August 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

West Nile virus found during area mosquito sampling

The Berkeley County Health Department issued a public health alert last Thursday, August 24 that West Nile virus was detected by the West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services in a mosquito sampling collected in Berkeley County. More...

Opinions

We are helpers

Those with a memory of past floods – from local ones to the horrors of Hurricane Katrina – are unnerved by the situation unfolding in Houston and elsewhere in Texas. Predictions say Louisiana could be next for flooding. More...

Season change a-coming

One of the People’s Choice finalists in the 2017 Morgan County Photo Contest was this woodsy fall scene, taken by Leila Ryland Swain. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   August 30, 1862 - Confederate raiders under the command of General Albert G. More...

What's Happening

Read Aloud West Virginia volunteer orientation offered in Morgan County

Research shows that reading aloud to children of all ages increases comprehension levels, self esteem, and the desire to learn. More...

Historic evening in Berkeley Springs

The fourth annual Historic Gala for the Museum of the Berkeley Springs is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12. More...

August

Thursday, August 31 – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – Starting Points Play Group, 1 p.m. – AA, St. Mark’s, 7:30 – Boy Scout Troop 27, Grace  U.M. More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Leisa C. Duckwall, 49, of Suffolk, Va. was fined $100 after pleading no contest to a cellphone violation.  More...

Morgan County

Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067   Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for August 20-26:  August 20  Deputy Luke Shambaugh arrested Keith J. More...

Court Report

Municipal Judge Thomas Panebianco presided over recent hearings in the Town of Bath municipal court.  August sentences from Judge Thomas Panebianco:  Tyler Tritapoe, 21, of Great Cacapon must pay $167 in fines and fees after pleading guilty More...

School News

Bus routes resolved as school year gains traction

Morgan County Schools Transportation Department had some challenges during the first few days of school with broken-down buses, buses being removed from the line-up and students missing their buses because bus numbers had been changed.  More...

Bank of Romney donates to Paw Paw Schools

The Bank of Romney Paw Paw Branch collected school supplies from the Paw Paw community to donate to Paw Paw Schools. More...

Public comment sought about sand mine plans

U.S. Silica has applied for a permit from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to extend their mining operation to a 39-acre parcel of land between its existing quarry operation and downtown Berkeley Springs.  More...

Fire companies put new water tankers in service

Berkeley Springs and Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Companies are both sporting new large-capacity water tankers that are now responding to regional fire calls. More...

Local family diary reveals details of Civil War

It’s been 155 years since Berkeley Springs resident Robert Atkinson – a possible spy -- met his fate at the train station at Sir Johns Run.  More...

News

Police find meth lab in downtown apartment

Officers from three police agencies searched a Berkeley Springs apartment last Friday night and charged a local man for running a methamphetamine-making operation.Downtown residents saw the raid unfold.Coby J. More...

Attorney wants case against county, former deputy dropped or moved to Morgan

A civil case filed in a Hampshire County court in June against two individuals, a former Morgan County deputy and the Morgan County Commission should be dismissed or heard in Morgan County, according to an attorney in the case.  Christopher Pete More...

Local weather spotters trained to report to NOAA

Morgan County has not had a weather disaster this year like what Hurricane Harvey brought to Houston, but any storm can cause serious damage and possible injury to those in its path. More...

Letters

Identity politics alive & well

Dear Editor: There were no “very fine people” among the torchbearing marchers in Charlottesville on Friday, August 11. Not one. More...

Rebel history & monuments

Dear Editor:  Lately I have been hearing that our nation is beset by evil-doers who want to erase history by removing monuments to Confederate soldiers, most notably a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va.  More...

Projects & local workers

Dear Editor:  Do immigrants come to the U.S. illegally because there is no wall at the border or because they can find jobs here?  More...

Obituaries

John J. Carr

1935-2017

On August 22, 2017 John Joseph “Jack” Carr was relieved of his struggles with cancer and has passed into eternal life with his Savior.  Born May 12, 1935 in Camden, New Jersey, he was the son of the late James P. and Mary A. More...

Kathryn E. Kesecker

1916-2017

Kathryn Elizabeth Clark Kesecker, 101, of Shelby, NC, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center in Shelby, NC. More...

Richard B. Carpenter, Sr.

1924-2017

Richard Bender Carpenter, Sr., age 93, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Meritus Medical Center, in Hagerstown, Md.  Born August 21, 1924, in Maugansville, Md., he was the son of the late Paul “Doc” and Al More...

Sports

Lady Indians soccer rolls by Keyser in season opener

Falls to Spring Mills and North Marion

The Berkeley Springs Lady Indians soccer team kicked off the 2017 season by hosting the Keyser Golden Tornado Tuesday, August 22 at Morgan Field. More...

Davison captures first Cross Country Invitational

Heironimus places second

This past weekend the Berkeley Springs cross country program kicked off their 2017 season with a home meet at their brand new cross country course located in the cozy confines of Cacapon State Park. More...

Tribe soccer ties Keyser, falls to Spring Mills and North Marion

The Berkeley Springs Indians soccer team kicked off the 2017 season by hosting rival Keyser on the pitch on Tuesday, August 22. More...