\Hardy County Health Department Administrator Bill Ours had the grim chore of recording Hardy County’s first COVID-19-related death. A 48-year-old man succumbed to the virus last week. “When you look at social media, people still think this is a hoax,” Ours said. “Hopefully this will be a wake-up call, aContinue 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 Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority Board of Directors approved the purchase of three wifi modems that will enable information to be transmitted directly to the hospital. The board met on Wednesday, Sept. 16. “I am amazed that we are not doing this already,” said Board member Doug Coffman. TheContinue Reading

“I’ve never seen anything like it in my 65 years,” said Albert Strawderman of Mathias. For the second time this year, Strawderman’s chestnut tree is blooming and producing fruit. “It’s the crazy weather,” he said. According to the American Chestnut Foundation, chestnut trees bloom between mid-June and mid-July. The flowersContinue Reading

The Internet hot spots made available to students in Hardy County Virtual School were the result of a collaboration between the school system and Hardy Telecommunications. Hardy County Schools identified areas where Internet service was needed, based on a student-parent survey. HardyTel determined the best place to install a hotContinue Reading

“People are not taking this seriously. People are not following the guidelines. People are not wearing masks.” William Ours, administrator of the Hardy County Health Department updated the Hardy County Commission on the status of COVID-19 cases in the county on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The news was not good. “BeginningContinue Reading

“Everyone in Ft. Run, Dover Hollow and Killdeer Lane has access to public water,” said Logan Moyers, executive director of the Hardy County Public Service District. “Not everyone has hooked up yet, but they all have access.” The PSD Board of Directors met on Wednesday, Sept. 2, in person andContinue 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

If you live in a small town, you’ve probably experienced it. You run into someone from your past – maybe from elementary or high school – and a flood of memories come back. Sometimes they are good memories and sometimes they are not so good.  That’s what happens to CabelContinue Reading

By Lon AndersonMoorefield Examiner As the opening of the Hardy County Schools, now set for September 8, draws closer, concern over the preparations and myriad details has also intensified. That’s especially true this year because of the coronavirus, which is impacting virtually every aspect of education this fall. So itContinue Reading

By Lon AndersonMoorefield Examiner Hardy County now has a new flood plain ordinance that brings the County into compliance with the State Code. The code sets standards and requirements for construction in the floodplain, which is important because FEMA required the County to update its to remain in good standing.Continue Reading

“It’s been a long time coming and it is finally here,” Big Blue Wardensville Chairman Steve Shook remarked about the grand opening. The vision to have a center for area youth was conceptualized over two years ago and finally came to fruition with faith and dedication as the Big BlueContinue Reading