April 18, 2013
Forget the Super Friends, North Hagerstown's girls lacrosse team has its own set of heroes - The Wonder Twins. Leah and Kayla Peterson combined for 14 goals and four assists for the Hubs in North's 23-10 MVAL Antietam victory over Smithsburg on Thursday. “They see the field differently,” said North coach Rob Compton. “Their speed, I think, is tremendous.” Defense came at a premium in Thursday's game, as North (6-1, 5-1) led the game 13-6 at halftime, including eight goals by the Peterson sisters.
December 13, 2012
This is the 196th in a series of articles about the historical and architectural treasures of Washington County. At the western edge of Chewsville stands a massive stone barn on a small rise close to the intersection of Twin Springs Drive and Little Antietam Road. The land falls away behind this barn as two streams meander to form a single run beyond it. The date stone in the barn's east gable is no longer legible but is said to have been inscribed with the date 1786 and the initials J.R. or I.O. R. The barn, 100 feet by 40 feet, is built of roughly coursed rubble stone with narrow air vents in the upper level and post and beam construction visible inside.
May 23, 2012
It was a fitting kickoff to summer as two new bridges opened to traffic just in time for the Memorial Day rush to Twin Bridge Meadow Family Campground. Franklin County commissioners and supervisors from St. Thomas and Hamilton townships cut a ribbon on Wednesday to officially open the two-lane bridges to traffic. Bridge 27 crosses Dennis Creek and is on Twin Bridge Road while Bridge 28 is on Crottlestown Road and also crosses Dennis Creek. Twin Bridge Road is off U.S. 30 a few miles west of Chambersburg.
January 9, 2012
Doris Caroline Gibney, 86, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Northampton Manor in Frederick, Md. Born Dec. 2, 1925, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Bessie Hendrickson Everhart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Baker Gibney, who died June 22, 2011. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and was a former member of the Women's Club in Hagerstown. She is survived by a daughter, Lisa S. McAllister of Clear Spring, Md.; a son, Thomas Sterling Gibney and wife, Marsha, of Mount Airy, Md.; four grandchildren, Steven Thomas Gibney of New Market, Md., Sarah Rebecca Gibney of Mount Airy, and twins, Bradley Andrew Gibney and Brandon Thomas Gibney.
November 23, 2011
Twins Mia and Tessa Doyle have been immortalized in the Wilson College Gwendolyn Jensen Athletic Hall of Fame for their accolades on the tennis court. In two years of competition at Wilson, the Doyles, both Smithsburg High School graduates, compiled a doubles record of 20-1 and won the North Eastern Athletic Conference title in 2011 as the No. 1-seeded team, going undefeated. As singles competitors, Tessa went 18-3, including a 10-0 2011 campaign in which she won the NEAC championship at No. 2 singles.
September 3, 2011
For several years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Marjorie Kane of Hagerstown wrote on a Post-It note what her husband, Gregory "Greg" Kane, was wearing in the morning before he left for work, down to the color of his socks. She remembers all too well what her mother, Margaret "Marge" Mathers, went through trying to deduce from her husband's closet what he was wearing on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists crashed two airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York City. Marge's husband of 39 years, Charles "Chuck" William Mathers, died that day in his office on the 99th floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower.
June 5, 2011
Warrior Energy Inc. recently signed a sponsorship deal with the Keystone Motorsports team in the Nascar Nationwide Series. The drivers are Amber and Angela Cope, nieces of Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope. The twins, heralded as the “first twins of NASCAR,” have been featured in Sports Illustrated magazine and have a lifetime of racing experience. Warrior Energy is led by President and Chief Executive Officer Arthur Ebeling, Vice Presidents Chris Perkins and Brent Garrett, and Chief Operating Officer Audra Grapes.
June 4, 2011
Twins Whitney and Carolina Cunningham led their "Spring for a Cure" team at this year's Relay for Life. The twins participated in the relay in honor of their grandmother, Mary Alice Kisner, a cancer survivor since 2004. Kisner, 66, and her husband, Victor, were among more than 1,000 people marching around the track at Martinsburg High School in this weekend's relay, which is a fundraiser for cancer research. Last year's event netted more than $300,000, said Barbara Henry, community manager for the American Cancer Society of Berkeley and Jefferson Counties.
May 10, 2011
Two people were taken to the hospital after a van headed northbound on Little Antietam collided with a truck turning left onto Twin Springs Drive, Deputy Enders of the Washington County Sheriff's Department is reporting. Enders was notified of the wreck at 8:01 a.m. After arriving at the scene, he closed off Twin Springs Drive and one lane of Little Antietam at the intersection. The roads were reopened at 8:52 a.m. The van had a woman and her son in it, and the woman was taken to Meritus Medical Center at 8:30 a.m. with minor injuries, according to Enders.
April 7, 2011
Beth Marie and Bruce Wayne Hess Jr. of Hedgesville, W.Va., announce the birth of twins, a daughter, Jaydyn Marie Hess , and a son, Bruce Wayne Hess III, Feb. 27, 2011. Maternal grandparents are Barbara Wiggington of Hagerstown, and Jeffery Orr Sr. of Williamsport. Paternal grandparents are Bruce Sr. and Victoria Hess of Martinsburg, W.Va. Maternal great-grandparents are Earl and Barbara Fitzgerald of Hagerstown.