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September 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Weaver acquitted of criminal charges in crash death of stepdaughter

The driver charged with child neglect causing death in a fatal crash that killed his stepdaughter was acquitted of that charge last Thursday, September 15, in Morgan County Circuit Court following a two-day trial. Walter L. More...

Berkeley Springs man rescued from burning RV

Area firefighters responded to a mobile home fire last Tuesday where a man was trapped inside a burning recreational vehicle. The man was pulled out of the RV and resuscitated by first responders before being flown to a burn unit. More...

Opinions

Losing common ground?

Anyone who uses social media has noticed the growing use of this phrase on posts, blogs and websites: “Why is the mainstream media ignoring this?” The comment is tagged onto topics as far-ranging as a recent serious gas pipeline break in More...

Reflecting by the river

Theresa Rasmussen took this photo recently of the morning sun reflecting off the Potomac River along the C&O Canal towpath. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301 More...

What's Happening

WVU Tailgate Party/fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Berkeley Springs and the Moose Lodge #1483 will sponsor a WVU Tailgate Party WVU vs Texas Tech to benefit Starting Points, Morgan County Partnership and Berkeley Springs Rotary. More...

Election of 4-H officers for 2016

The 4-H Settlers first meeting of the year was held Sunday, September 18 with elections of the officers. More...

Bill of Rights 225th Anniversary exhibit available

The Humanities Council is partnering with the Federation of State Humanities Councils to provide a free, four-sided, pop-up exhibit observing the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights for up to 30 venues in West Virginia. More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Kathy R. Gingerich, 56, of Hagerstown, Md. was fined $150 after pleading guilty to shoplifting. Gingerich also must pay $165.25 in court costs and fees and $139.54 in restitution. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: September 11 Report of stolen and forged checks, Woodside South Ct. Child custody dispute, More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public. Morgan County Government More...

School News

Test results show gains in reading/math proficiency along with some decreases

School officials have said preliminary Morgan County student test score results from the May 2016 West Virginia General Summary Assessment (WVGSA) showed big improvement in several grades along with some declines in other grades from the 2014- 2015 s More...

Irwin leads Lady Pirates to first volleyball win

Paw Paw Lady Pirates head volleyball coach Holly Palmer and her varsity squad picked up their first win for the 2016 season. Last Friday, September 16 Paw Paw hosted Lighthouse Christian Academy out of Cumberland, Md. More...

Tennis group has mission to build courts for high school teams

The Morgan County Tennis Association (MCTA), a newly formed 501-(c)-(3) Non-Profit Corporation, recently announced their Board of Directors and their mission to build regulation tennis courts for local high school tennis teams. More...

Breaking News - 2:29 PM

Berkeley Springs is latest in Real. West Virginia destination promo videos

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia releases Real. Berkeley Springs vignette Highlights local lodging, historic springs, state park and craft breweries  More...

Mutual aid for ambulance service to be addressed with Hampshire, Allegany

The Morgan County Commissioners are trying to find a better way to share mutual aid with neighboring Hampshire County and Allegany County in Maryland. More...

Elderly woman dies after Friday crash

A two-vehicle accident on Friday, September 16 claimed the life of a Berkeley Springs woman. Gladys Whittington, 83, died from injuries sustained in the crash despite being airlifted to INOVA Fairfax hospital for treatment. More...

Late summer lakeside view

Bruce Goldstein caught this late summer view of the lake (Lake Siri) and boathouse at Coolfont during a bike ride last week. More...

News

Worship Directory

Unity of Berkeley Springs, New Earth Granary, 143 N. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, 304-268-4222 or 304-258-2954. Celebration service, 10 a.m. Rev. Anne Murphy-Oswald. More...

Brown receives certificate at NSDAR September meeting

Ye Towne of Bath Chapter, NSDAR, meeting was held at the First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, September 6. More...

Cheap Eats

“Healthy packed lunches and after school snacks” will be the theme for next Monday’s “Cheap Eats” program being offered at the Paw Paw Senior Center. The program will be offered by WVU Extension agent Erica Manor. More...

Letters

Addicts need support to recover

Dear Editor: I have read the many articles and opinions regarding addiction. While sad that we have this addiction “crisis,” there are issues that I have not seen mentioned that are as important as the others. More...

On illegal immigrants

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Post box penalty

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Obituaries

Clyde F. Phillips

1930-2016

Clyde Franklin Phillips, 86, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at his home. Born July 24, 1930 in Donora, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Willard & Estella Black Phillips. More...

Gary M. Gerhold

1943-2016

Gary Martin Gerhold, age 72, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died on Friday, September 16, 2016 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. More...

Gladys J. Whittington

1932-2016

Gladys June Whittington, 83, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, September 16, 2016 at INOVA-Fairfax in Falls Church, Va. Born on October 17, 1932 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Henry William and Maggie Bell Karns Close. More...

Sports

Cross Country Teams win home Invitational Titles

Berkeley Springs High School Boys Cross Country Team won first place at the Berkeley Springs Invitational. More...

2016 Athletic Hall of Fame

New members of the 2016 Berkeley Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame, left to right, Joe Didawick, football and baseball first team all state player, baseball state champion 1983; Lyne and Alla More...

Keenan and Miller earn All-PVC honors

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians golf team were busy with golf action last week. More...

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