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Juveniles charged for possession of marijuana

Three Hancock juveniles between the ages of 15- and 16-years old were charged on Wednesday, May 16, through the Department of Juvenile Justice with possession of marijuana, less than 10 grams. Possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana is a civil offense. Subjects who are younger than 18-years of age and found in possession […]

Hancock spared as flooding hits southern part of county

by Geoff Fox As the rain fell last week, the thought of flooding went through everyone’s mind. While Hancock didn’t have any serious flooding, the southern part of Washington County was hit with major damage from rising waters. According to the National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, the Potomac River in Hancock crested sometime […]

Berkeley Springs & Paw Paw compete at State Track & Field

by Jamie Harris A track season that was filled with a lot of cold and rainy weather came to an end this past weekend at the WV State Track and Field Championships. Programs from Berkeley Springs High School and Paw Paw High School made the trek to the state capital to seek state championship gold. […]

School officials commend special levy passage; approve multiple actions

by Kate Evans Morgan County school officials expressed their deep appreciation at the May 10 school board meeting that the special levy was approved by voters during the May 8 primary election. Board vice-president Aaron Close congratulated Superintendent Erich May and board member Pete Gordon on their efforts to encourage the levy’s passage. Board member […]

Governor includes sections of county in Opportunity Zone program

West Virginia governor Jim Justice released a list on May 18 of 55 U.S. Census tracts that will be part of the state’s Opportunity Zone program. The federal program encourages private investment in rural and low-income communities through tax credits for investors. One census tract in Morgan County that includes the Town of Bath and […]

Spring gobbler season hits high; Morgan hunters take 64

According to preliminary data gathered by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, turkey hunters in West Virginia harvested 12,274 gobblers this spring, which is a 15-year high and a 6 percent increase over 2017. This year’s harvest also is more than 10 percent above the 10-year average, said Mike Peters, Game Bird and Small […]

Paw Paw to host annual Memorial Day parade, events Saturday

The Annual William H. Norton Memorial Day Parade and Car Show will be held this Saturday, May 26 in Paw Paw. The car show, held at Paw Paw Schools, begins at 9 a.m. and continues to 3 p.m. There will be a wreath-laying ceremony at Woodrow Cemetery at 10 a.m. and a program at the […]

Long-awaited bridge work underway on River Road

by Kate Shunney Contractors began work on a new bridge over Sleepy Creek along River Road on May 3, and major excavation work unfolded last week for the structure. Rock Forge Bridge Company, LLC of Amma, W.Va. was the winning bidder to construct the Sleepy Creek Arch Bridge. Their bid of $1,933,906 was one of […]

Mary L. Ward

1934-2018 Mary Lee Ward, age 84, of Hancock, Md., died on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at her son’s home while under the care of Hospice of Washington County. Born February 12, 1934 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William Clyde and Mary Elizabeth Wills Jackson. She was a member of […]

Edward E. Norris

1932-2018 Edward Eugene Norris, 85, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville, W.Va. Born July 14, 1932, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Eugene Henry and Alberta Grace Pittman Norris. A graduate of Hancock High School, class of 1951, he served in the United States Air Force. He […]