County tries to find judge room
By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A year after the Berkeley County commissioners learned they would be getting a fourth Circuit Court judge, they are still trying to find a permanent office and courtroom for him.
Judge Gray Silver III has been using his former law office on Burke and Maple streets as his judicial office. The county is paying him $700 for that space.
Silver has also been using the county Planning Commission hearing room several blocks away as his courtroom.
The commissioners said Thursday they are trying to find quarters for Silver, but cost issues have limited what they can do.
The plan had been to locate him in the building on King and Spring streets that houses the Family Law Masters and the Prosecuting Attorney's Office.