September 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County to settle insurance payout for Great Cacapon fire hall fire

The Morgan County Commission voted recently to authorize Commission President Joel Tuttle to sign a settlement agreement with the West Virginia Risk Pool for the July 5, 2016 fire that destroyed the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company hall.  More...

Opinions

Congress needs to protect Dreamers

Even the biggest critics of America’s immigration system agree that the White House move to pull the plug on Dreamers come March is a political move with no good payoff.  More...

Who’s the group?

The Messenger newspaper photo archive contained this group photo, with no identification of the couples or the date. Anyone have an idea what the group was gathered for, and who they were? More...

At The Capitol State Corrections in crisis

While legislators returned to the Capitol for the first time since an extended special session on the budget ended on June 26, their August legislative interim committee meetings were overshadowed by events in the governor’s office.  More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

Turkey Vultures   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

Agnes B. MacDonald

1932-2017

Agnes “Nancy” Beithwright Blackshaw Mac- Donald, age 84, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center.  Born December 13, 1932 in Glasgow, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Alex More...

Mary E. Roach

1931-2017

Mary Elizabeth Roach, age 85, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.  Born September 10, 1931 in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Herbert Thornton and Ann More...

Sports

Cross Country Lady Indians win Forest Festival Championship

Both the Berkeley Springs High School Indians and Paw Paw High School Pirates Cross Country Teams headed to Elkins for the Forest Festival Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, September 9.  The Lady Indians who took over the #1 Class AA ranki More...

Romo’s three goals rallies Tribe past Petersburg

Tribe falls to Southern Garrett

Berkeley Springs High School Indians hosted the Petersburg Vikings in a key sectional soccer matchup last Thursday, September 7. More...

Lady Indians soccer defeats Petersburg

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Soccer Team picked up a huge 2-1 sectional win this past week when they hosted the Petersburg Lady Vikings Thursday, September 7. More...

Grand Jury indicts 27 in September term

Charges include arson, armed robbery, drug dealing & fraud

The Morgan County Grand Jury met last Tuesday, September 5 and indicted 27 individuals on a variety of felony criminal charges ranging from drug dealing to arson. More...

Daniel James is new Prosecuting Attorney

Daniel M. James, Hampshire County’s Prosecuting Attorney, was chosen as the new Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney to begin on Friday, September 22. More...

News

DAR promotes Constitution Week

There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in us More...

Dawn & Randy Beal to be inducted into the ABF Hall of Fame 2017

This year’s inductees into the Apple Butter Festival Hall of Fame are volunteer couple Dawn and Randy Beal. More...

Bath Briefs

Town of Bath Tree Board head Andy Swaim said the board met with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund representatives on August 23 and a presentation by them will be made to the town council on September 19.  More...

What's Happening

Concert band kicks off fall rehearsals

The Morgan Community Concert Band will hold its first rehearsal of the fall season on Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m. More...

“Autumn Bounty” exhibit

A wide range of artwork celebrates the season in the “Autumn Bounty” exhibit in the main Ice House Gallery. The show, curated by Paul Berryhill, opens on Friday, September 15 with a meet the artists reception starting at 7:30 p.m. More...

Free film screening of “Pipeline Fighters”

The Eastern Panhandle Protectors will present the film “Pipeline Fighters” on Wednesday, September 20 at 7 p.m. at the New Earth Granary in Berkeley Springs.  The film is the project of Marino Colmano of Blacksburg.  More...

Police & Safety

Court upholds sex offender sentence

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has rejected an appeal of a 2016 criminal sentence by a Morgan County man.  The court, on September 5, issued a memorandum decision upholding a sentence handed down by Circuit Court Judge Christopher More...

Burton arrested for fleeing furlough, making meth

A Warfordsburg man with a history of fleeing from custody has been arrested and returned to jail by police in Pennsylvania, and now faces additional charges of running a methamphetamine lab.  Michael J. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Jay E. Gill, 34, of Berkeley Springs was sentenced to jail for 90 days after pleading guilty to driving while his license was revoked for a DUI. More...

School News

Local Girl Scouts group will use train depot lot

The Bath Town Council awarded the use of the train depot lot exclusively to the Morgan County Girl Scouts Service Unit to raise funds at the Apple Butter Festival next month.  More...

From the Desk of the Superintendent

Teamwork is the best work   More...

School numbers

Morgan County Schools   More...