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Fine weather sweetened 45th Apple Butter Festival

Flor Lorenzo gets ready to toss candy to the crowd at the Apple Butter Festival parade. photo by Geoff Fox Empire cheerleaders flew high during the parade. photo by Geoff Fox A portrait artist sketched festival visitors and beauty queens. One-Eleven Pottery had finished mugs, bowls and pottery items for sale, and threw new pots […]

Region saw wettest May to September period in 92 years

by Kate Evans The rain kept coming for months and the tri-state area experienced periodic flash flooding in downtown Berkeley Springs and on roads and bridges throughout Morgan County and surrounding counties. So just how much precipitation did we really get during that time? NOAA Meteorologist Ray Martin from the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Weather […]

Hancock United Methodist Church to hold festival

by Geoff Fox The Hancock United Methodist Church will be holding their third annual Free Fall Family Fun Fest in Widmeyer Park this Sunday, October 14, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Among the activities planned to be at the festival are hayrides, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making, bouncy house, face painting, pumpkin ring toss, beanbag […]

Commissioners put 911 director on leave

by Kate Shunney Morgan County commissioners placed the county’s 911 director, Zachary Caldwell, on paid administrative leave on Wednesday, October 3 and said he would not perform any duties for the county for at least two weeks. County officials declined to answer questions about what caused the personnel action, which came after commissioners returned from […]

Rockin’ the Woods this weekend

Hancock in Motion is going to be having a “Country Party” this weekend as they host Rockin’ the Woods on Saturday, October 13 at Kirkwood Park. Gates for the event open at 2 p.m. with music starting at 4 p.m. Organizers said people can dance in the field or under the pavilion in the dance […]

Panthers band participates in Band Day

The Hancock High School Panther Marching Band traveled to Owings Mills, Maryland, last week to perform a halftime show for the Stevenson University Band Day football game on Saturday, September 22. The Panther Band took the field with seven other high school bands as well as the Stevenson University Mustang Marching Band to perform a […]

Delores A. Lucas

Delores A. Lucas 1937-2018 Delores Ann Lucas, age 81, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Born April 6, 1937, in Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Carl Flowers and Margaret (Roman) Flowers Mann; and the widow of Herbert G. Lucas, who passed away January […]

Crystal M. Spillman

Crystal M. Spillman 1979-2018 Crystal Marie Spillman, 39, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Winchester Medical Center. Born July 1, 1979 in Takoma Park, Md., she was the daughter of David Alan Vermillion and step-mother, Patty Vermillion, Falling Waters, Laura Lee Simmons Burton and step-father, Gregory Paul Burton, Conway, S.C. She was a Christian. She […]

Cally J. Stotler

Cally J. Stotler 1970-2018 Cally Joe Stotler, 48, of Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at his home. Born June 14, 1970 in Winchester, Va., he was the son of Charles Lacy Stotler, Berkeley Springs, Janice Mae Francis Nelson and step-father Herman Oat Nelson, Great Cacapon. He was of the Methodist faith. He attended Berkeley Springs […]

Iva Lee Shives

Iva Lee Shives 1944-2018 Iva L. Shives, 74, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born January 6, 1944 in Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jacob Randolph and Loretta Valley Werdebaugh Eader. She was of the Protestant […]