Surrounded by family, Kelly Shockey (center) took the oath of office of Circuit Clerk for Hardy County. From left, Tom Lave, Brooke Shockey, Emily Shockey, Sharon Martin, Randy Shockey, Kelly, Judge Charles Carl, Matt Martin, Judge Carter Williams and Court Bailiff Rob Kerr.   By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield ExaminerContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner In the late 19th century, a German artist by the name of William Frederick Rupp made his way along the Shenandoah Valley creating works of art in churches and houses of the well-to-do. In the early 21st century, a Virginia artist is following inContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Moorefield Police Chief Steve Reckart has a piece of equipment that makes his mornings more productive. He patrols the school speed zone in front of Moorefield Elementary and Moorefield High schools on a daily basis. The speed limit in the school zone is 15Continue Reading

The Lady Jackets scored 13 runs in the second inning to defend the Hive during a 14-1 three-inning rout of Southern Garrett at Sager Field on Monday afternoon. “We hit the ball extremely well today, that’s all I have to say,” Moorefield Softball Coach Tammie Ayers remarked. Moorefield starting pitcherContinue Reading

The Yellow Jackets served up victories against Class AA Petersburg and Class AAA Hampshire last week. In Petersburg, Moorefield Girls has a complete sweep led by top seed Nautica Crosco with an 8-nil win against Calei Reel. Moorefield No. 2 Cara Jo Long defeated Petersburg’s Hailey Jenkins 8-1, Moorefield No.Continue Reading

Moorefield lost the first game of the doubleheader against the Patriots 10-2 in chilly conditions, then got the bats warmed up for a 9-5 victory with a game winning grand slam by Alyssa Vetter on Saturday at Sager Field. “We hit the ball much better in the second game. CoachContinue Reading

Central Softball and Baseball marched to the beat of a different drum resonating in Baker as the Lady Falcons narrowly tapped past East Hardy 5-4, while simultaneously down the hillside the Falcons rolled to a crescendo in a 12-0 shutout over the Cougars in season openers last Monday. “I wasContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner   In an effort to more successfully market Hardy County to potential businesses, the Hardy County Rural Development Authority board has voted to unveil a new logo and website. “We hope to go live the first part of April,” said RDA Executive Director MallieContinue Reading

The Hardy County Chamber Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Friday, March 23 has been rescheduled to Friday, March 30.

Embracing the cold, Moorefield shattered the ice with consistent heat at the plate generating a grand slam by Jake Ours and solo shot by Garett Haggerty to scorch the Rams 12-9 in Strasburg last Friday. “It was great to see our pitchers did a fantastic job, they only walked toContinue Reading

The Lady Jackets swarmed to a 7-nil advantage and withstood a grand slam retaliation, while fending off Strasburg for a 10-5 victory in the season opener at the Moorefield Town Park on Thursday. “I was very impressed with our hitting this evening and I told them at the end ofContinue Reading

Photo by Jean Flanagan Students from Southern New Hampshire University and two of their professors stopped by Colt’s Restaurant for lunch today, March 15. The group spent their Spring Break exploring Appalachia.   See more details in the March 21 edition of the Moorefield Examiner.

The U.S. Forest Service has issued an alert for folks who volunteer to pick up trash and hikers on trails in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Be on the lookout for outdoor methamphetamine laboratories. “Methamphetamine cooking and dump sites have been found on national forest land in theContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner   The Hardy County 911 Center and the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee (LEPC) has been working for more than two years on a mass communications (MC) or reverse 911 system for the residents of Hardy County. The problem with implementing such a system hasContinue Reading