Moorefield Town Council Has Busy, Varied Meeting

Hannah Heishman Moorefield Examiner The Moorefield Town Council met Tuesday, October 1. The meeting began with two public hearings regarding the Town’s intent to apply for USDA grants, one for the Water Plant project, and one for police vehicles. No members of the public spoke and there was no discussion,[Read More…]

Grant County Residents Sentenced

Carmen Liseno, of Cabins, was sentenced today to 92 months incarceration for a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Liseno, age 36, pled guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in May 2019. Liseno, having been previously convicted of two felonies, admitted to having a .40[Read More…]

WV DNR Announces Special Split Antlerless Deer Season

The four-day special split antlerless deer season for youth hunters, persons with a Class Q/QQ permit, and senior citizens with a Class XS license soon will be underway. The first segment of the season is Oct. 19–20. The second segment is Dec. 26–27. Hunting is permitted on private and public[Read More…]

Local OEM Managers Graduate From FEMA Academy

This week 38 staff from West Virginia’s State and county emergency management agencies graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Emergency Management Basic Academy held in Flatwoods, West Virginia. Among them was Paul Lewis, director of Hardy County Office of Emergency Management. The graduation marks the completion of the[Read More…]

DNR Releases 2019 Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook

Hunters can get help preparing for the fall hunting seasons by consulting the 2019 Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook publication, available on the Division of Natural Resources website, Information analyzing mast conditions and wildlife harvests also is available on the website. Since 1971, the Wildlife Resources Section of DNR,[Read More…]

Gov. Justice Amends Outdoor Burning Ban Proclamation

At the request of officials with the West Virginia Division of Forestry and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Gov. Jim Justice has amended the proclamation banning all outdoor burning throughout West Virginia – originally issued last Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 – to include an additional exclusion from the ban.[Read More…]

2018 Hardy County General Election Results

Unofficial Results U.S. Senate Patrick Morrisey — 2,460 Joe Manchin, III — 1,870 U.S. House of Representatives Alex Mooney — 2,855 Talley Sergent — 1,418 State Senate Dave Sypolt — 2,755 Stephanie Zucker — 1,613 House of Delegates (Including Pendleton County) Jon Hof — 2,292 (+726) = 3,018 Isaac Sponaugle[Read More…]

East Hardy Graduate Finds Lost WWII Ship

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Richard Hulver seemed destined for a career in military history. His father, Terry Hulver, was a high school history teacher and his grandfather, Allen Barb was a tank commander in the Korean War. “I’ve always had a deep interest in history, particularly military history,”[Read More…]

Williams Sentences Felons

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Jonathan L. Dove, 36, of Wardensville will spend two years in prison and five years on probation after his release. He pleaded guilty to two counts of wanton endangerment involving a firearm in March and was sentenced by Hardy County Circuit Judge C. Carter[Read More…]

Survivalist Ranch Dominates Planning Commission Meeting

By Lon Anderson Moorefield Examiner Fortitude Ranch, a survivalist community in Lost River, recently came to the attention of local residents when it held an open house in April and promoted itself with videos on Facebook. Concerned citizens then contacted the Hardy County Planning Commission which added the ranch to[Read More…]

Town of Wardensville to Initiate Neighborhood Watch Program

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Residents of Wardensville are fed up with cars blasting loud music in the wee hours of the morning, vandalism in the town park and vehicles speeding through town. In partnership with the Hardy County Sheriff’s Department, Councilman Ed Klinovski told the town council he[Read More…]