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Sarah E. Seaton

1986-2018 Sarah Elizabeth Seaton, 31, of Rockville, Md., formerly of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, April 5, 2018 at her residence. Born September 9, 1986 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md., she was the daughter of James and Nettie Waltzer Seaton, Berkeley Springs. She was a 2004 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School and earned […]

Alfred G. Dean, Jr.

1934-2018 Alfred George Dean, Jr., 83, of Marlinton, died Monday, April 2, 2018 at Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg. Born July 23, 1934 at Marlinton, he was the son of the late Alfred George Dean, Sr. and Ina Smith Dean. He was of Methodist faith. He graduated in 1956 from Marlinton High School. After graduating he […]

It’s not the job for everyone: 911 dispatchers connect need with help

Morgan County’s emergency dispatchers field the calls that few people want to make. Every day, 24 hours a day, there is someone at the Morgan County 911 center to answer calls for medical help, police protection, fire response or all of the above. Some calls are brief, while others set off a day-long chain of […]

County attorney preps dilapidated building rules for public hearing

by KATE SHUNNEY The time has come to move ahead with rules about dilapidated buildings in Morgan County or drop the idea, Commission president Joel Tuttle said last week. “It’s time to do it or not do it,” he said during a April 4 commission meeting. “If we’re semi-happy with it, let’s set dates on […]

Blaze destroys home of local volunteer firefighter

by KATE EVANS An early morning fire in the New Hope area destroyed the home of a Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company firefighter on Sunday, April 8. Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Chief Jami Clark said that the family and their dogs made it out of the home safely because their smoke detector alerted them to […]

County to seek consultant for 911 center upgrades

by KATE SHUNNEY The Morgan County Commission has started laying the groundwork for a long-awaited move for the county’s 911 center to a new home, with upgrades to new equipment. During the April 4 commission meeting, officials said the current 911 center will be moved from its double-wide trailer near The Pines into the refurbished […]

New vehicles added to Hancock Police fleet

by GEOFF FOX The Hancock Police have two new vehicles that have been added to their fleet of two pickup trucks and one car – a blue car and black SUV. The SUV is a Ford Police Interceptor while the blue car is a Ford Crown Victoria. Hancock PD’s new Interceptor The black Interceptor will […]

High winds cause injuries, topple trees and power lines

Last Wednesday’s high wind gusts caused two different accidents at the Widmyer Elementary track that injured two Morgan County students. One was a Berkeley Springs High School track team member and the other was a Warm Springs Middle School track team member. Both teams were practicing at the track that afternoon, said volunteer track coach […]

Tribe baseball sweeps the East Hardy Cougars

by Jamie Harris After a rough start to the season,  the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Baseball Team bounced back in a big way sweeping the visiting East Hardy Cougars in a home doubleheader. In the opening game, the Indians came out red hot as the Tribe rolled to an 18-8 win. Senior Tobin Cain […]

Chip Shots

Basketball update The 2017-2018 West Virginia University men’s basketball season has concluded, but there is still news coming out of Morgantown. First up, the post season awards continue to roll in for senior point guard Jevon Carter. He’s shown up on numerous All American teams as a second or third team selection. He’s also been […]