  Juniors, Tobin Whittington, centerfield; Justin Stone, first base; Andrew Butts, shortstop and Michael Hovermale, utility.  More...

Chip Shots

WVU makes the field   More...

Environmental groups, residents ask feds to take closer look at impact of natural gas line

The pace of public comment about a proposed natural gas project picked up last week as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) closed their comment period related to a planned environmental assessment.  FERC has said they’ll assess More...

Paw Paw hosts Memorial Day Parade & Festival

The Paw Paw Marching Band steps lively to the beat at the annual William H. Norton Memorial Day parade in Paw Paw on Saturday, May 27. More...

Triple murder trial delayed until October

A long-awaited trial of the man accused of killing three Great Cacapon men last June has been delayed in Morgan County Circuit Court.  More...

School board approves guaranteed energy savings project contract

The Morgan County School Board unanimously approved CMTA Energy Solutions guaranteed energy savings project contract at their May 23 meeting which took place at Berkeley Springs High School. More...

News

Metal Arts Star in “Forged!” Exhibit

A show featuring the art of metal for ging opens in the main Ice House Gallery on Friday, June 2 with a meet-the artists reception starting at 7 p.m. More...

Where was the flour milled?

Mickey Richard Thompson, Jr. of Hancock bought this paper flour sack at a Needmore, Pa. auction recently. More...

C&O Canal bird walk

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is teaming up with the National Park Service to offer a bird walk along the C&O Canal towpath in the Williamsport, Md. area on Saturday, June 3.  The walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Impressed by event

Dear Editor:  What a grand sight. I stopped by the Legion to see the mobile wall. That thing is just beautiful.  I talked with a few of the veterans but most were reluctant to share their stories. I respect them just the same.  More...

Monument at Legion?

Dear Editor:  To those Veterans and their families concerned with where to install the Vietnam Veterans monument, may I suggest possibly putting it at the American Legion property on 522 North.  There seems to be space for it or even find s More...

Diplomatic, not military

Dear Editor:  More...

Obituaries

Glendon K. Somers

1923-2017

Glendon K. “Cotton” Somers, 93 of Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Homewood.  Born August 29, 1923 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Austin and Catherine Somers.  More...

Police & Safety

Six injured in Rt. 40 crash

Six people were transported to area hospitals after a serious accident on Monday evening, May 29, just before 8:30 p.m. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff K.C. Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for May 22- 27:  May 22  More...

On the public docket

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

School News

High school students publish school newspaper The Tribe Tribute

The Berkeley Springs High School newspaper returned this year after a long break due to the efforts of English teacher Dusty Jenkins and her newspaper class. More...

School board adopts 2018 Fiscal Year budget

The Morgan County School Board unanimously voted to adopt their Fiscal Year 2018 total budget of $27,688,900 at their May 23 meeting after their scheduled public hearing. No members of the public offered any comments at the hearing. More...

Allegany College of Maryland graduates

Allegany College of Maryland graduated 315 students at recent 55th commencement exercises on the Cumberland campus.  The graduates earned a total of 387 associate degrees and certificates.  Members of ACM’s spring 2017 class and the d More...