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Deck the halls: Doors to Christmas returns to Martinsburg Library

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 01:00

Main Street Martinsburg's annual Doors to Christmas returns to the Martinsburg Public Library this year, opening today and running through Dec. 6. The wreaths and trees will be on public display during regular library hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The library will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday, but will be open Saturday.

Four dead from carbon monoxide in Jefferson County

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:10

Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty told WEPM News the victims were found shortly Sunday morning in a home that was without electricity. "I don't know whether the wind knocked their power out or whether they just didn't have power at all," he said Monday.

Journal Junction Nov. 20

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 02:07

A little tiny jail time would have made the UCLA boys know how good they have it here in the USA. You were wrong Mr. President.

Dealing hope in the opioid crisis

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 13:33

For many, coping with the loss and frustration of addiction is debilitating - and understandably so - but four Martinsburg women decided to do something about it. met at a Nar-Anon meeting each attended to help them cope with an addicted loved one.

Around the Region

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:54

Morgan County Chapter 2263 of The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet Nov. 21 at Cacapon State Park dining room. Everyone is welcome to join us for fellowship and dutch treat lunch at noon with meeting to follow at 1 p.m when plans will be finalized for the Dec. 19 members and friends Christmas luncheon.

EPTA facilities study confirms HQ need

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:54

What started out as a study to find a new transfer point for Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority buses, has grown into a facilities study for a new EPTA headquarters. The recently completed study was presented to the EPTA board of directors at their meeting Monday.

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Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:45

MARTINSBURG-While advances in technology have created opportunities to engage students in the classroom in new and exciting ways, they also present an opportunity to be misused. In February, a $2.3 million deal with Apple Inc. was approved by the Berkeley County Board of Education, providing 4,120 iPads for third, fourth and fifth-grade students to use in and out of the classroom.

Crime Report Nov. 18

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:22

Michael Palmer, 20, of Good Drive, Martinsburg, was arraigned Oct. 23 in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the felony charge of burglary. Robert Wesley Pifer Jr., 20, of Crow Drive, Winchester, Virginia, was arraigned Thursday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charges of shoplifting, public intoxication, littering, battery and underage consumption.

Martinsburg tree planting a success

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 01:51

On Oct. 28, volunteers planted 16 trees along streets in town as part of the Cacapon Institute's CommuniTree program and homeowners planted 16 trees as part of CI's Best Management Practices pilot program. The CommuniTree, or CTree, program offers matching grants to agencies and organizations to plant trees on public property, but not private property.

Fugitive task force involved in fatal shooting near Hedgesville

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:59

The U.S. Marshals, Mountain State Fugitive Task Force were involved in a line-of-duty fatal shooting near Hedgesville, W.Va., Thursday. Captain E.D. Widmyer with the West Virginia State Police said in a statement the Marshals were attempting to arrest a suspect on armed robbery charges.

CCAP receives donation worth $40K

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 01:50

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 8:00 a.m., the Berkeley County Congregational Cooperative Action Project Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry will receive a semi-truck of food from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . The truckload will contain approximately 40,000 pounds of food, with an estimated value of $40,000.

Crime Report

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:59

Alicia Leona Long, 24, of Leetown Road, Summit Point, was arraigned Tuesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the felony charge of shoplifting 3rd offense. Justin Peters, 25, of an unknown address, was arraigned Nov. 7 in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the felony charge of failure to update sex offender registry .

Journal Junction Nov. 16

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 02:02

The over-population of deer in this region is causing numerous car crashes, plus the spread of Lyme disease. It's past time Gov. Justice and the governors of adjoining states to declare open season on these pests and send them the way of the buffalo.

Around the Region for November 16

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 02:02

James Rumsey Technical Institute will hold its annual Fall Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at 3274 Hedgesville Road. The Early Childhood Education program will hold its own open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 99 Cumbo Road.

Argos Cementos Reasonably Priced With Great Growth

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:26

This Colombian cement company gets half its sales from the U.S. Key markets have been affected by hurricanes, which could portend good things for the company Argos Cementos SA is a Colombian cement and concrete company that gets half its revenues in the United States. Like most cement companies, profit margins are high, as there is a monopoly factor.

Heart of Heritage Church sets up non-profit used clothing store

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:46

As the days grow darker and the nights colder, members of Heritage Free Will Baptist Church are helping the needy by setting up a non-profit used clothing store, Heart of Heritage Community Outreach, out of their church building. Heart of Heritage Community Outreach's grand opening on Nov. 11 began with prayer at 8:30 a.m. before the doors opened at 9 a.m. Donations can be made Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. at the church, or during business hours at Glitter Hair & Day Spa in Martinsburg until Nov. 29. "We all desire to be reaching out to the community, we just really want to show the love of Jesus to the community around us," Hoffmaster II.

Around the Region Nov. 15

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:53

The West Virginia Division of Highways advises motorists of construction activity winding down on W.Va. 9 at Interstate 81, near Exit 16. Effective immediately, work will pause for the winter.

Bus shelters coming to Berkeley County

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 06:55

Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority officials hope to have eight new bus shelters erected by the end of June next year. EPTA had joined with the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority to bid on bus shelters.

Martinsburg man arrested on terroristic threats, other serious charges

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 02:12

A Martinsburg man accused of making terroristic threats on Facebook was arrested on one felony charge of threats of terroristic acts and one misdemeanor charge of obscene, anonymous, harrassing and threatening communications by computer, cellphones and electronic communication devices, according to Magistrate Court records. "he was going to murder people, he wished to buy an AR-15 and he will be on the news next," He admitted posting the threatening messages, but told police that he has no one to vent to and can only vent through Facebook.

Morrisey urges faith-based groups to join fight against drug epidemic

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:18

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey traveled to Beckley to continue promoting a faith-based initiative aimed at encouraging religious groups across the state in the substance abuse fight. Several other speakers took the podium after Morrisey, including local law enforcement, first responders and substance abuse treatment groups.