The Moorefield Town Council unanimously approved Police Chief Stephen Riggleman’s request to acquire a narcotics-detecting K9 officer. Pilgrim’s Fresh Plant and Prepared Foods Plant have provided enough funding to purchase a K9 officer, and train both the K9 and the K9 handler. The Hardy County Drug Task Force provided fundingContinue Reading

A Hardy County couple has been arrested and charged in connection to a suspicious fire at a Petersburg storage facility last month. Hunter Todd Largent and Marci Lyn Largent surrendered to authorities on Jan. 5. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office (WVSFMO) said the pair were each charged with second-degree arson,Continue Reading

Paying for Ambulance Services Tops the Agenda By Lon Anderson It may be a new year, but for the Hardy County Commission, there was nothing new about the concerns that dominated their attention at their first monthly meeting of 2020 held on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Even the Commission President thatContinue Reading

The Hardy County Board of Education met Jan. 6 at 5:00 p.m. for their first meeting of 2020. Derek Walls, from Absolute Drug Testing Company, gave the Board a presentation about his company’s procedures for students taking state-required drug tests. The Governor’s Workforce Credential signifies a student’s knowledge of businessContinue Reading

Larry Allen Lyons, of Moorefield, has admitted to methamphetamine distribution, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Lyons, age 55, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Lyons admitted to working with others to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine from March 2018 to May 2018 in Mineral,Continue Reading

Updated 1/26/2020 at 2:30 p.m. Local candidates who have officially filed for office: Hardy County CommissionerTyler Bradfield (R)Steve Schetrom (R)Greg Greenwalt (D) Hardy County AssessorJim Wratchford (D) Hardy Prosecuting AttorneyLucas See (D) Hardy County SheriffSteven Dawson (R)Alicia Sanders (D) Hardy County Magistrate (D1) Non PartisanCraig Hose Hardy County Magistrate (D2)Continue Reading

“What are we going to do with a $400,000 parking lot?” In the beginning, Brad Simmons was dead-set against the Hardy County Board of Education purchasing the 2.5 acres that adjoins Moorefield High School. To say he’s changed his tune is an understatement. Simmons is now guiding the students whoContinue Reading

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is reminding Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) in 36 counties of a work or educational requirement to continue receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This federal requirement, which aligns with House Bill 4001 passed by the West Virginia LegislatureContinue Reading

Hardy County farmers who want to include structures, such as litter sheds or feed lots in their Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans are having to pay more and wait longer for approval. To hopefully expedite the situation the Hardy County Commission approved a letter to Louis Aspey, acting state director ofContinue Reading

On Monday, Nov. 11, the Moorefield Police Department was recognized by the American Automobile association for their daily work to keep the roads safe. The Moorefield Police Department received a Platinum Award, the highest award possible for their efforts. During the period of August 31, 2018 to August 31, 2019,Continue Reading

The Moorefield Police Department recovered a stolen vehicle, responded to 154 calls in November, made seven felony arrests and 50 misdemeanor arrests, and wrote 313 traffic citations and warnings. They received AAA’s Community Traffic Safety Platinum Award, which is the highest award AAA presents, for traffic enforcement in 2019. TheyContinue Reading

A delegation from Moorefield High School and East Hardy High School presented their idea for a food trailer to the Assistant Superintendent for Career and Technical Education in Charleston on Thursday, Nov. 19. They were awarded a grant of $26,621 for their efforts. The trailer “Rollin’ On the South Branch”Continue Reading

The Hardy County Board of Education presented representatives from Pilgrim’s Pride with a certificate of appreciation on Monday, Nov. 18.  According to Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Strawderman, “Hardy County receive a donation from Pilgrim’s to cover the cost of a translation service and curriculum for our EL students.” EL, or EnglishContinue Reading

While Hardy County has seen only a light flurry of snow so far this year, the Division of Highways has been preparing for the worst of winter weather for some time. “We start in October,” said Hardy County Assistant Supervisor Dorman Parker. “We mount the snow plows and cinder spreadersContinue Reading