July 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Take a big, juicy bite

Local kids, aged seven and under, competed in the Watermelon Eating Contest at the Expo on Saturday. More Expo photos on pages 10 and 20. More...

County officials approve merger of Morgan & Berkeley health boards

The Morgan County Commissioners have approved a plan to combine the local health board with the Berkeley County health board in an effort to cut administrative costs and bring more services to Morgan County residents.  More...

Opinions

Expo had true local flavor

The Morgan County Expo spilled over with local spirit last weekend. Tables were filled with arts and crafts, vegetables and baked goods made by local hands. Other displays showed off local businesses and community groups. More...

Some like it hot

Last week’s heat wave and bright sunshine coaxed some of a whole field of sunflowers to open and bloom. More...

Letters

Which swamp?

Dear Editor:  More...

Ridiculous promises

Dear Editor:  It appears that the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is dead.  More...

Obituaries

Carrie M. Rhea

Carrie Marie Rhea, 30, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 at her home.  Born January 26, 1987 in Ranson, she was the daughter of Thomas “Tommy” Lee Rhea and the late Linda Louise Feeney.  She was a Christian.  More...

Marilee K. Wachter

1954-2017

Marilee Kathryn Wachter, 62, of Great Cacapon, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Born November 29, 1954 in Rockville, Md., she was the daughter of Allan Hersberger and Marjorie Edwards Hersberger.  S More...

Eugene W. Jamison

1938-2017

Eugene Wade Jamison, 78, of Paw Paw, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  He was born August 25, 1938 at Woodrow, he was the son of the late Oliver Daniel “Duck” Jamison and Lola Crouse Jamison More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Ashley M. Waugh, 34, of Berkeley Springs was fined $200 after pleading guilty to driving with no certificate of insurance. She must also pay $165.25 in court costs and fees.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for July 16-22:  July 16  Sgt. Shambaugh responded to a runaway complaint. Child located.  Sgt. Shambaugh investigated a burglary on Big Oak Tree Road.  More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Relentless Robotics 4H information session

Relentless Robotics will host an information and new member meeting on Tuesday August 1, 6 p.m. at the STEAM Lab located at 187 S Green Street, 2nd Floor (near Starting Points/Old Health Dept. Office). More...

Junior Order annual convention

The 129th annual convention of the West Virginia Junior Order United American Mechanics (Jr.O.U.A.M.) was held July 20-22 at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg.  Attending from North Carolina and representing the National Council was Charles Riehs, More...

Paw Paw Schools win Nora Roberts grant for new stage curtains

Paw Paw Schools will have new stage curtains this coming school year with funds from the Nora Roberts Foundation through a grant program.  More...

Breaking News - 7/27/2017 2:06 PM

Three arrested in connection with recent thefts

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department has charged three individuals in connection with multiple burglaries committed in southern Morgan County late last week. More...

Blue Ridge to lease space at Pines for five more years

After several rounds of edits, a lease between Blue Ridge Community and Technical College and the Morgan County Building Commission for a section of The Pines Opportunity Center was approved by the Morgan County Commission on July 19.  More...

Police charge drivers in multiple cases last week

An Indiana man was arrested in Berkeley Springs last Thursday, July 20 and charged with driving a stolen van. Ryan S. More...

Hampshire County man sues Morgan County Commission, deputy and couple over sex assault claim

A Hampshire County man is suing his cousin, her ex-husband, a Morgan County deputy and the Morgan County Commission over the cousin’s two-year-old claim that he sexually assaulted her 11 years ago.  More...

News

Herb shop brings healing center back together

Sage Moon Herb Shop has opened a new healing center as part of their health offerings in downtown Berkeley Springs.  More...

Local resident featured on “Ghosts Of Shepherdstown”

Morgan County resident Tricia Strader is one of several Eastern Panhandle residents featured on a new season of Destination America channel’s TV show “Ghosts Of Shepherdstown.”  More...

Jim Vance had home here

Longtime Washington, D.C. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

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

What's Happening

Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra swings into Berkeley Springs town park

Authentic swing and big-band jazz will be in Berkeley Springs State Park when the Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra takes the stage in Morgan Arts Council’s Summer Concerts in the Park, Saturday, July More...

July

Thursday, July 27 – 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...

Entrepreneurs Forum presents Entrepreneur Success Story

The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) will present “Tourism & Marketing – How Tourism Creates a Sense of Place” on Thursday August 3, at The Country Inn.  Presentation will be given by Scott Fortney, Cacapon Stat More...

Sports

BSHS golf practice

Golf practice will begin on Monday, July 31 for any student at Berkeley Springs High School in grades 9-12.  Those who plan on playing must provide a completed physical form and be academically eligible (2.0 GPA at the end of the second semester More...

Chip Shots

Sixth?

Last week the Big 12 Conference held its annual media days for the upcoming football season in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas. More...

Irish Road Bowling at Cacapon

The game of Irish Road Bowling started off with beautiful weather at the Cacapon State Park. More...