The Hardy County Board of Education received the final budget update for the calendar year 2019 at their meeting held Monday, Dec. 16.  Finance Director Veeta Burgess reported a number of increases over last year, but none that weren’t anticipated. “The salary increases are consistent with the raises everyone wasContinue Reading

The Moorefield Town Council approved the fourth draw from the U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for the water plant project at their last meeting of 2019 on December 17. The sum drawn was $215,737.10. This pays both the construction company and the engineering firm, Triton Construction, Inc. and Gwin DobsonContinue Reading

Delegate Isaac Sponaugle announced that he is a candidate for Attorney General of West Virginia.  “I’ve worked hard during my legislative career fighting for all West Virginians,” Sponaugle said. “I’ve sponsored and supported bills that have become law, which benefit the working people of this state. Likewise, I have foughtContinue 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

The buzzing is loud and clear in the Hive as Moorefield Wrestling prepares to sting opponents this season with nine returning grapplers and four promising newcomers ready to earn a trip to the state tournament in Huntington led by last year’s state qualifying juniors Isaac Van Meter and Kevin WetzelContinue Reading

Encountering Cougars in the wild is one thing, but coming face-to-face on the wrestling mat will make one quiver with the fearless and ferocious attack by East Hardy Wrestling impacting the region with grit and determination as 26 grapplers pounce forward to make a bid for the state tournament inContinue Reading

The Lady Yellow Jackets dialed long distance scoring 16 3-pointers in the Hampshire Tip-off Tournament with eight ringing during a 39-26 win over Sherando in the semifinals and another eight sent during a 55-47 loss in the championship against Petersburg last weekend in Sunrise Summit at Hampshire High School. “WeContinue Reading

The Lady Cougars had a barely audible roar last season with only two victories as the rebuilding continues, but the energy and passion is growing stronger for the East Hardy Girls Basketball 2019-20 campaign. East Hardy head coach Bridget Billmeyer enters her 11th season at the helm with a lotContinue Reading

Is there a reason to be feeling blue during the winter season? Not if one is a Lady Yellow Jackets fan as Moorefield Girls Basketball returns all players from last year’s Class A Region II championship game and are ready to throw snowballs into the season with three holiday tournamentsContinue 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