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Morgan County briefs

October 22, 2005|By Trish Rudder

Technical college to get a new name



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Community & Technical College of Shepherd will select a new name for itself since it recently received independent accreditation.

College spokeswoman Sandy Sponaugle told the Morgan County Commission on Friday that there are 10 names being considered, and more than 300 votes were cast in an online survey, which ended Friday.

The top 10 names being considered are Adam Stephen Community College, Apple Valley Community College, Berkeley County Community College, Blue Ridge Community College, Gateway Community College, Martinsburg Area Community College, Northern Shenandoah Valley Community College, Pathways Community College, Shenandoah Gateway Community College and Shenandoah Valley Community College.

Sponaugle said the Board of Governors will review the survey and make the decision.

All three commissioners said they preferred the new name to be Gateway Community College.

Developer meets with county leaders



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Judd Roth, the Pennsylvania developer who is to construct the three-story senior housing apartment building next to the old train depot on Williams Street, met with the Morgan County Commission on Friday in a closed meeting.

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Ruth Cooper, a real estate developer, attended the meeting with Roth.

Commission President Glen Stotler told Roth that "the land acquisition needs to be discussed in executive session," then made a motion for the executive session to begin.

After the executive session, Stotler said the land acquisition might involve legal issues. Stotler said no decision was made in executive session.

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