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Moorefield Council Discusses Standards

Donald Eye approached the Moorefield Town Council at their meeting on July 7, 2020, asking the town take over the Lee Street Pump Station, which serves his family and the Masonic Lodge. Eye told the Council that he and the Lodge paid to put the station in approximately 20 years[Read More…]

Country Roads Singing Off Broadway To Montezuma

Riding the country roads from Broadway to Montezuma was commonplace for players from the Mountain State along for the journey as the Bruins devoured the Braves 6-1 in Rockingham County Baseball League action last Wednesday. Local directions from an ice cream shop in Dayton informed folks to turn right at[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…]

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…]

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…]

Hawley Arrested After Foot Chase

Steven Hawley Moorefield Police Department Lieutenant Mel Burrows was on routine patrol in the Town Park on Friday afternoon, June 26. She saw a man, identified as Steven Hawley of Moorefield, near the pool smoking a cigarette.  Burrows knew Hawley had an active arrest warrant, and attempted to make contact[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…]

Moorefield Council Approves July 4 Celebration with Adjustments

The Moorefield Town Council met in the Town Hall on June 16 for the first time since COVID-19 forced them into self-isolation and social distancing. They met early to discuss proposed changes to personnel policies, proposed by Town employee supervisors. Most suggestions involved adjusting outdated actions and chains of command[Read More…]

Community Reacts to Black Lives Matter Movement

Aija Burnette, a 17-year-old rising senior at East Hardy High School, saw the cell phone video of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, and decided she’d had enough. She talked to her boyfriend and her friends, including Alivia Sager and Skyler Landacre, both 17 and classmates, and Taylor Strawderman, a 15-year-old[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 .[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. This April 28, 2020 file photo shows the Pilgrim’s Pride plant in Cold Spring. Minn. A federal grand jury has[Read More…]

Moorefield Town Office Reopens to the Public

The Moorefield Town Council took advantage of extra space to spread out and social distance at their meeting on June 2: They used the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department’s Bingo Hall. Moorefield’s Public Utilities and Park employees returned to full-time schedules the day after Memorial Day, but had not yet completed[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…]

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