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February 14, 2011
Authorities were investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a mobile home Sunday night at 264 Hillcrest Drive in Kearneysville, Middleway Vol. Fire Co. Chief Michael Mood said. The fire was called at about 11:10 p.m. and firefighters arrived at the scene about 10 minutes later, Mood said. “When I arrived on the scene it was about 80 percent involved,” he said. “I would say we had it under control within an hour of the original dispatch.” Mood said he estimated that the fire caused about $100,000 in damages to the mobile home, its contents and two vehicles that were parked nearby.
NEWS
February 17, 2013
A Kearneysville, W.Va., woman has been named Miss Berkeley County 2013. Eliza Windle, 22, bested six other contestants to win the Miss Berkeley County Scholarship Organization's 2013 pageant Saturday at the Apollo Civic Theatre, according to Shelley Nichols Franklin, executive director of the organization.  Windle, the daughter of Wesley and Kathy Windle, is a 2012 dance graduate of AMDA - The College and Conservatory of Performing Arts....
NEWS
September 21, 2012
A 19-year-old man was arraigned Friday on one count of third-degree sexual assault stemming from a sexual relationship that police allege involved a 13-year-old girl, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Police were notified Sept. 11 by the state Department of Health and Human Resources that the girl was pregnant by her boyfriend, Dustin Dwayne Custer of 3521 Charles Town Road in Kearneysville, W.Va., according to court records. The girl told police that Custer had told her he was 16 years old, not 19, when they began dating in January, according to court documents.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | August 8, 2011
A circuit court judge on Monday set a $1 million cash or surety bond for the man charged in the April 23 stabbing death of Andre Jackson and also reduced the bond for a co-defendant in the case. James Glenn Cross Jr., 33, of Kearneysville, W.Va., is charged with murder in the death of Jackson, 21. Incarcerated since April 29, Cross was being held in Eastern Regional Jail without bond before appearing before 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes on Monday for the bond motion hearing.
LIFESTYLE
November 10, 2011
Melissa Hodge and Jose Escobar Sr. of Kearneysville, W.Va., announce the birth of a son, Jose Guillermo Escobar Jr. , Oct. 17, 2011. Maternal grandparents are Bruce and Tana Hodge of Kearneysville. Paternal grandparents are Reynaldo and Virginia Escobar of Kearneysville.
LIFESTYLE
July 29, 2011
Chelsea Kay Moores and Justin Todd Gifft of Kearneysville, W.Va., announce the birth of a daughter, Haize Marchelle Gifft , July 12, 2011. Maternal grandparents are Charles and Lisa Moores of Kearneysville. Paternal grandparents are Patrick Gifft of Kearneysville and Michelle Keefer of Tennessee.
NEWS
April 3, 2009
Christie Gaynor and Brian Hamilton of Kearneysville, W.Va., announce the birth of a daughter, Taylor Danielle Hamilton , March 14, 2009. Maternal grandparents are Mary and Daniel Gaynor of Kearneysville. Paternal grandmother is Michelle Hamilton of Martinsburg, W.Va. Maternal great-grandparents are Mary Haynes of Kearneysville and Daniel Gaynor Sr. of Kearneysville. Paternal great-grandparents are Thomas and Colleen Wilson of Kearneysville. Valerie Myers and Troy Stephenson Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
April 22, 2009
Franklin Junior Carter, 59, of Kearneysville, W.Va., died Monday, April 20, 2009, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. The family will receive friends Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Word of Faith Tabernacle, Kearneysville. The service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in St. Paul's Baptist Church Cemetery, Kearneysville. Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va.
NEWS
April 4, 2009
Man in custody after standoff with FBI Two hurt in crash in West End Man in FBI standoff identified Kearneysville woman dies in I-270 crash Standoff draws neighbors' interest
LIFESTYLE
May 23, 2013
Sabrina Flook and Dewey Kriss Jr. of Kearneysville, W.Va., announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Marie Kriss , April 2, 2013. Maternal grandparents are Steven and Penny Lee of Kearneysville. Paternal grandparents are Lisa and Dewey Kriss of Inwood, W.Va. Maternal great-grandparents are James and Elaine White of Kearneysville. Paternal great-grandparents are Tim and Doris Stewart of Kearneysville. Angel Benner and Warren Lemley of Hedgesville, W.Va., announce the birth of a daughter, Lyric Elizabeth Lemley , April 25, 2013.
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OBITUARIES
September 6, 2013
Marion Maybelle Allen, 81, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Willow Tree Manor in Charles Town, W.Va. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood, W.Va. The service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Kearneysville, W.Va.
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LIFESTYLE
August 29, 2013
Crystal and Timothy Hutzler of Martinsburg, W.Va., announce the birth of a son, Nicholas Chase DeWayne Hutzler , July 9, 2013. Maternal grandparents are Christine and Nelson Myers of Martinsburg, and Raymond Hannah of Martinsburg. Paternal grandparents are Timothy and Lisa Hutzler of Gerrardstown, W.Va., and Sandra Holliday of Winchester, Va. Maternal great-grandparents are Judy and Alan Moser, Nelson and Susie Myers, all of Martinsburg, Jerry and Gail Aleshire of Mercersburg, Pa., and Margaret Peyton of Martinsburg.
OBITUARIES
August 16, 2013
James Leon Wilt, 51, of Kearneysville, W.Va., died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer and Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The service will be Monday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
OBITUARIES
August 1, 2013
Bradley Richard Koch, 80, of Kearneysville, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at his home. A Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town, W.Va. Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
OBITUARIES
July 5, 2013
Eric Keith Burkhart, 48, of Kearneysville, W.Va., died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. The service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
OBITUARIES
June 6, 2013
Edwin Jurek, 89, of Kearneysville, W.Va., died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. A graveside service with military honors will be on Saturday at 1 p.m., with Pastor Mike Lowery officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.
OBITUARIES
June 3, 2013
Ethelene Virginia Clinton, 79, of Kearneysville, W.Va., died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry/Charles Town, W.Va. The service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at New Destiny Ministry Center, Kearneysville. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va. 
BUSINESS
May 19, 2013
Potomac Bancshares Inc. CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Robert F. Baronner Jr., president and chief executive officer of Potomac Bancshares Inc.,  the one-bank holding company for Bank of Charles Town, announced its quarterly results for the period ending March 31. The Charles Town-based company earned $566,000 or $0.17 per share, compared to net income of $320,000 or $0.09 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. The improvement in earnings is largely the result of declining credit costs to include a reduction in the loan-loss provision compared to a year ago. Loans, net of reserve for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, were $217.4 million, compared to $211.4 million at Dec. 31, 2012, an improvement of 11 percent on an annualized basis.
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