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2 dead in I-81 pileup


MARTINSBURG — At least 2 people are dead and a dozen others injured in car crashes that occurred during a whiteout on Interstate 81 this morning. Northbound lanes on I-81 are expected to be closed until late this afternoon. Northbound traffic is being re-directed onto Route 11, which parallels the interstate. Traffic was reported backed […]

3-21-14 Commission to set budget

Budget matters big and small will be at the forefront for Tuesday’s meeting of the Hampshire County Commission.  The commissioenrs will set the county budget for the year and will also hold discussions on animal control and funding the PRO officer at Hampshire High. Here’s the complete agenda: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Hampshire County Commission […]

Slanesville man found guilty of selling heroin


ROMNEY — A confidential informant’s use of a hidden video camera during a controlled buy was instrumental in leading to the conviction of a local heroin dealer yesterday in Hampshire County Circuit Court. A 12-member jury found Robert G. Ford, 43, of Slanesville, guilty of 1 count of delivery of a controlled substance — heroin […]

3-19-14 Water problem postpones donkey game

SUNRISE SUMMIT — The water problems that sent Hampshire County students home early today claimed another victim, the annual donkey basketball game. The game, scheduled for 7:30 tonight, has been postponed until April 29.  It’s a fund-raiser for the HHS cross country teams. Tickets will be available at Romney and Augusta Elementary schools, as well […]

UPDATE: Water running to schools


SUNRISE SUMMIT — Water problems that led to all Hampshire County schools being dismissed 3 hours early today have been resolved at least temporarily. “We’re pumping better than we had been,” said Jim Hoffman, general manager of Central Hampshire Public Service District at 2:15 pm. Wednesday. He said conditions as they now stand will allow Hampshire […]

3-14-14 Would you help with a community garden?

The Romney community will be exploring the idea of starting a local community garden by holding a community meeting on Tuesday, March 18, 6 p.m., at the Hampshire County Public Library, 153 W. Main St., Romney, sponsored by Sustainable Potomac Highlands. Community Gardens are not a recent phenomenon, they were first organized in this country […]

Chamber installs officers

Magistrate Ron DiCiolla swears in Chamber of Commerce President Steve Bommarito, as (from left) Treasurer Rodney Matheny, Secretary Sheila Keister and directors Patty Anderson, Cat Haines and Sandra Hunt look on.

SUNRISE SUMMIT — The Hampshire County Chamber of Commerce wrapped up one year and kicked off another at its annual banquet Thursday night at the South Branch Inn. Jonathan Bellingham of Capon Springs and Farm talked about his family’s resort, tucked into the southeast corner of the county. Officers were installed and sworn in by […]

State Board OKs WVSDB child care plan


CHARLESTON — The State Board of Education has OK’d a plan that could displace the 35 child care workers at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. But the approval Wednesday came only after Hampshire County legislators state Sen. Donald H. Cookman and Delegate Ruth Rowan argued strongly that current employees be given […]

Trojans bow out in 1st round


CHARLESTON — For a moment, it looked like underdog Hampshire was going to make a game of it against top-seeded, undefeated Parkersburg South in their first-round game at the Class AAA state basketball tournament. The Trojans had just scored to close the gap to 3 points, 14-11, against the Patriots early in the 2nd quarter. […]

Hampshire draws top Patriots in 1st round

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CHARLESTON – Hampshire High’s girls have drawn the toughest lot in the state tournament. The Trojans will pit their 12-11 record against undefeated Parkersburg South in the first round of the Class AAA basketball tournament next week. The game is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center. Parkersburg South’s Patriots were awarded the top […]

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