News | | June 3, 2012
A fight filmed on the steps of the historic Berkeley County Courthouse played out on televisions across the country Sunday night as part of TLC's “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.” Two young Romanichal gypsy women shoved and punched each other following a wedding in the reality series that depicts the everyday lives of families like Mellie Stanley's. She was charged with disorderly conduct after the brawl. Cameras caught Mellie and the maid of honor, Diamond, in what Mellie called “a huge argument.” It centered around comments allegedly made about the bride's mother-in-law.
August 29, 2013
A 20-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday on charges stemming from vandalism at the Opequon Motors car dealership in Martinsburg last week, city police said Wednesday. Devin T. Hite of Yarrow Circle in Martinsburg was arraigned by Berkeley County Magistrate Betty Jo Hersh on felony counts of destruction of property and fourth-degree arson, Detective J.D. Luciano of the Martinsburg Police Department said in a news release. Hite turned himself in to police Wednesday, Luciano said.
April 10, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Members of Williamsport High School's class of 2004 said Thursday was a devastating day, beginning with the death of star classmate Nick Adenhart, followed by the deaths of another member of their graduating class, Benjamin Burger, and another peer, Ryan Myers, who graduated the same year from Grace Academy near Hagerstown. "It really hit our class hard," said Ashleigh Hobby, 23, of Towson, Md., who had known Adenhart since elementary school. "Nick was very much at the forefront of our class, and Benny ... his accident was just so horrific.
April 14, 2011
A guide to area Easter egg hunts Easter is coming, and with it those colorful reminders of fertility and spring - Easter eggs. Eggs have been a symbol of new life for thousands of years, and many ancient civilizations dyed or decorated eggs to celebrate spring. Early Catholics forbid eating eggs during Lent, the period of fasting and repentance before Easter, according to "The Catholic Encyclopedia. " Eggs were served on Easter morning. Later, Christians adopted the egg as a symbol of Jesus' death and resurrection.
March 22, 2012
Spring is officially here. That means kids are on the lookout for the Easter Bunny and where he might be hiding those brightly colored Easter eggs. To help the little tykes on their egg-hunting adventure, we've rounded up some of the Easter egg hunts in our area. Look in The Calendar for updates. Happy hunting! - Crystal Schelle, Lifestyle editor Friday, March 23 Easter Bunny at Valley Mall Visit the Easter Bunny for a keepsake photo.
May 26, 2013
Maryland's new gun law is set to take effect in October, and gun owners and gun-store employees are scrambling to figure out what the 62-page bill will mean to them. Tim Hafer, a manager at the Downsville Gun Shop and owner of Hafer's Gunsmithing, said the bill is confusing. The bill is written for “lawyers and judges,” he said. “A regular person will not be able to decipher it ... there are questions about everything ... what they will be able to buy and what they won't,” Hafer said.