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Journal Junction 10-9

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:50

From Berkeley County: Can we trust mike folk? He says thirty counties have zero projects in the road that we are ... From Martinsburg: Just remember, if the road bond passes and you are part of the 49.6 percent of the people that ... From Bunker Hill: No, don't cut the anthems at the games.

Burditus funeral set for Monday

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 20:21

According a website for Brown Funeral Home, Burditus, 50, of Martinsburg, will be remembered in a service at 3 p.m. at the funeral home's South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood. Visitation is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Burditus and her husband Tony were attending the Oct. 1 Jason Aldean concert when shots rang out above the venue from Stephen Paddock.

Martinsburg woman linked to two armed robberies

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:37

An arrest warrant has been issued through Berkeley County Magistrate Court for a Martinsburg woman on two felony counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. According to the police report, West Virginia State Police Cpl.

Martinsburg man accused of having sex with 15-year-old girl

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 01:32

Thirty-four-year-old Paul Ray Pipes of 1956 Rock Cliff Drive allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl at their place of work. According to the police report, Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy Cpl.

Shade tree program coming to Martinsburg

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 01:32

The Martinsburg Shade Tree Commission is taking part in the Cacapon Institute's Best Management Practices pilot program that helps private property owners in the city to plant trees on their property. "To increase the tree canopy, we have to look beyond street trees to private property.

Chew-chew train: Building Steam fundraiser a dining experience

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 01:32

If you've ever wondered what it might have been like to dine in a luxurious railroad dining car of the 1950s, you'll get your chance at the 4th annual Building Steam Dinner Train fundraiser for the For the Kids, by George children's museum. The Caperton Train Station pedestrian bridge spanning the railroad tracks will be transformed to resemble an authentic B&O Railroad dining car, according to Dick Klein, a member of the museum's board.

WV Air National Guard concludes hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 18:42

Members of the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg and 130th Airlift Wing in Charleston responded to Hurricane Maria last month by providing airlift, airfield management and air cargo support. According to a news release, the Guard helped evacuate several families in Puerto Rico.

Journal Junction 10-6

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 00:58

Can we trust mike folk? He says thirty counties have zero projects in the road that we are building on. If the ad by fixourroadswv.org shows all counties getting money, I don't believe any county with money in it's pocket can't find a road or bridge project to plan on developing.

I-81 Needs Third Lane From Strasburg To Staunton

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 00:58

As a former Pennsylvania resident, we occasionally travel Interstate 81 through Martinsburg, W.Va. I-81 around Martinsburg has a third lane off limits to trucks.

Shepherd magnolia wins largest tree contest

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 05:58

Shepherd University is the winner of this year's largest tree contest sponsored by Delegate John Overington. The winner is a southern magnolia, one of several of this species that are located on the 323-acre campus, was announced last night during the annual Eastern Panhandle Conservation Awards Banquet in Martinsburg.

Crime Report for October 5

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 01:44

Breanna Joelle Bailey, 28, of First Street, Middletown, Virginia, was arraigned Sept. 5 in Berkeley County Magistrate Court for the misdemeanor charge of obtaining money under false pretenses.

Sign ordinance presents problem for upgrade ideas

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:52

The City of Martinsburg's zoning ordinance that regulates signs in the historic district was written before the advent of electronic, digital signs that can be animated and project colors. That presents a problem when an application is filed with the city's Historic Preservation Review Commission for a digital sign like the one filed by the First Baptist Church at 315 W. King St. "We have property on Ridge Road and were going to build there, but we decided not to.

W.Va. man describes Vegas shooting

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 01:53

Denise and Tony Burditus of Martinsburg were listening to the last group perform at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas Sunday evening and were about to leave when they heard the first shots. Originally from the Hedgesville area, Denise Salmon Burditus, 50, was killed Sunday when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, of Mesquite, Nev., opened fire on the concert audience of about 22,000 from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 500.

Governor making 5 Eastern Panhandle stops ahead of Wednesday early voting close

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:24

More than 24,800 votes are already in ahead of Saturday's Special Election in West Virginia on the proposed Roads to Prosperity Amendment. As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, the Secretary of State's Office reported 24,864 voters had cast ballots during the early voting period which runs through Wednesday.

Crime Report 10-3

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 05:18

Bruce Allen Adkins, 39, of Cedar Street, Huntington, was arraigned Monday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charges of obstructing justice, providing false information, driving on the revoked list, failure to have auto insurance, providing fraudulent motor vehicle information, improper registration and DUI. Nathan Alex Astrayka, 23, of Rankin Circle, Martinsburg, was arraigned Monday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charges of petit larceny and obstructing a police officer.

Around the Region 10-3

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 01:32

The Martinsburg Shade Tree Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the second floor conference room at city hall at 232 N. Queen St. update and photos; planting locations; Cacapon Institute presentation to City Council, funding sources and Arbor Day; and correction to tree removal list. MARTINSBURG - Martinsburg city offices will be closed Monday for Columbus Day.

West Virginian is among first Las Vegas shooting victims to be identified

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:19

A woman with West Virginia roots was among the first victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas to be identified. Denise Burditus, who grew up in Hedgesville and who lived in Martinsburg, was attending Sunday night's Jason Aldean concert at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas Village when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of an adjacent hotel.

Police identify victim, passenger in fatal collision on W.Va. 51

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:15

Two Martinsburg sisters were riding in the car involved in a fatal collision with a dump truck last week on W.Va. 51/Middleway Pike outside Charles Town, police officials said.

Victims in fatal Jefferson County crash identified

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 13:04

Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty said in a press release Amanda Bates, 35, and Tiffany Bates, 36, were in a passenger vehicle when a dump truck carrying gravel blew a tire and rolled on top of them. An individual presumed to be Tiffany Bates was pronounced dead at the scene after being discovered roughly 15 minutes later.

Journal Junction for Oct. 2

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 00:46

No, don't cut the anthems at the games. That would be giving in to those who won't respect our county, that is what is wrong even with all of our kids today, don't teach them and make them mind, we take away what they don't like.