While Hardy County has seen only a light flurry of snow so far this year, the Division of Highways has been preparing for the worst of winter weather for some time. “We start in October,” said Hardy County Assistant Supervisor Dorman Parker. “We mount the snow plows and cinder spreadersContinue Reading

By Lon AndersonMoorefield Examiner County Commissioner Jay Fansler delivered some great news to Hardy County’s Planning Commissioners at the Planning Commission’s monthly meeting on November 5—it was good news for both the County and residents of Mathias. The old, burned-out restaurant that sits prominently on the corner of State RouteContinue Reading

Melanie Lyn Outen, Ted Alexander Voss, and Michael Dean Smith, all of Petersburg, West Virginia, were sentenced today for their roles in a fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine distribution operation, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Outen, age 47, was sentenced to 125 months incarceration. She pled guilty to one count ofContinue Reading

The Forest Service will onduct controlled burn in the Waites Run area of Hardy County, WV Today. This 22 acre controlled burn will take place in Waites Run located in Hardy County, West Virginia.  The project boundary is adjacent to County Road 5/1 (Waites Run Road, and Capon Trail #1029.Continue Reading

Giving middle and high school students the opportunity to explore agriculture innovations, Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Robert C. Byrd Institute, WV Department of Education and WV Department of Agriculture will present the 2019 WV Ag Innovation Showcase on Thursday, Nov. 21. “Agriculture is an important industry inContinue Reading

Even though it is widely believed that the woolly bear caterpillar can predict the upcoming winter’s severity, the truth is that this caterpillar can’t predict what Old Man Winter has in store for us in the upcoming winter.  The woolly bear caterpillar’s coloring is based on how long the caterpillarContinue Reading

On Wednesday, Aug. 18, the Fraley Ambulance Services was summoned to 211 Second Street in the Misty Terrace Mobile Home Park for a child that had fallen. Moorefield Police units also responded to assist if needed.  Upon arrival a male subject identifying himself as Carlos Ortiz Jr., the child’s father,Continue Reading

Photo by Lon Anderson

“Fall Fishing on Trout Pond” is just one of many award winning images by local photographer Lon Anderson that will be on display starting Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Gallery Place Art Gallery in Wardensville. Anderson has spent much of his life with a camera in hand, and his imagesContinue Reading

By Lon Anderson Moorefield Examiner At the October meeting of the Hardy County Planning Commission held last week, Commissioners didn’t take a lot of actions, but did learn about significant progress on several key issues. First and foremost, County Planner Melissa Scott informed commissioners that just that morning, the CountyContinue Reading

For the 6th year, West Virginia Living Magazine has honored West Virginia Wonder Women. This year Hardy County native, Jennifer Ours Williams is one of them. Williams graduated from Moorefield High School in 1984 and went on to get a Bachelors and a Masters degree from West Virginia University. SheContinue Reading

Carmen Liseno, of Cabins, was sentenced today to 92 months incarceration for a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Liseno, age 36, pled guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in May 2019. Liseno, having been previously convicted of two felonies, admitted to having a .40Continue Reading

The four-day special split antlerless deer season for youth hunters, persons with a Class Q/QQ permit, and senior citizens with a Class XS license soon will be underway. The first segment of the season is Oct. 19–20. The second segment is Dec. 26–27. Hunting is permitted on private and publicContinue Reading

This week 38 staff from West Virginia’s State and county emergency management agencies graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Emergency Management Basic Academy held in Flatwoods, West Virginia. Among them was Paul Lewis, director of Hardy County Office of Emergency Management. The graduation marks the completion of theContinue Reading

Hunters can get help preparing for the fall hunting seasons by consulting the 2019 Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook publication, available on the Division of Natural Resources website, www.wvdnr.gov/hunting/PDFFiles/2019MastSurvey.pdf. Information analyzing mast conditions and wildlife harvests also is available on the website. Since 1971, the Wildlife Resources Section of DNR,Continue Reading

At the request of officials with the West Virginia Division of Forestry and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Gov. Jim Justice has amended the proclamation banning all outdoor burning throughout West Virginia – originally issued last Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 – to include an additional exclusion from the ban.Continue Reading

(Moorefield Police Department Press Release) On Saturday, August 17, 2019 at approximately 2:00 P.M., the Moorefield Police Department was advised of an armed robbery at the CVS in Moorefield. Upon officers responding it was determined that an unknown male had entered the store disguised with a wig, sunglasses, bandanna overContinue Reading