June 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Race opens new cross country trail at Cacapon

A community effort to build a new Cross Country trail for local running teams neared the finish line this past weekend. More...

Trackside residents rattled by train horns & silence from CSX

Residents who live along the railroad tracks in Great Cacapon have said they’re hearing too much of one thing and not enough of another.  Three months ago, residents there noticed a major change in how CSX trains rolling through the area w More...

Opinions

No reason to turn back

One trouble with the national and state obsession with job creation is the excuse it gives to elected officials and companies to ignore everything else.  More...

Reaching the end of another season

Players and coaches in Morgan County Little League closed their season on June 3 with a ceremony that included a lineup of all teams. More...

Another hiatus in state budget talks

At The Capitol

After 10 days in special session failed to bring the Senate and House of Delegates any closer to resolution of the impasse over the 2017-18 state budget, legislators voted to put the session on hiatus for a second time – until this past Monday, More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   June 7, 1899 - Congresswoman Elizabeth Kee was born in Radford, Virginia. More...

IN THE WILD

A Phoebe Tragedy   More...

Obituaries

Mary Margaret Mele

1936-2017

Mary Margaret Mele, 80, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, May 26, 2017 at War Memorial Hospital.  Born November 17, 1936 in Morristown, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Albert Lewis and Mable Evelyn Turner Haines.  She was a graduate More...

Michael W. Farris

1963-2017

Michael Wayne Farris, 53, of Houston, Texas, died Sunday, May 28, 2017.  Born November 24, 1963, he was the son of the late Leroy and Betty Stotler Farris.  He was a Navy veteran and worked as a mechanic for Wartsila of North America in Hou More...

Ruby E. Kerns

1921-2017

Ruby Ellen Kerns, age 96, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at her daughter’s residence while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born on March 15, 1921 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of More...

Sports

Morgan Messenger & Hancock News All Area Softball Team Farris selected as Player of the Year

The sports writers from The Morgan Messenger and The Hancock News have partnered with the athletic directors and head coaches from Berkeley Springs High School, Hancock High School and Paw Paw High School to select an All Area Team for the fall, wint More...

Chip Shots

Lonzo  More...

Applications accepted for Dove Hunt

Mourning dove hunters who wish to participate in a controlled hunt at South Branch Wildlife Management Area in Hardy County must apply by midnight on July 30.  More...

Banks resigns as school superintendent

Takes post as Assistant Superintendent for Berkeley County

At a Morgan County Board of Education meeting last night, June 6, David Banks resigned his position as Superintendent. His departure date is still to be determined.     More...

Town gets $100K grant for North Berkeley Rail Trail effort

A grant of $100,000 from the U.S. More...

School board to consider dropping Asst. Super. post

Morgan County School officials are advertising for candidates for a Director of Human Resources/Maintenance after the May 23 resignation of Assistant Superintendent Kristen Tuttle instead of choosing to fill the vacancy of the Assistant Superintenden More...

Relay Around the World is theme for June 10 walk

The Morgan County Relay for Life fundraiser and awareness event for the American Cancer Society will be held this Saturday, June 10 at the Widmyer Elementary track in Berkeley Springs.  More...

News

Mill location identified

Fred Henry, Ralph Michael and Ann Riggleman filled us in on some details about the flour bag photo we published in the May 31 edition with a request for information.  More...

W.Va. officials approve of withdrawal from global climate agreement

U.S. More...

Manchin asks West Virginians for Comey hearing questions

As he prepares for former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey to testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday, June 8 at 10 a.m. in open session, U.S. More...

Letters

Kentucky, then WV?

Dear Editor:  I just drove cross-country from the desert Southwest, through thickening traffic, into the lush mountains of West Virginia. More...

Healthcare is our freedom

Dear Editor:  More...

Congrats to our grads

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

Flag Retirement Ceremony

American Legion Post 60, 527 N. Washington Street will have a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Wednesday, June 14 at 9 a.m. More...

Emergency responders honored by Little League

Emergency responders were honored by Morgan County Little League board members for their service to the community, including law enforcement officers, EMS personnel and volunteer firefighters. More...

Open mic for poets and writers

There will be a free Open Mic for poets and writers at The New Earth Granary, 143 North Mercer Street today, Wednesday, June 7, 7 p.m.  Read five to 10 minutes with an original poem or short story or one from your favorite writer.  Held the More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff K.C. Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for May 28-June 3:  May 28  Investigated a larceny on Murray Road. Deputy Roper.  Responded to some shots fired call Timber Ridge Road. Area patrolled. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Becky B. Remsburg, 45, of Hancock, Md. pleaded guilty to shoplifting. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Interact Club receives Charter

Pam Wagoner, Rotary District 7360 Assistant Governor, presented The Interact Club of Berkeley Springs High School with its Certificate of Organization (Charter) on Thursday, May 25.  More...

Morgan County student among GSC Criminal Justice Scholarship recipients

Two Glenville State College students were recently named as recipients of a one-time scholarship specifically designated for students in the College’s Criminal Justice Department. More...

Field Day Remote Operation at Cacapon State Park

Three local amateur radio operators Harry Weiss, N8ZR, Rich Petrushun, K8IRN and Pete Young, K3IN will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 24-25 at the Cacapon Resort State Park lodge.  More...