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

The Hardy County Commission voted last week to add the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office to the list of authorized depositors for county funds. The commission met in special session on Thursday, Oct. 24. According to the State Treasurer’s website, “The West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office provides state agencies andContinue Reading

“Welcome to Moorefield” banners greet residents and visitors on Main Street, thanks to a project initiated by the Hardy County Chamber of Commerce and supported by local businesses. A letter to chamber members requesting support of a Beautification Project for the county was sent in August. “We’re starting a pilotContinue Reading

West Virginia’s First Lady Cathy Justice visited Moorefield High and Moorefield Elementary schools on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Mrs. Justice has been instrumental in the expansion of Communities In Schools, a national program piloted three years ago in Greenbrier County, where the Justice’s live. Communities In Schools is the nation’s leadingContinue Reading

Tom Firor recalled a weatherization project he observed. “It was truly remarkable,” he said. “The technicians went around the mobile home and pointed out all the holes and leaks that they would later repair. “Then they took their sophisticated instruments and measured the air inside. It was so bad, theContinue Reading

Following an arduous application process, the Hardy County Convention and Visitors Bureau was granted accreditation by the West Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus.  “The West Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus believes CVBs benefit from the accreditation process, as it better establishes them as credible, effective partnersContinue Reading

“Valley View Golf Course is at a crossroads,” said Jim Tompkins. Tompkins is chairman of a committee on an ambitious effort to save the local golf course from obscurity. Valley View, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, is feeling its age. Combined with changes in the golf industry, theContinue Reading

Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Hardy County Prosecutor Lucas See said he didn’t dispute Larry Sherman’ characterization of his client Brandon Barr. “I don’t dispute he has a good family, he’s very smart and drugs ruined his life,” See said. Barr was sentenced to not less than one year andContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner The transformation is amazing.  A Power Point presentation showing the mug shots of drug addicts and alcoholics and their subsequent journey in recovery through the South Branch Valley Drug Court program told the story. From sullen-faced, dead-eyed, sad human beings to smiling, healthy, clear-eyedContinue Reading

By Jean A. FlanaganMoorefield Examiner “While I commend the philanthropic intentions of the Ambulance Authority, I don’t think it’s a purpose or a function of this agency to transport people who are not in an emergency situation. I don’t think taxpayers should be forced to pay for this.” Mathias resident,Continue Reading

If you have a baby, toddler or pre-schooler at home, you and your whole family are invited to participate in the Born Learning Academy held once a month at Moorefield Elementary School. Janet Sisler and Shanda Walker presented information about the Born Learning Academy to the Hardy County Board ofContinue Reading