In an effort to inform our readers of the candidates for local office and their positions on specific issues, the Moorefield Examiner presents a side-by-side, question-and-answer discussion with the candidates for Hardy County Commissioner.  Both candidates were sent the same questions and both responded in person. We begin with aContinue Reading

The Cougars slashed through the frigid temperatures clawing the Warriors for four fumble recoveries and the offense put Pocahontas County on ice with six touchdowns culminating in a 40-7 victory in Dunmore last Friday. “It’s not just about the points, it is what we saw schematically from the Shadyside gameContinue Reading

Finding a rhythm at the right moment can create momentum in a match as the Cougars were facing a 23-11 deficit in the opening set before rallying with effective serves to knot it at 23-all, but Hampshire Volleyball did just enough to escape with the win and kept the pressureContinue Reading

An individual associated with Moorefield High School and the MHS football team tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, Sept. 23. As a result, MHS was closed for two days and all athletic practices and events were cancelled. A notice from Hardy County Schools Superintendent Sheena VanMeter was sent to families,Continue Reading

From Sept. 8 until Sept. 23, there had only been two positive COVID-19 test results for people associated with Hardy County Schools. On Sept. 23, there was a third. The first positive test relating to the school system was on Sept. 13 at Moorefield High School, the other on Sept.Continue Reading

Although the subject of the 2020 Heritage Weekend Tile – the Buena Vista Barn – is not open for tours, the tile is available at the Hardy County Public Library. “We didn’t want to have a break in the series,” said Heritage Weekend Coordinator Ashley Anderson.  This year’s tile was drawnContinue Reading

The Yellow Jackets commandeered the Potomac Valley Conference Golf Championship at the Raven Golf Course at Snowshoe Resort last Tuesday with a title card of 365 to defeat Pendleton County at 409 and Petersburg at 465 with four other schools sending individual representatives including Tucker County, Tygarts Valley, Union andContinue Reading

\Hardy County Health Department Administrator Bill Ours had the grim chore of recording Hardy County’s first COVID-19-related death. A 48-year-old man succumbed to the virus last week. “When you look at social media, people still think this is a hoax,” Ours said. “Hopefully this will be a wake-up call, aContinue Reading

Driving through Moorefield won’t get easier any time soon. The West Virginia Department of Highways started the first of four contracts last week involving Main Street. The contract involves upgrading and extending a drain line from Moorefield High School to Spring Avenue.  The second contract, currently set to start inContinue Reading

The Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority Board of Directors approved the purchase of three wifi modems that will enable information to be transmitted directly to the hospital. The board met on Wednesday, Sept. 16. “I am amazed that we are not doing this already,” said Board member Doug Coffman. TheContinue Reading

“I’ve never seen anything like it in my 65 years,” said Albert Strawderman of Mathias. For the second time this year, Strawderman’s chestnut tree is blooming and producing fruit. “It’s the crazy weather,” he said. According to the American Chestnut Foundation, chestnut trees bloom between mid-June and mid-July. The flowersContinue Reading

The Yellow Jackets swarmed over the mountain range into Parsons inundating the Mountain Lions in the Den with a 44-0 lead during the second quarter en route to a 44-28 victory on Friday night. Moorefield came out buzzing with energy rebounding from last week’s rivalry loss to the Cougars stormingContinue Reading

Moorefield Volleyball swept the Vikings remnants out of the Hive after defeating Class AA Petersburg in straight sets to claim the second consecutive win to commence the year this past Tuesday: 25-12, 25-16 and 25-20. “There was a lot of progression from Keyser to today and we like that. ToContinue Reading