By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A dreadful stench led to the evacuation of about 30 workers from the Berkeley County Courthouse Friday afternoon.
The trouble started as workers began repairing a drain pipe on a sink in the prosecutor's office. The pipe crumbled and out came "an awful smell,'' said Berkeley County Commission President Jim Smith.
Courthouse workers were allowed to leave the building while Martinsburg Fire Department firefighters sprayed a deodorant to combat the collecting sewage gas, Smith said.