This week 38 staff from West Virginia’s State and county emergency management agencies graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Emergency Management Basic Academy held in Flatwoods, West Virginia. Among them was Paul Lewis, director of Hardy County Office of Emergency Management. The graduation marks the completion of theContinue Reading

Hunters can get help preparing for the fall hunting seasons by consulting the 2019 Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook publication, available on the Division of Natural Resources website, www.wvdnr.gov/hunting/PDFFiles/2019MastSurvey.pdf. Information analyzing mast conditions and wildlife harvests also is available on the website. Since 1971, the Wildlife Resources Section of DNR,Continue Reading

At the request of officials with the West Virginia Division of Forestry and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Gov. Jim Justice has amended the proclamation banning all outdoor burning throughout West Virginia – originally issued last Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 – to include an additional exclusion from the ban.Continue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Having escaped the destruction of Mutinellis, which was consumed by a black hole, a quartet of space-traveling bounty hunters arrive at the headquarters of the human race, a planet called Fairchance.  “Fairchance,” is the second in the Echo Suite Saga, by Franklin resident andContinue Reading

Unofficial Results U.S. Senate Patrick Morrisey — 2,460 Joe Manchin, III — 1,870 U.S. House of Representatives Alex Mooney — 2,855 Talley Sergent — 1,418 State Senate Dave Sypolt — 2,755 Stephanie Zucker — 1,613 House of Delegates (Including Pendleton County) Jon Hof — 2,292 (+726) = 3,018 Isaac SponaugleContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner The statistics are staggering: • every 26 seconds a kid drops out of high school • 75 percent of prison inmates are high school dropouts • Dropouts cost the US $329 million every year in lost economic opportunity and social services • 80 percentContinue Reading

By Hannah Heishman Moorefield Examiner Moorefield has a problem. The town center is no longer the intersection of Main Street and Winchester Avenue; it’s the intersection of Main Street and Corridor H. The only traffic that regularly comes downtown is what’s headed for Pilgrims. Most of it goes no furtherContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner For the past four years Judy Hahn has been begging the Wardensville Council to fix Maple Lane. The unprecedented wet summer has exacerbated the problem and Hahn has had enough. Hahn spoke to the Wardensville Council at the meeting held Tuesday, Oct. 9. “MyContinue Reading

The mission of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is to ensure the protection of life and property by providing coordination, guidance, support and assistance to local emergency managers and first responders. As part of that mission, we are coordinating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency,Continue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner If you’ve been to Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College recently, you probably noticed the construction of an additional parking lot. According to Eastern’s President Dr. Charles “Chuck” Terrell, the parking lot is only the beginning of “the Grand Design.” “It all startedContinue Reading

Photo by Jean Flanagan Moorefield Attorney William Bean presided over the closing of the Habitat for Humanity home. Dave Mathias represented Habitat and La Shawn Walters is the new homeowner.   By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner More than five years ago, Hardy County’s Habitat for Humanity purchased two acresContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner The West Virginia Division of Highways will serve South Fork Road property owner Mark Kuykendall with another Notice of Obstruction, which virtually holds him responsible for the landslide that has blocked the busy highway for weeks and continues to reduce it to one laneContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner “I think the community needs to have a serious discussion about the future of the the pool,” said Wardensville Mayor Betsy Orndoff-Sayers. “The pool is 42 years old and in need of major repairs.” The Wardensville Council met on Monday, Sept. 10 and MayorContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner The demolition of the buildings on the corner of Main Street and Jackson Avenue could be begin this week, according to Danny Miller, owner of Potomac Highland Construct. The Hardy County Board of Education accepted the bid of $47,900 from Potomac Highland Construction atContinue Reading

The Parking Lot at the Hardy County Courthouse will be closed to finish electrical project on Monday, Aug. 27 and possible Tuesday, Aug. 28. Cars will need to be cleared from the parking lot this eve, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, please. Paving of the lot will be done at thisContinue Reading