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An exhibit of traditional paintings in acrylic by Stephanie Fulcher will be on display until Nov. 1 at the downtown branch of The Bank of Romney as part of Hampshire County Arts Council’s Art in Public Places program. o

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Everyone wants his/her voice to be heard – especially in matters that have a direct impact on his/her daily lives and their budgets.  When the Public Service Commission is considering the various aspects of a case that will affect the general public, we want to hear what you have to say.

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ROMNEY — Hampshire County will set new precinct boundaries soon as part of the redistricting process following the 2020 Census. Several voters requested changes in current boundaries at last week’s evening meeting of the Hampshire County Commission. 

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A packing shed fire mid-afternoon last Thursday drew crews from Slanesville, Levels, Springfield Valley, Romney, Augusta, Capon Bridge, Paw Paw, Great Cacapon, Fort Ashby and Burlington to the structure off French’s Station Road in Levels.o 

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This morning, the Hampshire County Health Department announced 3 more Covid related deaths. The deceased include an 81-year-old man from Romney, a 64-year-old man from Bloomery, and a 57-year-old man from Augusta. All 3 men were hospitalized at the time of their deaths. This brings the Hampshire County total to 47 Covid-19 related deaths. As of today, there are 7 new cases, 75 active cases, 8 hospitalizations, 47 deaths and 2,986 positive confirmed cases.

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The West Virginia Department of Agriculture has announced the invasive pest known as the spotted lanternfly has been confirmed in Hampshire County. The spotted lanternfly has been reported and confirmed in High View and Capon Bridge. The WVDA is asking residents to kill the bug when possible, stating "If you see em'; squash em'!" If you see this pesky bug in Hampshire County please report sightings to the WVDA at bugbusters@wvda.us