Aija Burnette, a 17-year-old rising senior at East Hardy High School, saw the cell phone video of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, and decided she’d had enough. She talked to her boyfriend and her friends, including Alivia Sager and Skyler Landacre, both 17 and classmates, and Taylor Strawderman, a 15-year-oldContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner In the wake of an international pandemic, the postponed 2020 Primary Election garnered few surprises in Hardy County.  It was no surprise that only 40 percent of registered voters cast a ballot. Voter turnout is notoriously low in primary elections. It was no surpriseContinue Reading

“We didn’t really close the park, although the bathrooms were closed,” said Wardensville Mayor Betsy Orndoff-Sayers. “People who were using the park were just walking.” The majority of discussion at the June 8 Wardensville Council meeting related to opening town services that were closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ThoseContinue Reading

According to the Hardy County Health Department, a total of 541 people in Hardy, Grant and Hampshire counties were tested for COVID-19 on Saturday, June 13. E. A. Hawse Medical Center established testing sites in Mathias, Baker, Moorefield, Petersburg and Romney. The number of tests are as follows:Hardy – 231RomneyContinue Reading

All precincts reporting County CommissionRepublicanTyler Bradfield 628Steve Schetrom 817 DemocratGreg Greenwalt 1,252 Attorney GeneralIsaac Sponaugle 1,396Sam Petsonk 169 House of Delegates 55DemocratJarod Shockey 1,460 (1,004 Hardy, 456 Pendleton)BJ Rinard 735 (508 Hardy, 227) RepublicanBryan Ward 1,285 LevyFor 1,224Against 1,982 Board of Education (Top 2 elected)Janet Rose 1,676Nancy Hahn 1,721Jerry YatesContinue Reading

By Dee-Ann Durbin and Colleen SlevinAssociated Press (AP) – The CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride is one of four current and former chicken company executives indicted Wednesday on charges of price-fixing. The U.S. Department of Justice said a federal grand jury in Colorado found that executives from Greeley, Colorado-based Pilgrim’s PrideContinue Reading

The Moorefield Town Council took advantage of extra space to spread out and social distance at their meeting on June 2: They used the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department’s Bingo Hall. Moorefield’s Public Utilities and Park employees returned to full-time schedules the day after Memorial Day, but had not yet completedContinue Reading

For years, the residents of Ft. Run and Dover Hollow have relied on well water. Some had to carry potable water to their homes because private wells were not possible. Those practices are about to be history. Crews have finished installing water lines and meters to the Ft. Run andContinue Reading

The West Virginia Division of Highways announces that Snyderville Road (CR 10/7) will be closed to through traffic beginning as early as Thursday, June 11, 2020. The closure is located near the intersection with Morgantown Road (CR 10/6). The closure will be in place 24 hours a day, seven-days aContinue Reading

Some may call it coincidence, being at the right place at the right time. Others may call it Divine Intervention. Monica Shirk calls it God’s grace. Whatever it’s called, Monica’s son, Joshua may be alive today because of it. Sunday, May 17 was a beautiful day. The sun was shining.Continue Reading

Brandin Carr, 32, of Elkins, was arrested in Princeton on Tuesday, May 19, in connection with the armed robbery of the Moorefield CVS Pharmacy.  On Aug. 17, 2019, a suspect entered the CVS store in Moorefield and took a large quantity of prescription drugs and $400 in cash at gunpoint.Continue Reading

“Each week, we’re doing a little more, trying to see what works best for our customers and our staff.” Morgan See, director of the Hardy County Health and Wellness Center was excited about opening after a two-month hiatus. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the HCHWC, like other health clubs andContinue Reading

The following voting precincts will be combined for the June 9 Primary Election: • Precinct 2 located at the Wardensville Visitors Center is being combined with Precinct 1, located at the War Memorial Building, 190 East Main St., Wardensville WV 26851. All Voters whose voting Precinct is at Precinct 2,Continue Reading

The question was asked at a COVID-19 meeting in late March. How were homebound and others who shouldn’t go out, going to get groceries, medicine and other needed supplies with stay-at-home orders in place?  The answer has turned out to be a small army of volunteers including employees of localContinue Reading

On Friday, May 1, 223 eighth-graders from across the state earned recognition as Knights of the Golden Horseshoe. This recognition honors students with the highest achievement in knowledge of West Virginia history and culture. Three students from Hardy County were among those honored. They were Brianna Walker from East Hardy Early MiddleContinue Reading

“We can’t forget that our job is to educate our children.” Hardy County Board of Education member Dixie Bean commented about students returning to school in August. The board discussed school opening in August during their meeting on Monday, May 18. School Superintendent Sheena VanMeter presented information from the CentersContinue Reading