On Aug. 18, 2019, Emergency Medical Services were called to a home on Second Avenue in Moorefield. Carlos A. Ortiz Jr., 28, said his child had fallen from a porch, hit his head on the sidewalk and was having trouble breathing. Ortiz was one of 16 people indicted by theContinue Reading

Cary Ours, South Branch Day Report Center director, requested $17,666 from the Hardy County Commission, and Commissioner Harold K. Michael asked if she needed more. The Commission met Thursday, Feb. 13 for a special meeting.  In 2019, Ours requested $25,000. She explained it was a higher amount last year forContinue Reading

Grappling through the snow to reach Braxton County was merely a test of determination in preparation for the Class AA-A Region II Wrestling Tournament last weekend where Moorefield and East Hardy Wrestling squads combined for ten medals with the Yellow Jackets earning four state tournament berths with one regional crownContinue Reading

Introducing Loka, the newest K9 officer of the Hardy County Sheriffs Office. She is the new partner of Sergeant Brad Short and will be on active patrol rotation throughout Hardy County. She is a Belgian Malinois, a working dog breed that is specialized for detection of odors and tracking. ItContinue Reading

Ed Kesecker provided the Moorefield Town Council with an update on the levee bike trail at the Council’s meeting on February 4. The Town has partnered with the Hardy County Parks and Recreation committee to construct the trail. Kesecker sought approval to forward a permit to the Army Corps ofContinue Reading

Penny Rinker and Leila Nash use a variety of tools to help their students with social and emotional learning. Rinker is the Guidance Counselor at Moorefield Elementary and Moorefield Intermediate schools. Nash is the Guidance Counselor at Moorefield Middle School. They presented an overview of their work to the HardyContinue Reading

Michael Lee Gray, II, of Marshall, Virginia, was sentenced today to 78 months incarceration for his involvement in a drug distribution conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.  Gray, age 29, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine” in September 2019. Gray admitted to working with others toContinue Reading

East Hardy and Moorefield Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapters are chartered as national nonprofit, family-focused, intracurricular student organizations for Family and Consumer Sciences students in grades 6 through 12. Our chapters help Hardy County youth assume their roles in society through middle school and high schoolContinue Reading

Hardy Girls Basketball corralled the ship sending the Pirates jumping overboard to the deep fathoms below commandeering the sails for a 54-16 victory on senior night last Wednesday in Baker. The Cougars honored their three seniors prior to the contest: Jaden Fleshman, Chelsea Keller and Rebecca Whetzel. Despite a combinedContinue Reading

Petersburg Boys Basketball appeared to have the knock out punch with a 25-9 second period swing setting a 35-15 halftime advantage, but the Cougars heartbeat kept ticking with a valiant effort trying to push back with a 22-7 fourth period upper-cut only to collapse to the Vikings stronghold 53-48 inContinue Reading

Saturday night, Feb. 1, the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Moorefield Police Department and West Virginia Fugitive and Recovery, executed a search warrant on a residence at 134 South Elm St, Moorefield, W.Va. Eric Vacovsky and Sarah Keener, both of Moorefield, were arrested and charged withContinue Reading