The Hampshire County Health Department has confirmed 1 employee of Tavern 29 Bar and Grill, Augusta W.Va., testing positive for COVID-19.
The stormwater management team for the city of Martinsburg, with help from the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, has developed a digital tool for connecting Eastern Panhandle residents with opportunities to protect their local watersheds.
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is joining in a statewide effort to expand cultivation of specialty crops for the craft beverage market, connect growers to bottlers that need specialty crops and promote the use of locally grown fruits, vegetables, berries and herbs to p…
MOOREFIELD — With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the region, Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s campus is closed to the public.
ROMNEY — In Hampshire County, there are many families where the grandparents raise their grandchildren, and a program presented to the school board Monday night offers a chance for grandparents to get the support they need from the state.
Three residents and an employee at Hampshire Memorial Hospital’s long-term care unit have tested positive for COVID-19, the Hampshire County Health Department reported this morning (Wednesday, Dec. 2).
ROMNEY — In a unanimous decision Monday night, the school board voted to continue with virtual Fridays for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year in Hampshire County.
ROMNEY — Now that Thanksgiving is over, Hampshire County is looking toward the fast-approaching Christmas holiday, and this year’s Winterfest project is currently underway.
As the days get colder and shorter, many Americans will experience what we call “seasonal depression.” Lack of vitamin C, personal interactions and social events are the root for many that experience this illness.
Many fundraising avenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and although The Bank of Romney employees contribute to Warm the Children through Casual Friday donations, they felt the need to do more.
They may look a little different this year, but Light Up a Life ceremonies, Hospice of the Panhandle’s longstanding holiday remembrance and honor events, will take place in 2020 despite the pandemic.
ROMNEY — The Hampshire County Development Authority discussed progress on several projects at last week’s board meeting, including the exchange of the old hospital site for school properties owned by the Board of Education, as well as the industrial access road being constructed in the Capon…
KEYSER — Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases within the state and on West Virginia University’s campuses, including Morgantown, Keyser and Beckley, all undergraduate instruction moved online this week.
The apparent boyfriend of a missing woman has been located “and is fully cooperating with the investigation,” the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office said this week.
Taylor Richman wasn’t going to let her nerves get the better of her Monday morning when she was hunting in the woods with her mom, and her cool head led to her bagging a 10-point buck.
Toys for Tots collection boxes are popping up all over the county, placed in local businesses by Hampshire County’s 3 Toys for Tots programs, sponsored by Romney’s American Legion Post 91 and the Capon Bridge and Capon Valley Ruritan clubs.
A Hampshire graduate won 1st prize in the Great Composers Competition of 2020, a series of international music competition for young performers conducted online.
Hampshire Memorial Hospital’s president says his facility is prepared for the rising number of COVID-19 cases here after the facility lost its 1st victim to the virus last week.
HUNTINGTON (AP) — Marshall University commemorated the 50th anniversary of the worst sports disaster in U.S. history Saturday, a plane crash that killed most of the entire football team.
With the county barreling toward Thanksgiving, the Christmas season will be here in no time, and the eastern side of the county’s “Holly Jolly Hampshire Christmas” is shaping up to help Hampshire celebrate safely and in style.
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…
I've been a real bum this summer. One of the benefits that seniors receive as a result of FDR's New Deal along with this column, my magazine columns and a couple of mowing gigs made this possible. Tractor repair work has been limited to emergencies until the weather cools.
"Harvest time" so declares a headline above a close-up orchard harvest scene on the front page of the Aug. 31 Winchester Star. A happy man looks at the camera from behind a nearly full, 22-bushel bin of apples. The apples are quite sizable and ranging from green to yellow. "Summer Rambos," I…
JACKSON’S MILL — The West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame Foundation will recognize 10 people for their contributions to the agricultural, forestry and family life of West Virginia.
Tractor-trailer loads of wooden bins filled with green/yellow apples have been rolling into the cold storage and apple processing plants for about 2 weeks now. Even with the recent expansion of Winchester, Va., this area on the town’s north end is still easily accessible by heavy truck. Howe…
WASHINGTON — Organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program.
WASHINGTON — A new annual survey of farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners will help the U.S. Department of Agriculture understand what it is doing well and where improvements are needed, specifically at the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Risk Manage…
WASHINGTON — To assist Farm Storage Facility Loan borrowers experiencing financial hardship from the pandemic and other challenges in production agriculture, USDA’s Farm Service Agency is offering a 1-time annual installment payment deferral option.
Betsy Frankhorn is the name given to Hampshire County bus 76. I don’t know the origins of this name other than it was suggested and voted upon by the bus’s passengers. I can only hope that it doesn’t have any inappropriate connotations. These days, it’s very difficult to keep abreast of curr…