July 19, 2013
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor birding field trips on the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town, on Tuesday July 30, and Monday, Aug. 5. Both trips will begin at 6:30 a.m. They are free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Field trip participants should meet the trip leader on the Claymont entrance road. The entrance is at 667 Huyett Road; it is marked by a street sign that says “Claymont Mansion.” The trips will involve about three miles of moderate hiking.
July 2, 2012
State public health officials have issued a boil-water advisory for all of West Virginia. Environmental Health Services Director Barbara Taylor said statewide power outages related to the Friday night storm have put many water supplies at risk, and the advisory will remain in effect until further notice. She said the warning applies to any area that had low water pressure, cloudy water or a loss of water service. The advisory means that consumers should bring their drinking water to a full rolling boil for at least one minute before drinking it, cooking with it, or bathing and brushing teeth.
April 10, 2013
A West Virginia woman died after the vehicle she was riding in crashed Wednesday on Apple Harvest Drive (W.Va. 45) southwest of Martinsburg, according to West Virginia State Police. The woman's name was not immediately released pending notification of next of kin, troopers said. The crash in the 8700 block of Apple Harvest Drive near Loop Road was reported at 5:11 p.m., a Berkeley County emergency communications supervisor said. The woman was thrown from the vehicle, troopers said.
February 13, 2013
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is accepting applications for its 2013 "Birding 101" course for beginning birders. The course will focus on bird species found in the Eastern Panhandle area. The classroom sessions will start Thursday, April 4, and continue April 11, 18 and 25. All of these sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center north of Shepherdstown. The field trips will be at various locations around the Panhandle on Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, from roughly 7 a.m. to noon.
June 7, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns began entering their selfish stage on Friday. They began to worry only about themselves. It's the point of the first half when Hagerstown needed to do that ... and it worked. Brandon Miller hit his 12th home run and the Suns took care of business by knocking West Virginia 9-3 in the first step of controlling their destiny in hopes of winning the South Atlantic League Northern Division's first-half title. Hagerstown was a half-game behind Hickory and a half-game ahead of West Virginia after the win to assume sole possession of second place.
April 23, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. The 13th annual Uniquely West Virginia Wine and Food Festival opened Saturday at American Legion Post 60. West Virginia products are for sale, and samples of West Virginia wines and specialty foods are available for tasting. The festival continues today from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Post 60, which is at 527 N. Washington St. in Berkeley Springs. Admission is $2.
March 22, 2008
Byrd appears at fundraiser for Barth SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd made an appearance Thursday night at a private fundraiser at the Shepherdstown residence of Anne Barth, a Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District of West Virginia, according to a press release from Byrd's office. Byrd's visit in support of Barth, who worked in the Democratic senator's state office for 21 years, was not announced to the media. Reva Mickey, Executive Committee chairwoman of the Jefferson County Democratic Party, said Byrd introduced Barth at the fundraiser and urged those gathered to support her candidacy.
September 1, 2013
A strike-three wild pitch with two outs, a throwing error on a bunt, and an ill-timed rainstorm left the Hagerstown Suns on the losing end of a 5-3 decision against the Kannapolis Intimidators that was called official after 5 1/2 innings on Sunday. West Virginia swept a doubleheader at Lexington on Sunday to clinch the second-half championship in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division. After the Suns (80-56, 42-26) - who won the first-half title - wrap up the regular season with a final game at Kannapolis (60-76, 32-35)
January 25, 2013
The West Virginia State Rail Authority will hold a public meeting in Martinsburg on Tuesday for residents to learn about the development of a statewide rail plan, West Virginia Department of Transportation spokesman Brent Walker said Thursday. The meeting, which is among eight public information sessions planned statewide, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Berkeley County Council chambers at 400 W. Stephen St., according to the WVDOT. There will be a formal presentation at 6 p.m., followed by a public comment portion of the meeting, Walker said.