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a Women of Distinctiona honored at luncheon

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 05:20

Members of area Rotary Clubs, the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce and other businesses and organizations came together for a luncheon Wednesday, at Holiday Inn in Martinsburg, to honor three women selected as Women of Distinction by the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital. Vicki Jenkins of Berkeley County, Peggy Smith of Jefferson County and Becky Stotler of Morgan County were the three women who received this honor.

Man charged with DUI following accident

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 00:56

A Hagerstown man was charged Tuesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, which led to an accident involving a school bus in August in Berkeley County. Jason Scott Jenkins, 40, of Lyles Drive, was charged with one count of DUI and driving left of center, according to court records.

Berkeley County man wanted for murder arrested in Va.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:35

Police in Frederick County, Va. arrested a Bunker Hill man wanted in Berkeley County, W.Va.

Club hears about district plans

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:13

Members of the Rotary Club of Elkins heard a presentation Monday from their district governor, who outlined his plans for the next several months.

Long-delayed murder trial to start Wednesday in Berkeley County

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:32

More than three years after the alleged murder, the Berkeley County trial of the woman accused of killing another woman due to what investigators have claimed was "jealousy over a guy" was scheduled to begin Wednesday. Nasstashia Powell, 29, is charged with the murder of Taylor Hawkridge, 22, who was shot on June 28, 2014 in a Martinsburg subdivision.

Crime Report 10-10

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:50

Seryna Inez Alston, 19, of Mable Lane, Martinsburg, was arraigned on Oct. 2 in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the felony charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Keith Leon Brown, 56, of Eagle School, Martinsburg, was arraigned Friday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charges of driving with a suspended license, obstructing justice and DUI.

Journal Junction for Oct. 10

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:20

What a shame that responsible homeowners have to live near the mess near the end of West Martin Street! Appliances, piles of dirt, a an incomplete deck, old bicycles and much more fill the front yard. Who owns this property - an out-of-town landlord, or a resident of the area? It would be great if the artist of the prize-winning water color print in this past week's Journal would drive out West Martin Street to the 1300 block and do a painting of that picture.

Robert Stevens helps veterans realize dream of homeownership

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 05:47

A chance meeting at the corner of Martin and Queen streets in downtown Martinsburg between two veterans spurred a new program that turns homeless vets into homeowners. Stevens, by helping Crook find a home, has now started a program at the Martinsburg Veterans Administration Medical Center to help vets go through the process of improving their credit score, applying for financial assistance and buying a home.

Martinsburg Man Wanted After Sexual Involvement With Cassadaga Girl

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 01:27

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.

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.