“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

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner “We’ve been waiting for this day for a long time,” said Logan Moyers, executive director of the Hardy County Public Service District. Residents of Dover Hollow and Fort Run are another step closer to having public water service. The West Virginia Public Service CommissionContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner If your teenager constantly smells like mint or fruit, they may be vaping without your knowledge. Vaping, or smoking electronic cigarettes has become such an issue at East Hardy High School, the administration has removed the doors from the bathrooms. “The problem is, theyContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Having escaped the destruction of Mutinellis, which was consumed by a black hole, a quartet of space-traveling bounty hunters arrive at the headquarters of the human race, a planet called Fairchance.  “Fairchance,” is the second in the Echo Suite Saga, by Franklin resident andContinue Reading

The West Virginia Division of Highways announces that the Reynolds Gap Bridge on Reynolds Gap Road, Hardy County Route 2, will be closed to traffic beginning as early as Wednesday, May 8. The bridge closure, located approximately 1.3 mile south of the intersection with US Route 220, will be inContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner “Jurys often get verdicts wrong,” said attorney Jason Gaines. “And in this case, they got this one very wrong.” Gaines, who represents Moorefield resident Angel Stump, filed a motion in Hardy County Circuit Court last week for a directed verdict or a new trail.Continue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Attorneys painted two very different pictures of Jeremiah M. Brown Jr. in court on Wednesday. Brown, 22, of St. Thomas, Pa., was sentenced on one count of sexual assault by a custodian, two counts of third degree sexual assault and two counts of solicitingContinue Reading

Choosy, a character developed to teach kids to make healthy choices, visited Hardy County during National School Breakfast Week, March 4 – 8. Choosy encourages kids to eat healthy and exercise, with a series of fun songs about fruits and vegetables that also includes lots of movement. Choosy visited HardyContinue Reading