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June 05, 2002

W.Va. elected officials to host town meetings

BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. - Del. John Overington, R-Berkeley, and State Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley, will host town meetings later this week in Berkeley County.

The town meetings will be held:

- Thursday at the Marlowe Ruritan Building on Broad Lane in Marlowe from 7-8:30 p.m.

- Saturday at the Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department on W.Va. 9 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Topics for both meetings include legislation that passed in 2002, education, roads, litter, taxes, lawsuit abuse, crime and the House and Senate redistricting plans.

The public is invited to attend.

Leadership wall to be unveiled Tuesday

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The 2002 graduating class of Leadership Berkeley will unveil its project, Facing Leadership, at the Martinsburg Mall gazebo on Tuesday at 5:30 a.m.


The wall of leadership features seven outstanding local business leaders in seven categories.

The individuals were nominated for the recognition based on work ethic, enthusiasm, dedication, overall performance and expertise, according to a new release.

The class will host a brief presentation and awards ceremony. A photo and biography of each honoree will remain on display at the mall entrance near Rex TV and Appliance.

The public is invited to the ceremony.

Leadership Berkeley is a program of the Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg, W.Va. and Berkeley County, which seeks to develop and enhance community leadership.

NAACP chapter to hold Juneteenth celebration

RANSON, W.Va. - The Jefferson County, W.Va., branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host its Juneteenth celebration Saturday, June 15 at the Halltown Memorial Chapel, Halltown, W.Va.

The event will include a free pig roast, but attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass. Thaere will be entertainment and historical speakers.

In case of bad weather, the celebration will be held at the Masonic Lodge on South Delaney Street, Charles Town, W.Va.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery in America.

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