Reading, math scores fell sharply during pandemic, data show

By Collin Binkley, AP Education Writer Math and reading scores for America’s 9-year-olds fell dramatically during the first two years of the pandemic, according to a new federal study — offering an early glimpse of the sheer magnitude of the learning setbacks dealt to the nation’s children. Reading scores saw[Read More…]

At the Library

Memorial/Honor Donations (August 2022)Donation given in memory of Judith Welton Feinberg by the Feinberg Family Trust.Donation given in honor/memory of those who attended Burch School (Hardy County, WV) by the Burch School Alumni. New Fiction“Fairy Tale” by Stephen King (Reg. Print, Audiobook) – When a 17-year-old boy inherits the keys[Read More…]

Boy Scouts Reintroduce Scout Show with a Twist

Potomac District Scouts Host Bike Hike and Scout Show at Canal Place Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and adult leaders from the Potomac District will be holding a Bike Hike and Scout Show at Canal Place on Saturday, August 20, 2022. The event is designed to highlight the opportunities to participate[Read More…]

Capito, Manchin announce more than $10 million in ARC grants

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced multiple grants totaling $10,138,940 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). “The grants announced today reflect our commitment to investing in[Read More…]

Lawyer explains Commission’s role in See, McCausley cases

By Hannah Heishman, Moorefield Examiner Attorney Wendy Greve explained, in detail, the County Commission’s authority related to other elected officials and their offices. Greve, from Charleston firm Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC, appeared by request of the Commission at their regular meeting Sept. 6, 2022. County Prosecuting Attorney[Read More…]

County Clerk voted W.Va. Clerk of the Year

Gregory Ely, Hardy County Clerk, was voted West Virginia County Clerk of the Year at the June 2022 West Virginia County Clerks Association meeting and is the recipient of the Danny Cline Memorial Distinguished Service Award for 2022. This award is given annually by Casto & Harris, Inc. to the[Read More…]

Moorefield Town Council approves pay raises

By Shawn Stinson, Moorefield Examiner MOOREFIELD – Two requests to enter an executive session highlighted the latest Moorefield Town Council meeting. All seven of the members of the council were present at the Sept. 6 meeting in the Council Room of Inskeep Hall. The initial request for the council members[Read More…]

Community Foundation Highlights Wardensville Lions Club

By Amy PancakeHardy County Community Foundation The Wardensville Lions Club Story Time program has fostered a love of reading in young children and delighting their families since 2013. Despite the challenges of a pandemic, they did not waver in this mission. Each week, Story Time’s activities revolve around a book.[Read More…]

Land use, legislation, and more discussed in Solar Summit

Land use, legislation, and more discussed in Solar Summit By Melissa ScottHardy County Planner On Wednesday, August 24, a group of agricultural producers and professionals, lending institutions, the legal community, and representatives from local and state government gathered at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield to discuss[Read More…]

This Week in West Virginia History

The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at Sept. 14, 1898: Okey L. Patteson was born in Mingo County. Patteson, called the “Great Persuader,” tackled difficult decisions as West Virginia’s 23rd governor from 1949 to[Read More…]

The Power of Words

The Power of Words: A Banned Books Week event presented by WordPlay and Lost River Works will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 50 West Main Street in Wardensville, West Virginia. The event will feature the art of Michele Mouré and Seth Pitt with[Read More…]

Schetrom joins state EMS Advisory Council

By Ken BustinMoorefield Examiner Hardy County Commissioner Steve Schetrom is the newest member of the West Virginia Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council. Schetrom represents the County Commission Association, one of several entities whose appointees comprise the 15-member Council. He replaces Nancy Cartmill of Barboursville. “This is a great honor,” Schetrom[Read More…]