Fifteen students at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College have been awarded West Virginia Invests grants according to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. It amounts to more than $33,000 in tuition and fees. The WV Invests program, approved by the legislature earlier this year, provides grants forContinue Reading

Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) introduced H.R. 4896, Advancing Infrastructure Development in Appalachia Act or the AID in Appalachia Act. Senator Shelley Moore Capito introduced the companion Senate bill S. 2271 on July 25, 2019. “Finishing the final stretch of Corridor H is a top priority and I am optimisticContinue Reading

On Wednesday, Aug. 18, the Fraley Ambulance Services was summoned to 211 Second Street in the Misty Terrace Mobile Home Park for a child that had fallen. Moorefield Police units also responded to assist if needed.  Upon arrival a male subject identifying himself as Carlos Ortiz Jr., the child’s father,Continue Reading

The Hardy County Commission voted last week to add the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office to the list of authorized depositors for county funds. The commission met in special session on Thursday, Oct. 24. According to the State Treasurer’s website, “The West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office provides state agencies andContinue Reading

“Welcome to Moorefield” banners greet residents and visitors on Main Street, thanks to a project initiated by the Hardy County Chamber of Commerce and supported by local businesses. A letter to chamber members requesting support of a Beautification Project for the county was sent in August. “We’re starting a pilotContinue Reading

West Virginia’s First Lady Cathy Justice visited Moorefield High and Moorefield Elementary schools on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Mrs. Justice has been instrumental in the expansion of Communities In Schools, a national program piloted three years ago in Greenbrier County, where the Justice’s live. Communities In Schools is the nation’s leadingContinue Reading

Tom Firor recalled a weatherization project he observed. “It was truly remarkable,” he said. “The technicians went around the mobile home and pointed out all the holes and leaks that they would later repair. “Then they took their sophisticated instruments and measured the air inside. It was so bad, theContinue Reading

Photo by Lon Anderson

“Fall Fishing on Trout Pond” is just one of many award winning images by local photographer Lon Anderson that will be on display starting Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Gallery Place Art Gallery in Wardensville. Anderson has spent much of his life with a camera in hand, and his imagesContinue Reading

Following an arduous application process, the Hardy County Convention and Visitors Bureau was granted accreditation by the West Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus.  “The West Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus believes CVBs benefit from the accreditation process, as it better establishes them as credible, effective partnersContinue Reading

“We’ve been out of compliance since forever,” City Clerk Rick Freeman told the Moorefield Town Council at their meeting on October 15. “Our building inspector must be a licensed inspector,” Freeman said, adding that the position requires passing 11 different

“Valley View Golf Course is at a crossroads,” said Jim Tompkins. Tompkins is chairman of a committee on an ambitious effort to save the local golf course from obscurity. Valley View, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, is feeling its age. Combined with changes in the golf industry, theContinue Reading

Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Hardy County Prosecutor Lucas See said he didn’t dispute Larry Sherman’ characterization of his client Brandon Barr. “I don’t dispute he has a good family, he’s very smart and drugs ruined his life,” See said. Barr was sentenced to not less than one year andContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner The transformation is amazing.  A Power Point presentation showing the mug shots of drug addicts and alcoholics and their subsequent journey in recovery through the South Branch Valley Drug Court program told the story. From sullen-faced, dead-eyed, sad human beings to smiling, healthy, clear-eyedContinue Reading