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  1. The art of the ninja: Man earns 10-degree black beltRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 14 | Martinsburg Journal

    By WILLIAM DEAN, The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Though it's been debunked, psychologist K. Anders Ericsson once said 10,000 hours of practice leads to mastery.


  2. Woman dies following alleged carjackingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    Family, friends and members of the community filled a Berkeley County Magistrate Court room Monday to seek justice for the death of 86-year-old Joan Staubs from injuries received Sept. 2 during an alleged carjacking.


  3. Frederick County honors Brunswick resident as hometown Rosie the RiveterRead the original story

    Sep 5, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    Frederick County community members honored 94-year-old Ruth Staples, a lifelong resident of Brunswick who did railroad work during World War II, with a bell-ringing ceremony in Baker Park on Labor Day. Staples said she is proud to have done her part, and said in recent years she's traveled and participated in many community events in Frederick County.


  4. Blue Ribbon higher ed commission asks to look at CTCsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    Despite being excluded from the original charter and proclamation, community and technical colleges could become part of the discussion being had by the new group looking at higher education reform in West Virginia. The Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education held its second meeting by conference call Friday afternoon.


  5. Jack H. MesnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    Jack was a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School and studied engineering at West Virginia University in Morgantown on an AFROTC scholarship, where he met his wife, Patsy Stevenson. They were married in 1952.


  6. City councilman, WVU professor relieved of teaching dutiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    The deputy mayor of Morgantown has been relieved of his teaching duties at West Virginia University after police were called to his home for a noncriminal matter. The Dominion Post reports Mark Brazaitis has been banned from West Virginia University's campus except for attending prescheduled meetings.


  7. Blankenship files with Supreme Court to be on ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    Don Blankenship, the former Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate primary, filed paperwork with the state's highest court to get on the November ballot as a Constitution Party member. Blankenship's attorney, Robert Bastress of Morgantown, filed a writ of mandamus with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Thursday.


  8. WVCF makes donation to endowmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    The legacy of West Virginia philanthropic leader, Susan Stevenson Landis, former executive cirector of the Beckley Area Foundation, lives on a year after her tragic passing through a memorial endowment. Most recently, leaders of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation based in Martinsburg presented a generous donation to grow the endowment created by Philanthropy West Virginia in her memory.


  9. Around the Region a " July 27Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    A lawsuit charges that a West Virginia State Police trooper choked, pepper-sprayed and beat a man with a nightstick last August. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports 20-year-old Joshua Settle says Trooper Nathan Scott Stepp used excessive force against him.


  10. County clerks receive cybersecurity training in MorgantownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    In a first-of-its-kind training event, county clerks and their staffs from all corners of West Virginia met in Morgantown Monday to learn more about what they can do to thwart hacking efforts. The 2018 Election Preparation and Training Conference at the Holiday Inn Morgantown continues this morning with a tabletop exercise for county clerk staff only.


  11. WVU holds majority on blue ribbon higher ed commissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    Out of the 14 members appointed so far to a new commission looking at higher education, about a third are connected to the West Virginia University Board of Governors. Gov. Jim Justice announced the appointment of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education Monday during a press conference.


  12. Home and Garden Briefs for July 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    The 2018 Wool Pool will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. July 26 at the Clermont Farm, in Berryville, Virginia. This farm is located at 801 East Main St., Berryville, VA 22611.


  13. Hedgesville war hero still remembered as quiet guardianRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    Beall's nephew, Brooke Francis Beall, the son of one his two brothers, as a young boy recalls both his uncle and his own father being somewhat reserved about their military service. "In those days, there wasn't that touchy-feely stuff.


  14. Berkeley County overdoses continue to declineRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    Drug overdose deaths in Berkeley County continue to decline with the county reporting a 42 percent drop in deaths for the first four months of 2018 compared to the same period last year, according to county figures released Thursday. There have been 14 drug overdose deaths in the first quarter this year, compared to 24 deaths for the same period in 2017, according to Berkeley County Recovery Resource Center Director Kevin Knowles, who provided updated statistics to the Berkeley County Council.


  15. Faith A. HershbergerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    Faith Ann Hershberger, 53, was born into time on March 2, 1965, and was born into eternity on May 3, 2018, in hospice care at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. Born Faith Ann Davis, she was the daughter of Robert J Davis and the late Jo Ann Davis; and stepdaughter of Peg Davis.


  16. Kerns finds balance with Yellow JacketsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    When it came to choosing a college, Spring Mills' Trenton Kerns was faced with a big decision: did he want to go to college strictly for academics or did he want to seek out a college that would let him continue his football career? After looking at a few college, Kerns found the perfect place, one that will allow him to focus on academics while still being able to play the sport he loves. Kerns recently signed his letter of intent to play football for Waynesburg University.


  17. Pride top Central in overtimeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    The last time Berkeley County Pride and Wheeling Central battled through overtime in boys lacrosse action earlier this season, the Pride came out on top. In Saturday's WVSLA Division 1 first-round playoff game, the pair yet again went to overtime, and the Pride pulled out a16-15 victory to advance to the semifinals.


  18. Service held for victims of 1927 coal mine disasterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    By JIM BISSETT, The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Henry Russell knew he was going to die, as he crouched in the damp and the smoke and the darkness.


  19. Dinner aims to connect industry with preserving nature in W.Va.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    Members and guests of The Nature Conservancy of West Virginia, along with business leaders from throughout the state, gathered Thursday in Morgantown for the Corporate Council for the Environment Annual Dinner. The event, held at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, celebrates successes, plans future projects and connects with business and industry to preserve the natural beauty of West Virginia.


  20. Painted rocks designed to help bring smiles to communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    Eastern Panhandle West Virginia ROCKS' mission is simple: Take a rock, paint it, hide it and wait for the smiles. There's not much more that goes into the new trend that the group calls "rocking" outside of posting photos and sharing happy stories to the EPWV ROCKS Facebook page and then re-hiding your found rock for others to find.


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