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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 19, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. --A Food Lion grocery store proposed near the Interstate 81 exit for Marlowe/Falling Waters in northern Berkeley County could be open by next year, the project's developer said Monday. A 35,000-square-foot grocery store is part of Riverside Marketplace, a 20.33-acre retail development on the east side of U.S. 11 near exit 23 off Interstate 81. The project proposed by Robert Rotz of Riverside Marketplace LLC also includes a 29,400-square-foot retail facility, a 3,684-square-foot bank, an 80-room hotel and two outparcels.
By JENNIFER FITCH | September 8, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A Florida-based developer notified Washington Township, Pa., officials Wednesday that plans for a Food Lion shopping plaza west of Waynesboro are being withdrawn. Mike Timmons of Timber Development Corp. called around 10:30 a.m. regarding the plan for Levi Plaza on Pa. 16, Township Manager Mike Christopher said. Land development plans showed a 25,000-square-foot grocery store, nine retail spaces and an outparcel. "He asked for the plan to be withdrawn from tonight's (township supervisors)
July 25, 2000
Food Lion not leaving By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer Rumors that the Food Lion grocery store will pull out of Kenley Village shopping center are false, according to the store manager and a representative of the company that manages the property. Tony Brown, president of the Pelican Group, the Mobile, Ala.- based company that manages the property, said Monday that Food Lion has a 20-year lease at the shopping center, at the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and Frederick Street.
by DON AINES | May 25, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The parking lot in front of the Food Lion store in the Franklin Center was more crowded than usual Wednesday as shoppers sought bargains of 60 percent off on the store's remaining inventory. "It was not making enough profit to sustain operations," Food Lion spokesman Jeff Lowrance said of the decision to close the store, which opened in 1990. The store at 1320 Lincoln Way East is scheduled to close June 3, he said. "It's getting pretty empty," said Melinda Bayer of Waynesboro, Pa., who normally does her grocery shopping at the Martin's Foods in Washington Township.
By LISA GRAYBEAL | March 15, 1998
Rezoning requested for Food Lion construction Negotiations are under way to build a Food Lion supermarket in front of a proposed housing development along Sharpsburg Pike between Poffenberger Road and Battlecreek Boulevard. Developers presented an application to the Washington County Planning Commission and County Commissioners at a hearing March 9 to rezone 2.4 acres on the east side of Sharpsburg Pike to allow a store and a parking lot. They are asking the designation be changed from Highway Interchange 2, a high-density residential zone, to Highway Interchange 1, a high-density commercial zone.
August 9, 2011
The Hagerstown City Council is to vote this month on a proposed annexation of the former Food Lion property on Eastern Boulevard and the adjacent Eddie's Tire Service Inc. on Diamond Drive. The city council was scheduled to discuss the annexation at its work session Tuesday, but no discussion took place. City Clerk Donna Spickler said the annexation resolution is to be on the Aug. 23 regular session agenda for a final council vote. It was introduced in June. The council held a public hearing on the proposed annexation on July 26, where only an owner of the former Food Lion property spoke.
November 27, 1996
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An Orrstown, Pa., woman is suing after drinking a Mountain Dew she says was contaminated with paint and aluminum. Brenda Shearer, of 10685 Tim Road, filed the lawsuit this week in Franklin County Court against Pepsi Cola Co. of Somers, N.Y., Pepsi Cola of Newville (Pa.) and Food Lion Inc. in Chambersburg. She is seeking $20,000 in compensation because she suffered "severe and disabling injuries," the lawsuit says. Shearer bought a 12-pack of Mountain Dew at Food Lion on Dec. 2, 1994, according to the lawsuit and her lawyer, Shawn Bozarth of Harrisburg, Pa. Later that day, Shearer drank one of the cans, which contained "portions of paint and aluminum particles," the suit says.
By JENNIFER FITCH | October 31, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 25,000-square-foot Food Lion on the west side of Waynesboro could bring with it another large commercial business as well as nine stores in a retail center. Early sketch plans for the 6.56-acre tract show the grocery store sitting off Pa. 16 behind a 1.1-acre outparcel. Between the grocery store and the West Branch of the Antietam Creek are retail businesses each approximately 1,300 square feet. Timber Development of Longwood, Fla., has been working with the site just west of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles club.
by ERICK GIBSON / Staff Photographer | April 9, 2007
Marty Walls picks some of the remaining Easter flowers at the Food Lion in Greencastle, Pa., on Sunday night.
November 30, 2009
The Smithsburg Lions Club conducted its annual Vision Days promotion Nov. 6 and 7 at Food Lion in Smithsburg. The Lions distributed candy to patrons and collected donations for the renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The Smithsburg Lions Club serves the surrounding communities.
August 7, 2013
 The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to two sites in western Berkeley County on Thursday, Aug. 22. The trip will begin at 7 a.m. It will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration is required. Participants should plan to meet at 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the Food Lion supermarket on W.Va. 51 in Inwood. From there, they will travel first to an orchard near Gerrardstown, where the focus will be on grassland birds and other species.
July 28, 2013
“A lot of people keep saying why don't we do something positive about downtown and get some new businesses down there. Well, as long as we keep getting practically everyone who's released from the three prisons close by, it's not going to happen. All people, plus our local politicians, have to do is start at the middle of the square and walk about one to two blocks in each direction, and you will see the answers, what the problem is.” - Hagerstown “This is concerning Soul Food Ministries and Justin Repp, and I would like to commend these people for their fabulous job that they are doing to help to feed the homeless down in the parking lot. As for the mayor and the city council ... If anybody wants to have a party and serve beer downtown, you shut off the streets, but you won't allow these people to hand out food to the homeless.” - Hagerstown “Wonder what Rolling Stone magazine is thinking about, putting the Boston Marathon bomber, the one that's still alive, on the cover of Rolling Stone.
July 11, 2013
A Virginia man was being held on $125,000 bond Thursday on charges that he robbed two people with a sawed-off shotgun at a Sheetz convenience store near Hagerstown on Wednesday night, according to Washington County District Court records. Rhae'drick Darrel Sowell, 27, of 7601 Cedar Creek Road, Middletown, Va., has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of first-degree assault, the court records said. Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the Sheetz store at 17550 Virginia Ave. at 10:38 p.m. for a report of a man in the parking lot pointing a shotgun at a woman, according to the statement of probable cause.
By ROXANN MILLER | | September 29, 2012
The community response was overwhelming Saturday to a drug take-back event in Greencastle, police said. “This is the third year, and it's been the busiest so far,” Greencastle Police Officer T.J. Anderson said. Four officers manned the event outside Food Lion in Greencastle on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “It keeps drugs out of children's hands,” Anderson said. “It keeps them from accidentally ingesting something that could be toxic to their systems.” Pouring medications down the toilet is not the proper way to dispose of them, Anderson said.
September 9, 2012
Police said they are looking for an individual who stabbed a male near the Hedgesville Food Lion store Sunday night. The victim told police that he was approached by a teenager asking for money, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, which was notified at about 6:37 p.m. The victim said that as he got closer to the teenager, the teenager stabbed him in the stomach, police said. When the victim was bent over, he was hit in the head with a bottle, police said.
August 20, 2012
Thomas Martin “Marty” Terry, 50, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away quietly Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at his home, after a very long battle with cancer with his companion by his side. He was 50 years old. Born Monday, March 12, 1962, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Hazel Davis Satterwhite. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Janette Davis; and brother, Larry Matthews. He was employed with Ryan's Restaurant, Sheetz, Wal-Mart, Kmart and Food Lion. He was a member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church in Mount Airy, Md. He is survived by his longtime companion, Carroll Beachley of Hagerstown; four brothers, Earl Matthews of Lusby, Md., Leonard Matthews and James Smith, both of Tutwiler, Miss., and Timothy Smith of Gilbert, S.C.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
August 10, 2012
 The Potomac Valley Audubon Society has scheduled a field trip to the Ice Mountain Preserve in Hampshire County, W.Va., at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. The hike will last about two hours. It will be led by Clark Dixon. Anyone with an interest is welcome to participate, including families with children. However, space is limited to 15 people, so registration is required. People can register at, or contact Kelly Wolf at 304-229-6229 or . Participants may meet at 8:30 a.m. at Food Lion parking lot in Inwood, W.Va.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | July 11, 2012
Call it devine intervention. Electricity powering the freezers at Jules Frozen Custard stand at the edge of Apple Valley Shopping Plaza was out for eight hours after the violent June 29 wind storm, but the ice cream inside was saved from melting when it was taken to church. Doyle Collins, the stand's owner, took gallons of frozen mix and put it in the freezers at the Bunker Hill (W.Va.) Brethren in Christ Church, said Melissa Woodward, Collins' daughter-in-law, who was managing the stand Wednesday afternoon.
April 24, 2012
A Smithsburg man who on Sunday was struck by a pickup truck in the parking lot of the Food Lion supermarket on Jefferson Boulevard remained in critical condition Tuesday morning at Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, Maryland State Police Cpl. P.A. Martin said. George Bargmann, 58, of Smithsburg, was struck at about 12:30 p.m. in the Food Lion parking lot at 22401 Jefferson Blvd., according to a news release from state police. Troopers said Bargmann was unresponsive when they arrived.
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