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School board officially adopts school levy rates

by KATE EVANS The Morgan County School Board formally adopted the same proposed regular state school levy and special levy rates for Fiscal Year 2019 that they approved earlier at their March 22 special meeting at Pleasant View Elementary. The board has adopted the same levy rates for the last four fiscal years. The school […]

After Prom Party

The Morgan County Partnership is sponsoring the After Glow After Prom Party at Berkeley Springs Bowl  on Valley Road on Saturday, May 5. The party will feature several giveaways, including Amazon gift cards and prizes donated by local businesses and individuals, photo-booth, bowling, a DJ, arcade games, tons of food and more. This event is […]

Reed’s spot on ballot challenged in Kanawha County lawsuit

by KATE SHUNNEY A Kanawha County Circuit judge will preside over a hearing on Thursday, May 3, over the question of whether local pharmacist Tally Reed is eligible to be a primary candidate for a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates representing the 59th district. Two residents of the 59th district, which includes […]

Cell company seeks special zoning approval for tower on Sideling Hill

by KATE SHUNNEY Cell phone provider U.S. Cellular is asking the Washington County Board of Zoning to grant them a special exemption in order to build a 195’ communications tower on the west side of Sideling Hill, just beyond the mountain’s rock cut and visitor’s center. According to an April 12 project document, the monopole […]

Second school calendar public hearing is on Tuesday, May 1

by Kate Evan The Morgan County School Board will hold its second public hearing on the 2018-2019 school calendar during its Tuesday, May 1 meeting to provide information on the calendar and to hear public comment.  The meeting will take place at the school board office at 7 p.m. The school board will approve the […]

Berkeley Springs High School Tennis continues successful season

by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Tennis Team improved their record to 11-2 over the last two weeks. The Lady Indians started things off with a 6-1 win over Martinsburg, 6-1 win over St. Mary’s, 4-3 win over Keyser,  5-2 win over Central Catholic, 4-3 win over Oak Glen, 7-0 win […]

Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Spring football The West Virginia University Football Team finished up drills an cancelled the Gold-Blue game scheduled for April 7. As you well know, winter has been hanging on for dear life around here this year and with snow forecasted for much of West Virginia that weekend the game was scratched. With […]

Hancock officials, residents address school board about high school’s future

by GEOFF FOX A contingency of residents joined Hancock town officials in addressing Washington County Public Schools officials during the Tuesday evening, April 17 Board of Education meeting in Hagerstown about a teacher reassignment from Hancock to Clear Spring and rumors that Hancock High School might be slated for closure. The teacher move in question […]

First hearing this Wednesday on dilapidated building rules for county

Morgan County officials have set the dates of two public hearings to collect comments from county residents about a proposed dilapidated buildings ordinance. The first of two hearings will be held on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at Warm Springs Middle School in Berkeley Springs. The proposed ordinance sets forth rules about how the […]

Pa. adds leaf option to medical marijuana program

by KATE SHUNNEY Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has said the state’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Board and Department of Health have made steps to enhance the state’s medical marijuana program. “The final report of the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board continues to put patients first and will improve the program to give greater access to patients by […]