For more than a decade the Hampshire Review has been celebrating the Dog Days of Summer with your help and the time is approaching again.
CAPON BRIDGE — A July 13 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new mural on the wall of the Capon Bridge Rescue Squad building drew a crowd to celebrate both the mural itself and the volunteers and sponsors who made the project possible.
AUGUSTA — The cattle are coming — and so are the hogs, goats, sheep, rabbits, pickles, peaches, corn, photos and about every kind of entry you can think of.
From roots to canopy, trees are real warriors for clean water and yet...in our most recent Potomac River report card, streamside forests received the worst grade: an F.
On a recent trip to Spring Gap Mountain, in the heart of Hampshire County, traveling with my daughter and my sister, I took the opportunity to visit one of my favorite childhood spots, the spring on top of Spring Gap Mountain.
ROMNEY — An ordinance imposing a $2.50 monthly user fee to support the Romney Volunteer Fire Company was rejected by the Romney Town Council at its meeting Monday night.
CHARLESTON — State School Superintendent Clayton Burch told the State Board of Education last Wednesday that he plans to spend plenty of time at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind.
CAPON BRIDGE — The Capon Bridge Town Council received a final breakdown of costs for the town sewer project at their July 13 meeting, and considered requests from several town subdivisions.
SPRING MILLS — The final group of kids shuffled into the cafeteria at Potomack Intermediate on Tuesday afternoon, a buzz coming from the Berkeley County Schools summer program students as they eyed the colorful vegetables and fruits perched on the tables in front of them.
CHARLESTON —The West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Adult Education is kicking off a “Never Too Late to Graduate” campaign featuring West Virginia native and “America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
WINCHESTER — Valley Health told its employees and affiliated physicians Monday that the Covid-19 vaccine is now required. The order takes effect immediately and requires staff to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1. More than 2,100 employees of the 6-hospital system remain unvaccinated.
AUGUSTA — There will be a new private school option for Hampshire families this fall: Victory Christian Academy is opening its doors at its Augusta site come Sept. 1.
SPRINGFIELD - The old John Blue Bridge put up a fight as hydraulic hammers chipped away at it's concrete piles before finally succumbing and splashing into the South Branch at 10:55 a.m.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Hampshire County until 11 p.m. this evening. The National Weather Service anticipates the strongest portions of the storm will hit Hampshire around 5 p.m. with showers tapering off by midnight.
CUMBERLAND — One of the Love Shack dogs has found his forever home, in a turn of events that his new family called “fate.” Max was one of the over 100 dogs seized from the Cabin Road property on April 5.
BURLINGTON — One of these days soon, a Mineral County farm family will finally receive use of a new John Deere tractor as West Virginia’s conservation farm of 2 years ago.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice called on Saturday for the resignation of a state lawmaker who posted a sexually explicit TikTok video to his public account.
WILLIAMSPORT, Md. – Potomac Edison is using a helicopter equipped with an aerial saw to trim trees and maintain electrical clearances along 6 difficult-to-access transmission line corridors in West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia this year.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The health of the Chesapeake Bay improved to a grade of C in 2020 — up from a C-minus in 2019, according to an annual report card by scientists released Tuesday.
MOOREFIELD — Students at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College now have a seamless pathway to a bachelor’s or master’s degree from one of the nation’s largest accredited online schools.
The 4th of July has just passed and is surprising how many don’t truly understand what it stands for. But I think what grieves me the most is the lack of respect for our flag.
Jam the cow has decided she feels like getting milked. A handsome Jersey, a breed prized for its high-quality milk, easy calving and all-around smarts, she strolls into a spotless room, about 10 feet by 15 feet.
I’ve kept a daily journal since sometime in 1994. These volumes conclude around 2012 when I started publishing enough to realize that the flow had reversed direction. The idea was to use these journals — someday — as story material for columns like this one. So — what am I still saving them…
MOOREFIELD — The Potomac Valley Conservation District is preparing to hold a local work group meeting to discuss conservation programs for 2021- 2022 later this month.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is urging landowners to sign up for the 2022 Cooperative State-County-Landowner Gypsy Moth Suppression program.
They’ve munched their way through millions of acres of West Virginia hardwood. The gypsy moth is an invasive pest that’s been doing damage to West Virginia’s forests since it entered the state in the early ’70s.
“I simply need a time frame,” said the text message. “Simply” and “time frame” immediately struck me as a contradiction in terms. Let me assure the reader that, in my tractor repair business, any “time frame” or estimate that I have ever given has been wrong.
As the national food system came to a screeching halt in the early days of the pandemic, the demand for food increased, providing a unique opportunity for local agriculture.
BUFFALO — Private landowners in the Kanawha Valley had a hands-on opportunity to learn how to create a pollinator habitat on their property through a recent workshop hosted by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia.
The old barn find is finally running and sounds just like an old tractor — a 2-cylinder John Deere. But it’s not a 2-cylinder John Deere. One or more cylinders aren’t firing. Let’s leave it running, though, as we chase down the culprit. If, as is often the case, the ignition wire connectors …
LORETTO, Ky. — On a Central Kentucky hillside, over a thousand American white oak stand in neat rows, just barely towering over nearby blades of grass.
Do you remember Reverend Deadly? In the July 24, 2013, issue of this paper, I told the story of this minister's reputation for marksmanship. He's known for dispatching a squirrel in his church (they could have used him in Pascagoula) and largely ridding a farm of burrowing animals. He's marr…
The week leading up to the 21st annual North River Mills/Ice Mountain Festival saw rain daily. There was no reason to expect the festival date to be any different. I had an unusual request from an old customer-not for tractor repair but for mowing.
My radio mentor, writer Jean Shepherd, wrote a manifesto for high school mediocrity, a guide on how to be invisible in the classroom. This work was entitled “Lost at C,” so I can’t claim the title. However, my version addresses a very different subject.
As a pre-teen, I was discovering the rock music of the era just prior to the British Invasion; Little Eva, the Coasters, Elvis (of course) Barry and the Tamerlanes and even the more folksy Peter Paul and Mary and Rooftop Singers.
Fourth-graders from Slanesville Elementary School swept the top 3 places in the 2021 Hampshire County “Agriculture in West Virginia” poster contest, sponsored by the Farm Bureau.