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Burglary Suspect Arrested

Elmer Rodriguez Mundo, 30, of Harrisonburg, Va. was arrested this week for a series of burglaries in Rockingham and Hardy Counties. These crimes occurred at night on July 5 and 6 and include multiple break-ins at Baker and Mathias area businesses, including The Corner Mart, Capon Valley Bank, Dollar General,[Read More…]

BOE Approves Contract to Provide Students with MacBooks

By Lon AndersonMoorefield Examiner For the Hardy County Board of Education, change was in the air at its meeting July 6 with lots of “new” on the agenda: a new fiscal year, with new members to be added and new officers to be selected; a new contract to be approved[Read More…]

Old Mathias Store Razed

Photo by Lon Anderson The former Mathias Store, which was severely damaged by fire in December of 2016, was finally razed recently. The West Virginia Division of Highways completed the demolition and removal. The structure served the Mathias community for decades as a general store, a restaurant and finally as[Read More…]

Three Dead in Murder Suicide

An incident on Trough Road occurred at approximately 11 p.m on Friday night, June 26. Hardy County 911 received a call that there had been a shooting at the Strawderman residence and law enforcement units quickly responded. An investigation was conducted by the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from[Read More…]

Missouri Juveniles Arrested After High Speed Chase

On Thursday, June 25, West Virginia State Troopers were conducting a highway safety operation on Route 48 near Luxemburg Road in Hardy County. They observed a black BMW 335i traveling eastbound in excess of 100 miles per hour in an active construction zone while workers were present. The driver of[Read More…]

County Has One New COVID-19 Case

As of Monday, June 29, the Hardy County Health Department and Hardy County Office of Emergency Management has one additional confirmed case and one probable case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hardy County, with a total confirmed case count of 42. There is currently one patient in quarantine at home,[Read More…]

Few Surprises in Hardy County Primary

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner In the wake of an international pandemic, the postponed 2020 Primary Election garnered few surprises in Hardy County.  It was no surprise that only 40 percent of registered voters cast a ballot. Voter turnout is notoriously low in primary elections. It was no surprise[Read More…]

E.A. Hawse Tests for COVID-19

According to the Hardy County Health Department, a total of 541 people in Hardy, Grant and Hampshire counties were tested for COVID-19 on Saturday, June 13. E. A. Hawse Medical Center established testing sites in Mathias, Baker, Moorefield, Petersburg and Romney. The number of tests are as follows:Hardy – 231Romney[Read More…]

Hardy County Unoffical Election Results

All precincts reporting County CommissionRepublicanTyler Bradfield 628Steve Schetrom 817 DemocratGreg Greenwalt 1,252 Attorney GeneralIsaac Sponaugle 1,396Sam Petsonk 169 House of Delegates 55DemocratJarod Shockey 1,460 (1,004 Hardy, 456 Pendleton)BJ Rinard 735 (508 Hardy, 227) RepublicanBryan Ward 1,285 LevyFor 1,224Against 1,982 Board of Education (Top 2 elected)Janet Rose 1,676Nancy Hahn 1,721Jerry Yates[Read More…]

Pilgrim’s Pride CEO Among Four Indicted For Chicken Price Fixing

By Dee-Ann Durbin and Colleen SlevinAssociated Press (AP) – The CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride is one of four current and former chicken company executives indicted Wednesday on charges of price-fixing. The U.S. Department of Justice said a federal grand jury in Colorado found that executives from Greeley, Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride[Read More…]

Snyderville Road to be Closed By DOH For Structure Repair

The West Virginia Division of Highways announces that Snyderville Road (CR 10/7) will be closed to through traffic beginning as early as Thursday, June 11, 2020. The closure is located near the intersection with Morgantown Road (CR 10/6). The closure will be in place 24 hours a day, seven-days a[Read More…]

Second Arrest Made in 2019 CVS Robbery

Brandin Carr, 32, of Elkins, was arrested in Princeton on Tuesday, May 19, in connection with the armed robbery of the Moorefield CVS Pharmacy.  On Aug. 17, 2019, a suspect entered the CVS store in Moorefield and took a large quantity of prescription drugs and $400 in cash at gunpoint.[Read More…]

Precincts Combined for the Primary Election

The following voting precincts will be combined for the June 9 Primary Election: • Precinct 2 located at the Wardensville Visitors Center is being combined with Precinct 1, located at the War Memorial Building, 190 East Main St., Wardensville WV 26851. All Voters whose voting Precinct is at Precinct 2,[Read More…]

Hardy County Little League Teams Cancel Seasons

Excerpt from Moorefield Little League Announcement Moorefield Little League Board would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, parents and players for your patience and support during this uncertain time. It is with heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Moorefield Little League[Read More…]

Hardy County Students Honored With Golden Horseshoe Awards

On Friday, May 1, 223 eighth-graders from across the state earned recognition as Knights of the Golden Horseshoe. This recognition honors students with the highest achievement in knowledge of West Virginia history and culture. Three students from Hardy County were among those honored. They were Brianna Walker from East Hardy Early Middle[Read More…]