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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University is among those mourning the loss of local civil rights leader and Shepherd University Hall of Famer James Taylor, who passed away September 7th. He graduated from Page-Jackson High School then enlisted in the US Navy and served in the Korean War according to his obituary in the Journal. After […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: September 17, 2021, 12:44 pm
WINCHESTER, Va., — Valley Health officials say 97 percent of its staff has either received the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved exemption. The deadline was September 7th for employees to comply or face termination. Mark Nantz, President and CEO of Valley Health says he’s “extremely proud”of what he calls his team members’ “commitment to the […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: September 14, 2021, 12:02 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Former Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty has passed away. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement Monday morning. As he was campaigning for the 16th District Senate seat in 2020, he spoke to the Panhandle News Network about his history of public service: “I have a forty year history of […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: September 13, 2021, 3:40 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. There are 143 more COVID-19 cases in Berkeley County than there were a week ago. Those numbers from the Saturday report of the state DHHR, which indicated 1,455 active cases in Berkeley County. In Jefferson County, 555 cases represent 118 more cases over a seven day period. In Morgan County, there are 147 […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: September 13, 2021, 9:38 am
The Frederick County, Maryland Health Department is cautioning residents they may have come in contact with a rabid cat. On Friday, September 3, 2021, Frederick County Animal Control (FCAC) collected a cat from the Brunswick Family Campground in Brunswick, Maryland, after reports of multiple people getting bitten or scratched. The cat was in quarantine at […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: September 9, 2021, 2:16 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — It was a false report. That’s what the Charles Town Police Department is saying about a July 31st report of an armed robbery that supposedly took place in the area of South George Street and West Academy Street. 56-year-old Donald Wayne Fultz of Charles Town told police a man displayed a […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: September 2, 2021, 6:12 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — For a second year, the Apple Butter Festival in Morgan County will be canceled. The Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce expressed their ‘great disappointment’ in making the announcement . The post said plans to hold the festival were moving forward until early last week but after consulting with regional hospitals […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: September 1, 2021, 11:20 am
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – A drug dealer stopped by with a delivery at the same time law enforcement was executing a search warrant last week in Morgan County. Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer said it was a combined effort by sheriff’s departments out of Berkeley and Morgan Counties along with the Eastern Panhandle Drug & […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: August 30, 2021, 3:17 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — “Mountaineer Pride, Worldwide” is the motto of the West Virginia Air National Guard. We now have confirmation the local 167th Airlift Wing has been involved in evacuation efforts in Afghanistan. The Director of the Air National Guard shared a picture of A West Virginia Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster lll, crewed by […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: August 26, 2021, 11:08 am
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Morgan County West Virginia Animal Control says they’ve received a call regarding two dogs attacking livestock on Freedom Lane in Hedgesville, WV. They have been unable to locate the dogs as of a post Wednesday. The are described as “lighter colored” potentially husky or German Shepherd-type dogs. They are checking with […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: August 25, 2021, 5:04 pm