Stoplights back on in Romney

Lights go out

ROMNEY — When a transformer in Romney exploded at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night, it sent a shock-wave that shattered the windshields of nearby vehicles and shorted out the electricity in parts of town for nearly 2 hours. Although Romney’s homes did return to power that night, the stoplights at the corner of U.S. […]

Romney volunteers ‘Make it Shine’

Three socially conscious volunteers move bags of trash from the walking trail near School Stream Stream on Friday.

ROMNEY— Armed with a 7-member crew of socially conscious kids and some helpful, town-minded volunteers, Romney council members Holly Cowie and Duncan Hott took to the walking trail near School Street Stream on Friday morning as part of the “Make it Shine Community Cleanup” initiative. The crew removed dozens of bags of trash from the […]

Library hosts student art display

Library wall

ROMNEY — Artwork, ranging from brightly colored abstract paintings to cartoon replications of Disney characters, created by Hampshire County students is currently on display at the library in Romney. A reception on the 2nd floor at the library is set for 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday.

Romney fire company gives ‘buon giorno’ to students

@italian exchange kids

ROMNEY — Visiting Hampshire County all the way from Mezzolombardo, Italy, 6 students in the school system’s Italian Exchange took a tour of Romney Volunteer Fire Department on Monday. The 6 — or “sei” in Italian, if you please — are spending 11 – “undici” – days locally to get a taste of American life. […]

Highland Arts presents Sweet Potatoe Pie

Sweet Potato Pie 4[6]

Not your everyday bluegrass group, Sweet Potato Pie was formed in January of 2000, with Sonya Stead, Penny Oman, and Angela Murphy.

Ken Hechler speaks at Potomac State

The Honorable Ken Hechler, center, was a recent guest speaker at Potomac State College of WVU, sharing his life experiences with the campus community. Pictured from left to right are Rachel Carder, Short Gap; Thomas Royce, Keyser; Paul McKenzie, Ridgeley; Stephanie Mace, Fort Ashby; Hechler; PSC history instructor Cassandra Pritts; Elizabeth Bell, Terra Alta; and Lauren Rosedale, Keyser.

The Honorable Ken Hechler, Ph.D., currently the longest-living former member of United States Congress, was recently a guest speaker at Potomac State College of West Virginia University.

GFWC dances for fitness

Expressions Dance Studio presents a Zumba fitness routine.

The March GFWC of Romney meeting took place at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church.

Peace from the Panhandle to Afghanistan

A 167th Airlift Wing crew transported the first documented Peace Pole in Afghanistan from Martinsburg to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, on a C-5 Galaxy in January.

A 167th Airlift Wing crew transported the first documented Peace Pole in Afghanistan from Martinsburg, W.Va., to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, on a C-5 Galaxy in January. Weighing in at only 10 pounds, the pole carries a heavy burden nearly 7,000 miles across the world. A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument that displays the […]

Happy 21st

HCAC party

The Hampshire County Arts Council celebrated its 21st birthday at its annual meeting Saturday, held in the Bottling Works. Phineas Rolls entertained with some old-school rock music, members feasted on barbecue and a live auction was held.

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 […]

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