By Lon Anderson Moorefield Examiner The March meeting of the Hardy County Planning Commission started off normally enough with a discussion of the morning’s County Commission meeting, approval of minutes, and discussions about the GIS Board and flood plains. It was only towards the end of the meeting that theContinue Reading

“I want to address some false information that has been circulating about the South Branch Career and Technical Center,” said Julie Hansrote, financial director at SBCTC. Hansrote addressed the Hardy County Board of Education at the meeting held Monday, March 2. Hansrote said there were five points she wanted toContinue Reading

Steve Swingle was a busy man last week. On Monday, the partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau visited the Hardy County Board of Education and on Tuesday, he made a presentation to the Hardy County Commission. The message was the same – it’s important to be counted. The U.S.Continue Reading

On Sept. 2, 2019, Adam Colasessano was arrested at 10:20 a.m., but was not arraigned before a magistrate until after 9 p.m. Colasessano’s attorney, Daniel James Sr., said  that violated Colasessano’s right to prompt presentation, as required by West Virginia Code and West Virginia Rules of Criminal Procedure. James alsoContinue Reading

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 1, individuals will not be permitted to board a commercial airplane or enter a federal building without a REAL ID. Congress passed legislation in 2005 requiring the REAL ID and according to the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles, only 40 percent of West Virginians are compliant. AContinue Reading

The Moorefield Police Department responded to a call on Feb. 14 regarding an orange cat with a head injury near Metallurgy Street in Moorefield. Officers found the male cat, which had been shot with an arrow. The MPD officers received assistance from W.Va. Natural Resource Police officers, who captured theContinue Reading

The West Virginia Division of Highways announced that Rig Road (CR 10) in Hardy County it closed to through traffic for road work. The work zone will be approximately 4.50 miles north of the junction with US 220 outside of Petersburg and 0.40 miles south of the junction with FrostyContinue Reading

On Aug. 18, 2019, Emergency Medical Services were called to a home on Second Avenue in Moorefield. Carlos A. Ortiz Jr., 28, said his child had fallen from a porch, hit his head on the sidewalk and was having trouble breathing. Ortiz was one of 16 people indicted by theContinue Reading

Cary Ours, South Branch Day Report Center director, requested $17,666 from the Hardy County Commission, and Commissioner Harold K. Michael asked if she needed more. The Commission met Thursday, Feb. 13 for a special meeting.  In 2019, Ours requested $25,000. She explained it was a higher amount last year forContinue Reading

Introducing Loka, the newest K9 officer of the Hardy County Sheriffs Office. She is the new partner of Sergeant Brad Short and will be on active patrol rotation throughout Hardy County. She is a Belgian Malinois, a working dog breed that is specialized for detection of odors and tracking. ItContinue Reading

Ed Kesecker provided the Moorefield Town Council with an update on the levee bike trail at the Council’s meeting on February 4. The Town has partnered with the Hardy County Parks and Recreation committee to construct the trail. Kesecker sought approval to forward a permit to the Army Corps ofContinue Reading

Penny Rinker and Leila Nash use a variety of tools to help their students with social and emotional learning. Rinker is the Guidance Counselor at Moorefield Elementary and Moorefield Intermediate schools. Nash is the Guidance Counselor at Moorefield Middle School. They presented an overview of their work to the HardyContinue Reading

Michael Lee Gray, II, of Marshall, Virginia, was sentenced today to 78 months incarceration for his involvement in a drug distribution conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.  Gray, age 29, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine” in September 2019. Gray admitted to working with others toContinue Reading