“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 who
Thanks to the efforts of his family, Dawson Wilson will not have to spend the next five years in prison. He will, however, have to remain at Potomac Highlands Regional Jail until arrangements can be made to facilitate the conditions of his probation. Judge C. Carter Williams, presiding over the
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 was
For the third time, the Hardy County Commission is considering asking voters to approve a levy, which would increase their property taxes to pay for ambulance service. The first two attempts at passing a levy failed. The subject of the tax levy came up as part of a continuing discussion
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 of
Students at Moorefield High School and East Hardy High School have the opportunity to take college courses at their respective schools during the Spring Semester. The Hardy County Board of Education voted to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College during the board’s Dec.
Memphis Tennessee Garrison grew up in the coalfields of southern West Virginia. Her father, who was born into slavery, was a mine boss in Gary in McDowell County in the early 1900s. Ilene Evans brought Garrison to life on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s
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”
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 English
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 Community
For several years, Jim Oliver, David Mathias and other volunteers in Hardy County worked with Habitat for Humanity to build houses for people who might not otherwise be able to afford them. “Being affiliated with Habitat for Humanity involved annual dues and a lot of paperwork,” Mathias said. “And we
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 Hardy
“This is something we don’t see very often,” said Hardy County Circuit Court Judge C. Carter Williams. “I am extremely delighted, pleased and proud.” Brittney N. Smith, 30, Hunter W. Adkins, 33 and Marshall L. Wratchford, 24, all of Petersburg filed motions to change their pleas of guilty to felony
“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.
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 Holidays
Governor Jim Justice’s Jobs & Hope program was introduced last month to help people in recovery from substance abuse get back on their feet. Erin Gaertner, Jobs & Hope transition agent, working in Martinsburg, described the program to the Hardy County Commission at their regular meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 5.
When students are prescribed medications, the drugs are provided to the school nurse who has the responsibility of administering them. Henceforth, those medications will be kept in a lock box under the school nurses’ supervision. “We want to thank the prosecuting attorney’s office for providing these lock boxes,” Hardy County
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 with
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 for