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Lost school days will come from spring break

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools Superintendent Erich May announced that, as of Monday,   school days lost to a statewide work stoppage would start to be made up using days from spring break. In a Monday afternoon e-mail to school staff, May said as of Monday, March 5, the school system had five weather-related school […]

TransCanada expects decision from feds on gas pipeline this month

by Kate Shunney   Natural gas corporation TransCanada officials say they expect to work closely with inspectors and regulators during construction of a 3.4-mile gas line extension that could connect Pennsylvania gas supplies with West Virginia customers. TransCanada expects a decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) about the fate of the $25 million […]

Parents, students offered support during teacher strike

by Kate Evans As schools entered their eighth day of closure Monday over a work stoppage by teachers and service personnel, school administrators and social workers discussed efforts to provide academic, emotional and other support for students. Intermediate school Warm Springs Intermediate School Principal Dudley Cable said that when they prepare for inclement weather school […]

County hires law firm to sue drug companies

by Kate Shunney Two of three Morgan County Commissioners voted last Thursday to hire the Skinner Law Firm to sue drug manufacturers, distributors and suppliers and seek damages to cover the costs of tackling opioid and related addiction locally. Stephen Skinner had offered his services to the county in December, but commissioners weren’t prepared to […]

Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Big 12 Tournament time The West Virginia University Mountaineers’ regular season portion of the basketball season is complete and WVU is sitting with a 22-9 overall record and an 11-7 record in Big 12 Conference play. Their conference record was good enough  for a three-way tie for second place with Texas Tech […]

Biddy Buddy Championship results

Rookie Division Best Dribbler – Brennen Anderton Wild Cats Runner-Up Dribbling – Jackson Shives Falcons Best Shooter – Mason Stotler Wild Cats Runner-Up Shooting – Ashlyn Unger Falcons Best Passer – Karsin Moon – Mountaineers Runner-Up Passing – Benjamin Frank Wild Cats Minor Division #2 Mountaineers 21 vs. #1 Bulldogs 20 Bulldogs – Jalen Miller […]

Pirates roll by Harman and Moorefield Lose to Tucker County in Sectional Championship

by Jamie Harris The Paw Paw Pirates Boys’ Basketball Team continued their impressive 2017-2018 basketball campaign. The Pirates opened up the Class A Sectional Championships by hosting Harman last Tuesday, February 27. The Pirates racked up nine points in the first quarter and 18 more in the second quarter. From there the Pirates scored a […]

Indians power past Frankfort in Sectional, Lose on road to Philip Barbour in Championship Colin Breeden scores 1,000 career point

by Jamie Harris Despite the teacher work stoppage across the state of West Virginia the 2017-2018 basketball season playoffs are under way. The #2 seed Berkeley Springs High School Indians hosted a first round game at the gym last Wednesday, February 28 against rival Frankfort. The two teams split a pair of games this season […]

Richard E. Stotler

1948-2018 Richard Ellsworth “Rick” Stotler, 69, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, March 2, 2018 at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va. Born July 21, 1948 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Rumsey Howard and Elsie Belle Werdebaugh Stotler. He was a member of The Independent Church of God in […]

Raymond B. Divelbiss

1959-2018 Raymond Blake Divelbiss, age 58 of Hancock, Md., died Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Born April 2, 1959 in Oklahoma City, Okla.,  he was the son of the late Millard Clarence Divelbiss and Noramay “Jackie” Payne Divelbiss Mellott of Hancock, Md. He was a member of The […]