Three people indicted on felony charges, entered guilty pleas on Friday, March 20 in Hardy County Circuit Court. They include: Donald R. Whiteman, 39, of Moorefield pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful assault. He was originally charged with one count of malicious assault.  According to court documents, Whiteman cameContinue Reading

The Hardy County Senior Center normally provides a nutritious lunch for residents over the age of 60. The Hardy County Committee on Aging also delivers meals to homebound seniors and homemaker aids go into homes to help with cooking, cleaning and other tasks. However, as a result of the coronavirusContinue Reading

Updated 3-31-20 Hardy County Schools are closed until Monday, April 20. Meals are available for pickup at Moorefield Elementary and East Hardy Early Middle schools from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily. Please contact your child’s school if you need additional support. Hardy County Schools stands ready to assist inContinue Reading


The Hardy County Health Department and Hardy County Office of Emergency Management announced one positive cases of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hardy County. The patient has been on quarantine since arriving home to Hardy County and has been fully cooperative in following proper protocol to protect their neighbors andContinue Reading

Updated 3-31-20 In an effort to protect employees and the general public, the Hardy County Commission voted on Tuesday to limit foot traffic inside the Hardy County Courthouse.  The commission met in special session on March 24 and voted to approve a Limited Access Plan, effective immediately. “There are certainContinue Reading

Please follow Hardy County E-911 and the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook for updates.  We will also give updates via the Moorefield Examiner and WELD. Area Law Enforcement is committed to keeping the rule of law and peace during these challenging times. To maintain effective emergency services, Hardy CountyContinue Reading

The Hardy County Commission met in special session on Wednesday, March 18 to declare a State of Preparedness and authorize the Office of Emergency Management to “mobilize appropriate personnel and resources as necessary to respond if an Emergency Declaration is declared by the State of West Virginia.” According to PaulContinue 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

Barbara Eaton doesn’t like the word “accident.” “This was not an accident,” she said. “This could have been prevented.” Eaton’s sister, Genevieve “Jenny” Eaton, 65, was killed on Labor Day 2019 while riding her bicycle on the South Fork River Bridge in Moorefield. Adam P. Colasessano, 40, of Moorefield, pleadedContinue Reading

Civil War Trails, Inc. has teamed up with the Hardy County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the South Fork General Store to bring the popular program to Peru. The HCCVB will sustain the program through maintenance and marketing efforts. Located across the bridge along the eastern bank of the riverContinue Reading

Ed Note: If we have not included your restaurant, we apologize. E-mail or call information to us. If your restaurant has changed its policy, please let us know. We are trying to support our local businesses to the best of our ability. Contact the Moorefield Examiner at or 304-530-6397.Continue Reading

The Hardy County Commission approved a recommendation to close the courthouse on Friday, April 10 for electrical work.  The commission met in special session on Thursday, March 12. “April 10 is Good Friday and we generally have only a skeleton crew on that day,” said County Coordinator Rose Helmick. “ItContinue Reading

The Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority board of directors approved a $1.04 million budget at its monthly meeting held March 11. The budget assumes the Hardy County Emergency Ambulance fee will garner $850,000 and reimbursements from insurance companies will net $202,000. “This will only work if we collect what isContinue Reading

Attention Hardy County Students and Parents Beginning Thursday, March 19, meals will be delivered to all students of Hardy County Schools, free of charge. Simply call your child’s school and give the following information: Physical address Number of meals needed County bus drivers will deliver two meals for every studentContinue Reading