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First Morgan County Blue Lives Matter 5K Held

BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV - On July 29, over 70 people participated in the first Blue Lives Matter 5K in Berkeley Springs. The fundraising event was to create the non-profit Morgan County Officers Down Memorial Fund, a scholarship fund for students…Continue Reading

Landowners’ Pipeline Opposition Draws Crowd to Morgan Co. Commission Meeting

BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV - The Morgan County Commission held a public hearing on Aug. 2 to hear citizens’ concerns about proposed pipeline expansion by Mountaineer Gas Company from Martinsburg to another proposed pipeline from Pa., connecting…Continue Reading

New Little Free Library Now Open at South Jefferson Park

Adult patrons of South Jefferson Library put up a little library at South Jefferson Park.  The building was constructed and donated by Steve Hebert and Monumental Construction of Jefferson, Maryland.  He did a wonderful job making…Continue Reading

True Treats Historic Candy Announces Donations from Grandmother’s Purse

Harpers Ferry, WV – True Treats Historic Candy announced today the recipient of their twice-yearly “Grandmother’s Purse” donations, part of their commitment to donate 10% of their profits to not-for-profit organizations plus candy…Continue Reading

Cheryl Moyer is New PAH Program Administrator

Charles Town, WV — The Partnership for Affordable Housing is very pleased to announce the appointment of Cheryl Moyer as Program Administrator. Cheryl, currently Deputy Director of Community Networks, Inc., has represented CNI on the PAH…Continue Reading

Gas company wins ‘right of eminent domain’ hearing against family farm

Mountaineer Gas Company won an eminent domain hearing on June 30 against the Kesecker family and their Crossroads Canning Company. The gas company could take approximately 8.6 acres of the family’s farmland for a natural gas pipeline that…Continue Reading

Berkeley County Schools to offer Free Summer Food Service

Free Breakfast and Lunch is open to all children, ages 18 years and under, who would like to participate. For more information about these programs, please contact Berkeley County Schools Office of Child Nutrition and Wellness at 304-267-3500.

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Free Smartphone Security Device Tips & Workshop in Martinsburg for Internet Safety Month (June)

Martinsburg, W.Va. – The Internet is constantly evolving, as are the devices used to access it. High-tech smartphone and tablet users need to know how to avoid compromising their personal information online. Thus, there are many ways that…Continue Reading

Berkeley County Swift911 Emergency Alert System Announced

Stay Informed During Emergency Situations in Berkeley County with the Swift911 Emergency Alerting System.

Berkeley County Homeland Security and…Continue Reading

Daytime Closure of the 200 Block of North Queen Street on June 3, 2017

The City of Martinsburg is preparing for contractor activities in front of the City Hall building located at 232 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The general contractor for this project, W. Harley Miller Contractors, will…Continue Reading

Applications for *Free* Community Trees available

Applications are available to plant free community trees at your neighborhood park, school, church, HOA common area, or any other public space.

Cacapon Institute and our partners with the Carla Hardy WV Project CommuniTree program…Continue Reading

Community Input Needed for Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Long Range Transportation Plan

The Hagerstown / Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization (HEPMPO) is updating the region’s long range transportation plan, covering Washington County Maryland, as well as Berkeley and Jefferson Counties in West Virginia.…Continue Reading

Friends Of Music Donate Instruments To Charles Town Middle School

The Friends of Music have donated 13 ukuleles to the music program at Charles Town Middle School. The instruments were presented during a music class at the school on Thursday, April 27.

The accompanying photo shows members of the…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown Rotary Club Awards Grants To Promote Reading

The Shepherdstown Rotary Club has awarded three “Rotary Reads” grants totaling $1,350 to three local institutions to promote reading. The Club presented the two largest grants at its April 18 weekly breakfast meeting at the Bavarian Inn…Continue Reading

National Park Service proposes plan to manage deer populations at C&O Canal and Harpers Ferry

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service (NPS) today made available for public review and comment its plan to reduce overabundant deer populations that threaten the natural beauty and historic scenery at Harpers Ferry and Chesapeake &…Continue Reading

Friends Of Music Donate $500 To Shepherdstown Middle School Jazz Band

The Friends of Music have donated $500 to the Shepherdstown Middle School’s award-winning Jazz Band.

The check was presented during Band class at the school on Thursday, April 13. The accompanying photo shows members of the…Continue Reading

PVAS Sponsoring April 13 Forum On Environmental Advocacy

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a forum on environmental advocacy the evening of Thursday, April 13 in Shepherdstown.

The forum, entitled “A Guide for the Uneasy Environmentalist,” will be held from 6:30…Continue Reading

Unveiling of New Shepherdstown Public Library Design and Fundraising Kickoff Party

Shepherdstown, WV:  Shepherdstown Public Library is hosting an Unveiling of its New Library Design and Fundraising Kickoff Party on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm at the existing library location - 100 East German Street in…Continue Reading

New Committee And Senior Center Plan 522 Bus Loop in Morgan County

A new volunteer committee formed of officials from Starting Points, Town of Bath, and other organizations asked the Morgan County Commission for $5,000 to support a new bus service.  The commission had budget workshop meetings in March,…Continue Reading

Washington High Teacher Named State Math Teacher of the Year

Barbara Bryant Zingg, mathematics teacher at Washington High School in Charles Town, was named West Virginia Secondary School Mathematics Teacher of the year by the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics during the organization’s…Continue Reading

“Ribbon Cutting” Set for 2017 Eastern Panhandle Home Show

The “ribbon cutting” for the 22nd Annual Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association Home Show will be held on Saturday, March 25 at 9:45 am at Berkeley Plaza located at 215 Monroe St. in Martinsburg.

The actual opening of the…Continue Reading

Martinsburg to Host Upcoming Workshop for Public Input

In accordance with the West Virginia Code Chapter 8A Article 3 Section 11, the City of Martinsburg is updating its Comprehensive Plan which establishes policies for community growth and development for the next 20 years.

Updating…Continue Reading

2017 Berkeley County DCA Dinner Honoring Pam Wagoner

Community leaders, Friends, and Business Associates throughout Berkeley County and the Eastern Panhandle plan to recognize Pam Wagoner, owner of The Depot Florist in Martinsburg, as a 2017 Distinguished Citizen in the Shenandoah Council’s…Continue Reading

Martinsburg to Host Upcoming Workshop for Public Input - March 17

In accordance with the West Virginia Code Chapter 8A Article 3 Section 11, the City of Martinsburg is updating its Comprehensive Plan which establishes policies for community growth and development for the next 20 years.

Updating…Continue Reading

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Superintendent Announced

WASHINGTON—Tyrone Brandyburg, a 32-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been selected as the new superintendent of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, W.Va. He was most recently the superintendent of Carl Sandburg…Continue Reading

Attire for Hire Clothing Drive at Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC’s Phi Beta Lambda and Rotaract Clubs along with the Student Activities Board have joined forces and are bringing you Attire for Hire - a clothing drive with a twist.

We are collecting gently used professional/dress…Continue Reading

Half Court Shots Win 2 Local (Winchester, VA) Students $500 Each - w/ Video

Two local high school students sink consecutive half-court shots and win $500 each!!!

This just happened on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Millbrook High School in Winchester, Virginia at the half time of the Boys Varsity Game. …Continue Reading

LWV Shares Info on Upcoming County Budget Meeting

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County wishes to inform the public about the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018 informational meeting on the County budget that will be held by the Jefferson County Commission.

The County Commission…Continue Reading

Martinsburg Renew Call for Volunteers

We are now to a point where we can tap into the community to help further along our vision of enriching the community by enriching each individual.  There are two things that we are looking to you for help.

The first is grant…Continue Reading

Western films to be screened, filmed in Berkeley Springs

BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV - An award-winning independent film company’s Western will be shown Sunday in Berkeley Springs in advance of the company’s filming of a new feature in Morgan County this year.  One-Eyed Horse Productions’ “Day…Continue Reading

Extended hours offered: Deadline to apply for ACA health insurance January 31st

This is a reminder that Open Enrollment to apply for health insurance through the ACA Marketplace will end on January 31st.  After that date, a person cannot enroll in health insurance through the Marketplace unless there is a special…Continue Reading

Morgan County Commissioner Brad Close’s Last State of the County Address

Berkeley Springs - Morgan County Commission President Brad Close bid a fond farewell to colleagues at the Commission meeting on Dec. 15.  He gave his last state of the county address at the end of the meeting and thanked his colleagues…Continue Reading

Appalachian Trail Conservancy: Development and Events Internship

Development and Events Internship, January 2017 Spring Term  
           
Location : Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
 
Department : Membership and Development Department
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You’re Invited: Martinsburg Comprehensive Plan Stakehoder Session

In accordance with the West Virginia Code Chapter 8A Article 3 Section 11, the City of Martinsburg is updating its Comprehensive Plan which establishes policies for community growth and development for the next 20 years.

Updating the…Continue Reading

More Land at Shepherdstown Battlefield Forever Protected

Shepherdstown, WV - The Battle of Shepherdstown, fought September 19-20, 1862, is credited as being the decisive action of the historic 1862 Maryland Campaign during the Civil War.  Over 150 years later, local and national organizations…Continue Reading

Enrollment Event Open to Community:  Don’t Miss the Deadline to Apply ACA Health Insurance

Martinsburg, WV – The community is encouraged and invited to attend an information and enrollment event on Saturday, December 10th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Shenandoah Community Health Center, 99 Tavern Road, in Martinsburg. Certified…Continue Reading

Christmas Stockings for Soldiers

Send our troops a little taste of home for the holidays!

“Sending our heroes some good tidings and holiday cheer is a great way for us to show our support and appreciation for the sacrifices they make to keep our…Continue Reading

Martinsburg Church donates 575 turkeys to local agencies

Now in its eighth year, Operation Thanks is an effort of The Church at Martinsburg to provide frozen turkeys to accompany meals that local agencies prepare and distribute to local families in the Berkeley and Jefferson counties.

On…Continue Reading

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Event Held in Jefferson County

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for and a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who…Continue Reading

2016 Shepherdstown Holiday Ornament Now Available

Historic Shepherdstown has created another ornament in its series of prominent Shepherdstown landmarks. The 2016 ornament features the Shepherdstown Library, formerly known as the Old Market House. Sales of the ornaments will raise funds…Continue Reading

Job Opening: BCPSSD Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

The Berkeley County Public Service Sewer District is seeking motivated individuals to fill the following full-time position.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR

Responsibilities include successful operation of equipment…Continue Reading

Ceremony Held To Mark Creation Of New Jefferson Co. Nature Preserve

A ceremony was held October 25 to mark the creation of a new nature preserve in Jefferson County, WV.

The ceremony was held at the preserve property, which is located at 1469 Lloyd Road, about 6 miles south west of Charles Town. The…Continue Reading

Washington County To Host National Fall Lax Fest, October 28-30

HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND –Washington County will host the National Fall Lax Fest tournament October 28-30, 2016. The lacrosse tournament, organized by Think Lax Tournaments, expects to draw 150 participating female youth teams with over 3,000…Continue Reading

Brownfields Redevelopment in Martinsburg:  Martinsburg Hosting Upcoming Workshops for Public Input

It is a pivotal time in Martinsburg. Significant economic investment has been occurring throughout the city. Now is the time to identify specific redevelopment and revitalization projects for the vacant or underutilized post-industrial and…Continue Reading

CraftWorks Donates Cool Spring Property to Potomac Valley Audubon Society

The nonprofit CraftWorks at Cool Spring organization has donated its property in southern Jefferson County WV to the Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS), the two organizations announced today.

The property, which encompasses 12…Continue Reading

Downtown Martinsburg Parking Fees to Increase

Downtown Martinsburg Business Owners,

The City of Martinsburg is amending and reenacting the code part-three for traffic code, Article 365-Parking Meters Ordinance which states January 1st a expired parking meter ticket, the fine will…Continue Reading

Full Time Positions at Hospice of the Panhandle

We are serving more people and need nurses to come work at Hospice of the Panhandle where we have 93% staff who are satisfied or very satisfied with their job!  A recent survey quote: “I feel valued as an employee making a difference…Continue Reading

Valley College Positions Open

Job Snapshot
Part-Time
Experience - At least 2 year(s)
Degree - 2 Year Degree
Education - Teaching - Administration
Education, Health Care

Job Description
Change lives! Enhance your career! Valley…Continue Reading

Jefferson County Animal Welfare Society News

October Kitten Adoption Special

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is in dire need to find homes for kittens and cats.  This “kitten season” which began in late winter and has continued through summer has left…Continue Reading

Expansion Celebration is On Tap for Berkeley Springs Brewing Company

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The new craft beer company Berkeley Springs Brewing Company celebrates its first full year of operation and officially unveils its expanded production facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon Friday, Sept.…Continue Reading

Fireball Run TV Show Filming in Downtown Hagerstown Press Conference

The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the City of Hagerstown are holding a joint press conference to discuss the upcoming filming for Fireball Run in downtown Hagerstown on September 27. Fireball Run is…Continue Reading

Annual Rural History Festival at Conococheague Institute Cancelled for September 10 & 11, 2016

Mercersburg, PA – Any other year hundreds of people would be visiting the Conococheague Institute the second weekend in September for the annual Rural History Festival @ Rock Hill Farm in Mercersburg, PA. Not so this year. The festival…Continue Reading

Prime Pawpaw Pickin’

I walked up to a pawpaw tree the other day and gave it a shake. The earthy plunk of two distinctly large and tropical looking fruits at my feet told me that pawpaw season had begun. The ripeness of the fruit was quickly verified as my wife…Continue Reading

New Political Exhibit Opens at the Miller House Museum “That’s The Ticket”

The Washington County Historical Society will be opening a new exhibit at the Miller House Museum on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. Focusing on political history, “That’s the Ticket”: The Political Past of Washington County…Continue Reading

One Fort: Three Wars at Fort Frederick State Park, September 10-11, 2016

Big Pool, Md.– Historic Fort Frederick will give visitors a look at life in the fort as volunteers exhibit the varied roles the Fort played during the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the Civil War. 10am to 5pm, Saturday,…Continue Reading

Jefferson County Hosts WV Economic Development Council Fall Conference

The Jefferson County Development Authority will be hosting the West Virginia Economic Development Council (WVEDC) Fall Conference on September 18-20, 2016 at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Economic developers from throughout…Continue Reading

Visit Hagerstown-Washington County CVB Announces Winners Of #Happyinhagerstown Photo Contest

HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND –The Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce the top three winners of its second annual #HappyInHagerstown photo contest. This year ‘s selection committee had…Continue Reading

Berkeley Arts Council Presents Boys and Girls Club Photography

For the third year, the Berkeley Arts Council will present the best of the Boys and Girls Club annual photography competition. The exhibit will be displayed from August 17 through August 27 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street…Continue Reading

National Youth Advocate Program Adds Full-time Foster Parent Recruiter

The National Youth Advocate Program recently added a full-time foster parent recruiter to their team, in order to meet the ever-increasing need for qualified foster families in the Eastern panhandle of West Virginia. 

Data from…Continue Reading

7th Annual Identity Crisis Fundraiser

Nothing but Head Games at the 7th Annual Identity Crisis Fundraiser, The Victory Project’s premier fundraising event for BCA-CV.

Shepherdstown, WV - Saturday, August 13 6pm-midnight

Head gear has long held a place in history,…Continue Reading

Berkeley Art Works Reception for “The Art of the Portrait”

Now showing at the Berkeley Art Works is “The Art of the Portrait”, an exhibit of portraits by local and regional artists. Also on display in the “Back Space” gallery is “Square Seasons” a exhibit of 20 square-format photographs…Continue Reading

Flood of Relief Concert Raises $6000.00 for WV Flood Recovery

On Saturday, July 9, Front Porch Live, in collaboration with Sammi Brown were able to generate over $6000.00 in donations that will be used to aid in the recovery of the recent flooding in Southern, West Virginia. The event was named Flood…Continue Reading

Exploring Downtown Martinsburg with Pokémon GO

I spent an hour walking around downtown Martinsburg today with my son and daughter in mid-80’s heat with no discernible destination. As you would expect, with all of the walking and lunch passing us by, someone finally relented and decided…Continue Reading

Razor & Tie Music Publishing Announce Signing Of Singer-Songwriter Christian Lopez

New York, NY – Razor & Tie Music Publishing (RTMP) is proud to announce the signing of singer songwriter Christian Lopez. The West Virginia native released his debut full-length record Onward in May 2015 via Blaster Records. Rolling…Continue Reading

Operation Backpack to Support Southern WV Students Impacted by Flooding

The last thing on the minds of parents, as they’re cleaning up from the devastating flood, is getting their kids ready for school; which starts in approximately 6 weeks. So, Asbury UMC in Charles Town is collecting backpacks for students…Continue Reading

Happy Retreat in Charles Town Named a National Treasure

Washington, D.C. - On June 18, 2016, the National Trust for Historic Preservation added Happy Retreat to their growing portfolio of National Treasures. The National Trust will work with the City of Charles Town and Friends of Happy Retreat…Continue Reading

Fire Destroys Home on W. Va. 522 South

BERKELEY SPRINGS - Fire destroyed a home in the 7400 block of Valley Road early Tuesday morning, June 21, 2016. The charred remains of the home still smoldered at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the burnt smell could be detected several hundred yards…Continue Reading

Preserve WV AmeriCorps Applications Being Accepted by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia

The Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is currently accepting applications for 19 service positions around the state of West Virginia for a one-year service assignment beginning August 29, 2016.  Applications will be accepted for all of…Continue Reading

United States Mint to Launch Harpers Ferry NHP Quarter on June 8

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, in partnership with the United States Mint, invite the public to the official launch of the 33rd coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.  The launch ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown Library Book Sale to be held Memorial Day Weekend - Volunteers Needed

FOSL’S Annual Book Sale Fundraiser will be held over Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday May 28th and Sunday May 29th at the Shepherdstown Community Club’s War Memorial Building.

The annual sale is a big fundraiser and a key…Continue Reading

Election Preview: Morgan Voters To Choose Sheriff From 3 Candidates

There are no Democratic candidates on the ballot in Morgan County for sheriff. But, there are three candidates on the Republican ticket. Polls are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10.

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh,…Continue Reading

Election Preview: Morgan County Clerk

Morgan County voters have a few choices to make this election cycle. While many local races do not have Democratic candidates, there are quite a few Republican candidates. There are three candidates for sheriff, two for county clerk, and…Continue Reading

Volunteers will be baking Rustic Breads at the Peter Burr Farm on Saturday, May 14.

First Bread Bake This Year - ORDER NOW!

ARTISAN BREAD SALE
For the benefit of Peter Burr Living History Farm, Mid 18th Century Frontier Life in Western Virginia
 
Proceeds go to fund improvements to the…Continue Reading

Morgan County Commission Votes on Ambulance Fee Increase Apr. 27

Morgan County commissioners will hold a special meeting at 9:30 on April 27 to decide whether to double the ambulance fee.  Three fee options were presented to the commission in February to increase emergency services in the county with…Continue Reading

Downtown Martinsburg Slated for Nighttime Paving

BURLINGTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) advises motorists of delays for paving in downtown Martinsburg on Sunday night, April 17.

Paving will take place on Queen Street, from Race Street to King Street,…Continue Reading

23rd Annual Uniquely West Virginia: Ramps Star At Berkeley Springs Wine And Food Festival

BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV – Tasting vintages from state wineries may give the event its name but this year ramps are the starring product both raw and prepared. The one-day tastebud-stimulator event is scheduled for 10am to 4pm on Saturday,…Continue Reading

Upcoming Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters offers two opportunities to get to know the candidates for the May 10 election.

On April 12, a Tuesday, at 7 PM at the Bolivar Community Center auditorium (60 Panama St., Harpers Ferry).
7:00-8:00…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Launches 2nd Annual “Community Connections” Program

Panhandle Youth Groups are Encouraged to Apply

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  – U.S. Cellular announced today that it is continuing its “Community Connections” program for the second consecutive year to support local youth organizations.…Continue Reading

Visit Hagerstown-Washington County CVB Releases 2016 Official Visitors Guide

Hagerstown, MD – Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is proud to announce the arrival of its 2016 Visitor Guide. The first printing is being made available to visitors, CVB members, AAA offices, Visitor…Continue Reading

Forum Invites Public To Learn About Public Drinking Water

West Virginia Rivers Coalition, the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County and other local partners will host a free public forum on how residents can get involved in drinking water protection, May 12, 6:30–8:30pm at the Clarion Hotel…Continue Reading

Local Panera Bread® Announces $20000 Total Contribution to Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson Co.

Ranson, WV- The local Panera Bread franchise, comprised of 14 bakery-cafés along the Blue Ridge Mountains, presented the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County (AWS-JC) with a donation of $1650.00 on Tuesday, March 8th,  AWS-JC…Continue Reading

Local Author, Stephen Bockmiller, to hold Book Signing at Hagerstown Visitor Welcome Center

Local Author, Stephen R. Bockmiller, will be holding a Book Signing at the Visitor Welcome Center on March 22, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Bockmiller has just written a new Images of America book, entitled “Washington County in the…Continue Reading

Red Cross Says, “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery”

MORGANTOWN, WVa – As clocks move ahead this weekend for daylight saving time, The American Red Cross North Central West Virginia Chapter would like to remind West Virginians to change their homes’ smoke alarm batteries, as well.

“…Continue Reading

2016 Pre-Primary Candidate Forums and Events

The Berkeley and Jefferson County Republican Organizations are conducting a series of Candidate Forums and activities to inform the voting public about their candidates in the upcoming primary election.

With all the attention on the…Continue Reading

Candidate for Berkeley County Sheriff speaks out against Governor Tomblin’s veto on HB 4245

Press release received from Davy Jones for Berkeley County campaign

Today governor Tomblin again ignores the will of the people over special interests. The governor vetoed “Constitutional Carry”, HB4145.

“Law…Continue Reading

Maryland Heights Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection

A pair of Peregrine falcons is attempting to nest on the cliff face of Maryland Heights in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Park and US Fish and Wildlife staff have observed the falcons building what appears to be a nest on the cliff…Continue Reading

Morgan Co. Commission Considering Raising Ambulance Fee, Paw Paw FVC Emergency Ops to Cease

After much discussion, Morgan County commissioners decided Thursday to schedule a public hearing on whether to raise the ambulance fee.  Morgan County Emergency Medical Services CEO Kevin Duckwall and Morgan County Emergency Services…Continue Reading

26th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting

BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV – The 26th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting welcomes more than one hundred waters from across the country and around the globe on Saturday, February 27. Held at The Country Inn in the historic spa…Continue Reading

Fifteenth Annual Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards Honorees Announced

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is pleased to announce that the 2016 Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards will be presented to legendary alto saxophonist, Charles McPherson, and world renowned drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath. The Redman…Continue Reading

Free Seminar on Conservation Easements, Taxes & Estate Planning

Martinsburg, WVa - Landowners interested in learning about options for managing their property and protecting it for future generations are invited to a free workshop about land protection and tax and financial planning. The Berkeley, Jefferson…Continue Reading

Money available to fight blight in Eastern Panhandle

Abandoned buildings reduce property values, increase crime and drug activity and costs for police and fire departments, increase infrastructure repair costs, hobble economic development and provide significant environmental and health hazards.Continue Reading

Announcement for Eastern Panhandle Livestock Producers from USDA – Farm Service Agency

Press Release received from USDA – Farm Service Agency

Due to the recent snow storm that struck the eastern panhandle, local USDA - Farm Service Agency Offices want to make sure that local livestock producers are aware of…Continue Reading

Leadership West Virginia Announces the Class Of 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Fifty-five leaders from across the state have accepted invitations to participate in the 2016 Class of Leadership West Virginia.  Candidates were selected from a list of nominations that was submitted in late 2015.…Continue Reading

Berkeley County Schools Snow Removal Efforts

Press release received from Berkeley County Schools

The following is an update on efforts to re-open and prepare all BCS facilities for students to return to school as soon as conditions permit.

Road conditions are…Continue Reading

Downtown Martinsburg is Open

Received from Main Street Martinsburg

Downtown Martinsburg is almost back to normal, enjoy the downtown again. Queen Street and some of King Street are mostly cleared, side streets still limited parking. Get out and patronizes…Continue Reading

Bill Ball Announces Bid For Jefferson County Clerk

Charles Town WV – Long time Jefferson County resident Bill Ball formally filed and declared his candidacy for Jefferson County Clerk for the 2016 election cycle.

Ball, 47, has lived in Tuscawilla Hills located west of Charles Town,…Continue Reading

Rumsey Radio Hour Returns To Shepherdstown January 30 And 31

After last year’s incredible turnout the Rumsey Radio Hour returns to Shepherdstown at the beautiful new Marinoff Theater at Shepherd University on Saturday, January 30, and Sunday, January 31. Saturday features a 2:00 pm matinee and…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Offers Solutions To Help Meet Your New Year’s Resolutions

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (Dec. 29, 2015) – Panhandle residents are setting goals to improve their health in the New Year. Many of today’s smartphones offer apps and features that can help keep you on track and ensure you stick to your resolutions…Continue Reading

2015 Historic Houses of Worship Tour Takes Place 12/26 with Photo Contest

Hagerstown, MD – Fourteen houses of worship in Hagerstown will open their doors to the public for a special holiday self-guided tour on the day after Christmas. The Jonathan Hager House in City Park, the Washington County Arts Council will…Continue Reading

Local Park Ranger Honored by Governor Hogan’s Office for Service and Volunteerism

“The Governor’s Office of Service and Volunteerism recognized Maryland State Park Ranger Chris Gleason-Smuck for his exemplary public service. In addition to his state responsibilities, Gleason-Smuck volunteers many hours of his free…Continue Reading