Moorefield

McNeill’s Rangers destroyed property belonging to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / WV Humanities Council

In the predawn hours of October 3, 1864, Confederate guerilla John “Hanse” McNeill led a raid near Mount Jackson, Virginia. After a quick exchange of fire with Union cavalry, McNeill collapsed from a gunshot wound. He would die five weeks later.

Ebenezer Zane's homestead.
e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / Zane, Wheeling, homstead

Pioneer Ebenezer Zane, born on October 7, 1747, near present-day Moorefield settled at the confluence of Wheeling Creek and the Ohio River with his brothers Jonathan and Silas, Zane settled in 1770, and later laid out the town of Wheeling. An advocate for education in western Virginia In 1787, he helped establish Clarksburg’s Randolph Academy, supposedly the oldest school of its kind west of the Alleghenies.

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On Friday and Saturday, the Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield will host the first Ag Tech Showcase event in the state.

The goal of the new showcase is to explore the benefits new and emerging technologies could offer small and medium-sized farms.

Federal regulators have cited Pilgrim's Pride for safety violations at the company's poultry processing plant in Moorefield.

The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday that the violations stem from three worker injuries in April, May and June. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the injuries were caused by preventable violations.

Julia Bauserman

Three West Virginia fire departments have been awarded federal grants to improve safety and fire prevention operations.

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) - A prominent cabinet manufacturer plans to add 80 full-time jobs and invest $30 million at its West Virginia facility.
 
     American Woodmark Corp. announced this week it will expand its South Branch manufacturing center in Moorefield in Hardy County.
 
     The publicly traded company plans to add 100,000 square feet and boost the site's employment to 655 workers.
 
     American Woodmark expects expansion to be complete by fall 2015.