November 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Manchin makes local stops on Town Hall tour

A Town Hall meeting with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was pitched as a discussion on proposed federal tax reform but Morgan County residents had other issues they wanted to discuss during a two-hour event last Friday, October 27.  More...

Local nurse helps hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

Berkeley Springs resident and nurse Dylan Trip was one member of a four-person Eastern Panhandle American Red Cross team of first responders that went to Puerto Rico for three weeks to assess the health situation and help Hurricane victims. More...

Opinions

Deep in the swamp

This week’s details about the criminal indictment of Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates are cautionary tales, indeed.  More...

When the waters rose high

Jay Simmons shared this photo of the CSX train tracks at Hancock during the November 6, 1985 flood. He worked at the A&P in Hancock at the time and snapped photos of the water as it rose. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia  West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   November 1, 1688 - Morgan Morgan was born in Wales. More...

What's Happening

Program on native bees

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a morning program in Berkeley Springs on Saturday, November 18.  The program will be held at 10 a.m. More...

Indivisible group meets

Morgan County Indivisible will present speaker Sammi Brown, candidate for West Virginia’s House of Delegates, District 65 in Jefferson County on Sunday, November 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.  The meetng will be held in the first floor classroom of More...

Coldwell Banker raises funds to benefit homeless

Each year Coldwell Banker Premier’s team participates in the Apple Butter Festival. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for October 22-28:  October 22  Sgt. Shambaugh responded to a verbal domestic on Meandering Lane.  October 23  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Lee E. Clark, 33, of Berkeley Springs was sentenced to jail for seven days after pleading guilty to violating a protective order. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

BlackCat activities

BlackCat Music's monthly Ukulele Club will be held Friday, November 3.  Mike Kligerman of the Tri- State Ukeclectics Orchestra will host the beginner's workshop at 5 p.m. This month's practice for the Intermediate group at 5:30 p.m. More...

25th Letters About Literature writing contest is underway

West Virginia’s annual letter writing and reading competition, Letters About Literature, is back for its 25th year. More...

Miller retiring after 30 years

After working for the school system for 30 years, Morgan County Schools Maintenance Supervisor George Miller is retiring at the end of November.  More...

Police investigating human remains found in woods

Area police are closing off and preparing to comb an investigative scene on a wooded hillside in Berkeley Springs this evening following the discovery of human remains there around 4 p.m.Morgan County’s Medical Examiner arrived on the scene shortly a More...

Planners approve building permit for Cacapon State Park expansion

The Morgan County Planning Commission last Tuesday gave their approval to the West Virginia state park system to build a major addition to Cacapon State Park’s lodge.  Plans to expand guest rooms and meeting space at the park have been in More...

Nighttime paving to begin on U.S. 522 North

The West Virginia Division of Highways advises motorists of upcoming delays on U.S. Route 522 in Morgan County beginning Sunday night, November 5.  More...

News

Youth bring classical music performance to intermediate students

Warm Springs Intermediate School students were treated to a program of classical music performed by students from the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts String Orchestra on October 25. More...

Hagerman the magician performs at the Ice House

Comedy Magic and Science at the Morgan Arts Council on Wednesday, November 8 at 7 p.m.  Magician David Hagerman, of Extreme Science, will provide an original evening using various science experiment. More...

Drivers should be cautious while driving during fall months

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) urges motorists to be cautious while driving in the fall because vehicle collisions with deer tend to rise during this time of year.  More...

Letters

Speed destroys sense

Dear Editor:  More...

John Douglas

Dear Editor:  John gave me my first-ever writing job. Three hundred words about a benefit concert for the Morgan County Humane Society when I was a high school intern at The Messenger. More...

Request MARC train service

Dear Editor:  I realize this has been talked about before but perhaps it is time for Berkeley Springs, West Virginia and Hancock, Md. More...

Obituaries

Tyson H. Kegarise

1976-2017

Tyson Harold Kegarise, age 41, of Hagerstown, Md., died on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at his home as the result of an accidental house fire. More...

Denise B. Burditus

1967-2017

Denise Brenna Salmon Burditus, 50, of Martinsburg, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev.  Born June 5, 1967 in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of Harry and Kitty (Hovermale) Sa More...

Milton D. Shrier

1918-2017

Milton Delman Shrier, 99, of Great Cacapon, died Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Envoy, Winchester, Va.  He was born June 23, 1918 in Brown City, Mich., he was the son of the late Charles Delman Shrier and Mabel Wooliever Shrier.  He was a W More...

Sports

Tribe rolls by Ritchie County for fifth win of the season

The Ritchie County Rebels made the three hour trek to Morgan County to take on the red hot Berkeley Springs Indians in high school football action. More...

Chip Shots

Not what I expected   More...

Lady Indians defeat Paw Paw and Keyser to end regular season

by Jamie Harris  The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Volleyball Team traveled to Paw Paw for a tri match with the Lady Pirates and the Keyser Lady Golden Tornado on Tuesday, October 24.  In the first match, the Lady Indians won in More...