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Towpath trek and other local photos - 9/19/2017

Buy Now John Harrington of Kearneysville, W.Va., completes a bike ride on the C&0 Canal towpath at Hancock Monday by crossing over the canal onto Bern Road. Harrington and his wife Mary aim to eventually bike the full length of the canal in short sections. Kevin G. Gilbert A young deer roams the edg

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-20 12:27:00

County commission votes to recommend easement to build water tower in Clearbrook Park

Pictured is a rendering of what the new water tower in Clearbrook Park could look like. GAINESBORO - The Frederick County Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously voted Tuesday night to recommend giving Frederick Water - formerly known as the Frederick County Sanitation Authority - an easement to

WINCHESTER STAR - 2017-09-20 04:02:21

Ordinance is effective tool to combat drug issue

Since May of 2016 - when the city of Martinsburg Drug House Ordinance was adopted - the Martinsburg Police Department has successfully shut down about a dozen "drug houses" using the ordinance. It's safe to say, the ordinance has been effective in helping combat the city's drug problem - one house

JOURNAL & SUNDAY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Building community: St Joseph's to hold annual 'fun-filled family' festival

Journal file photo A pitcher is victorious after hitting the target and dunking the parish priest, Father Eric Hall, into the tank at last year's St. Joseph Community Festival. MARTINSBURG - In an effort to bring a greater presence of the church to the community, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mart

JOURNAL & SUNDAY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Design work begins on Opequon Water Supply Plan

STEPHENS CITY - Design work is officially underway on Frederick Water's Opequon Water Supply Plan and cost estimates for the project are turning out to be higher than the $20 million design-build contract the authority had approved in July. The Opequon Water Supply plan is designed to meet the autho

WINCHESTER STAR - 2017-09-20 04:02:06

Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in US

NEW YORK (AP) - A violinist who became the young face of anti-government protests in Venezuela may soon seek political asylum in the United States. Wuilly Arteaga became well-known after playing somber renditions of Venezuela's national anthem while standing amid clouds of tear gas. During one clash

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-20 04:13:25

Ford cutting North American production as demand slips

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. is cutting production at five North American assembly plants through the rest of this year as U.S. demand for new vehicles slips due to lower gas prices. Ford plans a three-week shutdown at its Cuautitlan, Mexico, plant, which makes the Fiesta subcompact, and a two-week

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-19 20:42:45

Council to Lead Purcellville Town Manager Search

After reviewing options to hire outside help to recruit the next town manager, the Town Council last week voted to use in-house resources to conduct the search. Vice Mayor Nedim Ogelman and Councilman Ryan Cool were appointed to lead the effort along with members of the town staff. A staff report id

LOUDOUNNOW.COM - 2017-09-19 15:46:37

Lincoln Memorial Vandalism: Penny allegedly used to engrave letters in pillar

A man from Central Asia is accused of using a penny to engrave letters into one of the pillars at the Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Park Police spokesperson Sgt. Anna Rose said. Nurtilek Bakirov, 21, of the Kyrgyz Republic, was charged with malicious destruction of property, which carries a fine up to 10 y

INSIDE NOVA - 2017-09-19 18:20:00

Debra MH McLaughlin sworn in as Eastern Panhandle's newest judge

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Debra MH McLaughlin was sworn in Monday as the 23rd Judicial Circuit's newest judge during a ceremony at the Morgan County Courthouse attended by her husband, their three children, her parents and nearly 100 friends and well-wishers. McLaughlin, 49, has been serving as Morg

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-19 00:45:00

Athlete Spotlight: Clarke County High School volleyball player Claudia Putman

Claudia Putman Clarke County High School 17-year-old senior Sport: Volleyball. Position: Libero Parents: Jo and John Anderson. Hometown: Round Hill Nickname: "Claud." What do you love about volleyball: I enjoy making new friendships and bonds with teammates. I just really like meeting new people fro

WINCHESTER STAR - 2017-09-19 04:30:38

Shepherd professors spearhead effort to bring humanities symposium to NCTC

Julia Sandy, associate professor of history at Shepherd University, and Keith Alexander, assistant professor of history at the school, are spearheading an effort to bring a humanities-based symposium to the National Conservation Training Center in October.Richard F. Belisle/Staff Reporter SHEPHERDST

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-17 21:15:00

Literally lousy: Parasite plagues world salmon industry

A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world. Scientists and fish farmers are working on new ways to control the lice, although so far it has been an uphill struggle. (Sept. 18) In this Thursday, July 13, 2017 photo, workers position their boats at a Cooke Aquaculture sa

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-18 14:24:26

Brown VII eager to face challenges as candidate

The nickname "seven" is a remnant from Samuel Brown VII's days as a student at Faith Christian Academy in Martinsburg. The challenges of being a young candidate are not surprising to Brown, 20, who affirms the obstacles facing West Virginia in the future. "People are leaving the state in droves eve

JOURNAL & SUNDAY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Partnership creates computer lab, community space to serve Brunswick

Buy Now The Rev. Katie Bishop, far right, and Angel White, a Brunswick council member and board member of the New Hope Community Partnership, sit in the computer lab that will be opened to the public for training and educational purposes.Staff photo by Graham Cullen Katie Bishop can see the new comp

FREDERICK NEWS-POST - 2017-09-18 03:30:00

Martinsburg moves to allow urban deer hunting

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg City Council, after hearing from concerned residents last week, is moving to expedite consideration of an ordinance that would allow an urban deer hunt in the city. A draft of the ordinance presented to city council members on Thursday could be read for the first

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-18 20:30:00

Robbery reported at Martinsburg Sheetz

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police were called Sunday morning to the Sheetz convenience store on West King Street in Martinsburg for a robbery, according to a Berkeley County 911 supervisor. Authorities were notified of the robbery at the store at 1617 W. King St. at 4:55 a.m., the supervisor said. The Mar

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-17 23:00:00

County liquor stores face fines for sales to minors

The county liquor board fined a Frederick retailer $1,000 and suspended its license for two weeks after it admitted to selling alcohol to a minor. DJ Liquors, on West Patrick Street, will have the opportunity to pay $3,000 to "buy back" the suspension, the board decided at its Monday meeting. Freder

FREDERICK NEWS-POST - 2017-09-18 23:00:00

Suspected MS-13 members charged with murder of man found in shallow grave near Frederick

Buy Now Cpl. Dan McDowell is seen putting on a protective suit before heading to the location where human remains were found in a shallow grave in the Frederick Watershed along Gambrill Park Road in June. Cpl. Dan McDowell is seen putting on a protective suit before heading to the location where hum

FREDERICK NEWS-POST - 2017-09-19 15:19:00

Fatal single vehicle crash caused by medical emergency

One woman is dead following a crash on Sept. 18 in McLean. Fairfax County police officers say they responded to the westbound lanes of Leesburg Pike near the Dulles Toll Road around 6:15 a.m. Once on the scene, they say they located a 2014 Kia Optima. The driver, 75-year-old Shirley Lee Corum, of St

FAIRFAX TIMES - 2017-09-18 19:55:00