Author: Mike Mallow

Governor Mandates Kids Return to School

Winter Sports Begin March 1 During his press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 30, Governor Jim Justice mandated West Virginia students in elementary and middle school return to in-person instruction on Tuesday, Jan. 19. “This will give teachers and staff time to prepare,” Justice said. The governor followed his announcement with[Read More…]

Hardy County Receives COVID Vaccine

The first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were delivered to Hardy County last week and are in the process of being distributed in accordance with the Governor’s and the Department of Health and Human Resources’ recommendations.  “I can’t tell you how happy we are to be at this point,” said[Read More…]

Hardy County Unofficial Election Results

All precincts reporting – Early voting and absentee Hardy County CommissionerGreg Greenwalt 1732Steve Schetrom 4420 Hardy County SheriffSteve Dawson 3391Alicia Sanders 2801 State SenatorDavid Childers 1912Randy Smith 4204 State DelegateJarod Shockey 1639Bryan Ward 4616 PresidentJoe Biden 1379Donald Trump 4909 GovernorJim Justice 4419Ben Salango 1463 U.S. SenateShelley Moore Capito 4931Paula Jean[Read More…]

Paint the Town Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and normally Hardy County’s breast cancer survivors and caregivers would gather at Love Memorial Clinic in Moorefield to celebrate life and, at the same time, remember those who lost the battle with the dreaded disease.  Not so this year. COVID-19 has forced a change[Read More…]

Floating in Style in Hardy County

By Jodi Witmer Chris Gyurisin, Charlottesville, Va. resident, floating on a stand up paddleboard with camping gear on the South Branch of the Potomac River in Moorefield, Saturday, June 27. Gyurisin and a small group of friends floated 16 miles from Brighton Park, Moorefield to the Trough General Store, Romney,[Read More…]

USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers Through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to this direct support to farmers and ranchers, USDA’s[Read More…]

American Legion Baseball Season Is Shrinking

The American Legion Baseball organization has decided to eliminate the regional and national tournaments for this summer, yet leaving the option for each state to make the call whether to play or cancel the season altogether with the state tournaments being the season finale. On April 7, the Americanism Commission[Read More…]

2020 Editions

Click on the edition date to download each edition. Depending on browsers, the file will either open within the browser or download to a designated folder on your computer. Subscribe to the Online Edition to Access 11 years of past editions [private] December 23, 2020 Edition By purchasing a membership[Read More…]

Local Candidates Set for 2020 Election

The period for filing to run for public office ended Saturday, Jan. 25, at midnight, and the slate of candidates are set for the 2020 election. Locally, nine fewer people filed for public office than the last presidential primary election in 2016, but the West Virginia Secretary of State reports[Read More…]

Petersburg Storage Fire Leads to Arrest of Hardy County Couple

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,[Read More…]

Secretary of State Announces Candidate Filing Period

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)[Read More…]

Delegate Isaac Sponaugle Seeks Attorney General’s Office

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 fought[Read More…]

Bill Introduced Will Provide Additional Corridor H Funding

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 optimistic[Read More…]

Gov. Justice Ends Statewide Ban on Outdoor Burning

Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation on Wednesday, Oct. 9, officially rescinding the recent statewide ban on all types of outdoor burning. This action comes after the state received sufficient rainfall over the past several days to warrant ending the outdoor burning ban. Standard fall burning season laws and regulations[Read More…]