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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 5, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --The Carter Twins whetted fans' appetites with the a self-titled, four-song EP, a performance on the 2009 CMT Awards and the twins' contribution of "Let it Snow" on "A Very Special Christmas 7," a compilation album for the Special Olympics. But all that was last year. The new material is still in the works. "There are a lot of fans who are like, 'Would you please put it out already?'" said Zach Carter. "We're right there with you. It's in the process, but all I can promise is that it's going to be -- well, we think it's going to be good.
By EBONI JAGGERS | August 8, 2010
SMITHSBURG - Identical twins Asher and Aliyah Newberry are virtually inseparable. They do everything together - including saving the world one hot dog at a time. They say their "twin telepathy" played a part in cooking up the idea. The twins, 9, said after hearing about the devastating earthquake in Haiti, they knew they wanted to do something to help. "Our teacher told us about an earthquake in Haiti," Asher said. "I heard every single person (at school) talking about it, and I asked my mom about it. " Aliyah said it was Asher's idea to put on a benefit to support Haiti, adding hot dogs into the equation was her idea.
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.
By DAN DEARTH | December 14, 2008
SHARPSBURG -- Fraternal twins Joseph and Justin Rose of Sharpsburg signed up for the Boy Scouts in 1996 when they were 6 years old. In the time since, the 18-year-old duo has completed more than 300 tasks to earn their Eagle Scout badges -- the pinnacle of Scouting achievement. They officially received the honor during a ceremony Dec. 7 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg. "We pretty much started at the same time and ended at the same time," Joseph said. "It was rewarding.
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.
March 20, 1997
From staff reports MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Preliminary autopsy results in the deaths of 4-month-old twins earlier this month indicate that the deaths were accidental, according to Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely. However, final autopsy results, including toxicology tests, are not expected for a two or three more weeks, Games-Neely said. Hakeen and Nahim Newton were found dead March 6 in the crib they shared at 313 S. Raleigh St., authorities said. The twins' mother, Jewel Johnson, found the two babies, authorities said.
By JENNIFER FITCH | October 18, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- They shared a womb, childhood games of "kick the wicket" and, on Sunday, a big birthday party. Earle McFerren and Pearle (McFerren) Markle-Spangler celebrated their 90th birthday a few days early with approximately 175 friends and family members. The crowd offered up toasts and good wishes amid music and dancing at Fountain Head Country Club. "Not a lot of twins make it to 90," Pearle said. Pearle followed Earle by 15 minutes when their mother, Myrtle (Hess)
June 3, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Four-month-old twins found dead in a Martinsburg apartment last March died of sudden infant death syndrome, a West Virginia medical examiner has ruled. Although Assistant Medical Examiner Zia Sabet said it was "very odd" that Hakeem and Nahim Newton died together, he said there have been about a dozen cases across the country where twins have died together from the complication. Medical experts do not know what causes sudden infant death syndrome, also referred to as "crib death," said Sabet.
March 10, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Officials with the state Medical Examiner's office were still trying to determine Monday what caused the deaths of 4-month-old twins from Martinsburg. State Medical Examiner Zia Sabet said no visible injuries could be detected on Hakeem and Nahim Newton, who were found dead last Thursday. The next step will be to conduct toxicologic and microscopic exams on the bodies in an effort to determine the cause of death, Sabet said.
By HEATHER KEELS | November 15, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The winning president and vice president in Northern Middle School's student government election this fall had a campaign slogan that was hard to top: "Twin power!" Fraternal twins Morgan and Cameron Kenworthy, 13, of Hagerstown, were the top vote-getters in the school's Student Government Association election, with Morgan elected president and Cameron elected vice president. Both eighth-graders are merit students with schedules already heavy in extracurricular activities, but SGA adviser Donna Almany said they have adjusted well to their new responsibilities.
By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | | June 12, 2013
It's close to impossible to discuss the prodigious lacrosse skills of North Hagerstown junior Leah Peterson - now a two-time Herald-Mail Washington County Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year winner - without including equally talented twin sister Kayla in nearly every sentence. The Petersons are a combo package - much to the delight of Hubs coach Rob Compton and all their teammates. “They just play awesome together,” Compton said of the twins, who have verbally committed to Vanderbilt University.
June 9, 2013
Ian Desmond doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals made manager Davey Johnson's “fun day” even better Sunday with a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins to complete a sweep of a day-night doubleheader. Desmond's drive to left-center completed a comeback from a three-run deficit - making it the Nationals' biggest come-from-behind victory of the season - and pulled Washington back to .500 after a 3-2 homestand. Jordan Zimmermann dominated the first game, allowing two hits over seven innings in a 7-0 win that followed a Nationals team meeting and prompted Johnson to proclaim: “This is kind of a fun day.” The Nationals, near the bottom of the majors in many offensive categories, have come from two runs down to win only twice this season.
June 8, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) - On a day that had already featured a pair of marathon games elsewhere in baseball and a doubleheader the next day, the Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals needed to end extra innings in a hurry. Ryan Doumit made sure they did. Doumit singled in the go-ahead run, Joe Mauer homered, doubled and singled, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Washington Nationals 4-3 in 11 innings Saturday. “With a split doubleheader tomorrow, the last thing we need on both sides was to go deep into extra innings,” Doumit said.
By DON AINES | | June 7, 2013
Some of the closest attachments people form in their lives occur during their school years, but for eight graduates of South Hagerstown High School's Class of 2013, the bonds go back to Day One. “Eighteen years and nine months we've been rooming together,” said Khyri Baker, referring to his twin brother, Khalib. The Bakers are one of four sets of twins among the more than 250 South High graduates who received their diplomas at the school Friday. They are now set to take separate paths in life: Khalib is going to York (Pa.)
By WILL ROBINSON | | 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.
By PAT SCHOOLEY | Special to The Herald-Mail | 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.
By ROXANN MILLER | | 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.
By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent | 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.
By JANET HEIM | | 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.
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