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July 5, 2013
A Ranson, W.Va., woman was charged Wednesday after she allegedly sold a half-pound of marijuana to a confidential informant in the parking lot at Food Lion in Inwood, W.Va., according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents. April D. Johnson, 28, of 510 E. 11th Ave. was arraigned Wednesday afternoon by Magistrate Robert L. Lowe II on one count of delivery of a controlled substance, according to court documents. Police said the $860 transaction occurred while Johnson's 6- and 7-year-old daughters were in the back seat of the vehicle she was driving, according to court documents.
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NEWS
July 3, 2013
A Gerrardstown, W.Va., man accused of stabbing his girlfriend in the neck Monday was charged with one count of malicious wounding, according to court and jail records. Eric Lee Shreve, 41, of 7656 Apple Harvest Drive was arraigned Monday by Berkeley County Magistrate Robert L. Lowe II, who set a $250,000 cash-only bond, according to court documents. The victim told police that her boyfriend had been drinking all night and that he jabbed her in the neck under her jaw line with the knife after they got into an argument, according to court documents.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | June 28, 2013
A New Jersey pedestrian died early Friday after being struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 north of Exit 12 in Martinsburg, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said. Dominic Okereke, 64, of Hamilton, N.J., was found dead in a grassy area between the northbound lanes of I-81 and Martin's Food Market, sheriff's Deputy Lt. Gary Harmison said. The truck driver, Tony Cromartie, 32, of Charlotte, N.C., was cited for failure to render aid and failure to report a motor vehicle accident, which occurred at about 2:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes, deputies said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2013
 The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display Friday, Sept. 6, to Sunday, Sept. 29. There will be an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The exhibit is open to artists in all media who reside in one of the eight counties that compose the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Those counties are Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton.
SPORTS
June 20, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013 GOLF VIENNA, W.Va. (AP) - David Bradshaw shot his second straight 3-under-par 69 Thursday to open up a three-stroke lead entering the final round of the West Virginia Open at Parkersburg Country Club. The six-time Open champion was tied at the top after Wednesday's first round with Ian Patrick. But while the birdies kept coming for Bradshaw in the second round, Patrick faltered. The Huntington amateur shot 5-over 77 to drop eight strokes back.
NEWS
June 13, 2013
The southbound lanes of Interstate 81 were shut down near the 23-mile marker Thursday night after two vehicles flipped into a concrete barrier wall, according to a Berkeley County 911 supervisor. The supervisor said he does not have any information about possible injuries. Southbound traffic was being routed off the interstate onto U.S. 11, the supervisor said at about 10:45 p.m.
NEWS
June 13, 2013
A Falling Waters, W.Va., man  wanted on allegations of soliciting a minor for sex in October 2012 was captured Thursday by the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force, the U.S. Marshals Service announced. Peter Stankiewicz, 29, was captured in Martinsburg through a joint effort by the Marshals Service, and Maryland and West Virginia state police, according to a news release. Authorities believed that the defendant fled to Salisbury, Md., shortly after the alleged criminal act occurred, according to the news release.
LIFESTYLE
By TERESA DUNHAM CAVAGNARO | Special to The Herald-Mail | June 13, 2013
Change the diaper. Feed the baby. Burp. Hold. Sleepy time. After babies are born, fussing often is a way of communicating some basic needs.  When they get a little older, it's not always that simple. Babies can point, or they can make some more insistent noise, but they might not get the message across every time. Then, when they do start talking, some of the words come out like gibberish. For Donna Day, 50, who reads lips and uses a hearing aid, she was uncertain how she would communicate with her grandchildren when they came into the world.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
Berkeley County's longest serving elected office holder was honored for 56 years of dedicated public service on Thursday. More than 100 people, including elected officials as well as community and business leaders, gathered to recognize John W. Small Jr., the 79-year-old Berkeley County Clerk, for decades of public service. “I'm very humbled,” Small said about the recognition. A flag and flag pole, erected in front of the historic courthouse, were dedicated in his honor Thursday Martinsburg business owner MaryAnn Ferro and Berkeley County Council member Jim Whitacre purchased the flag and flag pole.
LIFESTYLE
June 13, 2013
Name: Alicia Drumgoole writing under the pen name Agnes Jayne Age : 35 City in which you reside: Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Day job: English instructor at Hagerstown Community College Book title: “The Problem with Power”  Genre: Paranormal Synopsis of book :  When her aunt's death brings her home to her family's estate in upstate New York, Emily VonPeer meets Nicholas Flynn, who arrives on her doorstep...
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