Public Notice

Invasive spotted lanternfly continues to expand its range; pest officials ask for public’s help

by Kate Evans The invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) continues to expand its range as it threatens fruit trees, hardwood trees and crops in many states, including West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The insect was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014. The spotted lanternfly was first sighted in Berkeley[Read More…]

Washington Co. free scrap tire day Oct. 14

The Washington County Department of Environmental Management announces that there will be a free scrap tire day on October 14, from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Forty West Landfill. This event is provided for Washington County residents only and there is no charge to drop off up to 10 tires[Read More…]

Broadfording Road closed August 14-18

The Washington County Highway Department announces an upcoming road closure on Broadfording Road. The bridge on Broadfording Road over Conococheague Creek will be closed between August 14-18 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. daily to remove debris from under the bridge. The highway department apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and[Read More…]

County releases Comprehensive Plan, asks for input

The Washington County Planning Commission has released a new Comprehensive Plan for the county. The document aims to develop a community vision for future land use and effective growth management, shaping the future of Washington County. To access the Comprehensive Plan and contribute to the community’s vision, residents can go[Read More…]

County Commission to meet in Hancock July 25

The Washington County Commissioners will be holding one of their public meetings at the Hancock Town Hall on Tuesday, July 25 at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend if they have question or comments for the commissioners. The meeting agenda will[Read More…]

Free business seminar on data hacking set for June 20

The Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce and Blue Ridge Community & Technical College continue the 2023 Morgan County Business Seminar Series on Tuesday, June 20 at noon. These interesting and informative discussions are held at Blue Ridge Community & Technical College at the Pines Opportunity Center in Berkeley Springs,[Read More…]

Marcus appointed as new county clerk

Washington County Government and the Board of County Commissioners announce the appointment of Dawn L. Marcus as the new County Clerk for Washington County, effective immediately. Marcus brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having started her career with Washington County Government as the Legal Secretary to the[Read More…]