After 20 years in the same location, the Division of Motor Vehicles office in Romney is apparently closing today.
CAPON BRIDGE — “We feel lucky that the Cacapon River is one of the cleanest in West Virginia,” the Friends of the Cacapon River states on its web page — and the group plans to keep it that way.
The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind will hold a virtual public hearing next Wednesday, March 3, on its 10-year Comprehensive Educational Facility Plan.
ROMNEY — The Hampshire County Development Authority awarded the contract for asbestos abatement in the old Hampshire Memorial Hospital building to Morgantown-based Anderson Excavating at last Wednesday’s board meeting.
ROMNEY — Starting in April, Valley Health will be offering their Diabetes Management and Prevention program virtually for folks interested in making healthy lifestyle changes.
CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has ordered the loosening of pandemic restrictions on businesses after a decline in coronavirus deaths and cases, and he sought the return of all elementary and middle school students to in-person learning.
ROMNEY — Logan Mantz, with the Capon Bridge Revitalization Group, presented updates on the Capon School Street project to the school board at their meeting Monday.
This particular act was broken down into 6 separate sections, with the 1st section describing potential federal laws or acts that this act would nullify in any said efforts to have them enforced within Newton County.
The members of the Hampshire County Board of Education want to thank all who have contacted us, whether by email, phone or in person, over the last few weeks expressing your concerns.
Two days after the Hampshire school board voted to return to in-person learning 4 days a week, the state board passed a motion Tuesday afternoon requiring pre-K through 8th grade students to return to 5-day in-person instruction.
Hampshire County Schools will see a return to in-person learning 4 days a week, effective Wednesday, the board decided at their meeting tonight.
CHARLESTON – Three cases of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, or more commonly referred to as the UK Variant, have been detected in West Virginia. Nationwide 1,523 cases have been reported including all the bordering states to West Virginia. This variant was first reported in the US at the end o…
After several inches of snow and freezing rain pummeled Hampshire County on Thursday Feb. 18, several accidents have been reported this evening.
CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice called for cutting West Virginia’s personal income tax in his State of the State address as he proposed tax increases on the wealthy and on the sale of soda and tobacco.
The improving conditions that sent Hampshire High School back to class Tuesday for the 1st time in 3 months are breathing relief into a healthcare system strained for 11 months by Covid-19.
The Capon Bridge Revitalization Group’s Project Coordinator Mary Billings presented updated plans for Capon School Street at last week’s Capon Bridge Town Council meeting, securing the council’s support for a new grant application.
With up to 300,000 people falling sick every day and up to 5,000 people dying daily from Covid-19, the U.S. is at war with the virus. Some 115,000 West Virginians have already gotten Covid-19 and almost 2,000 have died.
SHEPHERDSTOWN — Housed many, many feet above the ground, close to the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, lives a pair of eagles — Smitty and Bella.
MOOREFIELD — Would-be teachers in the Potomac Highlands will be able to complete a 4-year degree in elementary education through a new alliance between Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College and West Virginia University-Parkersburg.
CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia lawmaker has renewed an attempt to punish teachers for striking in a state where work stoppages have occurred in two of the past three years.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released the final rule for its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, which enables agricultural producers and private landowners to protect farmlands, grasslands and wetlands with conservation easements.
During the colder months, our thoughts are often with the plight of the homeless. But is their situation always a ‘’plight?” In some instances, homelessness can be an adventure. Let me relate what brought this all to mind.
I’ve gotten myself into what the movie Brits might call a bit of a pickle or even a sticky wicket. I’m in need of flatheads, more specifically, inline flatheads. Before you imagine a marching column of catfish, let me explain what a flathead is.
Brooke Glover, co-founder of Swilled Dog Hard Cider, didn’t set out to create a new business venture when she and her husband started making cider at home for family and friends.
Recently Jim selected an archived installment of Far Muse which pertained to the flood of 1996. Coincidently, I have a deadline coming up for an end-page story for the May/June issue of Vintage Truck Magazine to which the following is destined in a shortened version.
ROCHESTER, Pa. — Ten years of planning, 10 years of want ads and hope and worry ended one day in October when Don Kretschmann realized it wasn’t going to work; no one was going to step in.
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.