Delays start Monday east of CB

CAPON BRIDGE — Work will resume on the U.S. 50 bridge near Smokey Hollow Road Monday — but it will mean 1-lane traffic.

The Division of Highways says traffic will be controlled by flaggers while concrete is being placed on the new Mill Branch bridge.

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Music, music, music

Start a weekend of music after 5 this evening at the Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney. It’s free. Come to play, no matter what your level of expertise, or just listen.

Head to Capon Bridge’s River House on Saturday to hear the Galen Clark Band at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, $7 in advance. The 24-year-old is a multi-faced musician, producer and audio engineer who plays gigs around the mid-Atlantic region.

On Sunday afternoon, Pat McKnew will present a recital of “Seven Sacred Songs” at 2 p.m. in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Romney.

Also tonight: It’s project club at the Co-op form 4 to 7 and trivia night at the River House from 7 to 9.

Also on Saturday: Ukulele club plays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Co-op … Springfield Ruritans are serving up their monthly buckwheat pancake supper from 3 to 6.

Check out our complete community calendar at any time.


Four class system is approved

On Wednesday, by a vote of 7-2, the West Virginia Board of Education approved a pilot program regarding high school basketball teams being divided into four classes instead of three.

The program uses a formula to group schools. Classifications will be determined 70% by school enrollment and 30% by location and socioeconomic status.

By default this will create a larger and longer state tournament for at least the next two years, starting in the year 2020.

The pilot program adds eight teams to the state basketball tournament and an extra day for both boys’ and girls’ teams at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.

Also: The 3rd Annual Soccer Kickoff Classic will take place this weekend at Hampshire High School. Youth division games begin at 3 p.m. while older division games begin immediately following youth.  There is a $2 gate entry fee per adult, and kids are free.

All youth playing in the tournament will also receive a small goody bag as a token of appreciation.


Fair enough

Our annual guide to the 63rd Hampshire County Fair that begins July 22.

We’ll also cover:

• A look inside the summer Energy Express program

• Romney’s sidewalks hopes

• Post 91 baseball and the countdown to fall sports

Pick up a copy of the Review on Wednesday. It’s the best $1.05 you’ll spend this week.

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