\Hardy County Health Department Administrator Bill Ours had the grim chore of recording Hardy County’s first COVID-19-related death. A 48-year-old man succumbed to the virus last week. “When you look at social media, people still think this is a hoax,” Ours said. “Hopefully this will be a wake-up call, aContinue Reading

Driving through Moorefield won’t get easier any time soon. The West Virginia Department of Highways started the first of four contracts last week involving Main Street. The contract involves upgrading and extending a drain line from Moorefield High School to Spring Avenue.  The second contract, currently set to start inContinue Reading

The Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority Board of Directors approved the purchase of three wifi modems that will enable information to be transmitted directly to the hospital. The board met on Wednesday, Sept. 16. “I am amazed that we are not doing this already,” said Board member Doug Coffman. TheContinue Reading

“I’ve never seen anything like it in my 65 years,” said Albert Strawderman of Mathias. For the second time this year, Strawderman’s chestnut tree is blooming and producing fruit. “It’s the crazy weather,” he said. According to the American Chestnut Foundation, chestnut trees bloom between mid-June and mid-July. The flowersContinue Reading

The Yellow Jackets swarmed over the mountain range into Parsons inundating the Mountain Lions in the Den with a 44-0 lead during the second quarter en route to a 44-28 victory on Friday night. Moorefield came out buzzing with energy rebounding from last week’s rivalry loss to the Cougars stormingContinue Reading

Moorefield Volleyball swept the Vikings remnants out of the Hive after defeating Class AA Petersburg in straight sets to claim the second consecutive win to commence the year this past Tuesday: 25-12, 25-16 and 25-20. “There was a lot of progression from Keyser to today and we like that. ToContinue Reading

Pendleton County Volleyball rose to the occasion leaping over Cougars to defend the Franklin Den denying East Hardy in their season opener on the road by snatching the fifth set tiebreaker by four points for the match victory in a crazy cat fight on Thursday night: PC 25-23, EH 25-18,Continue Reading

The Internet hot spots made available to students in Hardy County Virtual School were the result of a collaboration between the school system and Hardy Telecommunications. Hardy County Schools identified areas where Internet service was needed, based on a student-parent survey. HardyTel determined the best place to install a hotContinue Reading

“People are not taking this seriously. People are not following the guidelines. People are not wearing masks.” William Ours, administrator of the Hardy County Health Department updated the Hardy County Commission on the status of COVID-19 cases in the county on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The news was not good. “BeginningContinue Reading

“Everyone in Ft. Run, Dover Hollow and Killdeer Lane has access to public water,” said Logan Moyers, executive director of the Hardy County Public Service District. “Not everyone has hooked up yet, but they all have access.” The PSD Board of Directors met on Wednesday, Sept. 2, in person andContinue Reading

The Moorefield Town Council approved two events — a big ball softball tournament for Maggie Eye and a concert for Joshua Shirk — and waived all fees for both at their regular meeting Sept. 1. Eye, 41, of Fisher, was recently diagnosed with advanced cancer. She has four children, andContinue Reading

East Hardy Volleyball has been diligently preparing for the upcoming season meeting all the requirements of the pandemic regulations including masks during play in practice with each challenge accepted and conquered en route to making a return trip to Charleston for the state tournament this year with a simple goalContinue Reading

A herd of animals and people flocked into the annual Southern Extreme Bull Riders Association Bulls & Barrels Rodeo at the Teets Farm in Lost River on August 30 to enjoy amazing enjoy amazing rides and festivities.{private] The bull riding champion was Brandon Chambers from Gates, N.C. and the barrelContinue Reading

If you live in a small town, you’ve probably experienced it. You run into someone from your past – maybe from elementary or high school – and a flood of memories come back. Sometimes they are good memories and sometimes they are not so good.  That’s what happens to CabelContinue Reading