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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…]

Mayor’s Corner

By Carol Zuber, Mayor of Moorefield Don’t you love the smell of smoke coming from a wood stove, the smell of fall rain or the smell of chili simmering on the stove? Don’t you love the high school football stadium full of fans, the roar of, “Let’s go Mountaineers!” and[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…]

My Unbased Opinion

By David Heishman, Moorefield Examiner I screwed up last week. My Unbased Opinion never came together. My daughter, Hannah, the Editor, bailed me out. She did a heck of a good job as far as I am concerned. First hole I’ve walked away from in 27 years of column writing.[Read More…]

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 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…]