\Hardy County Health Department Administrator Bill Ours had the grim chore of recording Hardy County’s first COVID-19-related death. A 48-year-old man succumbed to the virus last week. “When you look at social media, people still think this is a hoax,” Ours said. “Hopefully this will be a wake-up call, aContinue Reading

The Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority Board of Directors approved the purchase of three wifi modems that will enable information to be transmitted directly to the hospital. The board met on Wednesday, Sept. 16. “I am amazed that we are not doing this already,” said Board member Doug Coffman. TheContinue Reading

“I’ve never seen anything like it in my 65 years,” said Albert Strawderman of Mathias. For the second time this year, Strawderman’s chestnut tree is blooming and producing fruit. “It’s the crazy weather,” he said. According to the American Chestnut Foundation, chestnut trees bloom between mid-June and mid-July. The flowersContinue Reading

The Internet hot spots made available to students in Hardy County Virtual School were the result of a collaboration between the school system and Hardy Telecommunications. Hardy County Schools identified areas where Internet service was needed, based on a student-parent survey. HardyTel determined the best place to install a hotContinue Reading

“People are not taking this seriously. People are not following the guidelines. People are not wearing masks.” William Ours, administrator of the Hardy County Health Department updated the Hardy County Commission on the status of COVID-19 cases in the county on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The news was not good. “BeginningContinue Reading

“Everyone in Ft. Run, Dover Hollow and Killdeer Lane has access to public water,” said Logan Moyers, executive director of the Hardy County Public Service District. “Not everyone has hooked up yet, but they all have access.” The PSD Board of Directors met on Wednesday, Sept. 2, in person andContinue Reading

If you live in a small town, you’ve probably experienced it. You run into someone from your past – maybe from elementary or high school – and a flood of memories come back. Sometimes they are good memories and sometimes they are not so good.  That’s what happens to CabelContinue 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

Genevieve ‘Jenny’ Eaton started out on the morning of Sept. 2, 2019 with a bike ride. She was an active person. She love to ride her bicycle, she loved to walk and hike. On the morning of Sept. 2, she rode her bike south on US Route 220. Adam ColessanoContinue Reading

The Hardy County Commission met in special session on Thursday, June 25 to lay the levy and received an update on the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to Hardy County from Hardy County Health Department Administrator Bill Ours. The levy is assessed for every $100 of property value as follows:Continue Reading

The email came to Hardy County Health Department Administrator Bill Ours on Tuesday, June 16. “From the Governors Office: “Proms are no, if affiliated with school. Private (non-school related gatherings up to 100 OK at this time.” When Ours relayed the information to Hardy County Schools Superintendent Sheena VanMeter, sheContinue Reading