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Opinion: Last

By E. Gordon Gee, President, West Virginia University “Last” can be defined as a conclusion; a time when things are done. However, as I prepare for my final – or last – year at West Virginia University, I am not focused on concluding my tenure as a university president. Instead,[Read More…]

Leroy “Lafe” Platt

Leroy “Lafe” Platt 1932-2024 Leroy “Lafe” Platt, age 92, died peacefully Friday, April 19, 2024, at home in New Carrollton, Maryland, surrounded by his family. Born January 6, 1932, in Kiefer, Maryland, he was the second of seven children to the late Owen and Mary Carder Platt. After graduating from[Read More…]

Virginia “Jenny” Lee Sporer

Virginia “Jenny” Lee Sporer Virginia “Jenny” Lee Sporer, 90, of Smithfield passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. She was the daughter of the late Melvin Edgar Henry and Hazel Delores Michael Henry. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Malcolm Ireneaus Sporer, Sr. She[Read More…]

Meet Paw Paw’s top grads: Smith & Kerns

Paw Paw High School’s Class of 2024 celebrated their graduation with commencement ceremonies at the school on May 24. Top graduates for the class shared their achievements and plans for the future. Valedictorian, Miah Smith Miah Elizabeth Smith, Valedictorian of Paw Paw High School, has lived in Paw Paw for[Read More…]

No foul play in missing man’s death, say police

Police say the man they searched for and found deceased last week had initially been reported missing by his partner last weekend. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department released a photo and basic information about Lindsay Dingle, 64, who was last seen on Friday, June 7 at his residence on Iron[Read More…]

June Lee Brown

June Lee Brown 1929-2024 June Lee Brown, age 95, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at War Memorial Hospital Extended Care Unit. Born April 22, 1929 in New Hope, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Oscar Brent Weber and[Read More…]

Tammy Jean Dickey

Tammy Jean Dickey 1964-2024 Tammy Jean Dickey, age 60, formerly of Hancock, Md. passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Hagerstown Healthcare, Hagerstown, Md. while under the care of Hospice. Born Saturday, May 16, 1964, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late John Bowers and Connie[Read More…]

Nancy Elizabeth Riggleman

Nancy Elizabeth Riggleman 1933-2024 Nancy Elizabeth Foster Riggleman, 91, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., formerly of Winchester, Va., died on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the Berkeley Springs Healthcare Center. Nancy was born on January 12, 1933, in Winchester, Va., a daughter of the late Robert A. and Lelia Brown Foster.[Read More…]

Matthew Lynn McManus

Matthew Lynn McManus 1971-2024 Matthew Lynn McManus, 53, of Paw Paw, West Virginia passed away Sunday, June 9, 2024 at his home. He was born March 3, 1971 at Cumberland, Maryland and was the son of Leslie Evangeline (Cross) McManus of Paw Paw and the late Albert Leroy McManus. He[Read More…]