Cold snaps county, region Saturday
CHARLESTON — The leadership of the State Firemen’s Association — which also happens to be 3 Hampshire County volunteer firefighters — was working the state capitol for 2 days last week to find funding to support their cause.
CAPON BRIDGE — The Farmer’s Daughter remains top hog at the state level as they celebrate yet another year of being WV Living’s “Best Burger.”
SUNRISE SUMMIT — Hampshire High School’s DECA program collected yet another honor for the 2021-22 school year: they were awarded the Membership Campaign, Promotion Campaign and Community Service Campaign.
Parents are flooded with paperwork every single day of the year. But this year, they absolutely want to keep track of one key letter — Letter 6419, to be sent to you by none other than the Internal Revenue Service.
MOOREFIELD — A cohort of instructors at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College are the 1st to participate in an internal peer-review system that has led to 2 courses earning Eastern Online Course Excellence certification.
CHARLESTON — A group of Republican lawmakers in West Virginia is trying to pass a law forbidding mask mandates in K-12 schools and restricting districts from requiring COVID-19 testing for people who don’t have symptoms.
Conservation experts in the state are expanding a forest mapping tool to assess the impact of development on thousands of acres of public lands.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday questioned a bill moving through the Republican-led Legislature that would prohibit mask mandates in public schools in response to the coronavirus, saying that he will wait on the proposal’s final outcome before deciding how to act.
I’m pretty sure that sometimes you read a sentence or paragraph or (shudder) an entire column I wrote and would take exception with what I’m about to announce, but truly I consider myself a wordsmith.
Too many West Virginians are dying from drug overdoses. We have been in this crisis for years and unfortunately, according to new government data, the crisis is growing.
The Eastern West Virginia Economic alliance met in Charleston this week. Joining us remotely were Eileen Johnson from the Hampshire County Development Authority and Lyn Goodwin from the Morgan County Development Authority.
It’s been another great year in the war on climate change. With a combination of forceful inaction, concentrated inattention, strenuous ignorance of facts, strategic amnesia and just plain orneriness we have once again succeeded in not losing to this implacable enemy which many of us still b…
What is the definition of dogma? Various sources give slightly different definitions, but it basically means (according to vocabulary.com): “the doctrine of belief in a religion or a political system.”
CHARLESTON — The Juvenile Justice Commission, originally created to investigate a tragedy, has worked for a decade to ensure the state’s court system fulfills its duty to provide justice in a way that protects the children over which it has jurisdiction, speakers said last week at a celebrat…
ROMNEY — Eight area residents have been charged with 223 hunting crimes involving at least 27 antlered deer in Hampshire, Mineral and Grant counties as well as Maryland.
Breezeline, the new name for Atlantic Broadband, says it is tapping into the new Affordable Connectivity Program to provide needy households a $30-a-month discount on Internet service.
KEYSER — The annual Mineral County Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Festival planning committee is now accepting proposals for presentations.
CAPON BRIDGE — For the 1st time in 18 months, every office in Capon Bridge’s town government has been filled. At the Jan. 11 Town Council meeting, David McMaster was appointed to a seat on the council and Tracey Grassi agreed to serve as town recorder.
MOOREFIELD — Donna Davy, an art instructor at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, recently earned national recognition from Artist’s Magazine for a portrait of her pet parrot.
CHARLESTON — A North Carolina steelmaker will build a $2.7 billion mill in West Virginia, creating an estimated 800 manufacturing jobs, Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday.
The federal government has quietly launched its website to sign up for free Covid-19 tests, allowing people to order a maximum of four tests shipped directly to their household.
If you know me at all, you likely know that I would add “old” to “good” books in the 1941 Burton Lane/Ralph Freed line above. I like old stuff including old books, of which I have a diverse collection.
If the work is done and the day still young, a ride through the back roads in an antique truck is often in order. Since my work truck is only months short of being 50 years old, the antique factor is already built in. All that’s needed is some time, gasoline, curiosity and a camera.
Please bear with me. After thinking up a clever title for the March/April Tech Tips column in Antique Power, I’m all “titled out.” The above was one of the first to be rejected. The article is about using spent shotgun shells to plug off dirt sensitive lines and fittings while a tractor bein…
This will be the last installment of this column in 2017. The next will be on Jan. 3, 2018. Such an occasion is commonly thought to be a time of reflection — another year gone by (sigh).
WASHINGTON —More than $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is headed to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
Every square inch of ground anywhere holds a story. As children in the then vast New Jersey farm country, we would find lost objects in the fields by throwing our pocket knives then looking at the place where they landed. I admit that this method wasn’t very scientific, but it did sometimes …
WHEELING — More than 200 members and friends of the West Virginia Farm Bureau (WVFB) gathered on Nov. 14-16 at the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling to conduct their 102nd annual meeting.
The North River Mills shop has virtually no heat and plenty of ventilation. Years ago, someone must have found themselves in a situation similar to mine as there is evidence of newspapers having been put up on the west wall to block the wind. An open lean-to protects this wall from rain and …
The shortage of natural pollinators, such as bees, is threatening global food production around the world, making it difficult to feed an ever-growing human population. Researchers at West Virginia University have come up with a plan B to this decline in pollinators by creating a robotic pol…
I have virtually no experience in the beef cattle business. There, I feel better having finally made that confession. In addition, I have only 1 (one) tractor repair customer who is a full-time cattle farmer and not retired from some secret branch of the federal government. Of course, all of…
The Hampshire County FFA chapter has been hard at work over the past month. The Halloween Country-Style was a big success, with a turnout of over 200 kids throughout the evening. Members were stationed at different carnival-style games, while others helped the kids paint pumpkins.
It was around 6:30 a.m. and I had just dropped off the Old Hippie school bus driver at her bus in Capon Bridge. It was raining an uninspiring rain; Neither the fury of summer thunder nor the deep, contemplative state inspired by a winter ice storm.
A West Virginia University engineer is combining the study of neuroscience and robotics to better understand the nervous system and motor output of insects to create animal-like robots for potential use in agriculture, mining and space exploration.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is now accepting Request for Applications for the 2021 West Virginia Farmers and Ranchers Stress Assistance Network grant.
Ah, November. A bright moon in the boughs of leafless trees, a single chill raindrop on the cheek, soft amber glow of distant windows, wood smoke in the silver gray dawn, red glow in the western sky from a Midwest afternoon, survival of the Old Hippie’s orchard day. That’s right — Saturday, …
As many readers already know, I’m an advocate for the preservation and use of old cars, trucks and other machinery. The ‘70s, when the Old Hippie (aka, wife Stephanie) and I were first married, was our golden age of economical, carefree driving; we drove ‘50s trucks. The trucks were designed…
We who do not celebrate All Hallows Eve or Halloween have nonetheless come to associate this time of year with things spooky and mysterious. It’s only natural, really; consider the long shadows of trees reaching across a meadow, the mystery of a vast, rustling cornfield, early darkness, the …
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to aid recovery efforts for farmers, ranchers and residents affected by Hurricane Ida.