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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 www.wvencyclopedia.org. 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…]

Special Commission Meeting Addresses Voting Issues

By Ken BustinMoorefield Examiner The Hardy County Commissioners held a special meeting last Tuesday, August 9, primarily to discuss and approve issues related to the upcoming November 8 General Election, though the Commission did address other business which was timely. All Commissioners were participating in the session, though Commissioner David[Read More…]

Hardy County Taxpayers Pay Stiff Price for Ongoing Criminal Investigations into See and McCausley

By Ken BustinMoorefield Examiner Three criminal investigations into Hardy County officials – into Hardy County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Tommie McCausley and Hardy County Prosecutor Lucas See – have, to date, cost the taxpayers at least $154,000, according to figures obtained from the County Clerk, pursuant to a Freedom of Information[Read More…]

Two Lawsuits Alleging Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse Filed Against County Prosecutor Lucas See, County Commission by Two Female Employees

By Ken BustinMoorefield Examiner Hardy County Prosecutor Lucas See and the Hardy County Commission were named Defendants in two civil actions brought last week by Prosecutor’s Office employees Jessica Liller and Laiken Shoemaker. The lawsuits, which were rumored to be in the offing for several weeks, were filed in Hardy[Read More…]

MPD sports new body cameras

The Moorefield Town Council managed a lot of quicker items during their meeting July 19. Council members approved USDA Draw #35 for the water plant project. It was $2856 for Gwin Dobson and Foreman, the engineering firm overseeing the project. They decided they would be comfortable spending up to $275,000[Read More…]

Eastern to offer welding classes in Keyser

The Workforce Training Department at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has partnered with the Mineral County Technical Center, located at 981 Harley O. Staggers Drive in Keyser, to offer evening welding classes this fall, starting Sept. 12. Eastern’s welding classes are taught by Carl Rexrode of Burlington. Rexrode[Read More…]

Board of Ed holds short meeting, votes on regular business

By Milda M. Mullins  Moorefield Examiner  The Hardy County Board of Education met last Monday, July 18 for a 24-minute meeting during which the board passed motions on recurring business appearing under the agenda’s new business.  The board approved a child nutrition bid focused on securing all of the food[Read More…]

Pilgrim’s To Invest in Moorefield To Support Local Community

Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s today announced plans to invest $860,000 in Moorefield, to support the community’s future. Pilgrim’s has been working with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs in three key areas: food insecurity,[Read More…]

Council Approves Draft Agreement for Dog Warden

The Moorefield Town Council met Nov. 2, because Town Hall was a polling place Nov. 3 for the general election. The Council approved a draft agreement with Hardy County regarding payment for the dog warden’s services. The discussion began at the Oct. 20 meeting, during which Council members asked questions[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

Bridge Over U.S. 220 Named For Fred Omar Pratt

Gilbert Terry remembers flying alongside First Lieutenant Fred Omar Pratt on Aug. 23, 1968 in support of a Green Beret unit on the ground near Duc Lop, South Vietnam. Enemy forces hit their “C”-model UH-1 Huey gun ship with anti-aircraft fire, striking key components and cutting the engine. “Then, in[Read More…]

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