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NEWS
December 7, 2011
The Eastern Panhandle's second ALDI grocery store is expected to open near Martinsburg in the summer of 2012, according to the privately held grocer. Plans for a 17,886-square-foot store along Edwin Miller Boulevard are pending final review and approval by Berkeley County officials, according to county records and the company.There are six other ALDI stores in West Virginia, including the Charles Town, W.Va. store, according to the company.ALDI also has locations on Dual Highway in Hagerstown, in Frederick, Md., and Chambersburg, Pa. "ALDI is experiencing significant growth, and we've added approximately 80 new stores each year, expanding our ability to bring grocery savings to more people every day," Jeff Baehr, ALDI Frederick division vice president, said in an emailed statement.ALDI operates more than 1,000 stores in 31 states, primarily from Kansas to the East Coast, and claims more than 20 million customers each month.
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NEWS
May 29, 2012
Early voting in the City of Martinsburg's highly contested municipal election begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall, according to the city's chief election officer. If voters are unable to get to their assigned precinct on June 12, which is Election Day, they may cast their votes early through Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to City Recorder Gena Long. Early voting will not be held June 2 and 3. Early voting will take place in the J. Oakley Seibert Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall at 232 N. Queen St. and ballots will available at Long's office, also on the second floor.
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
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 29, 2012
Second Amendment supporters braved the cold Saturday during a rally in Martinsburg, vowing to never compromise their right to bear arms following a deadly school shooting that has left some lawmakers calling for a ban on certain types of guns. Sidearms were carried by a few of the estimated 40 people who attended the rally in front of Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's office off Foxcroft Avenue. Many of the attendees wore camouflage, while others held signs that read, “No Free country would disarm its citizens” and “Love your freedom?
SPORTS
December 28, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012 GIRLS BASKETBALL ROMNEY, W.Va. - Chelsey Scott scored a game-high 19 points to lead South Hagerstown to a 61-43 victory over Martinsburg at the Hampshire Holiday Tournament on Friday. Katrice Dickson added 10 points for the Rebels (6-2). South, which trailed 28-27 at halftime, outscored Martinsburg 13-6 in the third quarter and 21-9 in the fourth. Essence Underwood had 14 points, while Kiana Bullett scored 12 and Alexus Bonner added 10 for the Bulldogs (4-2)
SPORTS
April 20, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013 PREP BASEBALL Musselman 8, Martinsburg 7 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game, but Musselman won it with a single run in the top of the eighth inning. Jacob Whitmore had three hits, all doubles, and drove in three runs for the Applemen (17-7), who defeated Martinsburg (12-11) for the second time this year. Darrin Zombro was the winning pitcher in relief and he also had three hits.
SPORTS
March 13, 2013
Jordan Robinson scored eight of his 10 points in the final 4 minutes to lift Martinsburg to a 60-50 win over Huntington in the Class AAA quarterfinals Wednesday. Robinson's 3-pointer with 3:42 left gave top-seeded Martinsburg (24-2) the lead for good, 51-48. He hit another long jumper a minute later and closed the scoring with a layup with 25 seconds left. Donte' Grantham led Martinsburg with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jalen Lewis added 11 points. Arick Nicks led eighth-seeded Huntington (18-7)
SPORTS
February 1, 2013
The Hedgesville at Martinsburg boys basketball games scheduled for Friday have been postponed until Saturday due to the weather-related closure of schools in Berkeley County, school officials said. Gates at the Martinsburg field house will open at 9:30 a.m. The freshman game will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the junior varsity and varsity games. The varsity game will start at approximately 1:15 p.m. The event is a sellout. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets already purchased will be honored.
NEWS
January 21, 2013
A new grocery store is opening Thursday. ALDI will open its newest Tri-State area location at 32 Triamigas Drive in Martinsburg. To celebrate the opening of the new Martinsburg store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Thursday. The public is invited to attend, tour the new store and enter an on-site sweepstakes. Additionally, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests are invited to sample ALDI exclusive brands while shopping. “As ALDI continues to grow in the Hagerstown area, we are pleased to open this new location to help more customers stretch their dollars even further,” Jeff Baehr, Frederick division vice president for ALDI, said in a news release.
NEWS
April 3, 2013
One person was killed early Easter Sunday in  a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Apple Harvest Drive and State Circle in Martinsburg, according to a news release issued  Wednesday night by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. The driver was taken to City Hospital, where he later died of his injuries, according to the release issued by Deputy C. Pearson, who, along with other deputies, responded to the call at 3:03 a.m. The white Volvo four-door sedan was traveling west on Apple Harvest Drive when its driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and rolled, deputies said.
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