The Moorefield Town Council met Nov. 2, because Town Hall was a polling place Nov. 3 for the general election. The Council approved a draft agreement with Hardy County regarding payment for the dog warden’s services. The discussion began at the Oct. 20 meeting, during which Council members asked questionsContinue Reading

Driving through Moorefield won’t get easier any time soon. The West Virginia Department of Highways started the first of four contracts last week involving Main Street. The contract involves upgrading and extending a drain line from Moorefield High School to Spring Avenue.  The second contract, currently set to start inContinue Reading

The Moorefield Town Council approved two events — a big ball softball tournament for Maggie Eye and a concert for Joshua Shirk — and waived all fees for both at their regular meeting Sept. 1. Eye, 41, of Fisher, was recently diagnosed with advanced cancer. She has four children, andContinue Reading

Donald Eye approached the Moorefield Town Council at their meeting on July 7, 2020, asking the town take over the Lee Street Pump Station, which serves his family and the Masonic Lodge. Eye told the Council that he and the Lodge paid to put the station in approximately 20 yearsContinue Reading

Moorefield Police Department Lieutenant Mel Burrows was on routine patrol in the Town Park on Friday afternoon, June 26. She saw a man, identified as Steven Hawley of Moorefield, near the pool smoking a cigarette.  Burrows knew Hawley had an active arrest warrant, and attempted to make contact with him.Continue Reading

Aija Burnette, a 17-year-old rising senior at East Hardy High School, saw the cell phone video of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, and decided she’d had enough. She talked to her boyfriend and her friends, including Alivia Sager and Skyler Landacre, both 17 and classmates, and Taylor Strawderman, a 15-year-oldContinue Reading

The Moorefield Town Council took advantage of extra space to spread out and social distance at their meeting on June 2: They used the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department’s Bingo Hall. Moorefield’s Public Utilities and Park employees returned to full-time schedules the day after Memorial Day, but had not yet completedContinue Reading

The Moorefield Town Council met again by telephone on May 5. Police Chief Stephen Riggleman reported the department responded to 234 calls in April, which resulted in three felony arrests, 42 misdemeanors, and 78 combined traffic citations and warnings. On April 18, officers arrested a suspect in an attempted murderContinue Reading

The Moorefield Town Council tabled a decision regarding opening the Town Pool for the 2020 season until May during their meeting by telephone on April 21. Park Manager Juwana Bridger spoke to Hardy County Health Administrator Bill Ours. She said he suggested she, “err on the side of caution.” BridgerContinue Reading

The Moorefield Town Council met April 7 via teleconference, to maximize safety and still conduct business during COVID-19 restrictions. The Moorefield Police Department responded to 227 calls in March. Officers made two felony arrests, 68 misdemeanor arrests, and 250 traffic warnings and citations. Police sergeant Kevin Helmick completed his trainingContinue Reading

COVID-19 was the first topic at the March 17 Moorefield Town Council meeting. “Right now, we’re operating as normal,” Moorefield Police Department Chief Stephen Riggleman said, adding that officers are using nitirile gloves, washing hands, and disinfecting gear and vehicle interiors. Riggleman said that there likely would be no municipalContinue Reading

The Moorefield Police Department responded to a call on Feb. 14 regarding an orange cat with a head injury near Metallurgy Street in Moorefield. Officers found the male cat, which had been shot with an arrow. The MPD officers received assistance from W.Va. Natural Resource Police officers, who captured theContinue Reading

Cary Ours, South Branch Day Report Center director, requested $17,666 from the Hardy County Commission, and Commissioner Harold K. Michael asked if she needed more. The Commission met Thursday, Feb. 13 for a special meeting.  In 2019, Ours requested $25,000. She explained it was a higher amount last year forContinue Reading