June 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Ford wants fire company to take lead on building project

Morgan County Commissioner Bob Ford asked county officials recently to consider a new direction in building a replacement Great Cacapon fire hall. More...

Bittorf is Teacher of the Year

Berkeley Springs High School English teacher Tamara Bittorf was selected as the Morgan County Schools Teacher of the Year at the June 6 Morgan County School Board meeting.  More...

Opinions

Welcome to our new format

Readers will see and feel a difference in their Morgan Messenger, starting with this issue. Our traditional 6-column format has slimmed down to a narrower size favored by printing presses these days. More...

The fate of the flour mill

Two readers referred us to this photo of the Angle Roller Mills, which once stood in downtown Berkeley Springs. More...

At The Capitol Little finalized on budget

After a total of 15 days in special session, legislators adjourned for the weekend on Friday, with the bulk of issues – a revenue plan, 2017-18 budget bill, funding for the governor’s road-building initiatives, and a furlough plan for sta More...

Columns

Where are the Hummingbirds?

IN THE WILD

This Spring is unlike any other insofar as the number of hummingbirds at our feeders is concerned, because our total population thus far is between zero and one, a male. I have yet to see a female this year. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

Obituaries

Joseph Daniel Castle

1952-2017

Joseph Daniel “Danny” Castle, 65, of Hancock, Md., and formerly of Bluefield, W.Va,, died June 6, 2017 while under the care of Hospice Compassus.  Born April 12, 1952 in Oakland, Md., he was the son of the late Paulman Junior Castle More...

James A. Day, Sr.

1936-2017

James Anthony Day, Sr., 80, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at his home.  He was born October 8, 1936 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late William and Florence Lumer Day.  He attended the Seventhday Adventist Churc More...

Betty A. Dorsey

Betty Allemong Dorsey was born July 18, 1931 in Omps, West Virginia – the youngest of seven siblings.  She married James Howard Dorsey November 11, 1948. More...

Sports

The Morgan Messenger & The Hancock News All Area Track & Field Team

Ean Mann, Matt Chapman, Brady Price, Steven Shetler and Amanda Lupton named Runners of the Year

This past fall 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 More...

Chip Shots

Erin Hills   More...

Harris is new school Director of HR & Maintenance

by Kate Evans  Berkeley Springs High School Assistant Principal Jamie Harris was hired as the new Morgan County Schools Director of Human Resources/ Maintenance, effective July 1.  More...

Merki keeps mayor’s seat in Bath election

According to the preliminary election results for the Town of Bath council, voters on Tuesday selected the following to serve the town beginning July 1:Mayor Scott Merki won his second term in the mayoral race with 82 votes and beat challenger Michel More...

Mose wins mayoral race in Paw Paw

Five council members elected

Voters in the Town of Paw Paw have elected a new mayor, according to unofficial vote totals from Town Recorder Tina Myers. More...

Relay for Life 2017 goes “purple”

Teams of local residents and volunteers raised more than $42,500 during the 2017 Relay for Life, a fundraising and awareness event in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. More...

Man receives suspended sentence in child porn case

Circuit Court Judge Laura Faircloth accepted pleas and handed down sentences in felony criminal cases in Morgan County Circuit Court during recent hearings:  More...

News

Manchin backs FDA request to remove opioid pain med from market

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Local resident becomes U.S. citizen

Berkeley Springs resident Flower Lorenzo became a U.S. citizen in late March and she is grateful to be here.  “I feel free. Now I can breathe,” Lorenzo said when asked what being a citizen means to her. More...

Bench installed to honor Charles Biggs

“He was trying to help our planet survive and thrive.” by Trish Rudder  A dedication was held last week to honor Charles R. Biggs, the man who was instrumental in bringing a recycling center to Morgan County.  More...

Letters

Some consideration

Dear Editor:  More...

Losing freedom

Dear Editor:  More...

Don’t remove watchdog

Dear Editor:  This week I learned, from the League of Women Voters, that there is an Election Assistance Commission (EAC). More...

What's Happening

Quilters donate to veterans

Mountain Mama Quilters, the local chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation, presented 10 quilts to Vietnam Veterans on May 20 at the Vietnam War Memorial Ceremony. More...

June

Thursday, June 15 – Rotary Club, noon, Country Inn – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – S.S. Representative, Senior  Center – Starting Points Play Group,  1 p.m. More...

Cacapon State Park activities

Wednesday, June 14 Nature Center Open - 10:30 a.m.-2p.m. 8:45 a.m. - Fitness Hike 1 p.m. - WV Turtles 1:20 p.m. Turtle Craft Thursday, June 15 Nature Center Open - 2-6 p.m. 2 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff K.C. Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for June 4-10:  June 4  Sgt. More...

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of May:  May 2 - Medical assist, Hammond Street, Brush 2 responded.  May 3 - Auto accident, Central Avenue, Truck 2 responded.  May 5 - Assisted Co. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Brian T. Hull, 35, of Berkeley Springs was sentenced to jail for 30 days after pleading guilty to driving while his license was revoked for a DUI. More...

School News

Paw Paw High tech students create signs, fly drones & win state awards

Paw Paw High School students in technical education teacher Chris Poniris’ simulated workplace classes and STEM Club have been busy this year constructing and engraving classroom teacher signs and learning how to fly drones that Poniris got thr More...

Walk with a Doc

Healthy Berkeley and the Martinsburg Farmers Market are sponsoring a new walking program. More...

James Rumsey students awarded

Students from James Rumsey Technical Institute were recently awarded T-Shirts for the first semester AAA assembly. More...