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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | February 10, 2000
No employees at One Valley Bank branches in the Eastern Panhandle will lose their jobs as a result of Charleston, W.Va.-based One Valley Bancorp's acquisition by BB&T Corp., a BB&T spokesman said Thursday. "In fact, we want them to stay. They're valuable employees who have established an important relationship with customers," said Bob Denham, vice president of public relations for the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based banking giant. BB&T Corp. announced Monday it will acquire One Valley - which has branches in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia - in a $1.2 billion stock swap, creating the nation's 18th largest financial institution.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 29, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Berkeley County woman was placed on supervised probation for two years after admitting in circuit court Thursday that she stole about $30,000 from the Inwood, W.Va., branch of BB&T bank in September 2008 while cleaning the offices with her daughter. "I'm very sorry that this occurred," said a tearful Marion Margaret Dietrich, 47, who entered a guilty plea to one felony count of grand larceny in front of 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gina M. Groh. The judge accepted the plea, which allowed for a one- to 10-year prison sentence to be suspended.
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October 1, 2012
Maryland State Police were investigating a Monday afternoon robbery of the Frederick County Bank on Commerce Street. The holdup was reported at 2:52 p.m., police said. A man entered the bank and gave a teller a note stating he had a bomb, police said. The man took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in a green or blue Toyota Yaris with Maryland registration 1AH2856, police said. When police arrived, they established a perimeter and told school officials, police said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 2, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Berkeley County woman under contract to clean the offices of BB&T near Inwood, W.Va., has been charged with stealing $30,000 from the bank last month while she and her 18-year-old daughter worked there, according to a police complaint filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court. Marion Margaret Dietrich, 46, of 389 Bluff Trail in Gerrardstown, W.Va., was arraigned Wednesday by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg on one felony count of grand larceny. Her daughter, Kristeen Dietrich, of the same address, was arraigned on one felony count of accessory after the fact grand larceny, according to court records.
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September 30, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A Ranson, W.Va., woman and her daughter were arraigned Wednesday in Jefferson County Magistrate Court on charges they embezzled thousands of dollars from Citizens Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary, West Virginia State Police said in a news release. Christine Stotler, 50, of 102 Marl Drive, was arraigned on counts of embezzlement and conspiracy to commit embezzlement, according to a release by 1st Sgt. E.D. Burnett. Jenifer Lyn Penwell, 26, of the same address, was arraigned on one count of accessory to embezzlement and one count of conspiracy to commit embezzlement, according to the release.
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By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | August 10, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Owners of the Hagerstown Hotel & Convention Center filed for bankruptcy protection Monday after a deal with the hotel's largest creditor fell through, an official said. Watchwood LLC, which operates the 1910 Dual Highway hotel, and Bahman Inc., which owns its 6-acre site, filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Greenbelt, Md., for Chapter 11 protection to reorganize the hotel's debts and continue to stay open. Farhad Jabberi, general manager of the hotel, said the tentative deal that had been worked out with lender BB&T collapsed, forcing the owners to go to court to prevent BB&T from foreclosing on the hotel.
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July 20, 2003
Love & Company FREDERICK, Md. - Connie Duke has joined Love & Company in Frederick as a staff accountant. Prior to joining Love & Company, Duke worked for several years for the Chapel Valley Landscape Co. as accounts receivable and billing specialist and contracts administrator. Greencastle Eye Care Center GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Dr. James E. Grove has joined Greencastle Eye Care Center in Greencastle as an associate. Grove also owns and operates a primary care optometric practice in Mt. Holly Springs, Pa., with an emphasis on ocular disease, glaucoma and Corneal Refractive Therapy.
NEWS
December 6, 2005
Eckhart-Mullendore Mr. and Mrs. Greg Eckhart of Williamsport announce the engagement of their daughter, Johanna Eckhart, to Alan Mullendore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Mullendore of Boonsboro. Ms. Eckhart is a 1999 graduate of Williamsport High School, and received a degree in elementary education from Frostburg State University in 2004. She is pursuing a master's degree at Frostburg State University. She works as a graduate assistant at FSU's Children's Literature Centre.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 20, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A string of railroad ties, vehicles, trailers and old tour buses has forced customers of Trula B's Coffee House since Tuesday morning to either walk about 50 yards or more to get to the restaurant in Berkeley Plaza or drive their vehicle through a strip of grass and trees from Williamsport Pike (U.S. 11). And the man who admitted responsibility for the action on Wednesday said the barricade will not be removed around the former BB&T branch bank building, regardless of laws that guarantee a property owner right-of-way access.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 10, 2013
The man charged with the Tuesday robbery of the Bank of Charles Town in Kearneysville, W.Va., also was charged this week with robbing $6,000 from the BB&T Bank in Inwood, W.Va., on Dec. 26, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents. Darius Wayne Cook, 27, of 51 Entwine Ave. in Martinsburg, was arraigned Thursday on one count of robbery by Magistrate Charles C. Cole Sr., according to court documents. Cook was being held Thursday at Eastern Regional Jail on a $100,000 bond in connection with the BB&T Bank robbery, according to court and jail records.
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NEWS
October 1, 2012
Maryland State Police were investigating a Monday afternoon robbery of the Frederick County Bank on Commerce Street. The holdup was reported at 2:52 p.m., police said. A man entered the bank and gave a teller a note stating he had a bomb, police said. The man took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in a green or blue Toyota Yaris with Maryland registration 1AH2856, police said. When police arrived, they established a perimeter and told school officials, police said.
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May 16, 2012
A man charged in the December 2010 robbery of a Martinsburg-area BB&T Bank branch from the drive-through lane has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Mark Daniel Haines, 42, who pleaded guilty last year to one count of bank robbery, was sentenced by Judge John Preston Bailey to serve 225 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II's office  announced Tuesday. One count of attempted bank robbery was dismissed as part of a plea agreement, according to court records.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | July 27, 2011
A Jefferson County man accused of robbing the branch office of BB&T at 1111 Winchester Ave., near Martinsburg last week was being held in Eastern Regional Jail Wednesday night on multiple charges in addition to bank robbery. Michael Anthony Cape, 25, also faces misdemeanor counts of destruction of property, fleeing on foot, resisting arrest and obstructing police, according to court documents. Cape, of 67 Carlson Lane, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was arraigned Wednesday morning by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, who set a $60,000 cash-only bond,  the court documents said.
NEWS
December 30, 2010
Police are looking for a man who robbed the branch office of BB&T bank at 1111 Winchester Ave. on Thursday afternoon. The robbery, which was reported at 3:03 p.m., is the second at the bank since Dec. 22, according to Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Gary Harmison. The bank is at Winchester Avenue’s intersection with Apple Harvest Drive. The suspect did not show a weapon before taking an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police. He was last seen walking north on Winchester Avenue and it is unknown if he got into a vehicle, police said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | December 30, 2010
A Harpers Ferry area man accused of robbing a City National Bank branch in Ranson, W.Va., on Monday has been charged in the Dec. 22 robbery of BB&T bank just outside of Martinsburg, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday night. An arrest warrant charging Mark Daniel Haines, 40, with non-aggravated robbery in the BB&T holdup was issued Thursday, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Gary Harmison said. Haines, who lives at 152 Red Bird Lane in the Shannondale subdivision, also is a “primary suspect” in the Dec. 22 robbery of a Susquehanna Bank drive-up office at 17301 Valley Mall Road near Hagerstown, Cpl. Greg Alton, an investigator with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, said Thursday night.
NEWS
December 22, 2010
The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who robbed the BB&T Bank at 1111 Winchester Ave. Wednesday evening. At about 5:15 p.m., County Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster arrived on the scene of a bank robbery in progress at the BB&T branch just outside the Martinsburg city limits, a news release from the sheriff's office said. Upon arriving at the scene, the sheriff discovered that a man driving a midsize, black pickup truck with an extended cab and a tool box mounted in the back pulled up to the drive-through window and demanded money, the release said.
NEWS
September 30, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A Ranson, W.Va., woman and her daughter were arraigned Wednesday in Jefferson County Magistrate Court on charges they embezzled thousands of dollars from Citizens Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary, West Virginia State Police said in a news release. Christine Stotler, 50, of 102 Marl Drive, was arraigned on counts of embezzlement and conspiracy to commit embezzlement, according to a release by 1st Sgt. E.D. Burnett. Jenifer Lyn Penwell, 26, of the same address, was arraigned on one count of accessory to embezzlement and one count of conspiracy to commit embezzlement, according to the release.
NEWS
By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | August 10, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Owners of the Hagerstown Hotel & Convention Center filed for bankruptcy protection Monday after a deal with the hotel's largest creditor fell through, an official said. Watchwood LLC, which operates the 1910 Dual Highway hotel, and Bahman Inc., which owns its 6-acre site, filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Greenbelt, Md., for Chapter 11 protection to reorganize the hotel's debts and continue to stay open. Farhad Jabberi, general manager of the hotel, said the tentative deal that had been worked out with lender BB&T collapsed, forcing the owners to go to court to prevent BB&T from foreclosing on the hotel.
NEWS
March 2, 2009
Five appointed to development authority MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Commission on Thursday appointed five people to serve on the county's development authority. Those appointed by a unanimous vote of the commission were attorney Hoy Shingleton; Monte Hicks of BB&T bank; Helen Harris of Harris Community Care Inc.; Herbert J. "Joe" Edwards, former director of BWI Business Park; and Mountain State University Provost Layne Diehl. The individuals were nominated by Commissioner William L. "Bill" Stubblefield, who serves as the commission representative to the authority.
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