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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.

Deskins: - SPanhandle's economic outlook is bright

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:38

Job growth in the Eastern Panhandle is stable, and predicted to be higher than the state rate and even higher than the national rate, according to John Deskins, director of the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research. "And very importantly, the labor force participation in the Eastern Panhandle is higher than the state by far, and in a couple of the counties, it's higher than the national rate," He will present the annual Eastern Panhandle Economic Outlook beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn on Foxcroft Avenue in Martinsburg.

Crime Report Nov. 14

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:44

Hannah Alice Lockhart, 28, of Wilson Boulevard, Winchester, Virginia, was arraigned Thursday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled David Samuel Reed, 60, of Buick Avenue, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was arraigned Saturday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charge of brandishing deadly weapon. John Arnold Haderer II, 40, of Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville, was arraigned Sunday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the felony charges of DUI 3rd, driving revoked DUI, no proof of insurance, refusal to fingerprint and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident.

Martinsburg welcome signs project gets OK

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 02:21

Council members voted unanimously at their regular meeting Thursday to approve the amended scope of services for the signage project by Frazier Associates, the Staunton, Virginia, -based company designing the system, and Martinsburg-based Alpha Associates, acting as the civil engineer for the project. After a presentation by Sandy Hanger of Frazier Associates during a committee of the whole meeting last month updating council members on the latest changes, they reached a consensus to go ahead with the long-awaited signage project.

Duo inducted into West Virginia Band Hall of Fame

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 05:45

WV Comissioner of the Division of Culture and History presenting John Lynch Sr. wit the 2017 Band Director Hall of Fame Plaque at Laidley Field in Charleston, WV Oct. 21, 2017. SHENANDOAH JUNCTION-As Jefferson High School's Cougar Marching Band took the field to compete at the West Virginia Marching Invitational in Charleston on Oct. 21, their director, JP Lynch, Jr., was inducted into the West Virginia Band Director Hall of Fame, along with his father, JP Lynch Sr. The band proudly played the Jefferson Cougar fight song in Lynch Jr.'s honor.

Journal Junction for Nov. 13

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 01:15

Thank you to all the participating restaurants that generously gave a free dinner to all veterans. This was a gracious demonstration to honor those who served and are now serving our country.

In the spirit of giving, fellowship

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:47

Many residents look forward to the holiday season with anticipation. For them, the holidays are full of family, joy and giving.

Man facing felony charges for indecent exposure

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 04:55

A Martinsburg man and convicted registered sex offender is facing felony charges for alleged indecent exposure incidents in June, September and Monday and Thursday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Brian Lee Whalen, 47, was arraigned and charged Thursday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court with two counts of indecent exposure third offense or subsequent.

Martinsburg council hires headhunter

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 02:44

Martinsburg City Council members have unanimously voted to hire an executive search firm to find a candidate for the city's economic and community Following an executive session during their regular meeting Thursday, council members agreed to hire Jorgenson Consulting of Greensboro, North Carolina, from among several firms that submitted proposals. agreement, the city will pay Jorgenson 30 percent of the first year's compensation for the director's position, or a minimum of $30,000 plus expenses.

Martinsburg council gives final OK to police levy vote

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 02:44

At their regularly scheduled monthly meeting Thursday, Martinsburg City Council members unanimously approved the final reading of an ordinance providing for an election to continue a special police levy. The election would be held May 8, 2018, in conjunction with the state primary.