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by CANDICE BOSELY | September 2, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Labor Day may be considered a bookend of summer, but with forecasters predicting rain, it may seem more like spring. And, instead of orange flowers, some travelers in the Tri-State area may be seeing orange construction barrels as road work continues on portions of Interstate 81 in West Virginia and in other areas. Still, AAA predicts 32.7 million travelers plan to take a trip 50 miles or more from home this Labor Day holiday, down slightly from the 33 million estimated to have traveled last year.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | March 1, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The trial for a man charged in the 2002 shooting death of his cousin has been postponed because of the snow, according to the Berkeley County prosecutor. John Jenkins Jr., 37, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., was to appear in court today for the first day of his jury trial, but Circuit Judge Christopher Wilkes postponed the trial, citing weather concerns, Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely said. Games-Neely said both she and Jenkins' attorney, Kevin Mills, have witnesses traveling in from out-of-state.
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by BOB PARASILITI | July 22, 2004
bobp@herald-mail.com The Baltimore Ravens consider themselves the travel agents of the National Football League. "If you want to get to the Super Bowl, you have to go through Baltimore and Ravens' Stadium," Ravens linebacker Ed Hartwell said. The Ravens are planning to set many travel itineraries for the AFC playoffs in the 2004 season. After all, many rate Baltimore one of the teams to beat and world championship contenders as NFL training camps open next week.
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By HEATHER KEELS | November 23, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Bathroom breaks and questions of "Are we there yet?" aside, that trip to grandma's house is shaping to be a little more bearable this Thanksgiving - more than $1 per gallon less expensive for area residents. According to travel services provider AAA Mid-Atlantic, the average price of regular gasoline in Hagerstown was $1.92 per gallon Friday, down from $3.11 per gallon at this time last year. Even with lower gas prices, AAA Mid-Atlantic forecasts a small decline in the number of Americans traveling during the holiday weekend.
NEWS
October 28, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. -- Maryland State Police advises that several roads and highways in Frederick County will be closed or will experience delays Wednesday afternoon during the funeral procession for Frederick Police Officer Richard Mark Bremer. Bremer, 39, died Oct. 23 when his cruiser crashed while he was pursuing a driver. His funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Middletown, Md. Following the funeral, there will be a funeral procession/motorcade to Resthaven Memorial Gardens on U.S. 15. State police estimate the procession will begin at 12:30 to 1 p.m. The following roads will experience significant delays and/or closures, police said: o Maryland 17 and Alternate U.S. 40 o Interstate 70 eastbound from Alternate U.S. 40 to Exit 54 (Md. 355/Md.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 5, 2003
shappell@herald-mail.com The leaves are falling from trees, high school football teams are gearing up for the final games of the season and people are starting to make travel plans for the 2003 holiday season. So why did it feel more like summer, with temperatures in the 80s this week? A National Weather Service spokesman said such a warm streak is not uncommon for the first week of November. Record-tying or record-breaking temperatures at or above 80 degrees were reported in several area cities - including Hagerstown, Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
April 8, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town's future could rest with its historic past, a tourism official said. More than 2,000 people have toured the Jefferson County Courthouse since tours began one year ago Sunday, said tour director Nan Furioso. Tourists have come from more than 40 states and a dozen nations to see the courthouse made famous by the trial of abolitionist John Brown. Furioso briefed members of the Charles Town Council about the courthouse tours at Monday night's meeting.
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By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413 | December 8, 2009
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go - especially if your travel plans take you through Funkstown. Olde Tyme Christmas The Olde Tyme Christmas celebration is set for Friday. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will continue until 9 p.m. with many activities, and things to see and do for all ages. A bonfire has been added at the community park and the craft show has been expanded. Come over early and have a roast beef dinner at the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co., and then take a stroll through town and enjoy the lights and shops.
NEWS
March 8, 1997
By BOB PARASILITI Staff Writer No matter what happens this weekend, the Hagerstown Junior College women's basketball team won't have to make travel plans. The Hawks have been aiming toward the Region XX tournament all season, looking for the chance to win and earn the right to stay in Hagerstown. That's right - stay in Hagerstown. If HJC, the tournament's top seed, wins tonight's semifinal, the Hawks will be half of the way to representing the region in next weekend's national tournament, which will be held at the HJC athletic complex.
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February 24, 1999
By DAN SPEARS / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer It would have been easy for the Smithsburg girls basketball team to look past South Hagerstown on Tuesday night. After all, the No. 4 Leopards couldn't win the Monocacy Valley Athletic League title, and they already knew their playoff path. Instead, Smithsburg stared down the Rebels 56-37, sending it into Monday night's Class 1A West quarterfinal on a huge high. [cont. from sports page ]
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