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Hardy County Students Honored With Golden Horseshoe Awards

Brianna Walker Quincy Combs Emma Cremann On Friday, May 1, 223 eighth-graders from across the state earned recognition as Knights of the Golden Horseshoe. This recognition honors students with the highest achievement in knowledge of West Virginia history and culture. Three students from Hardy County were among those honored. They were Brianna[Read More…]

County Officially Has 25 Cumulative Positive Test Results

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on May 18, 2020, there have been 76,035 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,491 positive, 74,544 negative and 67 deaths. These are considered official numbers reported to the state, which will in turn, be[Read More…]

Hardy County Man Sentenced For Meth Distribution

Larry Allen Lyons, of Moorefield, West Virginia, was sentenced to five years’ probation, with the first three months incarceration, for methamphetamine distribution, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Lyons, age 55, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in January 2020. Lyons admitted to working with others to[Read More…]

Hardy County Residential 4-H Camps Cancelled, Free Summer Programs Available

WVU Extension Service announced that all residential camps for July and August 2020 have been canceled, including county and state 4-H camps. Youths throughout West Virginia will have an opportunity to participate in camp programs via online and at-home activities, including programs that provide education in nature, outdoor recreation, STEM,[Read More…]

K-9 Riso Makes First Bust

On May 1, at approximately 4 p.m., Moorefield Police Department Sergeant Kevin Helmick II and his partner K-9 Riso were conducting routine road patrol along U.S. Route 220 near the BP gas station. Sergeant Helmick observed a female subject walking down East Brighton Avenue appearing to be impaired. He proceeded[Read More…]

County Registers 16 Positive Test Results, W.Va. Has 54 Deaths

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10:00 a.m., on May 11, 2020, there have been 63,469 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,366 positive, 62,103 negative and 54 deaths. These are considered official numbers reported to the state, which will in turn, be reported[Read More…]

Moorefield Town Pool Opening Still Murky

The Moorefield Town Council met again by telephone on May 5. Police Chief Stephen Riggleman reported the department responded to 234 calls in April, which resulted in three felony arrests, 42 misdemeanors, and 78 combined traffic citations and warnings. On April 18, officers arrested a suspect in an attempted murder[Read More…]

CVS Robbery Suspect Arrested

On Aug. 17, 2019, an armed robbery occurred at the Moorefield CVS. At that time, an unknown person entered the CVS and removed a large quantity of prescription medication as well as over $400 in U.S. currency at gunpoint. The unknown person then exited the store and entered a waiting[Read More…]

Construction to Start On $10 Million Old Fields Poultry Farm

Lon Anderson | Moorefield Examiner What may be the largest poultry house development in West Virginia could soon be under construction in Hardy County near Old Fields. Construction of 20 large broiler houses will begin in late spring with some opening by late summer, according to local farmer and businessman[Read More…]

Electronic Reporting Leads to Increase in Test Results

Governor Justice’s Plan to Reopen West Virginia (PDF) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on April 27, 2020, there have been 43,039 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,063 positive, 41,976 negative and 36 deaths.

Moorefield Council Delays Pool Opening Decision

The Moorefield Town Council tabled a decision regarding opening the Town Pool for the 2020 season until May during their meeting by telephone on April 21. Park Manager Juwana Bridger spoke to Hardy County Health Administrator Bill Ours. She said he suggested she, “err on the side of caution.” Bridger[Read More…]

Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

On Sunday, April 12, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a call was received by the Hardy County 911 Center reporting a woman calling for help on Cedar Street in Moorefield. Officers from the Moorefield Police Department were dispatched and located a female victim in the driveway of an apartment complex. Members[Read More…]

Hardy County Registers Three Positive COVID-19 Cases

State Records 24 Deaths The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10:00 a.m., on April 20, there have been 22,155 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 902 positive, 21,253 negative and 24 deaths. The additional deaths include an 85-year old female from Monongalia County, a[Read More…]

Moorefield Council Meets by Telephone

The Moorefield Town Council met April 7 via teleconference, to maximize safety and still conduct business during COVID-19 restrictions. The Moorefield Police Department responded to 227 calls in March. Officers made two felony arrests, 68 misdemeanor arrests, and 250 traffic warnings and citations. Police sergeant Kevin Helmick completed his training[Read More…]

Easter Services in the Time of COVID-19

The Sunrise Service normally held at Olivet Cemetery has been cancelled. Various churches will be broadcasting Holy Week and Easter Services online. Check your church’s website of Facebook page for details. The following services will be live on the Duffey Memorial United Methodist Church Facebook page and will be available[Read More…]

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