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Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:47

Hospice of the Panhandle's Center for Grief Support is starting two new grief support programs, Grief 101 and Grief in Progress. A Grief 101 is a one-time introduction to coping with grief.

Pipeline hearing tonight in Berkeley Springs

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:47

The state's Division of Water and Waste Management is holding an open meeting tonight to field public comments on Mountaineer Gas' plans to build a gas pipeline extension through Berkeley County. To be held at Berkeley Springs High School from 6 to 8 p.m., the meeting is to allow residents to comment on Mountaineer's draft permit to cover the discharge of stormwater during pipeline construction.

Trial against Mormon Church moved

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:47

After an approximately five-hour pre-trial hearing Monday, 23rd Judicial Court Judge Christopher C. Wilkes opted to move the trial against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormon Church, to Wednesday, Jan. 17. Due to the nature of the case, parties anticipate the need to call a pool of 100 potential jurors. That number could not be accommodated in Wilkes' court room.

Yoga teacher gives kids 'tools to be brave'

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 11:33

Chrissy Lewin 's four kids played outside in the snow Dec. 30, while she took a break from her busy schedule as a yoga instructor and second-grade teacher at Rosemont Elementary School. "I have taught children's yoga for about two years now," Lewin said, mentioning that she regularly teaches children's and family yoga classes at The Station in Shepherdstown and Climbing New Heights in Martinsburg.

Man pleads guilty in attempted murder

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 01:52

The alleged shooter in a Labor Day street shooting entered a guilty plea Friday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to single counts of attempted second-degree murder and wanton endangerment. Hudson, 29, of Martinsburg, is accused of shooting at a vehicle with occupants inside near a city park on Sunday, Sept.

New jury trial dates tentatively set

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 18:52

Two jury trials have been tentatively set in the coming months for charges related to assault, delivery of a controlled substance and sexual assault. Christopher W. Rebish, 29, of Aztec Drive, Martinsburg, was indicted by the Berkeley County grand jury on five counts of attempted murder, 21 counts of wanton endangerment and single counts of burglary, first degree robbery and fleeing from a law enforcement officer with reckless indifference and three counts of malicious assault.

Push on to eliminate W.Va. personal property tax

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 01:59

State lawmakers expect West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to submit during the upcoming legislative session a resolution for a vote on a constitutional amendment to eliminate the personal property tax, or so-called inventory tax. state Sen. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, said Thursday in a telephone interview.