Two Berkeley Springs men have been charged with murdering Keese Bare, whose body was identified last year from charred bone fragments found at a campsite along the Potomac River. Bare had been missing since September, 2004.
Vernon L. Kerns, Jr. and Jason M. Payne were indicted by the Morgan County Grand Jury on September 4 for Bare's murder and for conspiring to commit the murder.
Members of the Morgan County Planning Commission took their first look at new rules for cluster development at their August 28 meeting.
The draft of a Cluster Development Subdivision Ordinance was prepared by ARRO Consulting at the request of County Planning Director Alma Gorse. ARRO is the Hagerstown engineering firm employed by the county to review subdivision applications.
A plan by Town of Bath Police to help build a shooting range surfaced when Chief James Minton asked the council to pay $146 for lumber to build target frames at the August 21 meeting of the Bath Town Council.
Minton said the shooting range was being constructed on property owned by Bob Ford along Sir Johns Run Road.
As a follow up to the Sub-Prime lending story in the August 22 issue of The Morgan Messenger, Thomas Rokisky, president of CNB, and Denise Bergen, vice president of BB&T, were asked what advice they have for borrowers who are in danger of missing mortgage payments or have already fallen behind.