June 20, 2000
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The NBA's Washington Wizards are on the verge of giving up Shepherd College as their preseason training camp in favor of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The Wizards have not made an official announcement. However, Joe Browning, the sports information director at UNC Wilmington, said the team and the school have a verbal agreement for the Wizards to practice there the first two weeks of October. The regular season begins a few weeks later.
February 2, 2001
Shepherd sweeps Ohio Valley WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VIENNA, W.Va. - Makia Staves scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead five Shepherd College scorers in double figures in a 93-58 victory over Ohio Valley on Thursday. Shepherd (16-4, 12-1) shot 54 percent for the game and got 44 points out of its frontcourt players. Ashana Cowans scored 16 points while Cassie Murray added 14. Jennifer Westvelt had 10 and Valerie Chaney added 11 off the bench. SHEPHERD COLLEGE (93)
February 10, 2013
Jesse Louise (Widmyer) Hunter, 99, of Great Cacapon, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Jessie was the wife of the late William Henry Hunter, whom she married in 1938. She was born Oct. 11, 1913, the daughter of the late Carol G. and Bertha Waugh Widmyer. Educated in the local school district, she went on to attend Shepherd College, Shippensburg College and West Virginia University. She was the past president of the United Women of Trinity Asbury Church, president of the junior and senior Woman's Clubs, Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society, and Region II Reading Council.
February 27, 2002
FAIRMONT, W.Va. - George Bullock had 21 points and nine rebounds Tuesday to lead No. 7 seed Fairmont State to a 78-62 win over over No. 10 Shepherd in the first round of the West Virginia Conference men's tournament. Keith Davis hit the opening basket of the second half to cut Fairmont's 35-27 lead to six. The Falcons (18-10) countered with a 17-8 run to move to a 52-37 lead with 12 minutes remaining and ice the game. Shepherd (10-17) was led by Ryan Jones with 15 points and eight rebounds while Demond Tapscott added 14. Tapscott finished his Shepherd career with 1,076 points, placing him 22nd on the Rams' all-time scoring list.
March 29, 2013
William Weber Grove, 86, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Friday, March, 29, 2013, at the Extended Care Unit of War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs. Born Oct. 6, 1926, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Herbert William and Tursea Alegra Weber Grove. William was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Shepherd College and held a master's degree from West Virginia University. He served in the U.S. Army CIC for two years during the Korean War. He retired from Morgan County Schools after 25 years as a teacher and administrator.
July 25, 2013
Shirley Ann Miller, 72, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. She was born June 28, 1941, in Morgan County, W.Va., daughter of the late Lawrence and Lucille Cain Clark. Shirley was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was a 1959 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, a 1963 graduate of Shepherd College and received her master's degree in education from Shippensburg University. She retired from Morgan County Schools as a school teacher.
January 8, 2002
Local roundup - Hilltoppers topple Shepherd men in OT MEN'S BASKETBALL WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) - Michael Jebbia scored 25 points as West Liberty beat Shepherd 83-79 in overtime Monday night. Jebbia, the West Virginia Conference's leading scorer, made 9 of 16 shots from the floor, including 3 of 4 3-pointers. Jebbia outdueled Demond Tapscott, who had 27 points and five steals for Shepherd (4-5, 2-1). Tapscott hit 9 of 21 shots, including 5 of 13 3-pointers.
June 3, 2013
Joseph Wayne Corbett, 68, of Hancock died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. Born Dec. 23, 1944, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Lorenza and Viola Jackson Corbett. He was a 1980 graduate of Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W.Va. He was a retired registered nurse and instructor, and had been employed at Chambersburg Hospital, War Memorial Hospital and Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. He formerly lived in California, where he taught nursing classes.
January 29, 2012
Over the centuries, the 18th-century log house being renovated on the Shepherd University campus has been a private home, a sorority house, a day-care center, a home-economics classroom, and, until last month, a storage unit. The university has spent about $68,000 on renovations so far. The one-and-a-half story frame house is believed to have been built between 1772 and 1793 by Femetghe and Clarkson Freeman. It's on East High Street between Snyder and Knutti halls. It's easily recognized by its peeling yellow paint.