U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to this direct support to farmers and ranchers, USDA’sContinue Reading

The American Legion Baseball organization has decided to eliminate the regional and national tournaments for this summer, yet leaving the option for each state to make the call whether to play or cancel the season altogether with the state tournaments being the season finale. On April 7, the Americanism CommissionContinue Reading

As of press time, high school springs sports events and practices had been postponed until April 10. That announcement came as the finishing touches were being put on the Spring Sports preview. We have decided publish these previews in order to highlight Hardy County’s high school athletes, should no opportunityContinue Reading

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Today the award-winning nonprofit Farms Work Wonders announced a planned expansion of its existing programming, with the creation of a new restaurant featuring a production kitchen and culinary classroom facilities on Main Street in Wardensville, West Virginia. Farms Work Wonders is the Wardensville-based nonprofit social enterprise that launched the WardensvilleContinue Reading

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 wasContinue 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

Delegate Isaac Sponaugle announced that he is a candidate for Attorney General of West Virginia.  “I’ve worked hard during my legislative career fighting for all West Virginians,” Sponaugle said. “I’ve sponsored and supported bills that have become law, which benefit the working people of this state. Likewise, I have foughtContinue Reading

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 withContinue Reading

(Moorefield Police Department Press Release) On Saturday, August 17, 2019 at approximately 2:00 P.M., the Moorefield Police Department was advised of an armed robbery at the CVS in Moorefield. Upon officers responding it was determined that an unknown male had entered the store disguised with a wig, sunglasses, bandanna overContinue 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

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