May 29, 2007
Fifteen members of the Boonsboro FFA chapter plus advisors, Steve Garland and Mark Heavner, went to the 79th Maryland State FFA Convention in late April in Lithicum Heights, Md. Chapter Vice President Megan Thompson won election as vice president of Maryland's FFA. In the competition, Sammy Spencer won first place gold in Sr. Prepared Public Speaking for her speech entitled, "Agriculture is Plowing the Way for America's Energy Independence....
November 7, 2006
An FFA team from Clear Spring High School has won a gold medal in the National FFA Environmental/Natural Resources competition in Indianapolis, Ind. The team earned fifth place among 40 teams from across the nation. Three of those on Clear Spring's team also brought home gold medals - and a $500 National FFA Scholarship for each of them - for their individual efforts. Among all competitors, scholarship winners Adam Lipella won fifth place, Garrett Hamby won 17th place, and Adam Reid won 20th place.
August 12, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- The Chinese men stood on the podium biting their medals. Yes, guys, they are real. And yes, they are Olympic gold. The bronzes around the Americans' necks must have been just as tasty. China's triumph Tuesday was as much a vindication as a coronation. It ended a four-year journey built on the failures of Athens, and carried through a crucible of unfathomable expectations. The Chinese arrived at the Beijing Games as such overwhelming favorites that anything less than a spectacular gold-medal performance would not have been enough.
November 23, 2008
Homewood at Williamsport WILLIAMSPORT - Marlene J. Gay has been named director of nursing for the Health Care Center at Homewood at Williamsport. Gay has degrees or certificates from Hagerstown Community College, James Rumsey Techical Institute and Shenandoah University. She has worked as a certified nursing assistant, certified medical assistant, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, director of staff development, director of nurses and corporate clinical services director.
August 17, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- Michael Phelps got what he came for, capping the greatest Olympics for an individual athlete by winning his eighth gold medal in Beijing and 14th of his career. Matt Emmons? Well, he probably prefers we talk more about Phelps. The swimmer from Baltimore and the shooter who went to college in Alaska demonstrated Sunday how the Olympic experience can bring out the best and worst in people. Phelps was the joyous part, of course, a big reason the U.S. team closed out a meet full of world records with yet another in the Olympic 400-meter relay.
August 23, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - When Autumn Phillips began figure skating in third grade, the 17-year-old had no idea she one day would win a medal in the 2007 State Games of America. "I don't really know why (my brother, Kyle, and I) started ice skating - my mom just asked us if we wanted to skate," said Phillips, who is the daughter of Niles and Dawn Phillips of Waynesboro. When Phillips first began figure skating, she said she quickly moved up the skill levels. "You start to learn in skate levels whenever you are younger," she said.
April 7, 2010
Jason Smith, an employee of Tri State Fence & Lawn, paints the chain link fence silver outside the Surrey Child Care Center on Virginia Avenue Wednesday.
April 17, 2007
The Hub City Hornets 15U volleyball team finished second in the Gold Division at the 2007 Revoutionary Rumble in Williamsburg, Va. The Hornets finished Saturday's pool play with a second and a first and followed with a first in pool play Sunday morning, advancing them to the semifinals of the Gold Division. The Hornets won their semifinal match, beating NVVA Fairfax G, but lost in the finals to NVVA Fairfax P. The Hornets finished the weekend with a match play record of 14-7, with four of their losses against the eventual champion.
September 27, 2011
Michael Kelly Silver, 42, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. The family will receive friends Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va. The service will be Friday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private.
May 5, 2012
Virginia Lee Silver, 60, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at her home. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Back Creek Valley Full Gospel Church. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Back Creek Valley Full Gospel Cemetery. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.