December 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire crews fight two house fires in Potomac/Cherry Run area

Area firefighters fought two back-to-back house fires in northeastern Morgan County last Wednesday evening, December 13, with one fire destroying a family’s home and causing minor injuries to a child.  More...

Flu activity low, other “bugs” going around

With the possible spread of seasonal influenza starting soon, health officials are urging anyone that hasn’t gotten their flu shot yet for this year to do so now. More...

Opinions

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you all

Sit back with your favorite warm drink and enjoy this – our special Christmas issue. It is packed with stories and poems and letters about winter and the holidays. Morgan County kids in first through fifth grade penned the jolly tidbits. More...

A Christmas scene from years past

The Park View Inn (now Country Inn) in Berkeley Springs was the picture of a white Christmas in this undated news file photo. More...

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

Democratic meeting

Democratic Executive Committee meeting will be held Thursday, December 21, at 5 p.m. at Mi Ranchito Mexican Restaurant, 141 Independence Street.  The meeting will be followed by a renewable energy presentation at 6:30 p.m. More...

Warm Springs Watershed Association receives grant

The Warm Springs Watershed Association has received a Two Rivers Giving Circle Fund grant in the amount of $500 from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation (EWVCF). More...

December

Thursday, December 21 – First day of winter – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – S.S. Representative, Senior  More...

Police & Safety

Crime Solver’s Case of the Month December 2017

Grand Larceny  Date of Crime: October/ November 2017  Case Agent: Cpl. Lemon and Deputy Roper, Morgan County Sheriff’s Department  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for December 10-16:  December 10  Deputy L. More...

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of November:  November 1 - Auto accident, 2500 block of Martinsburg Road, call was cancelled.  Auto accident, 3500 block of Martinsburg Road, Brush 2 responded, cancelled en rout More...

School News

Blue Ridge Board of Governors met at main campus

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Board of Governors met at the main campus in Martinsburg on Wednesday, December 13. The meeting was called to order by Board Chair, Keith Unger.  More...

FROM THE DESK OF THE SUPERINTENDENT Erich May, Morgan County Schools

He’s gonna find out …  As superintendent, I have to make sure that we are sending all the necessary reports to the state. What is even more important is my annual report to Santa Claus.  More...

Middle school students learn about Christmas customs around the globe

Warm Springs Middle School sixth graders in math teacher Laura Harrington’s classroom learned about Christmas customs in Australia. More...

Nine bid on Paw Paw water system upgrade

The proposed $1.5 million Paw Paw municipal water system project is moving along after a Thursday, December 14 bid opening.  The project manager has selected the lowest bidder he will recommend to the Paw Paw council at a town meeting.  More...

Historic Unger home damaged in Saturday fire

A Southern Morgan County house known as Oakleigh Manor was damaged by fire on Saturday, December 16. More...

Local law enforcement recognized by travel group for safety efforts

Berkeley Springs Police Department and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department were among 20 West Virginia departments that received awards for community traffic safety efforts in 2017. More...

Circuit Court judge Gray Silver to retire from bench

Judge Gray Silver III has announced his retirement as Judge of the 23rd Judicial Circuit of West Virginia, 4th Division.  He has been serving as Judge of the 4th Division of this Circuit for the past 17 years. More...

News

Treasured memories

Memories of Christmas past return every year with the sights and sounds of the holidays. They sometimes surface unexpectedly, triggered by hearing a song or seeing Christmas decorations.  More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia  West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   December 27, 1797 - The county seat of Ohio County was moved from West Liberty to Wheeling.  More...

Clarification

In last week’s story “Homeless shelters are open,” it was reported that the First United Methodist Church will be among the churches hosting the rotating cold-weather shelter. More...

Letters

Step up & make repairs

Dear Editor:  More...

Look out taxpayers

Dear Editor:  It is a fact WV has a prescription drug abuse problem. It is also a fact that for decades bureaucrats devised endless plans and programs to fight the war on drugs, virtually all lacking in positive results. More...

Racism met with silence

Dear Editor:  More...

Obituaries

James E. Cox

1950-2017

James Elbert Cox, 67, of Hedgesville, died Monday, December 18, 2017 at Berkeley Medical Center, Martinsburg.  Born March 17, 1950 in Olney, Md., he was the son of the late Pauline Noblin Sutphin Cox.  He attended Gaithersburg High School More...

Josephine J. Cravener

1943-2017

Josephine Joy Cravener, 74, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, December 15, 2017 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born February 12, 1943 in Hammonton, N. More...

Dale E. Bell

1930-2017

Dale Eugene Bell, 87, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Extended Care Facility of War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.  Born June 29, 1930 in Huntingdon, Pa., he was the son of the late Dale Gilbert and Alice Dor More...

Sports

Paw Paw Pirates Basketball round up

The Paw Paw High School Pirates Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team is off to a 2-2 start under new head coach Chris Poniris.  The Pirates were able to beat Union 73-54 at home, but dropped a road contests to East Hardy 91-77, Northern Garrett 7 More...

Varsity boys win two more over Clarke County & Faith Christian

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Boys Basketball Team picked up two more wins last week to improve their record to 3-1 for the season.  More...

Lady Indians pick up first win, but lose two to Clarke County and Moorefield

by Jamie Harris  The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Basketball Team was back in action last week with three games. The Lady Indians were able to secure their first win of the 2017 season, but lost two games.  More...