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October 15, 2006
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - No. 7 Shepherd University survived a scare from the University of Charleston before pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 17-0 victory in WVIAC football action on Saturday afternoon. Shepherd took a 3-0 lead with 13:06 left in the fourth quarter on Ricky Schmitt's 36-yard field goal. Shepherd increased its lead to 10-0 at the 11:50 mark when All-American safety Dan Peters returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown. Shepherd ran its lead to 17-0 when Dervon Wallace, who rushed for a game-high 143 yards on 20 carries, scored on a 23-yard scamper with 8:05 left in the game.
NEWS
June 6, 2013
Kathy Mason has been named director of the University of Charleston's Martinsburg campus. Mason will begin her duties immediately, the university said in a news release Tuesday. “We are very happy to have Kathy Mason on board as we build our presence in Martinsburg,” University of Charleston Regional President Jerry Forster said in the release. “She brings to UC-Martinsburg a vast knowledge of the region's business climate, which will be invaluable in helping us recruit quality students to our on-site and online academic programs,” he said.
NEWS
September 26, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- DaRante Hunter rushed 24 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns and completed 10-of-15 passes for 211 yards and a score on Saturday to lead 20th-ranked University of Charleston to a 30-17 win over Shepherd University in a WVIAC game at Ram Stadium. The Golden Eagles (5-0, 3-0) blew open the game with 16 unanswered points in the second half. Shepherd (3-2, 2-1) took a 7-0 lead with 2:42 left in the first quarter. Quarterback Kevin Clancy connected with freshman tight end John Frick, of Greencastle, Pa., for a 3-yard touchdown pass.
NEWS
By JOHN O'BRIEN / Staff Correspondent | February 27, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Only Dakeea Marshall can brag about being a back-to-back Region II champion - and with good reason. Marshall scored 19 points and grabbed 19 rebounds Tuesday to lead Jefferson to a 50-45 win over Musselman that gives the Cougars a berth in the West Virginia Class AAA state tournament, one year after steering Martinsburg to Charleston. Marshall transferred to Jefferson before the season and never missed a beat. Meanwhile, Martinsburg was bounced in the first round of the sectional playoffs.
NEWS
April 25, 2004
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Hagerstown Suns were again at a loss for hits on Friday.And by the time they found the hits, they had a loss. The Suns fell back into the pattern of patchwork offense on Friday as Charleston (S.C.) took advantage of Hagerstown's anemic ways for a 8-4 victory. Hagerstown (3-9) lost for the ninth time in 10 games by collecting just four hits in the first seven innings. By the eighth inning, Charleston already held a 7-0 lead. Suns starter Ryan Sadowski struck out seven in 4 2/3 innings.
NEWS
September 26, 2008
COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL Shepherd 3, Charleston 2 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Julie Robertson had 14 kills and 12 digs for Shepherd University as the Rams beat the University of Charleston, 25-27, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-11. Virginia Rogus added 25 assists for the Rams (4-12), while Ryan Mills had 18 kills and three aces. WRESTLING Wrestling officiating clinics The Washington County Wrestling Officials Association is planning and recruiting for the 2008-09 prep wrestling season.
NEWS
October 5, 2008
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - DaRante Hunter rushed 13 times for a game-high 87 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday to lead University of Charleston to a 21-12 win over Shepherd University in a WVIAC game. The Golden Eagles (4-2, 3-1) held a 7-0 lead at the intermission as Hunter teamed with wide receiver Terrance Spencer on an 80-yard scoring strike with 4:21 left before halftime. Wes Sherrill added the extra point. The Rams (2-4, 0-4) failed on two scoring chances in the first half.
NEWS
April 22, 2004
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Hagerstown managed just three hits against three Charleston pitchers and the RiverDogs sent the Suns to their eighth straight loss Wednesday, 3-0. Charleston starter Jino Gonzalez (2-1) struck out eight in five-plus innings, while relievers Chad Orvella and Scott Vandermeer combined to retire the final 10 Suns hitters they faced. The three pitchers struck out 13 Suns in the game. Hagerstown's Kelyn Acosta (0-1) took the loss, giving up eight hits and two runs (one earned)
NEWS
August 1, 2013
The adjutant general of the West Virginia National Guard and area educational representatives signed a pact Tuesday that will allow airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing to get training in cybersecurity. Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer signed an agreement with Jerry Forster, regional president of University of Charleston at Beckley; Peter G. Checkovich, founding president of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College; and Greg Morris, vice chancellor of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia, that will allow Airmen assigned to the Martinsburg-based airlift wing the opportunity to train through both schools' cyber-security programs, according to a news release from the 167th.
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NEWS
September 1, 2013
Milestones and Miracles LLC recently was chosen to represent the Eastern Panhandle at the statewide Entrepreneurs' Café All-Stars competition in Charleston, W.Va., on Sept. 12 and compete for a chance to earn up to $5,000 to build the business. Presenters in the event represent the best from the West Virginia Entrepreneurs' Café Programs. The company, run by Lacy Morise and Nicole Sergent, was a 2012 winner of the Entrepreneurs' Café of Shepherdstown/Eastern Panhandle. West Virginia economic development organization Vision Shared Inc. is hosting the statewide competition to support and promote crowd-funding concepts throughout West Virginia.
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NEWS
August 13, 2013
Charleston, W.Va., resident Ron Walters Jr. was in Martinsburg Tuesday announcing that he is running for Congress in the state's 2nd District. “It's all about jobs,” Walters said in a news release.   “The federal government has become a barrier to job creation, especially for small business and in West Virginia's energy sector. I will work to stop legislation that impedes job growth.” A Republican, Walters is an insurance and financial consultant in the family-owned business, R.N. Walters & Associates.
NEWS
August 1, 2013
The adjutant general of the West Virginia National Guard and area educational representatives signed a pact Tuesday that will allow airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing to get training in cybersecurity. Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer signed an agreement with Jerry Forster, regional president of University of Charleston at Beckley; Peter G. Checkovich, founding president of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College; and Greg Morris, vice chancellor of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia, that will allow Airmen assigned to the Martinsburg-based airlift wing the opportunity to train through both schools' cyber-security programs, according to a news release from the 167th.
NEWS
June 6, 2013
Kathy Mason has been named director of the University of Charleston's Martinsburg campus. Mason will begin her duties immediately, the university said in a news release Tuesday. “We are very happy to have Kathy Mason on board as we build our presence in Martinsburg,” University of Charleston Regional President Jerry Forster said in the release. “She brings to UC-Martinsburg a vast knowledge of the region's business climate, which will be invaluable in helping us recruit quality students to our on-site and online academic programs,” he said.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | January 9, 2013
In an “unprecedented” move for higher education, classes for the now-defunct Mountain State University in Martinsburg will resume next week in the same building where Mountain State held its classes, university President Edwin C. Welch said Monday. The West Virginia Higher Learning Commission pulled Mountain State University's accreditation in June, forcing it to close its doors. The Higher Learning Commission approved the University of Charleston's request to take over Mountain State's campus in Martinsburg and its main campus in Beckley, W.Va.
NEWS
December 11, 2012
The University of Charleston announced Tuesday that it received approval from the Higher Learning Commission to open campuses in Martinsburg and Beckley, W.Va., and also will start online and technology-aided instruction. UC-Martinsburg will operate all classes out of the former Mountain State University location at 214 Viking Way, the university said in a news release. The university will begin spring semester classes Jan. 14 for new UC students, while also finishing the “teach-out” program for MSU students able to graduate by May 2013, the school announced in a press conference in Charleston, W.Va.
SPORTS
September 22, 2012
Shepherd University held off University of Charleston for a 16-10 victory in West Virginia Conference football action at University of Charleston Stadium on Saturday. Charleston (3-1, 1-1) took a 3-0 lead with 39 seconds left in the first quarter on a 22-yard field goal by Puma Nuredini. The Golden Eagles extended their lead to 10-0 when Maurice Leak teamed with Shaq Williams on a 27-yard scoring strike with 9:48 left in the second quarter. Shepherd (3-1, 2-0) cut the lead to 10-7 when senior cornerback Keon Robinson picked off a pass and raced 48 yards for a score with 31 seconds left in the half.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2012
Exactly what degree programs the University of Charleston might offer in Martinsburg is not yet clear, but the president of the private West Virginia college said Wednesday it fully intends to launch a learning center here in wake of Mountain State University's expected exodus. "The likely scenario is that Mountain State will go out of business as of Dec. 31,” University of Charleston President Edwin Welch said Wednesday afternoon in a telephone interview after the schools announced a memorandum of understanding.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | September 1, 2011
The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston wants to demolish the historic John Street School in Martinsburg. A public hearing on the diocese's application for a "certificate of appropriateness" will be held by the Martinsburg Historic Preservation Review Commission on Sept. 12 in City Hall at 232 N. Queen St. The HPRC's meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Built around 1911, the school at 120 W. John St. most recently housed Berkeley County's Magistrate Court. The church paid Berkeley County $305,099 for the property after it was sold at auction in 2007, according to county records.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 5, 2011
An evidentiary hearing has been scheduled on May 12 for a clean water advocacy group's appeal of a pollutant discharge permit issued for a controversial proposed quarry operation in Gerrardstown, W.Va. The Environmental Quality Board's hearing, which is posted on the Department of Environmental Protection's website, may be held in the Eastern Panhandle, but DEP spokeswoman Kathy Cosco could not say whether hearing arrangements had been finalized. Environmental advocates have appealed DEP permits that were issued in January to North Mountain Shale LLC for a proposed 100-acre quarry operation off W.Va.
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