July 31, 2012
West Virginia University Hospitals-East's City Hospital officials celebrated the opening of a new interventional radiology suite Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County. The $2 million expansion of the interventional radiology department and installation of a new state-of-the-art Philips digital imaging system are expected to enhance City Hospital's interventional radiology service. Patients will benefit from the speed and superior image accuracy of the digital system, which helps make interventional radiology procedures faster and reduces exposure to radiation.
February 27, 2012
Moose Lodge 120 in Martinsburg, W.Va., will be holding a summer horseshoes league. Any member of any Moose lodge is eligible. There will be a meeting Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the lodge at 201 Woodbury Ave. in Martinsburg. Anyone interested in participating in the league should attend. For more information, call David Slevins at 304-676-3105.
November 12, 2011
Authorities closed down both lanes of Interstate 81 to land a helicopter following a traffic accident Saturday night near Martinsburg, a Berkeley County Emergency Services supervisor said. The supervisor said the accident was reported at 7:46 p.m. at the 15-mile marker, which is just north of Martinsburg. West Virginia State Police said the accident report was unavailable Saturday night. - Dan Dearth
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.
December 23, 2012
Two men are facing charges following a Friday night incident in which a bleeding man was reported to be running down a city street being chased by masked men carrying sticks or baseball bats. Philip Edward Hill, 34, of Virginia Avenue in Martinsburg, and Michael A. Scullen, 28, of Files Cross Road in Martinsburg, each were charged with burglary and malicious wounding. Both are felonies. Martinsburg police said they responded to a call at 11:16 p.m. of a bleeding man running south in the 200 block of North Raleigh Street.
July 11, 2011
The 1800 block of Dry Run Road in Martinsburg was closed to traffic while rescue workers responded to a two-vehicle accident that occurred at about 8 a.m. Monday, a Berkeley County Emergency Services supervisor said. The accident happened in the area of City Hospital. Further details were not immediately available.
December 13, 2012
If anyone has an old cellphone they would like to donate to a serviceman or servicewoman, they can do so by dropping it off at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. The cellphones can be dropped off at the Canteen Retail Store at the VA Medical Center, 510 Butler Ave., Martinsburg. The phones will be collected through the end of December. For more information, call 304-263-0811, ext. 3251.
January 20, 2012
A 10-inch water main broke Friday afternoon at the City of Martinsburg's water treatment plant, causing a loss of water pressure in various areas of the city, city officials said. The city is expected to repair the broken 10-inch line within two to four hours, City Recorder Gena Long said. Long said she was informed of the break at 4:15 p.m., but did not know what caused it. Long said residents have reported a loss of water pressure, but could not say how many customers were impacted.
March 22, 2011
The Martinsburg Police Department has released the name of a man who died when he was struck by a vehicle Sunday night in the 1000 block of Foxcroft Avenue. Charles E. Pannuty, 45, of Martinsburg, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a police department press release. The incident happened at about 9 p.m. Sunday, when Pannuty attempted to cross the northbound lane of Foxcroft Avenue and was struck by a 2008 Ford Explorer, police said. The name of the driver of the Explorer was not released.
May 13, 2012
Four Eastern Panhandle residents were sentenced May 8 in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg by Judge John Preston Bailey, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II. • Larnell Torrence Minor, 35, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison to be followed by 35 years of supervised release. Minor was convicted on Jan. 25 of failure to register as a sex offender as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA)