Romney Elementary students laugh as they sprint across the field during the school’s annual end-of-the-year “Color Run.” White shirts were splattered with dye and smiles stretched from ear to ear as kids ran like crazy during the excitement last week.
Asbestos contamination of tile adhesives in the old hospital building might delay transfer of the property to the Board of Education, the Hampshire County Development Authority was told at its meeting last Wednesday.
WINCHESTER — John Handley High School history teacher – and Hampshire resident – Jeffery Keller brought home to Augusta the title of 2024 Virginia Teacher of the Year last week.
AUGUSTA— Hampshire County school faculty and their families gathered at Augusta Elementary School for the 2023 Teacher of the Year and Service Person of the Year ceremony last Friday.
ROMNEY — The second-ever Romney pool fundraising meeting got cracking Monday evening, and numbers, names, outreach and – of course – fundraiser ideas were all pitched around.
ROMNEY — A collection of passionate community members met on the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind’s campus last Thursday to get a clear picture of “what’s next” for the school’s entrance.
Memorial Day is a specific day set aside to remember and pay our respects to the brave veterans who have protected our human rights and our country with their time, service and, when necessary, their lives. We often celebrate our national holidays without a thought to their creation.
The deadline is this week for parents to enroll in the county’s summer food service program.
AUGUSTA — One of only two homeschool graduations in the state will be held in just over a week in Augusta – where seven graduates will receive their diplomas and move on to the next chapter of their lives.
GREEN SPRING — A Green Spring man was arrested Mother’s Day weekend for slamming his girlfriend’s head into a wooden armrest – domestic battery and assault – plus brandishing and destruction of West Virginia State Police property.
Wrapping up their regular program year, Cub Scout Pack 32, sponsored by Romney First United Methodist Church, held its annual Blue and Gold Banquet and “Bridging” ceremony on Saturday, May 20, at Pavilion E in Central Hampshire Park. 37 Scouts earned a total of 165 individual awards and reco…
ROMNEY — West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind seniors are gearing up for graduation this week, and perhaps even more exciting – they are participating in their first “signing day” ever.
ROMNEY — REV Renewables, the company taking the lead in Augusta’s solar farm project, has donated to the town of Romney $50,000 to help restore the big red barn on Depot Street.
Board celebrates student achievement, hears safety, academic updates
ROMNEY — “I’m excited about coming home.”
ROMNEY — The County Commission approved $60,000 to go toward the planning of a four-part trail system in Hampshire County at their meeting last Tuesday.
SUNRISE SUMMIT — With graduation scheduled for May 26 – less than two weeks away – Hampshire High School students and their parents are busy checking off their lists for the annual graduation festivities.
Kids from all over Hampshire County congregated on Rannells Field last Friday to participate in a colorful, high-energy Special Olympic celebration. The event – which had a “Super Hero” theme – returned after a decade. Young participants (pictured) showed off their dance moves on the field d…
PURGITSVILLE — The $4.2 million Purgitsville water project is barreling toward its “digging dirt” stage: it’s been approved and is ready to go out to bid.
Four Slanesville Elementary students were named as regional winners of the West Virginia Attorney General’s competition designed to spur creativity and raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.
SUNRISE SUMMIT — Romney Middle School brought another year of a “Get A Life” interactive program that encouraged eighth graders to think about the realities of personal finance through an engaging budget simulation– all while escaping the worries of the “green reaper.”
BERKELEY SPRINGS — The Friends of the Cacapon River, in partnership with the Cacapon and Lost River Land Trust, the Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, and the Cacapon Institute are excited to announce a call for films for the second annual Cacapon River Environmental Short Film Festival. The festiva…
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Food Pantry volunteers welcome county residents to the pantry’s grand opening on May 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This family event will offer drinks and snacks and celebrate the years-long effort and dedication to the pantry’s new building next to the Springfield Asse…
The second annual Jesus Jam had about the same turn out as last year, but coordinator Michelle Warnick said “there would have been a lot more” if it weren’t for the rain. Regardless, it was a fantastic turnout filled with great music, food, testimonies and people.
CAPON BRIDGE — The Capon Bridge Town Council discussed traffic problems on Capon School Street and reviewed final details in completion of the town sewer project at their May 9 meeting.
The Hampshire County Farm Bureau recently purchased and donated over $100 of food to the Romney Food Pantry. This is the second time this year they have donated in honor of their members. A special thank-you to Omps Grocery in Bloomery for their donations. Pictured is Omps Grocery co-owner L…
ROMNEY — Excitement echoes this week at Romney’s Hampshire County Marketplace and Co-op for the long-awaited pottery classes that began Tuesday evening for its very first segment.
Facility has 76% correctional officer vacancy rate, state still at emergency status
ROMNEY — The County Commission approved $30,000 Tuesday morning to go toward funding the design of a new pool facility in Romney.
ROMNEY — May 25 is National Stop the Bleed Day, and a free class will honor it by teaching folks how to control bleeding from a severe injury.
On Saturday, May 6, a small crew assembled at the site of Joseph Edwards’s home and fort to begin the installation of full-color signs interpreting the flora and fauna of the colonial fort site. The signs are part of an interpretive program funded by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant …
SUNRISE SUMMIT — Hampshire County Special Olympics is back for the first time since 2013.
HANGING ROCK — A two-vehicle crash Saturday night east of Augusta was fatal for a Virginia motorcyclist.
ROMNEY — The Hampshire County grand jury handed up a slew of indictments last week – mostly drug charges, but a smattering of larceny and driving offenses, too.
BAKER — Allegheny Wood Products, a West Virginia logging company that set its eyes on relocating a fumigation facility to Hardy County, won’t be allowed to build in their desired spot due to a zoning issue, said Hardy County officials last week.
ROMNEY — The Hampshire County Development Authority (HCDA) revealed Jon Todd Hott as the agency’s new executive director at Tuesday morning’s County Commission meeting.
CHARLESTON – Judge Carter Williams has been suspended for six months, handed a whopping fine and has been censured for his actions during a 2021 traffic stop in Moorefield.
Sarah Haines’ mixed media nature paintings will be on display at FNB Bank in Romney until June 5, sponsored by Hampshire County Arts Council’s Art In Public Places program.
Hampshire County first responders gathered on Sunrise Summit last Friday to participate in a mock drunk-driving crash and extrication on the Hampshire High School campus. The purpose of the mock extrication was to show the dangers of drinking and driving ahead of prom weekend.
ROMNEY — Around 162 adventurers from around the nation and Canada came riding through Romney to meet up with old friends and raise money for the children at the Potomac Center.
ROMNEY — Esther’s House is searching for help as they launch into their busy season with plans for a yard sale in late June to clear out items like bikes and other large toys.
ROMNEY — The Town of Romney – and the surrounding Hampshire community – has a long and arduous journey ahead of it when it comes to raising funds for a new pool facility, and the journey’s first steps were taken Monday night at a public brainstorming meeting.
On Saturday, April 22, Robert D. Combs Sr. was honored by the Romney Reserve Alumni Association for his dedicated and faithful service to his country and community, receiving the John C. Ailes Patriotism Award. Robert served 20 years as a member and as a recruiter in the U.S. Army and Army R…
ROMNEY — Staci A. Matheney will spend 15 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter after driving over a Capon Bridge man on Jersey Mountain Road in 2021, killing him.
Town pool ‘limped’ along to closure, but grants, fundraisers seem promising