July 26, 2017 RSS feed / 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...

Library seeks county help in securing state grant

Morgan County Public Library Board of Trustees member Connie Perry asked the county to provide a letter to the state’s Library Commission detailing the value of the “in-kind” support the county gives to the library.  Perry said More...

Mountaineer Gas exec says opposition to gas project is new territory

Mountaineer Gas VP Moses Skaff said last week that his company’s long history laying natural gas lines in West Virginia hasn’t involved the kinds of protests and opposition he has seen in the Eastern Panhandle over a proposed 23-mile dist More...

Unclaimed property returns more than $12 million

State Treasurer John Perdue’s unclaimed property division returned more than $12 million to West Virginia rightful owners in fiscal 2017, preliminary records show.  Initial calculations show the division returned $12.4 million in the 2017 More...

BIRTH

MAYO  Brittany Via and Ben Mayo of Berkeley Springs, announce the birth of their son, Jaxon Cooper Mayo at Berkeley Medical Center, Martinsburg on July 10, 2017, weighing 7 lbs. 13 ozs. Maternal grandparent is Becky Kerns, Berkeley Springs. More...

Family Reunions

BOHRER Annual Adam and Lucy Barker Bohrer reunion will be held Sunday, July 30 at 12:30 p.m. at South Morgan Fire Hall. Take covered dish. All are welcome.   More...

Nature & history can guide local summer outings

If you love history, nature and summer family field trips, there are many nearby local and regional recreation opportunities that are located within a reasonable drive.  State parks  More...

Workshop on pollinators

The Monarch Alliance, a program of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, is sponsoring a "Mini-ID Workshop on Butterflies, Pollinators and Butterfly Garden Plants” at Kiwanis Park in Hagerstown, on Saturday, August 12, 11 a.m. More...

Area cases of Lyme disease and tick bites are on the upswing

Lyme disease season is in full swing and cases of the disease and tick bites are surfacing in the area. Residents should be watching for ticks on themselves, children and pets, tick bites and signs of Lyme disease and other tickborne illness. More...

Black & white squirrels part of local landscape

Berkeley Springs resident Steve DeBlanc photographed a rare white fox squirrel on Eagle Mountain off Critton Owl Hollow Road outside of Paw Paw several weeks ago. DeBlanc is a carpenter that used to live near Paw Paw. More...

Round The Town

—MAN SAID: I have a three-step process for surviving summer vacation. 1. Go to the beach. 2. Find a cooler full of icy drinks. 3. 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...

C&O Canal photo talk & walk

Steve Dean, photographer for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, will be hosting a photography talk and walk on July 29 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The program will begin at the Bowles House Visitor Center in Hancock, Md.  More...

Worship Schedule

Berkeley Baptist Church, Route 522 and 13, 304-258-4101 - Breakfast 9 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship service and children’s church 10:45 a.m. Food pantry distribution site call for more infor. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. More...

Greenwood Church held Vacation Bible School

Greenwood Church hosted their annual community Vacation Bible School last week. The theme this year was Hero Central. More...

Cacapon State Park activities

Thursday, July 27  ALL DAY - Thursday Mystery Box  3:30 p.m. - Cacapon Creek Critters  5:30 p.m. - Spirit of Cacapon stroll  7:30 p.m. - Cacapon campfire  Friday, July 28  9 a.m. - Morning on the Laurel  1 p.m. More...

WVDNR warns consumers about fraudulent websites

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds the public to exercise caution when searching the internet for information about hunting and fishing licenses.  More...

Local talents, pride & spirit of fun on display at County Expo

Dog show participants, from left, were: Kevin Johnson with his dog Tasha, Carrie Boon with her dog Sasha (Winner of Best in Show), Karen Burns with her dog Savannah and Rose Jackson with her dog Dais More...

Tips to prevent tick bites

Look for ticks when they are most active in late spring through early fall.  Avoid tick-infested habitats such as wooded and brushy areas, high grass and leaf litter.  Walk in the center of the trail when in woods or high grass.  More...

Big Latch On August 4 & 5

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organizes World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7 every year to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support.  More...

More scenes from the Expo

Berkeley Springs native Levi Hott played his ukulele at Expo activities in Berkeley Springs State Park on Friday, July 21, in hopes to raise enough money to buy a new one. More...

Reading the Messenger On a Florida shore visit

Emilee Fleece went on vacation in Sanibel, Florida with her Morgan Messenger recently. This will be her eighth year taking the paper there on vacation. More...