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News | July 27, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A Wisconsin man has been jailed in lieu of $750,000 bond in connection with the shooting of three men who tried to hold him until police arrived Saturday night. Patrick Carr, 53, of Minocqua, Wisc., was arraigned Sunday before Magistrate Katherine Santucci on three counts of malicious wounding in the 9:30 p.m. shooting at the Harpers Ferry Flea Market on U.S. Highway 340. A sexual assault allegation involving Carr and a 5-year-old boy is under investigation by West Virginia State Police, police said.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | November 26, 2011
From Richard Keller to Cokey Robertson, the first induction class to St. Maria Goretti Athletic Hall of Fame covers a lifetime, dating back to 1948 when the was school known as Saint Mary High School. Six individuals from that heritage were formally inducted at a luncheon ceremony on Saturday as Keller, Robertson were joined by Bill Wills, Rodney Monroe, Susie Garrott Brown and Jen Piccolomini as the first inductees to be enshrined. The history runs deep as Keller led Washington County in scoring with 338 points in 1948.
NEWS
November 29, 2008
Traci Lyn Spickler, 45 JUNE 21, 1963-NOV. 24, 2008 ACWORTH, Ga. - Traci Lyn Spickler, 45, of 1764 Ascot Run, Acworth, Ga., died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008. Born June 21, 1963, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of Gene and Clara Szumetz of Hagerstown, Md. She was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School, Hagerstown Community College and Towson University. She earned her master's degree at the University of Georgia. She was employed as an exercise physiologist at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Doug Spickler, whom she married May 19, 1984.
NEWS
October 29, 2000
Photographer exposes Civil War 'ghosts' By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, MARTINSBURG photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer SHARPSBURG, Md. - For a war that ended 135 years ago, the Civil War still evokes immense emotion. Photographer Tim Johnson of Falling Waters, W. Va. sees that emotion frequently. People come to his booth at arts and crafts and heritage fairs and are moved by what they see: Ghostly Civil War figures inhabiting Civil War scenes, bringing to life that long ago conflict in an otherworldly way. The pictures are so intense that Johnson said he is frequently asked, "Have you really seen these ghosts?
NEWS
February 19, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - In the 1930s, when Walter Ward, manager of the Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg, wanted to promote an especially big or important movie coming to his theater, he would ask Harry "Rip" Rossman to paint a poster to advertise the film. The posters, which usually carried a likeness of the main actors and actresses plus an illustration or two on what the movie was about, were mounted in glass-fronted cases attached to several downtown buildings.
NEWS
By JEFF RUGG / Creators Syndicate | April 11, 2009
Q: We moved into this home a couple of years ago, and it had several flowering vines growing on a variety of trellises. Some are falling apart and need to be replaced. I would like to cut some of the vines down, rebuild the trellises and let them grow back. I am afraid the vines will die or, if they survive, will not climb up the trellis. Is it OK to do this now, while they are dormant? How do I attach them to the trellis? A: Climbing vines want to go up. There are several methods that they use to attach themselves to vertical objects.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 13, 2012
With thousands of dead on the field of battle and thousands more wounded, almost every home and building in Sharpsburg that wasn't being used as a Confederate defensive position during the Sept. 17, 1862, Battle of Antietam became a makeshift hospital, where many Union and Confederate soldiers drew their last breaths. Some of those houses have stories - some possibly apochryphal or embellished - and many still bear the physical scars 150 years after the bloodiest day in American history.
LIFESTYLE
November 13, 2012
Emmanuel Baptist Temple will welcome the Rev. Curtis King as the church's new senior pastor during an installation service Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The church, at 16221 National Pike, four miles west of Hagerstown, was founded in 1969 by local families who yearned for a fundamental Bible-believing church. The founding pastor, the Rev. Ed  Hampton, continues to serve as pastor emeritus and will be on hand to facilitate the installation of King. For the past 10 years, King has been the senior pastor of Granite Baptist Church in Glen Burnie, Md. Previously, he served as an assistant pastor at Church of the Open Door in Westminster, Md. The Kings have four children and will live in Clear Spring.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 20, 2013
Spring Mills High School is set to be dedicated Aug. 7, but Berkeley County's fourth public high school is expected to be finished well before then, Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny P. Arvon said Tuesday while giving a tour of the school. Hallway clocks displayed the correct time during the tour, basketball backboards were installed in the main gymnasium and cafeteria equipment in the kitchen appeared practically ready for food service. The cafeteria and every other room visited Tuesday had yet to be furnished, but Arvon said all of the remaining work is expected to be finished by June 1, if not sooner.
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