June 22, 2013
A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man who shot himself Friday night was listed in stable condition Saturday afternoon at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia, police said. Berkeley Springs Police Chief Craig Pearrell said Saturday that the man got into an argument with a woman over the phone, then shot himself in the upper abdomen with a .410-gauge shotgun. The incident was reported at 8:50 p.m. in the 200 block of North Washington Street, according to police and a 911 dispatcher.
June 16, 2013
A Berkeley Springs man, who was selling beverages along the side of U.S. 522 southwest of Berkeley Springs, died from injuries he received in an accident Saturday afternoon when a 2007 International truck struck three vehicles, including the local man's parked van, according to a West Virginia State Police news release. Robert Wayne Hunt Sr., 57, of Berkeley Springs, was taken to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, state police said. Charles Thomas Wayne, who was driving the 2007 International truck, was cited for failure to maintain control of his vehicle and driving with a revoked driver's license, state police said.
June 14, 2013
Raymond Leonard Herrell, 77, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Friday, June 14, 2013, at his home, while under the care of the Hospice of the Panhandle. Family will receive friends Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union St., Berkeley Springs. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Michael Leedom officiating. Burial will be at Mount Nebo Cemetery in Great Cacapon, W.Va.
June 2, 2013
Pastor Ron C. Payne, 56, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Saturday, June 1, 2013. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hunter Anderson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
May 29, 2013
Janie H. Sirbaugh, 87, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at her son's home. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs, and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Highland United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs. There will be an Eastern Star memorial service on Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery.
May 28, 2013
Charles Phillip “Chuck” House, 57, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Everett Powell officiating. Burial will be private.
May 24, 2013
Boonsboro carnival The Great Boonsboro Ambulance Carnival features amusements, food and free entertainment. There will be fireworks Friday, May 31, at about 10:30 p.m. Opens at 5 p.m. each day through Saturday, June 1. Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Co., Shafer Memorial Park, off North Main Street, Boonsboro. Strawberry festival Festival featured local strawberries, strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries, hot dogs, sloppy joes and drinks, and crafts.
May 23, 2013
The largest graduating class in Berkeley Springs High School history received their diplomas Thursday night at the 124th annual commencement. Instead of on the football field, the ceremony was held in the school gymnasium, where the 195 graduates were applauded and cheered by about 1,000 family members and friends while heavy rain poured outside. The school auditorium held about 400 people who watched a live video feed of the ceremony. Principal Lance Fox said about 70 percent of the class members will be attending college or joining the military.
May 23, 2013
A Berkeley Springs man serving a 321-year prison sentence following a 1993 crime rampage that included the rapes of two West Virginia women has confessed to strangling a Berkeley Springs woman in 1982 and putting her body in the Potomac River near Berkeley Springs, officials with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. Randy McBee confessed to the strangulation of Ginger Holly Gregg, who was 20 years old at the time, during an interview Tuesday with Lt. Tim Stapleton of the sheriff's office at the Mount Olive Correctional Complex, according to a sheriff's office news release.
May 21, 2013
Mary Ann Foble, 82, of Magnolia, W.Va., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., with the Rev. Leonard A. Smith as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peter's Catholic Church Cemetery in Hancock. Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs.