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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | November 8, 2012
Several parking spaces along Race and Raleigh streets in Martinsburg are being eliminated to make way for the addition of turn lanes and traffic lane changes that are part of the Raleigh Street Extension project. Martinsburg City Council Thursday night approved four modifications that state Division of Highways traffic engineer Kenneth L. Clohan said after the meeting would result in the loss of six or seven parking spaces. Paul Turner of 222 N. Raleigh St., who was the only resident to air concerns about the proposed parking reduction at the meeting, was able to convince city council to preserve one of three spaces slated for elimination near his home.
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NEWS
November 30, 2011
Traffic through downtown Martinsburg today is being reduced to one lane and directed through the intersection of Queen Street and West King Street at the town square by flaggers while paving work is under way. Martinsburg City Manager Mark Baldwin said he hoped the paving work, which is part of town square aesthetic and pedestrian safety improvements, would be completed later today.
LIFESTYLE
June 7, 2013
Fridays@Five, set for tonight, in Martinsburg's town square has been canceled due to weather. The next Fridays@Five will be Friday, July 14, with Country Cadillacs.
BREAKINGNEWS
December 3, 2011
Martinsburg has won the West Virginia AAA state football championship by defeating George Washington, 35-27. The Bulldogs won their second straight state crown with Saturday's victory.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | May 21, 2012
A man accused of beating and stabbing a man in an apparent attempt to rob him in August 2011 was sentenced to serve three to 25 years in prison Monday as part of a plea agreement. The plea agreement also resolved charges that Michael Scott Peck, 47, broke into a house in September 2010 and stole cash, according a news release from Berkeley County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Timothy D. Helman. Peck, of Martinsburg, pleaded no contest to burglary, malicious assault and conspiracy to commit robbery, Helman said.
NEWS
October 18, 2011
The West Virginia Division of Highways said Monday that a stop sign will be installed on Athletic Street at the intersection with East Road during the week of Oct. 24. A study has shown that making this an all-way stop will significantly increase the safety for pedestrians, according to a news release from the Division of Highways. The intersection is near North Middle School and Opequon Elementary School.
NEWS
June 28, 2011
The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint Friday night along Edwin Miller Boulevard beginning at 6 p.m., State Police First Sgt. E.D. Widmeyer announced Monday. The Martinsburg Police Department is expected to assist with the checkpoint, which is set to be staged near Williamsport Pike until midnight, Widmeyer said in a news release. A secondary checkpoint location along U.S. 11 near Musselman Drive in Inwood, W.Va., also was identified in the news release.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | October 11, 2011
A peaceful protest is planned for noon Saturday in front of the Martinsburg public library at town square in a show of solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protesters. The Occupy Martinsburg rally is meant to demonstrate that even people in small communities across the nation are aware of the corruption in government and are fed up, organizer Jacob Allen said Tuesday. The Occupy Wall Street protests began in New York on Sept. 17 and have since spread across the nation. Protesters have laid out a series of demands and proposals for the federal government, with a focus on ending the influence corporate money and lobbyists have over politicians.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2011
West Virginia University Hospitals-East’s City Hospital recently recognized 156 employees for their years of service to the hospital at a celebration dinner at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg. Dr. Dawn Jones, president of City Hospital’s medical staff, and City Hospital’s Chief Administrative Officer Anthony Zelenka shared appreciation to the group for their dedication and service to the hospital. Debbie Minghini, WVUH-East Business Office team member, was recognized for 35 years of service.  She was one of 35 staff members recognized for having more than 20 years of service.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | December 6, 2011
Plans by American Legion Post 14 to build a new home in Martinsburg apparently have been hampered by an IRS lien that was placed on the veterans organization, Post Commander Bob Speaks told Martinsburg City Manager Mark Baldwin last month. In a Nov. 21 letter to Baldwin, Speaks said the IRS placed a lien on Post 14, a nonprofit organization, for failing to file tax information, slowing efforts to obtain financing for the project until recently. “We have resolved all issues with the IRS ... to ensure that this does not happen again,” Speaks wrote.
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