January 31, 2018 RSS feed / News

W.Va. Governor, legislators to improve one percent pay raise for teachers, state employees

With representatives of teacher and state employee groups fuming that a proposed one percent pay raise is more of an insult than a reward, legislators worked to sweeten the deal on the pay raise package.  Senate Finance Committee members amended More...

Emergency warning signs of flu

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), emergency warning signs and symptoms of flu sickness that should get you or your child to medical treatment right away include:  In children  • Fast breathing or trouble More...

WVU hospitals change visitation rules during flu season

WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center recently announced temporary changes to patient visitation at both hospitals in an effort to prevent the spread of flu.  More...

Cold weather shelter hasn’t been empty in 48 nights, says coalition

Halfway into their first season of providing a rotating temporary overnight shelter for local homeless people, the Morgan County Homeless Coalition is seeing a consistent need for their efforts.  The 7-day-a-week nighttime shelter that rotates w More...

Cervical Health awareness

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP), a program dedicated to helping low-income, uninsured, or underinsured women receive free or low-cost Pap tests, encourages women to sch More...

DHHR Energy Assistance Program for low income residents

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) recently announced applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted through February 2.  The federally funded program assists eligible state resi More...

West Virginia Breast Health Initiative launches 2018 with goals

The New West Virginia Grassroots Non-Profit Organization – West Virginia Breast Health Initiative, Inc. More...

Grief support groups

The Center for Grief Support announces upcoming dates for its grief support programs, Grief 101 and Grief in Progress.  More...

Round The Town

—KID ASKED: What should you do if you find a groundhog sleeping in your bed? Sleep somewhere else!  —January’s second full moon, the Blue Moon, shines tonight. More...

Groundhog Day at the Wildlife Center

French Creek Freddie, West Virginia’s weather-predicting groundhog, will leave his den on February 2 to celebrate Groundhog Day and welcomes visitors to join him at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center in Upshur County.  More...

House of Delegates passes single-member district bill

The House of Delegates recently passed a long-debated reform to ensure equal representation among state’s delegate districts, while also passing 17 other bills, including measures to protect citizens’ privacy and boost consumer protection 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...

County Agent’s Corner

Extension Service West Virginia University

304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/   Support your community by Jenna Hansrot, MCAFF board member  More...

Auxiliary Unit 60 news

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60 began their 2017-2018 year off by receiving several Department awards for their Children & Youth and Junior Activities Programs as well as best in Scrapbook and public relations.  More...

Attorney General Morrisey underscores importance of safeguarding data

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urged businesses and individuals to vigilantly safeguard personal information in this week’s recognition of National Data Privacy Day.  More...

WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center receives trauma verification

The trauma center at WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center has been re-verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). More...

Residents warned of IRS phone scams, sweepstakes & consumer scams

Consumers are being advised by public officials to remain vigilant about IRS impostor phone scams, sweepstakes and other scams that have been around for years. Some have lost large sums of money from these swindles.  More...