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

Ed Kesecker provided the Moorefield Town Council with an update on the levee bike trail at the Council’s meeting on February 4. The Town has partnered with the Hardy County Parks and Recreation committee to construct the trail. Kesecker sought approval to forward a permit to the Army Corps ofContinue Reading

The Moorefield Town Council unanimously approved Police Chief Stephen Riggleman’s request to acquire a narcotics-detecting K9 officer. Pilgrim’s Fresh Plant and Prepared Foods Plant have provided enough funding to purchase a K9 officer, and train both the K9 and the K9 handler. The Hardy County Drug Task Force provided fundingContinue Reading

The Hardy County Board of Education met Jan. 6 at 5:00 p.m. for their first meeting of 2020. Derek Walls, from Absolute Drug Testing Company, gave the Board a presentation about his company’s procedures for students taking state-required drug tests. The Governor’s Workforce Credential signifies a student’s knowledge of businessContinue Reading

The Moorefield Town Council approved the fourth draw from the U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for the water plant project at their last meeting of 2019 on December 17. The sum drawn was $215,737.10. This pays both the construction company and the engineering firm, Triton Construction, Inc. and Gwin DobsonContinue Reading

The Moorefield Police Department recovered a stolen vehicle, responded to 154 calls in November, made seven felony arrests and 50 misdemeanor arrests, and wrote 313 traffic citations and warnings. They received AAA’s Community Traffic Safety Platinum Award, which is the highest award AAA presents, for traffic enforcement in 2019. TheyContinue Reading

“We’ve been out of compliance since forever,” City Clerk Rick Freeman told the Moorefield Town Council at their meeting on October 15. “Our building inspector must be a licensed inspector,” Freeman said, adding that the position requires passing 11 different

Hannah Heishman Moorefield Examiner The Moorefield Town Council met Tuesday, October 1. The meeting began with two public hearings regarding the Town’s intent to apply for USDA grants, one for the Water Plant project, and one for police vehicles. No members of the public spoke and there was no discussion,Continue Reading