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School board adopts $30.6 million budget

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board unanimously adopted their proposed total $30,559,331 Fiscal Year 2020 budget at their Tuesday, May 21 meeting, pending approval by the West Virginia Board of Education.  A public hearing on the budget was held at the meeting before its adoption.  No members of the public offered any comments. […]

Hancock High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian

The annual Awards Ceremony at Hancock High School will be held on Friday, May 31 at 2:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Graduation will be held Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m. Spencer Cain Hose, son of Laura and Ron Hose, is 2019 Class Valedictorian of Hancock High School.  He is graduating as a University of […]

Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd WVU baseball to host regional The West Virginia University Baseball Team has taken some big steps this season. Last week the Mountaineers competed in the Big 12 tournament that began on Wednesday, May 22 with a 12-8 win over Kansas and ended Sunday with a 5-2 loss to Oklahoma State in the […]

Southern Fulton names top grads

The graduation ceremony for Southern Fulton will be held on Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Joshua Beale The Valedictorian of Southern Fulton’s Class of 2019 is Joshua Beale. He is the son of David and Donna Beale. During his time at Southern […]

Western Maryland Rail Trail Extension Opens June 1

by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. this Saturday, June 1 to celebrate the completion of the Phase IV extension of the Western Maryland Rail Trail. The event will be held in the western terminus parking lot, 12719 High Germany Road, […]

Terry L. Stump

Terry L. Stump 1954-2019 Terry Lynn Stump, 64, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs. Born September 15, 1954 in Baltimore City, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Powell and Beatrice Margaret Cavanaugh Shock. She graduated from Baltimore City School in Baltimore. She worked as a […]

Donald L. Shelly

Donald L. Shelly 1933-2019 Donald Lon Shelly, 86, of Wesley Commons, died Friday, May 24, 2019, at Wesley Commons Healthcare Center. Born January 21, 1933, in Berkeley Springs, he was a son of the late Herbert Shelly and Wilda Shelly Miller. He was preceded in death by is wife Betty Van Fleet Shelly. He was […]

Gary H. “B.C.” Braithwaite

Gary H. “B.C.” Braithwaite 1946-2019 Gary H. “B.C.” Braithwaite, 72, of Paw Paw, W.Va., died on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at his home. B.C. was born on June 26, 1946 in Winchester, Va., a son of the late Howard and Helen Shaw Braithwaite. He was a carpenter and truck driver and previously worked for the […]

McCauley hearing rescheduled

by Trish Rudder The preliminary hearing for the Berkeley Springs man who is charged with killing Riley Crossman, 15, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 12 at 2 p.m. in Morgan County Magistrate Court. It was scheduled for Friday, May 24 to be heard by Magistrate Kermit M. Ambrose. Andy J. McCauley, 41, who was […]

Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd   Koepka So, I failed to give props to Tiger Woods last month for completing his struggle to make his comeback from a string of physical and emotional issues to win The Masters at age 43 for his 15th major championship and his first major since he won the U.S. Open in […]