Photo by Lon Anderson The former Mathias Store, which was severely damaged by fire in December of 2016, was finally razed recently. The West Virginia Division of Highways completed the demolition and removal. The structure served the Mathias community for decades as a general store, a restaurant and finally asContinue Reading

By Jodi Witmer Chris Gyurisin, Charlottesville, Va. resident, floating on a stand up paddleboard with camping gear on the South Branch of the Potomac River in Moorefield, Saturday, June 27. Gyurisin and a small group of friends floated 16 miles from Brighton Park, Moorefield to the Trough General Store, Romney,Continue Reading

An incident on Trough Road occurred at approximately 11 p.m on Friday night, June 26. Hardy County 911 received a call that there had been a shooting at the Strawderman residence and law enforcement units quickly responded. An investigation was conducted by the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance fromContinue Reading

The Hardy County Public Service District will reinstate its policy to disconnect water customers for lack of payment beginning this month.  “We had suspended cutoffs because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Director Logan Moyers told the Board of Directors. “The state has issued an order to reinstate those cutoffs.” The HardyContinue Reading

The New Biz Launchpad has grown up and moved out on its own.  Formerly located in Wardensville, the Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has moved to 108 South Fork Road, Suite 108 and has expanded to include a variety ofContinue Reading

Genevieve ‘Jenny’ Eaton started out on the morning of Sept. 2, 2019 with a bike ride. She was an active person. She love to ride her bicycle, she loved to walk and hike. On the morning of Sept. 2, she rode her bike south on US Route 220. Adam ColessanoContinue 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

On Thursday, June 25, West Virginia State Troopers were conducting a highway safety operation on Route 48 near Luxemburg Road in Hardy County. They observed a black BMW 335i traveling eastbound in excess of 100 miles per hour in an active construction zone while workers were present. The driver ofContinue Reading

The Hardy County Commission met in special session on Thursday, June 25 to lay the levy and received an update on the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to Hardy County from Hardy County Health Department Administrator Bill Ours. The levy is assessed for every $100 of property value as follows:Continue Reading

As of Monday, June 29, the Hardy County Health Department and Hardy County Office of Emergency Management has one additional confirmed case and one probable case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hardy County, with a total confirmed case count of 42. There is currently one patient in quarantine at home,Continue Reading

The email came to Hardy County Health Department Administrator Bill Ours on Tuesday, June 16. “From the Governors Office: “Proms are no, if affiliated with school. Private (non-school related gatherings up to 100 OK at this time.” When Ours relayed the information to Hardy County Schools Superintendent Sheena VanMeter, sheContinue Reading

It stands to reason that the person in charge of the institution responsible for career creation, entrepreneurship and job retention in the county should be recognized by the local Chamber of Commerce.  Charles “Chuck” Terrell, PhD, President of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is the Hardy County ChamberContinue Reading

“We are recommending the students go to school five days a week,” said Hardy County Schools Superintendent Sheena VanMeter. “Perhaps we will dismiss a little early so the custodial staff has time to clean.” VanMeter presented information to the Hardy County Board of Education regarding the start of the 2020-21Continue Reading

Of the 241 people in Hardy County tested for the corona virus on Saturday, June 12, none were found to be positive. This according to Hardy County Health Department Administrator Bill Ours. “Of the 541 tested in Hardy, Grant and Hampshire counties, there was only one positive and that wasContinue Reading