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February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

State park super dies at 55, served two decades here

Berkeley Springs State Park Superintendent Chris Hansroth passed away suddenly last Wednesday, February 15 at his home in Morgan County. More...

Crone pleads guilty to 30 abuse, assault counts

A Berkeley Springs man recently pled guilty to 30 counts of sexual abuse and assault relating to his systematic victimization of a minor male over nearly a year’s time.  Samuel L. More...

News

C&O Canal Towpath closure at Paw Paw Tunnel

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) will be performing a rock scaling project along the towpath at the northern or downstream portal of the Paw Paw Tunnel (Mile 155.2) starting mid- February. More...

Friends Fur Life seeking foster families

Foster families are needed for rescue animals currently in boarding awaiting their “furever” homes. We provide the food, toys, bedding, vetting and any other necessities. More...

Worship Services

Open Arms Ministries, 3 1/2 miles west of Hedgesville on Rt. 9 (Johnsontown), 304-258- 4256 or 304-279-3005 - Sunday morning 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening 7 p.m. and Tuesday Bible study and youth activities 7 p.m. More...

Letters

Marcher responds

Dear Editor:  I am writing in response to the letter published last week from Sue Gloyd, complaining about one-sided reporting in The Messenger regarding the recent Women’s March in Washington. I was an attendee at the march.  More...

Morgan County Day

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Oppose cuts to public broadcasting

Dear Editor:  WV Governor Jim Justice wants to shutter West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) on June 3. More...

Obituaries

Jean B. Tucker

1926-2017

Jean Betty Tucker, 90, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Extended Care Facility of War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.  Born August 31, 1926 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late John Bernard and Agne More...

Harold F. McBee

1938-2017

Harold Frank McBee, 78, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Willow Tree Manor in Charles Town.  Born November 27, 1938 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Charles Alvin and Ella Isabel Young McBee.  He was a More...

Reed E. Flowers

1924-2017

Reed Elsworth Flowers, 92, of Hancock, died Friday, February 10, 2017 at The Berkeley Springs Center LLC in Berkeley Springs.  Born September 26, 1924 in Hancock, he was the son of the late John Edward and Jeannie May Brady Flowers and the husba More...

Sports

Tribe rolls by Hancock and Bishop Walsh, falls to Philip Barbour in hoops action

The Berkeley Springs Indians basketball team under interim head coach Chad Brinegar improved their record to 7-14 overall with a pair of wins this past week. More...

Lady Indians fall on road to East Hardy in regular season finale

Last Monday, February 13, the Berkeley Springs Lady Indians basketball program traveled to Hardy County for their final regular season basketball game against the East Hardy Lady Cougars. More...

Indians Wrestling qualifies four for State Wrestling Championships

Davy Mundey Captures Region I Wrestling Championship

Last spring when the WVSSAC realigned the regions for athletics and moved the Berkeley Springs Indians to the Class A/AA Region I section it made many wonder how the athletic programs would fare. More...

Two injured in Monday fire that destroys home

Around 50 area firefighters battled a house fire in the River Road area that broke out in the early hours of Monday morning, February 20. Two of the home’s occupants were transported to the hospital with injuries. More...

Morgan County Day marked at State Capitol Feb. 13

State lawmakers hosted community groups, civic leaders, businesses and students from Morgan County at the State Capitol in Charleston on Monday, February 13 during the second annual Morgan County Day at the State Legislature.   More...

27th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting

The 27th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting welcomes more than 100 waters from across the country and around the globe on Saturday, February 25. More...

Crossroads Weekend  Free Access 

Taking the Chief's Challenge  Free Access 

State park hiking program back for another year

I’m prepared this time. The boots and trail maps are already in the car, and the water bottle is full. More...

Opinions

No cause for celebration

West Virginia’s senators celebrated a move last week to undo a 2016 Stream Protection Rule crafted by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement at the request of the U.S. Congress.  More...

A different view of The Pines

We were given several colorized postcards of the area recently by a reader. More...

At the Capitol Slow start on passage of Legislation

Unlike the past two legislative sessions, when the new Republican leadership jumped into each new session with the passage of a flurry of bills, the 2017 regular session has gotten off to a comparatively slow start.  After 10 days in session, on More...

What's Happening

VFW holds fundraiser for MS

Multiple Sclerosis fundraising was held at VFW Post 4019 on Saturday, February 18, led by Mark Cullinane. More...

Shepherd’s Center to host health fair

The Shepherd University Wellness Center is sponsoring its Second Annual Health Fair on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

Formal Flip this Saturday

Formal dresses can be bought or sold at Berkeley Springs High School’s “Formal Flip ‘17” on Saturday, February 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff K.C. Bohrer provides the following report of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department for February 12- 19.  February 12  Traffic collision, Rt. 9, Deputy Roper investigating.  February 13  More...

Skywarn Storm Spotter class to be held here March 29

The Morgan County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has welcomed the (NWS) National Weather Service to teach the Skywarn Storm Spotter Convection Course on Wednesday March 29 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Thomas L. Murphy, Jr., 29, of Great Cacapon was sentenced to jail for two days after pleading guilty under a plea agreement to driving under the influence, first offense. More...

School News

Warm Springs Middle School keeps focus on academics & student support

Warm Springs Middle School continues teaching basic academic skills, literacy and 21st Century learning and technology while focusing on student connections and meeting kids’ needs.  More...

Middle schoolers study Underground Railroad

Warm Springs Middle School students in art teacher Rachel Brown-Wilson’s classes were learning about the Underground Railroad on an interactive Web Quest website for Black History month during a school visit.  More...

James Rumsey first semester awards

Students from James Rumsey Technical Institute were recently awarded TShirts for the first semester AAA assembly. More...

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