“It’s been a long time coming and it is finally here,” Big Blue Wardensville Chairman Steve Shook remarked about the grand opening. The vision to have a center for area youth was conceptualized over two years ago and finally came to fruition with faith and dedication as the Big BlueContinue Reading

Elmer Rodriguez Mundo, 30, of Harrisonburg, Va. was arrested this week for a series of burglaries in Rockingham and Hardy Counties. These crimes occurred at night on July 5 and 6 and include multiple break-ins at Baker and Mathias area businesses, including The Corner Mart, Capon Valley Bank, Dollar General,Continue Reading

There was a rumbling in Harrisonburg as Broadway Bruins roared and shredded the Elkton Blue Sox at James Madison University’s Eagle Field during a doubleheader by the scores of 11-3 and 3-nil (five innings – lightning shortened game) last Saturday with Mountain State players making the difference. Hedgesville graduate andContinue Reading

Donald Eye approached the Moorefield Town Council at their meeting on July 7, 2020, asking the town take over the Lee Street Pump Station, which serves his family and the Masonic Lodge. Eye told the Council that he and the Lodge paid to put the station in approximately 20 yearsContinue Reading

Riding the country roads from Broadway to Montezuma was commonplace for players from the Mountain State along for the journey as the Bruins devoured the Braves 6-1 in Rockingham County Baseball League action last Wednesday. Local directions from an ice cream shop in Dayton informed folks to turn right atContinue Reading

Photo by Lon Anderson The former Mathias Store, which was severely damaged by fire in December of 2016, was finally razed recently. The West Virginia Division of Highways completed the demolition and removal. The structure served the Mathias community for decades as a general store, a restaurant and finally asContinue Reading

By Jodi Witmer Chris Gyurisin, Charlottesville, Va. resident, floating on a stand up paddleboard with camping gear on the South Branch of the Potomac River in Moorefield, Saturday, June 27. Gyurisin and a small group of friends floated 16 miles from Brighton Park, Moorefield to the Trough General Store, Romney,Continue Reading

An incident on Trough Road occurred at approximately 11 p.m on Friday night, June 26. Hardy County 911 received a call that there had been a shooting at the Strawderman residence and law enforcement units quickly responded. An investigation was conducted by the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance fromContinue Reading

The Hardy County Public Service District will reinstate its policy to disconnect water customers for lack of payment beginning this month.  “We had suspended cutoffs because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Director Logan Moyers told the Board of Directors. “The state has issued an order to reinstate those cutoffs.” The HardyContinue Reading

The New Biz Launchpad has grown up and moved out on its own.  Formerly located in Wardensville, the Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has moved to 108 South Fork Road, Suite 108 and has expanded to include a variety ofContinue Reading