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October 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Governor visits Berkeley Springs on bond campaign tour

Governor Justice pitched his road bond plan to Morgan County residents at The Country Inn on Tuesday, October 3. More...

Local Rite Aid will become Walgreens in 2018

Rite Aid corporate officials confirmed on Monday that the pharmacy and retail store in Berkeley Springs will become a Walgreens retail pharmacy by the spring of 2018 due to a major purchase of Rite Aid stores by Walgreens Boots Alliance.  More...

Opinions

No cause for celebration

Politicians are publicly celebrating news that coal-fired power plants in the U.S. More...

Morning has broken

Kate Evans caught this colorful morning sunrise with her camera. Sunrise swirls and blue skies break through the darkness as morning arrives. More...

One explanation

Dear Editor:  Someone just challenged me to write about the mass shooting during a Sunday night concert in Las Vegas, citing “collapse of language to transmit meaning” and a shot across the bow (as it were) to “explain it if yo More...

What's Happening

Cheap Eats

The “Cheap Eats” program has been expanded and is now offered in Paw Paw and Berkeley Springs.  The Berkeley Springs program will meet Thursday, October 12 at 7 p.m. More...

Civil War Round Table to meet

Author Gary Gimble will present “Is it Stonewall?” to the Harper’s Ferry Civil War Roundtable on Wednesday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.  The program is based on his research into a controversial wartime photograph supposedly taken of More...

Shepherd wins annual largest tree contest

Shepherd University is the winner of this year's largest tree contest sponsored by Delegate John Overington. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067   Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for October 1-7:  October 1  Deputy Roper investigated a sexual abuse report at Catawba Club.  Cpl. More...

Bath Police awarded grant

A $20,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was obtained by Bath Police Patrolman Tony Link for the town police department. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Frankie Dillow, 52, of Martinsburg was found guilty at a bench trial for fishing without a license. He was fined $100 and must pay $165.25 in court costs and fees.  More...

School News

Next Shepherd President's lecture will focus on intelligence community

The next Shepherd University President's Lecture will explore the American intelligence community on Monday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Erma Ora Byrd Hall auditorium. More...

Interact Club receives Charter and elects officers for 2017-2018

The Berkeley Springs High School Interact Club started its second year by receiving its Charter from Rotary International and voting in new officers for the year. More...

Paw Paw Lady Pirates pick up volleyball win

The Paw Paw High School Lady Pirates hosted Bishop Walsh in volleyball action at the friendly confines of the Paw Paw gym on Monday, October 2.  The Lady Pirates were able to record their first win of the season by taking a 3-1 win over the visi More...

Accident claims life of local woman

A combination of a slick roadway and speed caused a Sunday morning accident on Winchester Grade Road that led to the death of a Berkeley Springs woman. The single-vehicle accident took place at about 10 a.m. on October 8.  More...

Environmental assessment on tri-state gas pipeline will be done by January, feds say

Federal officials will complete an Environmental Assessment on the proposed Eastern Panhandle natural gas line project by the end of January.  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice on Thursday, October 5 that the agency More...

Great Cacapon man killed in accident

A local man has died after being involved in a tractortrailer accident in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, October 4.  Rockwell “Rocky” Beam, 48, of Great Cacapon was driving a truck near Allentown, Pa. More...

Festival brought sweet sights & smells

People took turns all day stirring the kettle of apple butter bubbling away in the town square. More...

News

Fourth and last phase of Western Maryland Rail Trail to begin this month

Maryland officials have approved a contract for work to begin on the final 4.5-mile section of the Western Maryland Rail Trail, from Pearre to Little Orleans, west of Hancock.  The Maryland Board of Public Works okayed funding for phase four of More...

Patience is October theme for Wonderful People

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Last week, on the first of October, in Las Vegas, our country experienced the largest single mass shooting in our history. More...

County approves spending, personnel actions

During a regular meeting of the Morgan County Commissioners on Wednesday, October 4, county officials approved the following actions:  —Spend up to $11,520 for materials to finish an indoor batting cage at the county’s ballfield com More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

The Uropygial Gland

During World War II, both my parents were school teachers, and after school and on weekends they raised and sold chickens and their eggs. At one point we had one thousand Rhode Island Reds. More...

Obituaries

Thomas A. Stemple

1946-2017

Thomas Allen Stemple, 72, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Born July 6, 1946 in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Harry Luther Stemple, Jr. More...

Marsha A. Miller

1951-2017

Marsha Ann Miller, 65, of Great Cacapon, West Virginia passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Blue Ridge Hospice Residential Center.  More...

James “Jim” Stowers

1938-2017

James “Jim” Stowers, 78, of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center.  More...

Sports

Lady Indians soccer picks up win over Keyser

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Soccer team saw their record improve to 3-11-4 for the 2017 season with a tie, a win and a loss this past week on the pitch.  The Lady Indians hosted the Frankfort Lady Falcons at Morgan Field on Tue More...

Indians derail Railroaders

In the age of football there has been many offensive nicknames for high scoring teams. Nicknames such as the “Greatest Show on Turf” (St. Louis Rams), Air Raid Offense (Texas Tech) and many others.  More...

Little League meeting

Morgan County Little League will hold its 2018 board of directors election on Sunday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. More...