Hardy Times: September 28, 2022

Community Bulletin Board COVID Bivalent BoosterPfizer COVID Bivalent Booster will be available at the Hardy County Health Department starting Friday September, 26 2022 by appointment. Moderna Bivalent Booster is available; they have a limited supply and it will be by appointment also. You must be 18 years and older and[Read More…]

At the Library: Sept. 28, 2022

New Fiction“How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water” by Angie Cruz – When, in her mid-50s, Cara Romero loses her job in the Great Recession, she is forced back into the job market for the first time in decades. Set up with a job counselor, Cara instead begins[Read More…]

Average US long-term mortgage rates climb to 6.29% this week

By Matt Ottap, Business Writer Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped by more than a quarter-point this week to their highest level since 2007 as the Federal Reserve intensified its effort to tamp down decades-high inflation and cool the economy.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the 30-year rate climbed[Read More…]

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signs abortion ban into law

By Leah Willingham, Associated Press Republican Gov. Jim Justice on Sept. 16 signed into law a ban on abortions at all stages of pregnancy, making West Virginia the second state to enact a law prohibiting the procedure since the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling overturning its constitutional protection.The bill went[Read More…]

Manchin speaks with more than 1,200 West Virginia students at 37 schools about U.S. Service Academies

Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted a video call with more than 1,200 West Virginia students to encourage them to apply to the U.S. Service Academies and answer student questions about the application process. Students interested in applying to a U.S. Service Academy can submit an application to Senator Manchin’s office[Read More…]

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…]