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

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

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

By Lon AndersonMoorefield Examiner Vocational education (Vo-Tech) programs for Hardy County students were front and center for Hardy County School Board members at their meeting on January 21, especially with a deadline looming that night to vote on adding programs for the next year. After reviewing current statistics concerning HardyContinue Reading

On Sunday, Jan. 26 at 6:58 a.m., Hardy County emergency services were notified of a two-vehicle collision on State Route 259, approximately 1.7 miles south of Baker. Deputy Spencer of the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. The two-vehicle collision was found to be a truck and aContinue Reading

Today the award-winning nonprofit Farms Work Wonders announced a planned expansion of its existing programming, with the creation of a new restaurant featuring a production kitchen and culinary classroom facilities on Main Street in Wardensville, West Virginia. Farms Work Wonders is the Wardensville-based nonprofit social enterprise that launched the WardensvilleContinue Reading

Paying for Ambulance Services Tops the Agenda By Lon Anderson It may be a new year, but for the Hardy County Commission, there was nothing new about the concerns that dominated their attention at their first monthly meeting of 2020 held on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Even the Commission President thatContinue Reading

Larry Allen Lyons, of Moorefield, has admitted to methamphetamine distribution, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Lyons, age 55, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Lyons admitted to working with others to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine from March 2018 to May 2018 in Mineral,Continue Reading

On Monday, Nov. 11, the Moorefield Police Department was recognized by the American Automobile association for their daily work to keep the roads safe. The Moorefield Police Department received a Platinum Award, the highest award possible for their efforts. During the period of August 31, 2018 to August 31, 2019,Continue Reading

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