“What are we going to do with a $400,000 parking lot?” In the beginning, Brad Simmons was dead-set against the Hardy County Board of Education purchasing the 2.5 acres that adjoins Moorefield High School. To say he’s changed his tune is an understatement. Simmons is now guiding the students whoContinue Reading

The Hardy County Board of Education received the final budget update for the calendar year 2019 at their meeting held Monday, Dec. 16.  Finance Director Veeta Burgess reported a number of increases over last year, but none that weren’t anticipated. “The salary increases are consistent with the raises everyone wasContinue Reading

Hardy County farmers who want to include structures, such as litter sheds or feed lots in their Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans are having to pay more and wait longer for approval. To hopefully expedite the situation the Hardy County Commission approved a letter to Louis Aspey, acting state director ofContinue Reading

A delegation from Moorefield High School and East Hardy High School presented their idea for a food trailer to the Assistant Superintendent for Career and Technical Education in Charleston on Thursday, Nov. 19. They were awarded a grant of $26,621 for their efforts. The trailer “Rollin’ On the South Branch”Continue Reading

The Hardy County Board of Education presented representatives from Pilgrim’s Pride with a certificate of appreciation on Monday, Nov. 18.  According to Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Strawderman, “Hardy County receive a donation from Pilgrim’s to cover the cost of a translation service and curriculum for our EL students.” EL, or EnglishContinue Reading

A micro-cafe with baked goods and hot and cold beverages, a micro-farmers market with fresh produced grown in the on-site greenhouse and high tunnel and the latest component, a food truck, were described to the Hardy County Board of Education at their meeting Monday, Nov. 18. The Hardy County CommunityContinue Reading

Charles Painter, 49, of Baker was remanded to prison to serve a sentence of not less than one year and not more than five years.  In 2105, Painter pleaded guilty to one count of manufacturing a Schedule I controlled substance – marijuana – after Hardy County Sheriff Deputies found aContinue Reading

There seemed to be a reoccurring theme at the Hardy County Community Foundation Spirit of Hardy County Recognition and Dinner – the spirit of giving. The annual dinner was held on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the South Branch Inn.  For the past several years, September has been designated Volunteer HardyContinue Reading

“We’re here today to honor the men and women of the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department and all the first responders,” said Allen Collins, Fresh Plant Complex Manager at Pilgrim’s Pride Moorefield.  Representatives of Pilgrims Pride and the MVFD met for lunch at the newly renovated Bingo Hall on Monday, Nov.Continue Reading

In spite of vehement objections by Mathias resident John Buckley, the Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority did not reverse their vote to provide non-emergency ambulance service to specific residents of the E. A. Hawse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The HCEAA met on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The Home for the HolidaysContinue Reading

Here are two woolly bear caterpillars photographed the same day, not more than 50 yards apart. As you can see, they have very different markings. So what does that mean for the upcoming winter? According to folklore, the amount of black on the woolly bear in autumn varies proportionately withContinue Reading

Fifteen students at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College have been awarded West Virginia Invests grants according to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. It amounts to more than $33,000 in tuition and fees. The WV Invests program, approved by the legislature earlier this year, provides grants forContinue Reading