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by ANDREA ROWLAND | August 11, 2002
LEITERSBURG - John R. Martin's peach crop flourished with this season's dry weather, but one day of hail caused widespread crop destruction, he said. Martin plucked pock-marked peaches from a "seconds" basket behind his stand Saturday at the Leitersburg Peach Festival. The ice cube-sized hail that pelted his orchard on June 27 - affecting 75 percent of his crop - left vivid reminders. The hail ripped large chunks of fruit from the seed, leaving long scars and holes on peaches that are now sold at half-price for pies and other baked treats, Martin said.
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By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087 | November 24, 2009
o Read more Cheryl Weaver columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Christmas party Hilltop Christian Fellowship will hold a community children's Christmas party Friday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be lots of fun, food, crafts and games for everyone. There will even be a visit from Santa Claus. Hilltop Christian Fellowship is at 9508 National Pike in Big Pool. For more information, call 301-842-3446. Gift wrappers The Clear Spring High School Student Council, FFA and FBLA will be manning one of the tables at Valley Mall on Black Friday to wrap gifts for shoppers from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. They work as a school to help with the Caring Hands Gift Wrap for the Red Cross.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 22, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County man sought in connection with breaking-and-enterings at several businesses in recent weeks was caught by police Tuesday evening after a vehicle and foot pursuit that began on U.S. 11 north of Martinsburg and ended in an apple orchard near Hedgesville, W.Va. Ronald Dale "Georgie" Whetzel, 37, of 4379 Shepherdstown Road, Martinsburg, was arraigned Wednesday by Berkeley County Magistrate Harry L. Snow on three counts of breaking and entering, three counts of conspiracy, two counts of grand larceny and one count of obstructing an officer, court records show.
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November 20, 1997
Police Log W.Va. man charged with endangerment FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - A man was charged by West Virginia State Police with felony wanton endangerment with a firearm after he allegedly fired two shots in the direction of his wife Tuesday evening. Kenneth Frederick Shatzer, 49, of Bowie Drive, was also charged with two misdemeanors for discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling and domestic assault, according to police. He was arraigned before Magistrate Ruth Donaldson and jailed in lieu of $10,834 bond.
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by RICHARD BELISLE | April 10, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com The owners of a 78-acre working farm that has been in the same family since 1816 say they will fight an attempt to take by eminent domain the land that lies in the path of a planned seven-mile bypass around Washington Township. The Washington Township Supervisors voted Monday to authorize their attorney to start the legal process to take the 187-year-old Shank Farm owned by Barry G. and Annie R. Pifer of Germantown, Md. "We're going to fight this as best we can," Barry G. Pifer said.
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By MARLO BARNHART | April 8, 2007
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail publishes "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series takes a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Lloyd W. Roman, who died April 1 at the age of 57. His obituary appeared in the April 3 editions of The Morning Herald and The Daily Mail. HANCOCK - As a member of both the Hancock Volunteer Fire Co. and the Hancock Rescue Squad, Lloyd W. Roman took his emergency response duties very seriously - even on his wedding day. On the day of the ceremony that joined Lloyd and Marjorie Bivens in marriage 32 years ago at the Hancock Presbyterian Church, there was a vehicle accident right in front of the church.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | October 26, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Hedgesville, W.Va., man has been charged with killing a woman after the two left a bar to have sex, according to records in Berkeley County Magistrate Court. cont. from front page Jerry Lee Hess Jr., 31, was charged in the beating and stabbing death of Deborah Grove, 46, of Martinsburg, according to court records and Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely. Hess was being held without bond Tuesday night at the Eastern Regional Jail. This is the third time in four months that the body of a woman has been found in an orchard or field in the Eastern Panhandle.
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by MARLO BARNHART | October 26, 2006
BUCK VALLEY, Pa. - Augusta Schetrompf probably would be the first to admit she has slowed down a little since she put together her stunning 50-state quilt about 10 years ago. After all, she was only 91 then. It might have been her last quilt, but it wasn't her first. She has been quilting for more years than she can remember. On Sept. 26, Augusta turned 101. She welcomed friends and family to her home north of Hancock and enjoyed gifts, including several arrangements of fall flowers.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | May 9, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARLOWE, W.VA. - More than 50 years ago in a small West Virginia town called Marlowe, there lived a boy named Cecil Foltz. Like most boys of that era, Cecil had a fondness for apples. Lulled by an orchard next to his school, Cecil one day stole an apple from a tree. Promptly caught, he was ushered into the principal's office. Rather than face the administrator's wrath, Cecil, 12 or 13 years old, hopped out the principal's office window - a second-floor window - and slid down a flagpole.
OBITUARIES
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | July 28, 2012
Violet Golden and her husband, John Robert “Bob” Golden, raised their seven children in a modest home in Hancock, near an orchard and within walking distance to downtown Hancock, since Violet never drove. Their home was a gathering place for neighborhood children, who were drawn to the home for the activities Violet encouraged. There were forts made out of apple crates and softball games played in the orchard. A sizable hill behind the house was popular for sledding in the winter, and Violet opened the basement door and invited the sledders to warm up around the basement's coal furnace while she served hot chocolate.
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