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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

WVCALA: Water Crisis Personal Injury Lawyers Request Millions In Fees, Average Person Will Get $525

Press release received from West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) calls a request for nearly $45 million in personal injury lawyer fees for…Continue Reading

Volunteers Needed for Tree Planting - Saturday, May 13th

Volunteers from Charles Town Parks and Recs Commission have received 16 free trees through the Carla Hardy WV Project CommuniTree to be planted at Jefferson Memorial Park on Saturday May 13, 2017 at 11:00am. CTree promotes tree planting and…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Governor Justice Approves Much-Needed Lawsuit Reforms Passed By The Legislature

Charleston, W.Va. – Legal watchdog group West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) is applauding Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature for enacting additional much-needed lawsuit reforms during the recently…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

ACFF Spring Fundraiser Features Pollinator Film & Discussion

Shepherdstown, WV.—The American Conservation Film Festival 3rd annual spring fundraiser will shed light on threats facing a number of America’s pollinator species and how we can help them at a party including festive food, drink,…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

National Park Service Proposing Plan to Restore Wetlands at Four Parks in DC, Maryland and WV

WASHINGTON - The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on its plan to restore wetland areas at Catoctin Mountain Park, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Monocacy…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

Western Maryland National Parks Reduce Deer Populations to Protect Natural and Historic Landscapes

FREDERICK, Md.—Three Western Maryland national parks this month concluded operations to reduce overabundant white-tailed deer that threaten the historic scenery of two Civil War battlefields and a 5,810-acre hardwood mountain forest. …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

West Virginia Voters Continue To Support Lawsuit Reform

Press release received from West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Charleston, W.Va. – According to a new survey by West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA), nearly a majority (48%) of West Virginia voters…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

Manufacturers Launch Ad Campaign: Support Scott Pruitt

Press release received from the National Association of Manufacturers

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) will run ads, starting this weekend, in West Virginia calling on viewers to contact…Continue Reading

Legal Watchdog Group Applauds Legislative Leaders Commitment To Additional Legal Reforms

Press Release received from WVCALA

Charleston, W.Va. – Legal watchdog group, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse is applauding Senate President Carmichael and House Speaker Armstead for their continued commitment…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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Legal Reforms Improve West Virginia’s Ranking On Annual ‘Judicial Hellholes’ Report

Charleston, W.Va. – For the second year in a row, West Virginia is no longer considered a “Judicial Hellhole,” according to legal watchdog group West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA). The American Tort Reform Foundation…Continue Reading

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

“Limited Edition” Christmas Ornaments Available - Trinity United Methodist Church

This year’s 2016 “Limited Edition” ornament of Trinity United Methodist Church is now available.

Ornaments can be purchased at the Newberry Executive Center-142 N. Queen Street or the Trinity United Methodist Church-220…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.


Responsibilities include successful operation of equipment…Continue Reading

Jefferson County Interact Club Makes Flood-Relief Donation

Students from the Interact Club at Jefferson County’s Jefferson High School have donated $1,700 to help the town of Richwood, WV, rebuild from the floods that devastated several counties in the state last June 23. Richwood, in Nicholas…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

WVCALA: Personal Injury Lawsuit Industry Political Spending Exceeds One Million Dollars

Charleston, W.Va. – The amount of money personal injury lawyers are pouring into statewide campaigns, legislative races, and outside expenditure efforts this year has exceeded one million dollars, according to West Virginia Citizens Against…Continue Reading

Don Blankenship: American Political Prisoner Issues Public Statement from Prison

Statement received from Mr. Don Blankenship

TAFT, CA. - Don Blankenship, former Chief Executive Officer of Massey Energy Company (a coal company that experienced a mine explosion at its Upper Big Branch(UBB) mine in West Virginia…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

Western Maryland parks to implement White-Tailed Deer Management Plans

FREDERICK, Md.–  To provide for long-term protection and restoration of native vegetation, promote healthy and diverse forests and protect historic landscapes, three Western Maryland National Parks are preparing to implement previously…Continue Reading

West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Announces Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) announced the kick-off of its annual Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week today.

This week, the grassroots organization will be highlighting why lawsuit abuse hurts…Continue Reading

Valley College Positions Open

Job Snapshot
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

WV Rivers’ Film Festival November 7 - Tickets on Sale Now!

WV Rivers’ annual Film Festival is headed back to the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown on Friday, November 4! This year we are featuring films that connect us with the Mountain State and celebrate our incredible landscapes, biodiversity,…Continue Reading

Senate Candidate Patricia Rucker in One of the Top Races in the Country

Press release received from the West Virginia Republican Senate Committee

Charleston, W.Va. - This week the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) selected Patricia Rucker’s candidacy for the West Virginia State Senate…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

National Youth Advocate Program Rolls Out “Home = Hope” Campaign

Fairmont, WV, – The National Youth Advocate Program is launching a new foster parent recruitment campaign through the end of 2016, Home = Hope, to highlight the pressing need for foster parents in the state of West Virginia.

It’s…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

Read Aloud WV Seeking Volunteers

Read Aloud West Virginia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to motivating children to want to read. The Berkeley County chapter has been active for more than 25 years.

We offer book distribution and classroom enrichment programs,…Continue Reading

Red Cross Shelters 10,000+ in Louisiana; Flooding Worst Disaster Since Superstorm Sandy

Charleston, WVa — The American Red Cross is helping thousands of people in Louisiana affected by the devastating flooding there, likely the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. More than 500 disaster volunteers from all…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

Historic Flooding Sweeps Across West Virginia: Relief Efforts Underway

Leadership WV is leading an effort across the state to collect items to help those who have been devastated by the historic flooding that occurred in Southern WV.

RMS Shredding will be collecting items this weekend at the Chamber office…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

U.S. Cellular Offers Tips for Raising Digitally Responsible Citizens

Internet Safety Month Serves as Reminder for Parents to Foster Behavior that Leads to Safe Online Experiences

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (June 20, 2016) –The Internet can be intimidating with headlines about hackers, cyberbullying and phishing…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Company Drops Motorcycle Coverage In West Virginia Due To Poor Lawsuit Climate

Press Release received from West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. WVCALA is a nonprofit citizen watchdog group with 30,000 members interested in a broad range of civil justice issues.

Charleston, W.Va. – As thousands…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

Candidate Buckley Slams AARP, WV Press Association, and WV Public Broadcasting Over Debates

Press Release received from Libertarian Party of WV

John Buckley, the Libertarian Party candidate for Secretary of State, today castigated the three proposed hosts of what would be an October “closed-to-the-competition”…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!

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

Response On Behalf Of Donald L. Blankenship To Statement By Hillary Clinton

Press Release Received from Donald L. Blankenship

WILLIAMSON, W.VA. - Secretary Hillary Clinton was apparently offended by my presence at one of her campaign stops. She should understand that as a lifetime member of coal country…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