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

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner “For every person counted, the state of West Virginia is allocated $2,755. If 10 or 20 people are not counted, you can see how quickly that amount multiplies.” Steven Swingle, partnership specialists with the U.S. Census Bureau made a presentation to the Hardy CountyContinue Reading

Photo by Jean Flanagan Teachers in Hardy County joined those across the state in protest of Senate Bill 451, which passed the West Virginia Legislature. The bill ties teacher salary increases to the formation of charter schools and education savings accounts. Both teacher and service personnel unions have opposed theContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner The statistics are staggering: • every 26 seconds a kid drops out of high school • 75 percent of prison inmates are high school dropouts • Dropouts cost the US $329 million every year in lost economic opportunity and social services • 80 percentContinue Reading

By Hannah Heishman Moorefield Examiner Moorefield has a problem. The town center is no longer the intersection of Main Street and Winchester Avenue; it’s the intersection of Main Street and Corridor H. The only traffic that regularly comes downtown is what’s headed for Pilgrims. Most of it goes no furtherContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner For the past four years Judy Hahn has been begging the Wardensville Council to fix Maple Lane. The unprecedented wet summer has exacerbated the problem and Hahn has had enough. Hahn spoke to the Wardensville Council at the meeting held Tuesday, Oct. 9. “MyContinue Reading

The mission of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is to ensure the protection of life and property by providing coordination, guidance, support and assistance to local emergency managers and first responders. As part of that mission, we are coordinating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency,Continue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner If you’ve been to Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College recently, you probably noticed the construction of an additional parking lot. According to Eastern’s President Dr. Charles “Chuck” Terrell, the parking lot is only the beginning of “the Grand Design.” “It all startedContinue Reading

Photo by Jean Flanagan Moorefield Attorney William Bean presided over the closing of the Habitat for Humanity home. Dave Mathias represented Habitat and La Shawn Walters is the new homeowner.   By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner More than five years ago, Hardy County’s Habitat for Humanity purchased two acresContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner The West Virginia Division of Highways will serve South Fork Road property owner Mark Kuykendall with another Notice of Obstruction, which virtually holds him responsible for the landslide that has blocked the busy highway for weeks and continues to reduce it to one laneContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner “I think the community needs to have a serious discussion about the future of the the pool,” said Wardensville Mayor Betsy Orndoff-Sayers. “The pool is 42 years old and in need of major repairs.” The Wardensville Council met on Monday, Sept. 10 and MayorContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner The demolition of the buildings on the corner of Main Street and Jackson Avenue could be begin this week, according to Danny Miller, owner of Potomac Highland Construct. The Hardy County Board of Education accepted the bid of $47,900 from Potomac Highland Construction atContinue Reading

The Parking Lot at the Hardy County Courthouse will be closed to finish electrical project on Monday, Aug. 27 and possible Tuesday, Aug. 28. Cars will need to be cleared from the parking lot this eve, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, please. Paving of the lot will be done at thisContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Three members of the Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority resigned at the end of the meeting held Wednesday, Aug. 8. One resigned because of the possibility of a conflict of interest. One resigned because of a definite conflict of interest. One resigned because ofContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner When school opens on Friday, Aug. 16, Moorefield High School students and staff will welcome a new face to its halls. Hardy County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Vetter will assume the duties of Prevention Resource Officer at MHS. “I’m super excited,” Vetter said. “I wasContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner   When Dave Judy heard South Fork Road was going to be closed “indefinitely,” he called the Hardy County Division of Highways office. That was on Wednesday, July 18. “We were told it’s in the legal office in Charleston,” Judy said. “We could notContinue Reading