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October 11, 1998
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Those who only glimpse at Shepherdstown at certain times of the year may wonder what country they're in. In recent years, local residents have rekindled the tradition of Morris dancing, an English art form, performing in the spring and other parts of the year. On Sunday, it was shades of England all over again when local Morris dancers and two groups from Sheffield, England, and Canada performed at the Bavarian Inn and Lodge.
NEWS
December 24, 2007
Lillian Rand and Michaela Miller tell the fifth-grade class at Boonsboro Elementary about Christmas traditions in England. The students shared food and recipes and made their own Christmas crackers.
OBITUARIES
July 29, 2012
Dr. Ian James MacQueen, 91, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at his residence. A private memorial service will be held in England at a later date. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home.
OBITUARIES
July 13, 2011
JUNE 4, 1943-JULY 12, 2011 Barbara Winter, 68, of 164 Vision Lane, Falling Waters, W.Va., died on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at her home. Born June 4, 1943, in Slough, England, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel Ryden Gurney. She was co-owner, for 18 years, of Bingo Island in Hagerstown. For 10 years, she was assistant manager of Kmart in Hagerstown. She was an animal lover. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, James R. Winter; one sister, Valerie Orr and husband, Thomas, of South Carolina; one niece, Lauren Skipp of Hagerstown; one nephew, Stephen Skipp of Hagerstown; and several nieces and nephews in England.
NEWS
December 28, 2008
Ann Marie Mills and Paul Andrew Greenwood were married on Oct. 4, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Hagerstown. The bride is the daughter of Terry M. Mills of Hagerstown and the late Lana M. Mills. She is a 2000 graduate of Williamsport High School and is attending Salisbury University at the USMD pursuing a master's degree in social work. She is employed with Turning Point of Washington County in Hagerstown. The bridegroom is the son of Andrew and Doreen Greenwood of Greencastle, Pa. He is a 1997 graduate of Hollingsworth High School in Milnrow, England.
NEWS
December 31, 2008
JULY 12, 1976-DEC. 25, 2008 HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Wayne John Hausman, 32, of Hedgesville, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, at his home. Born July 12, 1976, in Bedfordshire, England, he was the son of John P. Hausman and Marion Ibbott Hausman of Hedgesville. He was a graduate of Seneca Valley High School. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Dawn Deusa Hausman; three sons, Trevor Dempsey, Christian Dempsey and Zayne Hausman; one daughter, Kaela Dempsey; two brothers, Michael Seamer of England and Steven Seamer of New York; and one sister, Julie Hausman of Hedgesville.
NEWS
November 19, 2004
The students of Heritage Academy will present "A Venture Almost Desperate" today and Saturday at 7 p.m. The play is about the Pilgrims' flight to America for religious freedom. "The title refers to the dangers faced by the Pilgrims as they fled from persecution in England and worldliness in Holland only to face the perils of the mighty Atlantic," the school said in a news release. "Their strong motivation for such a desperate venture was 'that from these shores the glorious light of the Gospel should be spread throughout the world,'" the school said.
OPINION
By ALLAN POWELL | June 8, 2012
During the primary phase of the 2012 presidential election, there has been a noticeable acceleration in the use of the term “American exceptionalism” by candidates and political writers. The obvious purpose was to inflate the image of the candidate as a certified patriot and to cast doubt on the opponent. Their patriotic cant was self-serving. Should we not be cautious in accepting the claim of special patriotism on the part of a candidate who is now known to be a party to avoidance of income taxes by secret banking in the Cayman Islands?
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | June 28, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- "Benjamin Franklin" said Sunday that while he never set foot in Franklin County, he's thankful county leaders chose to name their home after him. Robert Harrison spoke with words like "I" and "me" when he gave a presentation in the role of Benjamin Franklin. Harrison is portraying the county's namesake for its 225th anniversary events, like the one held at Waynesboro's historical society. Harrison, wearing buckled shoes and carrying a cane, fielded questions on what Franklin thought when his son allied himself with England and the age differences among him and his 16 siblings.
NEWS
March 6, 1998
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer In 1965, Sheran White promised her very British mum she would never give up her British citizenship. But White's mother recently surprised her daughter with a change of heart on that subject. "I never would have done it without her blessing," White said, putting the wheels in motion last May to become a United States citizen. All these years, White said she has pledged allegiance to the U.S. flag and has felt like an American in almost every way. But the one big drawback was her inability to vote, White said.
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July 8, 2013
Hagerstown native Belinda “Boe” Pearman was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on June 22 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. Pearman, a 1980 graduate of South Hagerstown High School, is in her eighth year as associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator at Southern Connecticut State University. She has spent more than 20 years in collegiate athletics as a student-athlete, coach and administrator, in addition to experience in professional sports and the private sector.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | December 19, 2012
New England Motor Freight (NEMF) executives from their New Jersey headquarters along with Washington County Commissioners attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at the company's new cross-dock truck terminal located at 16503 Hunters Green Parkway in Hagerstown to recognize the move. “We've been in this area for 12 years, and we had grown to the point that we could no longer expand,” NEMF Chief Operating Officer Thomas Connery said. “This (location) is closer to our customer base, it puts us closer to the interstate, and allows us to push further into West Virginia.” The terminal is in the Hunters Green Business Park, which is off of Hopewell Road and can be accessed by using Exit 5 off of Interstate 81 to Halfway Boulevard, within a mile of the Interstate 70 and Interstate 81 intersection.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | November 21, 2012
The attorney for a man charged with murder who fought extradition from Great Britain for more than five years said Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court that he wants his client's trial postponed, in part because many witnesses in the 2006 case have yet to be located. Joshua Edwards, 25, who was from Brooklyn, N.Y., was indicted in October 2006 in the July 23, 2006, fatal shooting of Jackson A. Rodriguez in a Washington Gardens apartment near Hagerstown. He was returned to Washington County in July after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that he could be extradited because the United States government had provided assurances that he would not face the death penalty.
OBITUARIES
July 29, 2012
Dr. Ian James MacQueen, 91, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at his residence. A private memorial service will be held in England at a later date. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home.
OPINION
By ALLAN POWELL | June 8, 2012
During the primary phase of the 2012 presidential election, there has been a noticeable acceleration in the use of the term “American exceptionalism” by candidates and political writers. The obvious purpose was to inflate the image of the candidate as a certified patriot and to cast doubt on the opponent. Their patriotic cant was self-serving. Should we not be cautious in accepting the claim of special patriotism on the part of a candidate who is now known to be a party to avoidance of income taxes by secret banking in the Cayman Islands?
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | October 14, 2011
Guests at a Friday night fundraiser for the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown had the opportunity to dine with a rather distinguished figure: the Queen of England herself. However, the royal guest was not a visitor from the United Kingdom but Crownsville, Md., where she reigns over the Maryland Renaissance Festival. The queen and other Ren Fest performers were part of the entertainment for the Elizabethtowne Feaste and Frolic dinner, an annual event that raises funds for scholarships to USMH.
OBITUARIES
July 13, 2011
JUNE 4, 1943-JULY 12, 2011 Barbara Winter, 68, of 164 Vision Lane, Falling Waters, W.Va., died on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at her home. Born June 4, 1943, in Slough, England, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel Ryden Gurney. She was co-owner, for 18 years, of Bingo Island in Hagerstown. For 10 years, she was assistant manager of Kmart in Hagerstown. She was an animal lover. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, James R. Winter; one sister, Valerie Orr and husband, Thomas, of South Carolina; one niece, Lauren Skipp of Hagerstown; one nephew, Stephen Skipp of Hagerstown; and several nieces and nephews in England.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | May 7, 2011
It might be old school, but in this family, nothing beats a good education. Hand them a textbook, give them a project and they can't wait to learn. Maybe it's in their genes. Maybe it's the desire to reach their full potential. Whatever the reason, they are waiting for their turn in the commencement line and the opportunity to realize their dreams. They are three Hagerstown women who mirror the evolution of college — a daughter, a mother and a grandmother, balancing course work with life and doing it together.
NEWS
September 3, 2010
MIAMI (AP) -- Earl is weakening on its way toward New England, and the once powerful hurricane is now a tropical storm. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami say the storm is still expected to bring strong winds and rain to portions of New England. Earl is expected to pass offshore of Cape Cod overnight and reach the coast of Nova Scotia on Saturday. The storm has swirled up the Eastern Seaboard after sideswiping North Carolina's Outer Banks, where it caused flooding but no injuries and little damage.
NEWS
August 22, 2010
George "Sonny" Marion England, 74, of Ranson, W.Va., died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer and Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
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