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CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The 28th annual Jefferson County WV African American Cultural and Heritage Festival promises youth activities, fellowship, great entertainment, and some regional history, according to spokesman Kenny Hosby.  “Knowing history is important, especially in these times.  I think knowing other culture’s history is a unifying factor in any community.  We all live […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: August 18, 2022, 12:46 pm
By Luke Wiggs, Panhandle News Network Sports   Martinsburg, W.Va- It was a tale of 2 different seasons last year for the Spring Mills boys soccer team, the Cardinals lost just a single game through their first 12 matches but lost their final 2 contests of the year. They were eliminated from postseason play on […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: August 18, 2022, 10:39 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — There were not enough bus drivers for Berkeley County school routes last year. Executive Director of General Education Transportation Services for Berkeley County Schools Eric Keesecker talked about their efforts to keep the routes going. “236 full time bus routes – that’s how many we run every day. It was a challenge […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: August 17, 2022, 4:16 pm
By Jordan Nicewarner, Panhandle News Network Sports SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – The Shepherd Rams football team has been ranked sixth in the 2022 American Football Coaches Association Preseason Division II Coaches Poll. This comes not long after the Rams were tapped to finish first in the PSAC back on August fourth. This most recent ranking continues to […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: August 16, 2022, 11:05 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A topic of hot discussion at Monday night’s Berkeley Board of Education meeting was the High School Supplemental Reading List. Board Member Melissa Power admonished the board to not take their duty lightly: The Board approved the list. The board also approved the amount for November’s bond vote. In other news, Board […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: August 16, 2022, 10:54 am
By Luke Wiggs, Panhandle News Network Sports MARTINSBURG, W. Va –  The 2021 campaign was fruitful for the Spring Mills girls soccer team. They posted a record of 13-3-3 and made a deep postseason run. The calendar flipping to 2022 presents new challenges to the Cardinals but first-year head coach Haley McDonald seems full of […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: August 16, 2022, 10:00 am
MARTINSBURG. W.Va. — The Entsorga Waste-to-Fuel plant in Martinsburg has been idle since April. But it hasn’t been empty: That’s Clint Hogbin, Chair of the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority. He said after the fire, stakeholders met along with Department of Environmental Protection representatives: Among those on scene was Darren Gruendel, President of Gold Medal […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: August 15, 2022, 5:01 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Morgan County Schools has released its Orientation schedule. Teachers and staff will be back in this Monday, August 15. The first day for students is Tuesday, August 23. Back to School Nights/Orientations: August 16 Warm Springs Middle 5:00-7:00 p.m. – 6th Grade Orientation August 17 Warm Springs Middle 5:00-7:00 p.m. – 7th […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: August 12, 2022, 2:57 pm
By Luke Wiggs, Panhandle News Network Sports   Hedgesville, W.Va. – Allison Janney began her Hedgesville girls soccer head coaching career with a bang in 2019, winning 18 games and finishing as the state runner-up.   After 14 seniors departed that 2019 squad a step rebuild began. The Eagles won just a single game in […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: August 12, 2022, 10:00 am
HAGERSTOWN, MD — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a telephone scam where unknown subjects are calling members of the public acting as if they are Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. One of the names being used is Lt. Peters, there is no such employee at the Sheriff’s Office. […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: August 8, 2022, 12:49 pm
WINCHESTER, VA — The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several pick-pocketing incidents at Costco in Winchester. A release from the department has a picture of the person they believe to be responsible. The sheriff’s office reports the incidents have occurred over several days and that after obtaining a wallet the suspect has reportedly been […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: August 8, 2022, 10:59 am
By Jordan Nicewarner, Panhandle News Network Sports MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – The Shepherd Rams Football team is coming off the back of one of the most successful seasons in program history. Finishing the season with a record of 13-2(6-1 in the PSAC), making it to the NCAA Division 2 National Semi-Final, and starting quarterback Tyson Bagent took […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: August 5, 2022, 11:17 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va.  —  State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has taken another step in an attempt for an appeals court to allow the state’s new Hope Scholarship program to continue. Morrisey’s has filed a motion with the state Supreme Court asking justices to issue a stay of last month’s ruling by Kanawha County Circuuit Judge Joanna […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: August 4, 2022, 5:25 pm
By Luke Wiggs, Panhandle News Network Sports Martinsburg ranked 1st in the Panhandle News Network Sports EPAC Preseason Media Poll 2022 #wvprepfb pic.twitter.com/Mz25EZVesi — Panhandle News Network: WEPM & WCST (@EPNewsNetwork) August 3, 2022 **click on highlighted names for full previews**   MARTINSBURG, W.Va. –  Coming to the Panhandle I wasn’t sure what I should […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: August 3, 2022, 4:29 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va.– Three Headliners will grace the stage tonight at the Berkeley County Youth Fair. It’s one of the way’s they’re commemorating the fair’s 75th anniversary, according to Fair Board President Dawn Pingley; WEDNESDAY’S FAIR SCHEDULE: 08:00 am Beef Show 08:00 am Horse Show 10:00 am Judging of poultry in pens 12:00 pm Indoor Exhibits […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: August 3, 2022, 11:41 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Back-to-school shoppers can save some cash this weekend in both West Virginia and Virginia. That’s because beginning Friday, the state sales tax in both states will be suspended for the weekend on specific items. In Virginia, it’s a three-day event that saves Virginians money on school supplies, clothing and footwear. In addition, […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: August 2, 2022, 2:47 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A state senator from the Eastern Panhandle is not impressed with the recently concluded special session. 16th District Senator Hannah Geffert (R – Berkeley) released a statement over the weekend after lawmakers went home with no action on either tax cuts or abortion. In her statement, Geffert said, “the Governor and the […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: August 1, 2022, 11:10 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There are 10 finalists for the 2023 West Virginia School Service Personnel of the Year, including three from the Eastern Panhandle. The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) announced the finalists on Monday which represent counties around the state. Finalists include: Susan Clark, Receptionist at Warm Springs Middle School, Morgan County Wendy […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: July 29, 2022, 4:54 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a representative from his office will meet with Eastern Panhandle residents in August to discuss consumer-related issues and answer any potential questions. “These public events are a great way for consumers to talk one-on-one with our consumer representatives,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Residents can easily get […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: July 29, 2022, 4:39 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported Thursday 3,351 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 20 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,149 deaths attributed to COVID-19. The latest deaths include four from Berkeley County, two women, ages 62 and 92 and two […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: July 28, 2022, 3:40 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office  says a speeding motorist endangered as many as ten lives as he reached speeds of more than 115 miles an hour on I-81 Sunday. Deputy D.J. Dorsey says he was patrolling I-81 South near mile marker 13 when a call came to dispatch reporting a reckless driver north […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: July 27, 2022, 12:15 pm
HAGERSTOWN, MD – A little boy is dead in Washington County and two people, including his mother, are being held without bond charged in his abuse and death. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department tells the Panhandle News Network they were dispatched to a home at 11877 White Pine Drive where they found EMS attempting life-saving […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: July 27, 2022, 10:54 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Multiple area fire crews worked over a three day period to put a fire out in the Entsorga West Virginia plant in Martinsburg. According to a post from the Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department, The fire at 119 Recovery Way was in the ‘pit,’ or the area that contained garbage that had […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: July 25, 2022, 3:12 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The City of Martinsburg has opened applications for the annual Special Urban Deer Hunt. The Season runs from 9/5/2022-12/31/2022 and 1/9/2023-1/31/2023 Applications to hunt on City property are due no later than August 26 at 5 PM, after which hunters will be selected by lottery. There are no deadlines for tract registration […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: July 25, 2022, 12:22 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va — During the General Election this fall, voters in West Virginia will consider four separate and distinct amendments to the state’s Constitution. Earlier this year, the West Virginia legislature passed resolutions asking voters to consider each proposal. The legislature agreed to place the proposed amendments on the General Election ballot. WV Secretary of […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: July 25, 2022, 12:16 pm
By Jordan Nicewarner, Panhandle News Network Sports   SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – On a hot Wednesday afternoon, the Shepherd Football coaching staff and players welcomed more than 130 high school student-athletes to Ram Stadium for the annual Shepherd Football Prospect Camp. The @SURamsFootball Prospect camp is underway at Ram Stadium. High School players from across the Tri-State […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: July 21, 2022, 1:37 am
By Luke Wiggs, Panhandle News Network Sports MARTINSBURG, W.Va– Jefferson’s run in the West Virginia Little League state tournament was cut short by a 4-2 loss to Hurricane in Oatesdale Park on Wednesday. Tyler Henderson cleared the fence with 20+ feet to spare in the top of the 3rd for a 3-run Homer to break […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: July 21, 2022, 12:23 am
By Jordan Nicewarner, Panhandle News Network   MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Wayne Riser has been named the new athletic director for Spring Mills High School. Most will remember Mr. Riser as Coach Riser. Riser was the manager of the Shepherd Rams baseball team for 18 years. In those 18 years, he became Shepherd’s all-time winning coach in […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: July 20, 2022, 11:32 am
By Luke Wiggs, Panhandle News Network Sports MARTINSBURG, W.Va – Jefferson defeated Ona-Milton 5-0 Tuesday night to advance to the final 4 teams in the West Virginia State Little League Tournament. The spotlight was stolen by pitcher Andy Roberts who threw 5.1 innings striking out 9, allowing no runs, 1 hit, and walk each. “That […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: July 20, 2022, 2:41 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — It’s been an eventful year so far for the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority as it worked to clean up roadways and streams: Chair Clint Hogbin, who says collections are running about the same as last year for stream cleanup. As far as roadside pick-up efforts, the numbers are lower. In other […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: July 18, 2022, 3:34 pm