News | March 24, 2013
What are the regulations in Maryland for obtaining historic tags for your car or truck? Once you get the historic registration, are there restrictions for how you are allowed to use the vehicle? The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration website at www.mva.maryland.gov provides the following information about historic registration: To qualify for historic registration, your vehicle must not have been substantially altered, remodeled or remanufactured from its original design; must be a passenger vehicle, motorcycle or truck (with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less)
October 18, 2012
The 33rd Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival parade on Saturday is expected to effectively detour traffic in downtown Martinsburg for more than three hours, according to organizers and police. Vehicle traffic will be prohibited from traveling on the parade route and the course for Apple Trample 5K race beginning about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, police said. The parade, which starts in the 1300 block of West King Street, is slated to start at 1 p.m. With 196 parade units registered, Apple Harvest Festival board member Kevin McBee said this week he expects the procession could last three to four hours from start to finish.
October 12, 2000
Pair 'tempts fate' by marrying today By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer Krista Shea said the significance of today's date didn't really cross her mind when she and fianc Patrick Anderson picked it to get married. "We hoped for a fall wedding. This weekend was the only weekend that would fit the schedules of our parents and our jobs," Shea, 33, said. With Anderson moving to Hagerstown from England and the couple buying a new house, they decided to keep the wedding low-key and have it on a weekday, according to Shea.
April 22, 1998
After two days of testimony and two hours of deliberations, a Washington County Circuit Court jury on Tuesday found a Pennsylvania man guilty of rape, robbery and kidnapping. Donald Lee Walls Jr., 27, of Big Cove Tannery, Pa., was ordered held without bond pending completion of a pre-sentence investigation ordered by Judge John H. McDowell. The trial dealt with one of four attacks on women in which Walls was charged last year. The victim, 38, testified Monday that on Feb. 15, 1997, she left a tavern on foot after an argument with her boyfriend.
May 12, 2011
Former Berkeley County delegate and current Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Faircloth said Thursday that a joke he told referring to President Obama as "Sambo" and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as a "bimbo" was simply an attempt to "bring a little humor" to the campaign. Faircloth said he apologizes for the joke if it offended anyone, which it has, including a West Virginia branch of the NAACP. He said the joke he told at a candidates forum on April 29 in Romney, W.Va., is representative of the humor in politics.
May 12, 2013
It began with piece of junk mail. Because you were busy, you tossed it on a table, and moved on to other, more important things in your life. But the next day, a magazine and a store catalog landed there, plus several birthday cards from friends and a week's worth of newspapers. Every time you passed by, you considered sorting through the items and discarding what you didn't need. Instead, you continued adding to the pile, telling yourself you'd get around to straightening things up as soon as you had some free time.