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February 19, 2008|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

Planning Commission expanded by one



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Planning Commission was been expanded to a 10-member panel with the appointment of Ted Bostic.

By a unanimous vote, the Berkeley County Commission agreed Thursday to appoint Ted Bostic and "un-table" their previous vote for former Jefferson County Commissioner Gary L. Phalen to serve on the planning commission.

Phalen was appointed in January 2007 to complete the unexpired term of Gary Poling, who resigned last year. The term expires on Dec. 31, 2008.

In a January 2007 interview, Phalen told county commissioners that he served as a Jefferson County Commissioner for six years but currently resided in Berkeley County where he was born and raised, according to commission meeting minutes.

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Bostic cited his work experience with ESSROC, a cement producer in Martinsburg, for 23 years and years operating a farm, along with past community activities in his application for an appointment to the commission and/or development authority.




Democrats to host court candidates



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Democratic Association will host candidates for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia on Feb. 25 at Hoss's Steakhouse on Edwin Miller Boulevard in Martinsburg.

An optional dinner and social hour starts at 6:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 7:20 p.m. All Democrats and independent (unaffiliated) registered voters are welcome.

For more information, call 304-263-6801 or visit the organization's Web site, www.berkeleydemocrats.org.

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