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November 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Parades to kick off season this Saturday

The Town of Paw Paw will host its annual Christmas parade this Saturday, December 3 beginning at 4:30 p.m.  The parade will travel from the four-way stop sign at Moser Avenue & Winchester Street and will travel down Winchester Street to The More...

Opinions

State needs to know who is on Justice team

Some folks around Charleston and across the state are worried that governor-elect Jim Justice hasn’t said much about his transition team or who will be at his side as he takes control of the governor’s mansion.  More...

Signs of the season already

This weekend will kick off big Christmas doings around Morgan County, and houses around town are already getting decked out in finery for the season. More...

Wish I’d said that

A man’s free condition is of two parts: the instinctive freeness he experiences as an animal dweller on a planet, and the practical liberties he enjoys as a privileged member of human society. More...

What's Happening

BlackCat Music free events

BlackCat Music's monthly Ukulele Club will be held Friday, December 2, 5 p.m. with local musician, Mike Kligerman, hosting the workshop. This month's practice will be dedicated to rehearsing holiday songs for the Dicken's Weekend at the Ice House. More...

4-H Explorers Club rake leaves

The 4-H Explorers Club helped rake leaves at the homes of two community families who needed assistance. It was a great day for leaf raking. More...

December

Thursday, December 1 – Pleasant View Com. Center meet, 7 p.m. – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Kaw Kaw Peyon 4-H, 7:30, homes – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

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On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public.  Morgan County Government   Thursday, December 1. County Commission meets, 9:30 a.m.  More...

Tips to prepare for weather emergencies year-round

With winter approaching, it’s a reminder that families should be prepared for possible severe weather emergencies year-round.  Heavy snowstorms or blizzards, freezing rain or sleet, subfreezing temperatures, extremely high winds, tornados, More...

School News

Cash For Kids donation

The Harry Didawick Memorial Fund at Hillbilly Heaven donated $1,500 to Cash For Kids. Left to right is Tammi Didawick Stotler, Janet Didawick, Angie Gaither (DHHR) and Joe Didawick. More...

Berkeley Springs High School Weekly schedule

Wednesday, November 30  JV/V Boys Basketball (Scrimmage) 5:30 p.m. at Boonsboro.  Friday, December 2  Wrestling (Hedgesville Duals) 1 p.m. at Hedgesville.  Varsity Girls Basketball Tip-Off Classic, home, 6 p.m. Frankfort vs St. More...

October students of the month

Berkeley Springs High School Senior Brittney Shew was named student of the month by her teachers. More...

School board considers energy saving upgrades

The Morgan County School Board will request proposals for an energy savings project that would save money on utility and maintenance costs by making needed energy infrastructure improvements in county school facilities.  Officials voted 4-1 to m More...

More power outages caused by downed trees

Four different electric power outages that struck Morgan County and surrounding areas Monday night through early Tuesday morning were all caused by different downed trees that resulted from the aftermath of high winds that pummeled the area November More...

A Dickens of a Christmas December 3 & 4 and 10 & 11

The fourth annual A Dickens of a Christmas in Berkeley Springs will be held the first two weekends in December.  TreeFest, the indoor forest of trees, each decorated by an area business or organization, is back at the Ice House this year. More...

News

Rone visits source of winning Greek water

Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting producer Jill Klein Rone traveled to Greece in May to present the gold medal for best tasting non-carbonated water in the world to Theoni Natural Artesian Water.  “It was a trip of a lifetime,&r More...

Celebrating life, community, family and friends is December theme for Wonderful People

December is Wonderful People's month to "Celebrate Life, Community, Family and Friends.”  When I brought the 12 Habits here from Pennsylvania in 2015, where it served nearly 200 schools in more than 50 communities, it was called the Caring More...

Charges filed in DOH pay-to-play scheme

Four individuals and a corporation are facing federal charges for conspiring to steer West Virginia Division of Highways projects to a South Carolina business in exchange for bribes and kickbacks, United States Attorney William J. More...

Columns

Deer Hunting, Round One

IN THE WILD

Weather-wise, the opening day of the 2016 deer hunting season was just awful. The wind was howling at 20 to 30 miles an hour (maybe more), and it was seriously cold. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

November 30, 1796 - Brooke County was established under an act of the General Assembly of Virginia. The county was formed from part of Ohio County and named in honor of Robert Brooke, governor of Virginia. More...

Obituaries

George S. Park, Sr.

1938-2016

George Shaver Park, Sr., 78, of Berkeley Springs died Saturday, November 26, 2016 at his home.  Born August 11, 1938 in Fabius, W.Va. Son of the late Charlotte (Lottie) Hines Park Miller and Rufus Willard Park, Sr. More...

County Agent’s Corner

304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/   What are YOUR Dreams for the Morgan County Fair?  More...

Olga Yolanda Avila

(January 29, 1941 – November 22, 2016)

Olga Yolanda Avila, 75, spent her entire life unselfishly caring for her family starting at a young age after the loss of her parents with her younger siblings, then her own children and grandchildren and died with her two daughters at her side on No More...

Sports

Lady Indians basketball continuing to rebuild

Last season the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Basketball Team was able to pick up seven wins in 22 games. The Lady Indians accomplished this with only two seniors and a lineup that consisted of sophomores and freshmen.  More...

Paw Paw Lady Pirates Basketball Team ready to compete

The Paw Paw Lady Pirates Varsity Basketball Team may be lacking in depth, but the 2016-2017 edition is a mixture of veteran and youth players.  The Lady Pirates will carry an eight person roster this season which may cause concerns if any player More...

Chip Shots

Skyler  More...

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