By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Peterhof, a suburb of St. Petersburg in Russia, will become the sister city of Martinsburg once the cities' mayors sign an agreement next month in Peterhof.
The Martinsburg City Council approved the agreement last week.
Clarence E. Martin III, vice president of the Institute for International Training, Trade and Development at Shepherd College, told City Council Thursday that one potential roadblock had been removed when the institute agreed to pay for sending the mayor or another representative to Peterhof for the signing.
The city had set aside $4,000 for the trip, but because the institute has agreed to pay for it, that money instead will go to the Berkeley County Crime Solvers, the Berkeley County Health Department and the annual Apple Harvest Festival.