A message from the Romney Fire Company:
The Nurse Aid testing occurred in person on Jan. 16, and a handful of Hampshire folks passed both the written and skills examination administered by Professional Healthcare Development, LLC owners Mark and Denise Cihy.
CHARLESTON — Requirements for system upgrades and additional maintenance are included in orders the state Public Service Commission has filed after a full service audit of Frontier Communications.
Investigators with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office are seeking the public’s help in locating drivers who are believed to have been in the area of last month’s arson fires in Berkeley County that resulted in the death of a West Virginia Air National Guard firefighter.
CAPON BRIDGE — Plans for a new festival are under way in Capon Bridge as residents here look forward to the loosening of Covid-19 restrictions, hopefully by summer’s end.
Our regular commentators on the Opinion page take their turn telling our incoming president, Joe Biden, what their hoeps are for him and this nation. For one writer, retired pastor and martial arts expert Wayne Neller of Augusta, this is his debut as a Review columnist. You’ll be able to rea…
Free Covid testing on Thursday Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hampshire County Fairgrounds. This is the oral swab test. Please do not eat or drink anything 20 minutes prior to the test.
Pending Hampshire County school board approval, county schools will transition to an A/B model when in-person learning resumes on Jan. 19, Superintendent Jeff Pancione revealed in his Thursday update.
BOSTON – GasBuddy, the travel and navigation app used by more North American drivers to save money on gas, is predicting that 2021 may feature a sharp rally in gas prices by year end.
“A phenomenon noticeable throughout history regardless of place or period is the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests. Mankind, it seems, makes a poorer performance of government than of almost any other human activity. In this sphere, wisdom, which may be defin…
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice brushed off criticism that the posh resort he owns did not follow coronavirus pandemic guidelines after video surfaced of a New Year’s Eve gala showing a tightly packed ballroom, with many people not wearing masks.
ROMNEY —With her matter-of-fact voice and contagious laugh, it’s hard not to smile when talking to Hampshire County’s new prosecuting attorney Rebecca Miller, but make no mistake: she means business.
I’ve never used material from this column as an “encore presentation” before. Actually, I should have saved the story, “There’s Nothing Funny About a Flood” for this issue instead of running it on Jan. 15, 2014. My bad.
It seems that when it comes to the art of writing, I now only have time for works that pay especially well. These usually first appear in this column in their full length of about 1,400 words.
This story begins very close to where the very first “Far Muse” story started, near the intersection of Old Chapel and Bishop Meade roads at Millwood, Va. Unlike that story, I’m not trying to locate the source of a mysterious barbecue fragrance. In fact, if there is any fragrance involved, i…
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).
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 …
CHARLESTON — Six West Virginia projects will share in $248,433.07 of federal funding under the United States Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program this fall.
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 …
Our managing editor at Vintage Truck magazine is recovering from surgery. Having just gotten back in the game after about a month’s leave, we’re all working together to try to compress time and get a couple of issues out in a timely manner.
Imagine going for a checkup and receiving some not-so-great news — but instead of your physician adding another pill to add to your morning routine, she hands you a slip of paper that reads:
CHARLESTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded the West Virginia Department of Agriculture a laboratory flexible-funding model grant totaling $1.04 million.
Lonely Lights is a previously published title, but I can use it here because I own it. “Lonely Lights” was a poem that I wrote while listening to a radio broadcast of Miles Davis — it may have been “Sketches of Spain.”
When we left off last week we had established that the Baldwin apple, another of the old-time varieties grown at Joy Orchard in Woodstock, Conn., where I picked in the 1970s, dates back at least to the Civil War. Well, I’ve since learned that we might as well pick up the American Revolution …
There’s a yearly event that takes place near the top the Blue Ridge at the Clarke and Loudoun counties line on Route 7. You may have noticed a wide parking area on the east bound side of the highway. The Appalachian Trail adjoins this area and there are usually vehicles parked there: car poo…