Some may call it coincidence, being at the right place at the right time. Others may call it Divine Intervention. Monica Shirk calls it God’s grace. Whatever it’s called, Monica’s son, Joshua may be alive today because of it. Sunday, May 17 was a beautiful day. The sun was shining.Continue Reading

Brandin Carr, 32, of Elkins, was arrested in Princeton on Tuesday, May 19, in connection with the armed robbery of the Moorefield CVS Pharmacy.  On Aug. 17, 2019, a suspect entered the CVS store in Moorefield and took a large quantity of prescription drugs and $400 in cash at gunpoint.Continue Reading

“Each week, we’re doing a little more, trying to see what works best for our customers and our staff.” Morgan See, director of the Hardy County Health and Wellness Center was excited about opening after a two-month hiatus. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the HCHWC, like other health clubs andContinue Reading

The following voting precincts will be combined for the June 9 Primary Election: • Precinct 2 located at the Wardensville Visitors Center is being combined with Precinct 1, located at the War Memorial Building, 190 East Main St., Wardensville WV 26851. All Voters whose voting Precinct is at Precinct 2,Continue Reading

The question was asked at a COVID-19 meeting in late March. How were homebound and others who shouldn’t go out, going to get groceries, medicine and other needed supplies with stay-at-home orders in place?  The answer has turned out to be a small army of volunteers including employees of localContinue Reading

Excerpt from Moorefield Little League Announcement Moorefield Little League Board would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, parents and players for your patience and support during this uncertain time. It is with heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Moorefield Little LeagueContinue Reading

On Friday, May 1, 223 eighth-graders from across the state earned recognition as Knights of the Golden Horseshoe. This recognition honors students with the highest achievement in knowledge of West Virginia history and culture. Three students from Hardy County were among those honored. They were Brianna Walker from East Hardy Early MiddleContinue Reading

“We can’t forget that our job is to educate our children.” Hardy County Board of Education member Dixie Bean commented about students returning to school in August. The board discussed school opening in August during their meeting on Monday, May 18. School Superintendent Sheena VanMeter presented information from the CentersContinue Reading

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to this direct support to farmers and ranchers, USDA’sContinue Reading

In four hours, 168 tests were administered by the staff of the Hardy County Health Department and the West Virginia Army National Guard on Tuesday, May 12. That’s almost one per minute. “I’m really proud of our staff and appreciate the assistance of the National Guard,” said Health Department AdministratorContinue Reading

“The commission had some concerns about the fee collections,” said Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority Director Derek Alt. “So we reduced the budget by about $90,000. We reduced several line items, but we didn’t eliminate anything.” The HCEAA Board of Directors met on Wednesday, May 13. A few of theContinue Reading

The employees in the Hardy County Clerk’s office have been processing applications for absentee ballots at a breakneck pace. Thankfully, they’ve gotten a respite recently. The requests have dwindled to 30 – 50 per day.  “In the beginning, it was up to 150 a day,” said Hardy County Clerk GreggContinue Reading

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on May 18, 2020, there have been 76,035 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,491 positive, 74,544 negative and 67 deaths. These are considered official numbers reported to the state, which will in turn, beContinue Reading

Larry Allen Lyons, of Moorefield, West Virginia, was sentenced to five years’ probation, with the first three months incarceration, for methamphetamine distribution, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Lyons, age 55, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in January 2020. Lyons admitted to working with others toContinue Reading

On May 1, at approximately 4 p.m., Moorefield Police Department Sergeant Kevin Helmick II and his partner K-9 Riso were conducting routine road patrol along U.S. Route 220 near the BP gas station. Sergeant Helmick observed a female subject walking down East Brighton Avenue appearing to be impaired. He proceededContinue Reading