Surrounded by family, Kelly Shockey (center) took the oath of office of Circuit Clerk for Hardy County. From left, Tom Lave, Brooke Shockey, Emily Shockey, Sharon Martin, Randy Shockey, Kelly, Judge Charles Carl, Matt Martin, Judge Carter Williams and Court Bailiff Rob Kerr.   By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield ExaminerContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner In the late 19th century, a German artist by the name of William Frederick Rupp made his way along the Shenandoah Valley creating works of art in churches and houses of the well-to-do. In the early 21st century, a Virginia artist is following inContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Moorefield Police Chief Steve Reckart has a piece of equipment that makes his mornings more productive. He patrols the school speed zone in front of Moorefield Elementary and Moorefield High schools on a daily basis. The speed limit in the school zone is 15Continue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner   In an effort to more successfully market Hardy County to potential businesses, the Hardy County Rural Development Authority board has voted to unveil a new logo and website. “We hope to go live the first part of April,” said RDA Executive Director MallieContinue Reading

Photo by Jean Flanagan Students from Southern New Hampshire University and two of their professors stopped by Colt’s Restaurant for lunch today, March 15. The group spent their Spring Break exploring Appalachia.   See more details in the March 21 edition of the Moorefield Examiner.Continue Reading

The U.S. Forest Service has issued an alert for folks who volunteer to pick up trash and hikers on trails in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Be on the lookout for outdoor methamphetamine laboratories. “Methamphetamine cooking and dump sites have been found on national forest land in theContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner   The Hardy County 911 Center and the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee (LEPC) has been working for more than two years on a mass communications (MC) or reverse 911 system for the residents of Hardy County. The problem with implementing such a system hasContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner   The nine days West Virginia teachers walked out of the classroom must be made up on the school calendar, according to Hardy County Board of Education President Nancy Hahn. State law requires students to be in the classroom 180 days. Hahn addressed theContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner   At just after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, Governor Jim Justice signed HB 4145 into law. The legislation, passed by the House of Delegates, amended by the Senate and finally approved by a Conference Committee, increased the base salary of teachers, serviceContinue Reading

Grant Sager, 27, of Wardensville, was sentenced to 21 months incarceration for making methamphetamine. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced the sentence last week. In March 2017, Sager was indicted on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and the possession of an unlawful firearm as well as the methamphetamineContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Following a public hearing where several line items were discussed and clarified, the Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority Board of Directors voted to approve a budget for the 2019 fiscal year. The fiscal year begins July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019. TheContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Sheena Van Meter, Hardy County’s Interim Superintendent, agreed to a three-year contract for the job at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. After a short executive session, the board voted to approve the contract. “You can take the word ‘Interim’ from your title, now,” saidContinue Reading