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Updated 1/24/2020 at 10:00 a.m. Local candidates who have officially filed for office: Hardy County CommissionerSteve Schetrom (R)Greg Greenwalt (D) Hardy County AssessorJim Wratchford (D) Hardy Prosecuting AttorneyLucas See (D) Hardy County SheriffSteven Dawson (R)Alicia Sanders (D) Hardy County Magistrate (D1) Non PartisanCraig Hose Hardy County Magistrate (D2) Non PartisanShawnaContinue Reading

Union Girls Basketball steadily increased the intensity of attacks against the Cougars in the Baker Den climbing to a 23-10 lead at halftime and built a 32-point advantage in the fourth period en route to a 49-19 victory last Thursday. “We have been struggling coming in 4-4 and should haveContinue Reading

It was a cat fight with a see-saw battle in the first half, then the Cougars grabbed a five point lead midway through the third period before Pendleton County commandeered a 10-0 run holding a four-point edge entering the last stanza. The Wildcats took the lead as large as eightContinue Reading

The Yellow Jackets held a 13-point advantage in the fourth period and staved off a late comeback attempt by Pendleton County Girls Basketball dropping the deficit down to three points thrice including twice under a minute remaining and it took five free throws down the stretch by Lindsey Rinker toContinue Reading

East Hardy Girls Basketball battled through dismal shooting for an early lead in Franklin and trailed by only five points at halftime last Tuesday, but the Wildcats created a whirlwind of five turnovers early in the third period gaining more separation en route to a 51-27 victory. “We moved theContinue Reading

Today the award-winning nonprofit Farms Work Wonders announced a planned expansion of its existing programming, with the creation of a new restaurant featuring a production kitchen and culinary classroom facilities on Main Street in Wardensville, West Virginia. Farms Work Wonders is the Wardensville-based nonprofit social enterprise that launched the WardensvilleContinue Reading

A Hardy County couple has been arrested and charged in connection to a suspicious fire at a Petersburg storage facility last month. Hunter Todd Largent and Marci Lyn Largent surrendered to authorities on Jan. 5. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office (WVSFMO) said the pair were each charged with second-degree arson,Continue Reading

Paying for Ambulance Services Tops the Agenda By Lon Anderson It may be a new year, but for the Hardy County Commission, there was nothing new about the concerns that dominated their attention at their first monthly meeting of 2020 held on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Even the Commission President thatContinue Reading

The Hardy County Board of Education met Jan. 6 at 5:00 p.m. for their first meeting of 2020. Derek Walls, from Absolute Drug Testing Company, gave the Board a presentation about his company’s procedures for students taking state-required drug tests. The Governor’s Workforce Credential signifies a student’s knowledge of businessContinue Reading

Larry Allen Lyons, of Moorefield, has admitted to methamphetamine distribution, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Lyons, age 55, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Lyons admitted to working with others to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine from March 2018 to May 2018 in Mineral,Continue Reading

Pendleton County’s grit and determination was just enough to stymie the Yellow Jackets in the Hive by a score of 56-46 last Friday to remain undefeated. Moorefield attacked first after a defensive rebound by Brent Moran taking the ball down the court scoring underneath the hoop. The Wildcats missed anotherContinue Reading

It was a battle of the Virginias in the inaugural Baker Brawl held at East Hardy High School as four teams from West Virginia and four teams from Virginia commandeered the gymnasium battling on two mats with the championship bout coming down to Martinsburg (WV) and Woodgrove (VA) with theContinue Reading

Moorefield Cheerleaders won the inaugural WVSSAC Game Day Cheer Invitational Championship with an amazing routine entertaining the crowd this past Saturday in Parkersburg. The Yellow Jackets impressed the judges and fans with their vocal power and enthusiasm covering many aspects cheering with an emphasis on crowd leading, fight song andContinue Reading

“What are we going to do with a $400,000 parking lot?” In the beginning, Brad Simmons was dead-set against the Hardy County Board of Education purchasing the 2.5 acres that adjoins Moorefield High School. To say he’s changed his tune is an understatement. Simmons is now guiding the students whoContinue Reading

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is reminding Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) in 36 counties of a work or educational requirement to continue receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This federal requirement, which aligns with House Bill 4001 passed by the West Virginia LegislatureContinue Reading

It was time to bring out the shovels as Moorefield planted 34 points with eight 3-pointers in the second period burying the Cougars and prevented a ferocious climb out of the hole during the Hardy Boys Hardwood Classic finishing with a 69-56 victory in Baker last Friday. “The second periodContinue Reading