Residents in Eastern Panhandle counties affected by this weekend’s significant flooding are encouraged to call 1-866-UC-FLOOD (823-5663) to report stream blockages to the West Virginia Conservation Agency. The WVCA’s Emergency Watershed Protection program is used during a state or federal emergency declaration in response to a sudden disaster. In casesContinue Reading

Photo by Sharon Wilson Rocks and trees came down on South Fork Road in mid-May after heavy rains. DOH crews removed the debris.   By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Clearing rock slides, downed trees and repairing road washouts are not on the Hardy County Division of Highways spring schedule,Continue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Less than a week after the latest school shooting, Hardy County Sheriff Department Chief Deputy Dave Warren spoke to the Board of Education about school safety. The Hardy County Board of Education met on Monday, May 21. “We have always had the best workingContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner The cost of doing business in Wardensville is about to change. “Adjustments need to be made,” Wardensville Recorder Maureen Martin told the town council. “Some are tied to state code and we’re charging too much.” Martin presented a list of Business License fees toContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner During a test of the Hardy Telecommunications Mass Calling Service performed on Thursday, March 15, 176 out of 190 contacts were successful according to Bill Schmitt of Hardy Telecommunications. Schmitt addressed the Hardy County Commission at the regular meeting held Tuesday, May 1.Continue Reading

  By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Four convicted felons admitted to violating the terms of their probation in Hardy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, April 24. Travis Brown, 26, of Moorefield, tested positive for meth amphetamine and oxycodone during a home visit by his probation office. Brown pleaded guiltyContinue Reading

‘The West Virginia State Police are attempting to locate Douglas Alan Pittman; a white male, age 34, 5’-08” height, and 230 pounds. Mr. Pittman is currently wanted on felony warrants for child abuse and delivery of a controlled substance to a minor through Grant County. Mr. Pittman has moved fromContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner “We have been working on this for several years.” Charlotte Bowman, chair of the Wardensville Planning Commission presented a draft of the Wardensville Comprehensive Plan to the town council on Monday, April 9. The Wardensville Council will hold a public hearing to garner communityContinue Reading

The West Virginia State Police wishes to make the public completely aware that they DO NOT solicit contributions via telephone calls, mailings or home visits. If anyone representing themselves as a trooper, law enforcement officer, employee of or on behalf of the West Virginia State Police requesting contributions of anyContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Paul Lewis is looking for a few good dispatchers. The executive director of the Hardy County 911 Center and Office of Emergency Management reported to the Hardy County Commission at their regular meeting Tuesday, April 3. “We’re having trouble getting people to apply,” LewisContinue Reading

Surrounded by family, Kelly Shockey (center) took the oath of office of Circuit Clerk for Hardy County. From left, Tom Lave, Brooke Shockey, Emily Shockey, Sharon Martin, Randy Shockey, Kelly, Judge Charles Carl, Matt Martin, Judge Carter Williams and Court Bailiff Rob Kerr.   By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield ExaminerContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner In the late 19th century, a German artist by the name of William Frederick Rupp made his way along the Shenandoah Valley creating works of art in churches and houses of the well-to-do. In the early 21st century, a Virginia artist is following inContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Moorefield Police Chief Steve Reckart has a piece of equipment that makes his mornings more productive. He patrols the school speed zone in front of Moorefield Elementary and Moorefield High schools on a daily basis. The speed limit in the school zone is 15Continue Reading