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Local Company Offering Free Advanced Marketing Workshop Friday

Charles Town, WV- Local marketing and technology firm Idizen, Inc. is offering a free, online advanced marketing workshop this Friday, 1-5 PM EST.

While based locally, Idizen has developed an international reputation with clientele…Continue Reading

Free Martinsburg Device Workshop Provides Tips to Stay Organized During the Holidays

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – Between trips to see family and friends, work parties and keeping kids busy while out of school, staying organized during the holidays can be a challenge. Luckily, the one item that we always have with us – our smartphone…Continue Reading

What is Net Neutrality, and why should you care?

Recent decisions by the current administration have brought the concept of Net Neutrality to the forefront of public debate. These decisions aren’t surprising, as the administration has signaled that they would repeal the safeguards…Continue Reading

Learn How To Have A “Connected Home” At Free Device Workshop

MARTINSBURG, W. V.a. – November is the start of a very busy season for many. With family visiting for Thanksgiving, football in full swing, Black Friday shopping and frequent traveling, it is easy to let things slide at our favorite place,…Continue Reading

Discovery Station At Hagerstown To Present A Program At The 3rd Annual Maryland Stem Fest

Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc. will present “Block-Base Coding With Legos and Dinosaurs” on November 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. This is an official event of the 2017 Maryland STEM Festival.

This program introduces children to block-based…Continue Reading

All Treats, No Tricks At Free U.S. Cellular Device Workshop

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – As Halloween approaches, kids start dreaming of endless mountains of candy and fun costumes, while parents think about how to keep their Trick or Treaters safe from harm as they roam the neighborhood streets. U.S.…Continue Reading

First Phones And Back-To-School Prep Workshop Announced

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – September is when school is back in full swing, and the beginning of a new school year is often when many children get their first phones. A recent U.S. Cellular survey* showed the average age of children getting their…Continue Reading

Technology Tips To Make Sure You Don’t Get Left In The Dark During The Total Solar Eclipse

Martinsburg, W.Va. - The dark day is nearly here…are you ready to capture it? For the first time in 38 years, a total solar eclipse will occur in the contiguous United States on Aug. 21, with 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina in the…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular associates will share must-have apps, tips for adventure at free Device Workshop

MARTINSBURG, W. V.a. – August is American Adventures Month, and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy going on a walk or a hike, or navigating bodies of water to celebrate. As travelers set out for adventures of all kinds, they should never leave…Continue Reading

Most Annoying Cellphone Habits Revealed in Honor of Cellphone Courtesy Month

U.S. Cellular Survey Shows Users and Those Around Them Have Different Opinions

With the newest technology right at our fingertips, it can be easy to get caught up in the virtual world instead of staying in the present. While smartphone…Continue Reading

Learn How To Stay Safe And Secure With Your Smart Device During Free Device Workshop

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – The latest smart devices and fast data speeds continue to make accessing the Internet easier than ever before. While being connected via an Apple iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8 or other preferred device provides users…Continue Reading

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

Free Smart Device Workshop Offered To Help Martinsburg Residents See How Easy It Is To Be Green

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – Earth Day is April 22 and it serves as a great reminder for us all to consider how we are impacting the environment and what changes we can make to positively impact our environment.

U.S. Cellular associates…Continue Reading

Free Smart Device Workshop Offered To Learn How To Keep Your Home Safe During Spring Break Travel

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – These days, smart technology allows us to do more than ever from our phones – including protecting and keeping our homes safe. We can shut the garage door from the airport or speak to someone at the front door from…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Will Host Free Device Workshop in Martinsburg to Get Devices Ready for Winter

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – It is no secret that it can be difficult to get things done in the winter. Things might require a little extra care or attention, and a smartphone is no exception. While winterizing your wardrobe with things like hats…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular offers free Device Workshops to help users create and keep New Year’s resolutions

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – From health and fitness to adjusting budgets and expenditures, January is the season for smart changes. It sometimes can be tough to stay on track when setting new goals, but smartphones and devices will help you create…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular offers free Device Workshops to help users create and keep New Year’s resolutions

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – From health and fitness to adjusting budgets and expenditures, January is the season for smart changes. It sometimes can be tough to stay on track when setting new goals, but smartphones and devices will help you create…Continue Reading

Free device workshop in Martinsburg provides helpful ways to stay organized during the holidays

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – It can be challenging to stay organized during the holidays. This year, 84 percent of smartphone users used the calendar on their phone to keep track of appointments and events at least once a month. Whether you are…Continue Reading

Martinsburg-Area Residents Invited To U.S. Cellular’s Free Device Workshop

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – The holidays are hectic, but the mobile capabilities of today’s latest devices can prove helpful when it comes to streamlining the hustle and bustle of the season. Much comes down to making sure individuals are fully…Continue Reading

Visit Hagerstown-Washington County CVB Launches Mobile App

HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND –The Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Visit Hagerstown & Washington County mobile app. Visitors to Washington County can now find…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

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

Use Your Smartphone To Stay Entertained Through The Cold Winter Months

MARTINSBURG, W. Va—- Being stuck inside while it is bitterly cold or snowy can be rough for people of all ages. But as long as you have a smartphone or tablet, blizzards, cold conditions or ice storms don’t have to derail the entire…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular CEO and Senator Capito to hold Ribbon Cutting in Paw Paw, WV

Paw Paw, W. Va. – On Monday, Nov. 16 at 10:30 a.m., U.S. Cellular and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will celebrate the launch of new wireless service in Paw Paw with a ribbon- cutting ceremony. The event is being held at the…Continue Reading

US Cellular: These Mobile Accessories Make Great Holiday Gifts

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – As mobile devices continue to play a key role in our daily lives, accessories have become an important extension of phones and tablets and can be great holiday gifts for anyone on your list. According to a recent U.S.…Continue Reading

Mobile Devices Help Keep Kids Safe On Halloween

U.S. Cellular gives tips for a safe and fun Halloween

From costumes to sweet treats, Halloween offers plenty for kids to get excited about. Parents and guardians, on the other hand, may feel some anxiety about the holiday, especially…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Will Host Free Device Workshop in Martinsburg to Help Guide Your Entertainment Lineup

MARTINSBURG, W. Va.—- Loyal fans across the country are marking their calendars for the return of our favorite television series this month.

Nearly one third of smartphone owners said they have watched TV on their phone, and…Continue Reading

Six Ways to Maximize Smartphone Battery Life U.S. Cellular offers tips, accessories, and more

MARTINGSUBURG – The image of a red battery bar indicating a smartphone is rapidly dying induces a universal feeling of helplessness in every user. Smartphones, like the 4G LTE iPhone 6, are mini miracle devices, and while people appreciate…Continue Reading

Six Ways to Maximize Smartphone Battery Life, U.S. Cellular offers tips, accessories, and more

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – The image of a red battery bar indicating a smartphone is rapidly dying induces a universal feeling of helplessness in every user. Smartphones, like the 4G LTE iPhone 6, are mini miracle devices, and while people appreciate…Continue Reading

Top Ten Cellphone Etiquette Breaches And How To Avoid Them

U.S. Cellular Provides Etiquette Advice for July, National Cellphone Courtesy Month

There are now more wireless devices in the world than there are humans.  July is National Cellphone Courtesy month and people, in all walks of…Continue Reading

US Cellular: Protect Your Phone During Summer Fun

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – As summer heats up, people are planning vacations and cooling off with water-related destinations. Whether headed to the beach for a week, the lake for a weekend or a staycation at a water park, it’s important to…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Suggest Apps for Last Minute Tax Prep

All of us pay taxes, and today it doesn’t have to be taxing to do so. Current mobile devices can be loaded with apps that help taxpayers stay organized and knowledgeable, making filing taxes much easier. These same devices can access online…Continue Reading

ResourceU Brings Small Business Training to West Virginia

Charleston, W.Va.—The Small Business Committee of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce ResourceU, a small business “university” that offers a series of free small business trainings in conjunction with the West…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Announces 2014 Statewide Investment in West Virginia

Company invests more than $12.6 million in network, stores and community support

U.S. Cellular continued to invest in the wireless experience for its customers in 2014 with upgrades to its network and store environment throughout West…Continue Reading

What To Expect From Wireless In 2015

Wireless technology is ever-changing, but West Virginia residents and businesses can stay on the cutting edge in 2015 with a little insight on upcoming industry trends.

Jay Ellison, executive vice president of operations for U.S.…Continue Reading

The Hottest Apps And Accessories To Make The Holidays Special

If you’re looking to give a smart holiday gift keep in mind that 58 percent of American adults have a smartphone and 42 percent own a tablet, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project.  Although we may get bogged down…Continue Reading

Learn the Features of Your Smartphone at Free Pre-Holiday Device Workshop in Martinsburg

U.S. Cellular Associates Will Help Smartphone Users Get Most out of Their Device

Did you know that 76 percent of people would rather live without chocolate than their smartphone? Another 62 percent would rather live without TV¹.…Continue Reading

Back To School Is All About Staying In The Know On The Go:  Evolution of Wireless Devices and Apps

Back to school can be exciting, but also an overwhelming time for students, parents and teachers.  Whether students forget to check for homework assignments or miss class due to illness, students don’t want to fall behind.  Access…Continue Reading

Martinsburg Businesswoman Founds Software Company

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Software developer Tina Nipe, a native of Martinsburg, West Virginia, recently founded TenthDegree Technologies, a software company that creates powerful solutions for sports leagues and parks and recreation organizations…Continue Reading

Frontier Communications Delivers Broadband Service in Morgan County

BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV – Frontier Communications has improved broadband speeds in an area south of Berkeley Springs and made broadband service available to residents and businesses in an area south of Great Cacapon.

“Frontier continues…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Recommends Five Apps for Working on the Move

Out of the office can still mean you’re on the job. With the help of a smartphone or tablet such as the 4G LTE iPhone 5s or iPad Air, and some helpful apps, users can optimize their work experience on location and in the moment without…Continue Reading

Five Apps That Will Help Grow Your Green Thumb And Keep More Green In Your Wallet

Springtime is the perfect time of year to get a garden or landscape project started, whether you’ve already developed a green thumb or are new to the gardening scene. Now, with the help of a smartphone, such as the Apple iPhone® 5s, and…Continue Reading

Homebuying Goes Mobile

For homebuyers, smartphones and tablets have become the latest tool to find new listings, the best mortgage rates, and even help with home improvements after you close the sale. According to Digital House Hunt, a joint survey done by the…Continue Reading

Use Smartphones To Keep Eye On The Sky During Severe Weather

Free Apps, Cellphone Safety Tips Can Help People Prepare for Severe Weather Season

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.—As severe weather season approaches, more people continue to make a smart choice when sunny days turn stormy. According to…Continue Reading

Five Mobile Apps that can help Martinsburg Residents Keep New Year’s Resolutions

With 2014 fast approaching, many of us will begin setting our New Year’s resolutions in hopes of improving our health, minds or relationships. Many of today’s smartphones, such as the Apple iPhone® 5c and 5s, offer apps that can help…Continue Reading

Local HVAC: Trenary Service Company Launches New Website

Trenary Service Company has been serving customers with high quality heating and air conditioning services for the last 40 years. They plan to continue their strong tradition of quality work, honesty, and dependability for the next 40 to…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Introduces Family Protector Mobile App

A recent survey¹ conducted by U.S. Cellular found that nearly half of their customers say their biggest cell phone concern is access or exposure to questionable content. To deliver peace of mind to these customers, U.S. Cellular is offering…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Better Moments Campaign Offers Parent-Chi​ld Agreement, Family Protector App

Life’s best moments sometimes happen when least expected — and wireless technology can help make them better and more frequent for families and friends. So say customers of U.S. Cellular who participated in the wireless carrier’s Better…Continue Reading

Visit Harpers Ferry - Bolivar Smartphone App Now Available on iOS and Android

HARPERS FERRY, West Virginia – June 6, 2013 – The Harpers Ferry Historic Town Foundation has released a smartphone app “Visit Harpers Ferry and Bolivar” for Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad) and Google Android devices.  It is…Continue Reading

Smartphones Help Simplify Summer Vacation Planning & Keep Travelers Connected

As the temperatures rise, people look forward to the annual family vacation, often the highlight of the summer. Thanks to advances in mobile technology, travelers can find new ways to use their mobile device to simplify and enhance their…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Launches Postpaid Plans, Devices in Sam’s Club Location in Hagerstown

U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) announced that starting today, it will begin offering its postpaid service in 47 Sam’s Club locations across 14 states, including the location in Hagerstown at 1700 Wesel Blvd. Sam’s Club members can now purchase…Continue Reading

Smartphones Make It Easier To Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

U.S. Cellular offers tips on going green with your smartphone

Looking for some fresh ideas to help make a difference on Earth Day this year? Look no further than your cell phone. According to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection…Continue Reading

High Rock to Host 5th Annual Marketing Summit

Hagerstown, Maryland:  Digital marketing is constantly evolving and it’s important to keep up with the latest trends and technology.  The 2013 High Rock Marketing Summit on Friday, March 8 will provide you with the chance to learn…Continue Reading

Warm Springs Middle School’s Solar Week

Warm Springs Middle School’s 8th grade class and teachers invited Mountain View Solar to hold solar-themed events on November 1st and 2nd. The events were part of the middle school’s project-based learning segment, which was dedicated…Continue Reading

Battle of South Mountain Podcast

Just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of South Mountain (MD), has released a nine-stop podcast driving tour of the fight on Sept. 14, 1862.

Often overshadowed by the bloody battle at Antietam three…Continue Reading

CVB Works With Numerous Local Entities to Create Athletic Facilities Venue Web Site

Hagerstown, MD —The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau has created a new interactive sports venue and facilities guide. The online data base can be searched, and is set up to assist sports teams and tournaments…Continue Reading

Hagerstown’s DH WEB Launches Custom Mapping Reference Website

Hagerstown, MD—Ira S. Lourie and DH WEB, Inc. of Hagerstown are very proud to announce the recent launch of a custom new mapping reference tool website for The Johnson U.S. Map Project.  The site can be accessed at Reading

Professor Patricia H. Lee, faculty member of WVU College of Law scheduled for the Eastern Panhandle

Professor Patricia H. Lee, a faculty member of West Virginia University’s College of Law, who directs the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, will be a featured speaker during the 2012 Common Ground International Book Fest scheduled for Saturday,…Continue Reading


It’s possible that you’ve never heard of Let me tell you our story.

In 2004, April, 3 to be exact, I registered the domain name and the journey began. What started out as a simple…Continue Reading

CVB Releases New Washington County Bike Maps and Brochures in Print and Online

HAGERSTOWN, Md) – The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has just released a new Bicycle Tours map and brochure for Washington County, Maryland.

The new printed bike map and brochure now features the…Continue Reading

Shepherd take third place in international robotics competition

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Shepherd University students took third place in the Trinity College International Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest and RoboWaiter Competition in Hartford, Connecticut, on April 9 and 10 and were the only U.S. team…Continue Reading

New Website for Morgan County Animal Control Reviewed by County Commission

Berkeley Springs, WV - The Morgan County Commission has reviewed a new website for Animal Control. IT Webmaster Dave McDonald said it can be found at its own URL,,…Continue Reading

Shepherd Board views iPad app; approves academic program reviews and fees at April meeting

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Shepherd University’s Office of Admissions is revolutionizing student recruitment marketing efforts.

Randall Friend, director of admissions, and Ana Manzano and Brian Grant, members of the Student Ambassador…Continue Reading

ShepRobo Fest to be held March 26 and 27

Shepherdstown, WV—The Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering at Shepherd University will host the 2011 ShepRobo Fest robotics competition on March 26 and 27 at the Butcher Center.

Dr. Seung-yun Kim, assistant…Continue Reading

HBS TAX Launches Email Newsletter Featuring Individual and Business Tax Tips

MARTINSBURG, WV - - Just in time for tax season, HBS TAX has launched an email newsletter to more quickly and easily share information about changes in the tax code and how these affect both individuals and businesses, along with providing…Continue Reading

Washington County Historical Society Launches New Web Site; Donated by CVB

Hagerstown, MD —The Washington County Historical Society has announced it has a new web site.

The all new web site was donated by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The site was designed by…Continue Reading

Grant allows preservation program to digitize historic records

Shepherd University recently received a one year GeoExplorer Grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council in the amount of $15,000. The award will be combined with an additional $4,250 in support from the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks…Continue Reading

Updated iPhone & iPod Touch App Available for Download

Martinsburg, WV - announces the immediate availability of their newly updated ITPWV app for iOS devices including the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.  Originally released in February 2010, the updated version (2.0) has…Continue Reading

Electronics Recycling Saturday June 26th

Have you purchased a new phone, computer or television lately?  Are you unsure what to do with the old one? 

The Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority (BCSWA) is reminding residents that the 1st electronics recycling event…Continue Reading

Shepherd professor receives faculty research development award

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Dr. Seung-yun Kim, Shepherd University assistant professor of computer information sciences, has received a $24,695 West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) Faculty Research Development…Continue Reading

Shepherd students compete in robotics competition

Shepherdstown, WV—Members of the Shepherd University Robotics Club took second place at the recent Abington Regional Firefighting Robot Contest at Penn State Abington in Pennsylvania. The object of the exercise was to create a robot…Continue Reading

Shepherd NASA fellows present research

SHEPHERDSTOWN,WV—On Wednesday, April 21, 13 recipients of the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program presented their research as part of the 2010 NASA Day.

Fellowships are made possible by the NASA West Virginia…Continue Reading

Jefferson County Development Authority Redesigns Website

Kearneysville, West Virginia - The Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA) is pleased to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website at  “We wanted to create a…Continue Reading

“Pretty in the Panhandle” To Launch April 1

“Pretty in the Panhandle” a regional fashion/beauty/home/garden blog authored by Richele Cole, will be launching on April 1. In addition to highlighting local businesses, Richele will also cover local charity and social events.

Richele…Continue Reading

AT&T Lights Up 3G Mobile Broadband Coverage Along I-68 in Eastern Panhandle

CUMBERLAND, Md., -  AT&T announced the availability of its third generation (3G) mobile broadband network in Western Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, opening the door to a new era of mobile services, devices and…Continue Reading

London Olympic Logo Wins Lead Medal (As in ‘goes over like lead balloon’)

Logo design is very subjective - but most agree (according to the BBC poll running on the same page) that this one is a stinker. 84% of those voting gave the design a wooden spoon (there were four choices - gold, silver, bronze and wooden…Continue Reading