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“Valley View Golf Course is at a crossroads,” said Jim Tompkins. Tompkins is chairman of a committee on an ambitious effort to save the local golf course from obscurity. Valley View, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, is feeling its age. Combined with changes in the golf industry, theContinue Reading

Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Hardy County Prosecutor Lucas See said he didn’t dispute Larry Sherman’ characterization of his client Brandon Barr. “I don’t dispute he has a good family, he’s very smart and drugs ruined his life,” See said. Barr was sentenced to not less than one year andContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner The transformation is amazing.  A Power Point presentation showing the mug shots of drug addicts and alcoholics and their subsequent journey in recovery through the South Branch Valley Drug Court program told the story. From sullen-faced, dead-eyed, sad human beings to smiling, healthy, clear-eyedContinue Reading

By Carl Holcomb Moorefield Examiner Swinging through the fog and chilly air kept the Yellow Jackets frosty at the WVSSAC state golf tournament held at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling last Tuesday and Wednesday before the temperatures and stroke level began to rise. Moorefield Golf entered the state tournament as theContinue Reading

By Carl Holcomb Moorefield Examiner The Lady Cougars made the passes, sets and kills to squeeze past Class AA Petersburg in straight sets 25-22, 25-18 and 25-22 last Thursday in Baker. Petersburg started the opening set with a 3-nil advantage as Shayla Whiteman garnered two spikes and a block beforeContinue Reading

The Northern Garrett Huskies barked to a 33-nil shutout over Moorefield last Friday at Yellow Jacket Field. Northern Garrett converted a fourth down deep in the red zone for the first touchdown as Zach Hallenback connected with Isaac Bittinger dashing across the middle of the end zone at the 6:07Continue Reading

By Jean A. FlanaganMoorefield Examiner “While I commend the philanthropic intentions of the Ambulance Authority, I don’t think it’s a purpose or a function of this agency to transport people who are not in an emergency situation. I don’t think taxpayers should be forced to pay for this.” Mathias resident,Continue Reading

Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation on Wednesday, Oct. 9, officially rescinding the recent statewide ban on all types of outdoor burning. This action comes after the state received sufficient rainfall over the past several days to warrant ending the outdoor burning ban. Standard fall burning season laws and regulationsContinue Reading

If you have a baby, toddler or pre-schooler at home, you and your whole family are invited to participate in the Born Learning Academy held once a month at Moorefield Elementary School. Janet Sisler and Shanda Walker presented information about the Born Learning Academy to the Hardy County Board ofContinue Reading

By Lon Anderson Moorefield Examiner At the October meeting of the Hardy County Planning Commission held last week, Commissioners didn’t take a lot of actions, but did learn about significant progress on several key issues. First and foremost, County Planner Melissa Scott informed commissioners that just that morning, the CountyContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner “We’ve been waiting for this day for a long time,” said Logan Moyers, executive director of the Hardy County Public Service District. Residents of Dover Hollow and Fort Run are another step closer to having public water service. The West Virginia Public Service CommissionContinue Reading

For the 6th year, West Virginia Living Magazine has honored West Virginia Wonder Women. This year Hardy County native, Jennifer Ours Williams is one of them. Williams graduated from Moorefield High School in 1984 and went on to get a Bachelors and a Masters degree from West Virginia University. SheContinue Reading