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Lights flashing, a Capon Bridge police car escorts last Saturday’s “Ride for the Blue” in support of the police as participants left the Capon Bridge Legion Post 137. The riders headed out Christian Church Road and down through Wardensville, Moorefield and Petersburg to Seneca Rocks, with ot…

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ROMNEY — Next Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the 1st classes at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind.

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Bret builds a visitor’s booth at nursing home

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The West Virginia University Extension Service is offering series of classes in October in partnership with the West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service.

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ROMNEY — For the 1st time, the Hampshire County Co-op is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest for folks to shake the dust off their creativity and get in the Halloween spirit.

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SLANESVILLE — A Winchester truck driver died in an accident on Route 29 North last week.

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Six new cases of COVID-19 in the last 7 days has kept Hampshire County firmly in the yellow metric for school attendance.

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Capon Springs Volunteer Fire and Rescue held its fall gun bash Saturday, avoiding violations of COVID-19 restrictions by doing it live on Facebook.

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ROMNEY — The Hampshire County Development Authority office is returning to normal operations, with board president Greg Bohrer saying at the Sept. 16 board meeting that he hopes the authority can come back as strong as the state’s comeback from the COVID-19 crisis.

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ROMNEY — Numbers of active COVID-19 cases have been rising in the county, and the health department is making plans for administering a vaccine, once available, health department director Stephanie Shoemaker told the county commission at Tuesday’s meeting.

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What is an addiction? Per Psychology Today magazine, “Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable, but the continuation of which becomes compulsive…

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Sometimes, there’s no winning for losing. When I’m in a situation like that, I procrastinate, hoping the situation will go away.

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West Virginia libraries are epicenters of social engagement, enlightenment and information in our mountain communities. Many county libraries provide more than the traditional reading services, like notary, faxing, photocopying, tax preparation, technical support and more.

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A Winchester truck driver died in an accident on Route 29 North Wednesday morning.

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Schools in 3 nearby counties report cases

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That friendly face that has doled out prescriptions for more than a quarter century needs help — and those who know her are rallying to the cause.

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CAPON BRIDGE — Another sewer system upgrade delay was announced at last Tuesday’s Capon Bridge Town Council meeting, with the call for bids pushed back to Oct. 12 in the hope the last easement agreement will be signed by then.

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The Hampshire County Community Foundation is accepting applications for a 5th round of funding from the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

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Some new twists on the age-old problem of scam calls are turning up on Hampshire County phones — both cell and landline.

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Sept. 7:  Travis Glen Staggs, 38, of Keyser was arrested for Domestic Battery and Trespassing charges.

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ROMNEY — The Romney Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants throughout town in a couple of weeks.  

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ROMNEY — In the wake of passing the school bond in June, the planning, design and construction of the new schools will be moving forward right on schedule, if not ahead of it.

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Joe Pancione’s 69-year-old tractor gets a facelift

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ROMNEY — Hampshire County Pathways, the 8-year-old nonprofit dedicated to addiction recovery, is moving to a new home.

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Over in Parkersburg is the headquarters for a bureaucracy called the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission.

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In a twist that must be encouraging to gun owners, some new programs in northeastern states have been able to sharply reduce gun murders without traditional gun control measures, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, there is concern about the seasonal flu coinciding with the pandemic.

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ROMNEY — Forty percent of the indictments handed up by the Hampshire County grand jury last week involved drugs.

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Masked fans cheer HHS’s 1st game on artificial turf

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CHARLESTON – Even with 13 new businesses opening in August, Hampshire County was only in the middle of the pack of business growth in the state.

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ROMNEY — Much of Tuesday’s County Commission meeting was spent discussing ways the county might spend $100,000 in state funds it has received to be used for COVID-19 pandemic expenses.