October 18, 2012
The 33rd Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival parade on Saturday is expected to effectively detour traffic in downtown Martinsburg for more than three hours, according to organizers and police. Vehicle traffic will be prohibited from traveling on the parade route and the course for Apple Trample 5K race beginning about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, police said. The parade, which starts in the 1300 block of West King Street, is slated to start at 1 p.m. With 196 parade units registered, Apple Harvest Festival board member Kevin McBee said this week he expects the procession could last three to four hours from start to finish.
March 29, 2005
Life imitates art as a pedestrian braving Monday's rain and wind passes a window display at R. Lewis Clothier on Queen Street in Martinsburg, W.Va.
May 12, 2013
Dorothy Kerns Widmeyer died Saturday, May 11, 2013. The viewing will be Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va. A service of remembrance will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church on Queen Street in Martinsburg. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery immediately following the remembrance.
September 14, 2012
State highway officials have agreed to study two intersections in Martinsburg's north end in response to the city's request to address traffic concerns there. State Transportation Secretary Paul A. Mattox Jr. told Mayor George Karos in a memo Aug. 7 that a study of traffic volumes, crash history and physical conditions at Moler Avenue's intersection with North High and North Queen streets should be completed within 90 days. “Once it is completed, I will advise you of the findings of the study and any actions planned by the Division of Highways,” Mattox said in the memo.
January 19, 2012
The West Virginia Division of Highways announced Thursday that Rosedale Cemetery Road (Berkeley County Route 45/6) will be closed on Monday. The closure is approximately one-tenth mile south of the intersection with Jenny Wren Drive and will be in place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in order to replace a culvert, according to a news release from the division of highways. Motorists are advised to use Burke Street, Queen Street and Moler Avenue.
February 20, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -The following people were indicted Friday by a grand jury in Berkeley County. - Cornelius Alexander, 37, of 106 N. Queen St., Apt. 4A, Martinsburg, was indicted on one count of aggravated robbery. Police allege that Alexander, who acted as if he had a gun, robbed Pepper's Newsstand on Queen Street in February 2003, stealing $183. A BB gun was found in a nearby trash can, police have said. - Allen L. Lowe, 27, of 1133 Grade Road, Falling Waters, W.Va.
February 3, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg Police Department is reminding residents and motorists that some traffic delays could result from today's police-led funeral procession for police officer J.R. Butcher. Butcher, 30, was a nine-year veteran of the department. He died Thursday after a battle with cancer. The funeral service is from noon to 1 p.m. at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Center on Woodbury Avenue in Martinsburg. Following the service, the procession will travel west on Woodbury to Queen Street and south through the city.
August 27, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg man was killed Thursday afternoon when the commercial box truck he was driving south on Interstate 81 collided with a 2010 Ford Edge midway between the Queen Street and Dry Run Road exits, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. David Hull, age unavailable, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a police press release. After hitting the Ford, Hull's truck veered off the interstate and struck several trees, the release stated.
July 22, 2013
Police seized more than 9 grams of cocaine in a traffic stop in Martinsburg Saturday and charged a man and a woman riding in the vehicle with drug-related offenses, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Anna Jo Hughes, 35, of 262 Lariat Drive, Kearneysville, W.Va., and Steven Lewis Twigg, 26, of no fixed address, were each arraigned Sunday on single counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy. Martinsburg Police Department Patrol Officer S.A. Shelton said in a complaint filed in magistrate court that he made the arrests Saturday after a short vehicle pursuit from the intersection of Race and Queen Street to Stephen Street.
May 6, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The goal of a monthly sidewalk market downtown is to promote area art and tourism. "Let's Fall in Love with Martinsburg Again" is the theme for the First Saturday Street Fairs that began in April and will run through October, if the weather holds, said Bonnie Rockie, president of ArtBerkeley, a local artisan group. "It snowed in April, so we may start a little later next year," Rockie said. ArtBerkeley, the Heritage Craft Center and Main Street Martinsburg collaborated to present the street fair, Rockie said.