O, little town of revelry

Christmas in Romney will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday all throughout the town.

• Breakfast with Santa will start the day off from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Romney Fire Hall. Kids 2 and under eat for free, 3 to 10 year olds pay $5, and everyone 11 and up pays $10 for breakfast.

• Gingerbread house decorating will also be held at the fire hall, downstairs while breakfast is upstairs. The event will go from 9 a.m. to around 11 a.m. or whenever supplies last and the Hampshire County Public Library, which hosts the event, has 311 graham cracker houses ready to be decorated.

• The Romney Christmas Parade will anchor the day at noon along birch lane from the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind Campus to School Street. Currently there are over 60 units signed up.

• FNB Bank’s 78th annual Children’s Christmas Party will follow the parade at the bank from 1 to 3 p.m. Giveaways include fruit, candy, hats, gloves, and typically toys and raffle opportunities.

•  Christmas caroling is new addition to Christmas in Romney and Honey Bee Music’s Community Choir will be at the Hampshire Co-op on Marsham Street at 2:30 p.m. and at Anderson’s Corner on Main Street at 3:15 p.m. Community members are invited to come listen or sing along.

• Pancakes and Pajamas, American Legion Post 91’s annual event, is closing out the day with a party that last year featured crafts, music, and food among other things. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the legion, upstairs, on 154 E. Main Street.

The event is free to attend, but Legion members are asking for school supply donations and other goods teachers can use. This year donations will go to Springfield-Green Spring Elementary. A professional photographer will also be on site for family photos with Santa for $10 a piece.

Also on Saturday: The Backwoods Ruritan Club is holding a toy drive to support the club and Marine Corps Reserve’s ‘Toys for Tots’ campaign. The Drive will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Ruritan club building in Yellow Spring. Everyone is invited to bring a toy or donation for the program.

Check out our complete community calendar at any time.


Rollover claims a life

SHORT GAP — An Augusta man lost his life in a rollover accident on Route 28 Thursday morning.

Joe Jackson, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene where his south-bound 2003 Nissan Altima ran off the road around 5:30 a.m.

Mineral County Deputy N.K. Wilson is investigating.

Winter by-pass: Forecasters say the major storm tracking across the southern U.S. will stay south of this area. Southern Virginia and the Carolinas are in its path for Sunday and Monday.

Also: Federal funds totaling $20 for the Route 522 bypass around Berkeley Springs and $20 million for Corridor H construction between Kerens and Parsons were announced Thursday. Gov. Jim Justice, Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin and Congress Alex Mooney all rushed to issue press releases claiming credit for securing the money... It's Pearl Harbor Day.

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Vikings vex Trojans 56-54

On Tuesday evening in Petersburg, the Hampshire boys basketball squad started the 2018-19 campaign with a narrow 2 point loss against the Vikings. Trailing by 10 points heading into the final quarter of play, Hampshire’s full court press forced a plethora of Petersburg turnovers, however the Vikings were able to hold on for a narrow 2 point victory. Next up for Hampshire (0-1) is a road game vs. Musselman on December 11.

Also: The HHS wrestling team makes their season debut in the Kiwanis Tournament held at Keyser High School this Saturday. Weigh-in is at 9 a.m. and the tournament begins at 10 a.m.

Also: The Hampshire girls basketball team (2-1) is back in action tonight on Sunrise Summit against Spring Mills. The varsity game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. 


Structural issues with Hampshire’s schools

We’ll take a school-by-school look at some of the facilities’ issues raised in last week’s Board meeting.

We’ll also cover:

• Romney Mayor Beverly Keadle receiving an award

• The biggest weather moments in Hampshire’s history

• Opening week for Hampshire boys basketball, and more from the Trojans’ winter sports scene.

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

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