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CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The City of Charles Town has announced a second round of funding through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The City application, along with a schedule and instructions, will be available beginning December 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM. Interested applicants may access the application through one of the following two […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 29, 2022, 11:49 am
HAGERSTOWN, MD — Washington County government was on the receiving end of a cyber attack. County officials announced that on November 24, 2022, Washington County became aware of a cybersecurity incident that resulted in disruption to certain computer systems, the County’s website, and certain County services. An announcement Sunday said “We continue working to restore […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 28, 2022, 4:34 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A staff member at Berkeley Heights Elementary has been arrested following an allegation that prompted mandatory reporting. On November 23rd, Berkeley County Schools released the statement from Principal Melissa Golliday which did not identify the staff member or give details about the allegation. “Today, I learned of the arrest of the staff […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 28, 2022, 3:29 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Officers from both the Martinsburg Police Department and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office were shot at by a driver they were trying to stop after the vehicle reached speeds of 90 miles an hour on I-81 near Martinsburg. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office tells the Panhandle News Network they were alerted to […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 28, 2022, 11:46 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — In a message to students and families ahead of the Thanksgiving break, Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Ron Stephens offered a message of gratitude for the community at large for supporting the school system as well as dedicated employees. Stephens also referred to the social media threat levied at Hedgesville High School Thursday. […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 18, 2022, 12:20 pm
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. — Places of Worship have been the focus of a recently wrapped up “Faith Based Security Summit” in West Virginia. The last stop was at Independent Bible Church near Hedgesville.  The goal is enhancing security at churches and other houses of worship and understanding resources (and grants) available from the state Department of Homeland […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 17, 2022, 5:57 pm
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. — Berkeley County Schools issued a statement regarding a threat this morning at Hedgesville High School — ” A Snapchat threat was shared with Principal Lyons who immediately contacted law enforcement. They have identified those responsible, but the investigation continues. We do encourage parents/caregivers to have important conversations with students about the appropriate […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 17, 2022, 2:02 pm
Martinsburg, W.Va – It’s never a bad look when 3 of the remaining 8 teams hail from the same conference (and in fact, are within 12 miles of each other).   Not to mention all 3 ball clubs enter week #2 of the playoffs with realistic expectations of moving on. Let’s take a peek at […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: November 17, 2022, 12:50 pm
BURLINGTON, W.Va. – There will be a new traffic pattern beginning on Thursday, November 17, 2022, on WV 51, Middleway Pike, at the Middleway Bridge near the Jefferson County/Berkeley line. The new traffic pattern will place the traveling public on the temporary bridge while the old bridge is being demolished. A new speed limit will […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 16, 2022, 12:23 pm
One week after the most recent election, Congressman Alex Mooney announced a long-anticipated 2024 run for U.S. Senate today on MetroNews “Talkline.” “It’s been talked about a lot, but I’m going to announce. I’m announcing it right now that I’m running for the U.S. Senate,” said Mooney, a Republican. “I’m all in.” That means the […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 15, 2022, 4:42 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer was part of the West Virginia Sheriff’s Association meeting at Cacapon Resort State Park this week and talked about some of the issues plaguing sheriffs departments statewide: Former Boone County Sheriff Rodney Miller – Executive Director of the West Virginia Sheriff’s Association talked about their meeting […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 15, 2022, 12:07 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Berkeley Springs-Morgan Co Chamber of Commerce has hired two interim staff members. Jules Happy Rone will be taking over as interim Executive Director, and Hayley Andrews will be the interim Executive Administrator. The two started their new roles Monday. Andrews will greet visitors and answer questions, while Rone will attend […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 14, 2022, 6:13 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Fresh off of Tuesday’s election day, state lawmakers begin three days of interim committee meetings Sunday afternoon at Cacapon Resort State Park near Berkeley Springs. The ‘on location’ interim meetings marks the second time this year members of the House of Delegates and state Senate have held monthly meetings away from […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 14, 2022, 12:16 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The iconic Doughboy monument commemorating local heroes from World War I used to stand on King Street in Martinsburg. It had to be moved when the federal government planned to dispose of the federal building after advertising it for public sale. Community members mothballed it in 2020 and gathered funds to refurbish […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 11, 2022, 1:00 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Make plans to attend this year’s Veterans Parade in Martinsburg. That’s Dave Ranck, President of the Four State Community Veterans Engagement Board. He sat down with the Panhandle News Network recently to talk about the parade. Alongside him was Bill Siebe /SEE-bee/ president of the Crusader 1095 motorcycle club: Siebe says it’s […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 11, 2022, 12:56 pm
By Luke Wiggs, Panhandle News Network Sports   Martinsburg, W.Va– As the playoffs approach, it becomes an opportunity to look into the future as teams are poised to make deep postseason runs. But, it also gives us a chance to reflect on the proud playoff history, or recent budding history, of playoff teams. EPAC teams […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: November 10, 2022, 3:42 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — In a second try at a sentencing hearing, a federal judge sentenced a a couple accused of attempting to sell the secrets of America’s nuclear submarine fleet to about 20 years in prison each. Jonathan Toebbe, 44, of Annapolis, was sentenced Wednesday to 19 years and 4 months of incarceration and fined […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 10, 2022, 12:27 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — There’s a chance to put your paper recycling to work doing good in the community. Berkeley Community Pride is holding a paper drive this Saturday for clean paper and cardboard from 8:00 A.M. until noon at Quad Graphics in Martinsburg. Here’s Spokesperson Jim Klein: The event is set for Saturday from 8 […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 10, 2022, 12:21 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Here’s a rundown of winners from county-specific races in this year’s General Election in the Eastern Panhandle: Morgan County Clerk Kim Nickles ( R) UNOPPOSED Morgan County Commission Bill Clark ( R) UNOPPOSED Morgan County Circuit Clerk Melanie Shambaugh ( R) Berkeley County Clerk Tony Petrucci (R) Berkeley County Council Hedgesville District […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 9, 2022, 12:51 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County Voters have greenlighted the school bond. 63 Percent of voters in Tuesday’s General Election approved the issue. The proposed school bond of $124,490,000 is set to fund new construction, renovations, and additions as well as major repairs, replacements, updates, improvements and/or enhancements of current facilities that cannot be financed through an […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 9, 2022, 12:46 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Voters in Martinsburg have approved the police levy by a margin of 62 percent. Martinsburg Police Chief George Swartwood talked about the levy on a recent episode of Panhandle Live: Those nine officers make up about a fifth of the police force in the city. The renewal of the Police Levy will […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 9, 2022, 12:45 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Election Day in West Virginia brings two congressional races, four constitutional amendments, 17 Senate district races and 100 House of Delegates races. When: General Election polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Find your polling place online https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/GoVoteWV.aspx Early, in-person voting started Oct. 26 and wrapped up this past Saturday. West […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 8, 2022, 3:42 pm
By Luke Wiggs, Panhandle News Network Sports Martinsburg, W.Va – For 4 of the 6 teams in the EPAC Conference, their season has been guaranteed to extend by a single game. Panhandle teams combined for a 33-27 record proving that this part of the state has as much to do with the AAA football scene […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: November 8, 2022, 12:29 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The City of Martinsburg is reminding residents and businesses bagged leaves may be placed curbside for pickup with regular garbage collection. Leaves should not be placed in the right of way or raked or blown into streets or sidewalks. “Leaves may cause the storm drains to be clogged as well as create […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 7, 2022, 1:54 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Berkeley County Fire is now recognized as the first career county fire department in West Virginia. The department was notified of the official change in status on Oct. 14 by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office after the county met a number of requirements for paid fire departments in the state.’The […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 2, 2022, 4:27 pm
By Luke Wiggs, Panhandle News Network Sports   Martinsburg-W.Va- This is it. The final week of the West Virginia High school football season, though for many teams their “playoffs” started weeks ago. The final WVSSAC playoff rankings have been revealed meaning now we can get the clearest picture of where teams will be in the […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: November 2, 2022, 10:58 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County has released $350,000 in American Rescue Protection Act (ARPA) funding for the development of Spring Mills Community Park, a 10-acre recreation site under development in northern Berkeley County. The allocation of federal funds to the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Board was previously approved by the Berkeley County Council. ARPA […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 1, 2022, 4:34 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Berkeley Springs/Morgan County Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that Executive Director Colin Graham will be stepping down, effective November 7th. The announcement said the Board of Directors is currently working on a plan for an interim solution. “All events will continue as planned, so please watch your email for all […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: October 28, 2022, 4:16 pm
By Jordan Nicewarner, Panhandle News Network Sports SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – It has been announced that Shepherd quarterback Tyson Bagent, alongside lineman Joey Fisher, has been invited to the 2023 Hula Bowl All-Star Game in Orlando, Fl. The senior quarterback has garnered plenty of attention after his 2021 Harlon Hill Award-winning season, currently leading a #3 ranked […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: October 28, 2022, 3:25 pm
CHARLESTON, WV — Construction began recently in Berkeley Springs on a new, full-service Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) regional office that will bring additional and much needed driver’s licensing and vehicle services to the citizens of the Eastern Panhandle. The new office is expected to open in the spring of 2023. “We know how busy […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: October 28, 2022, 12:33 pm