From left, Scott Arthur Curtis, Pam Curtis, Bob Curtis, Ross Curtis, waitress Rachel Wilson, Marilyn Schoon and Bill Wortly toast their first meal at the Peppermill restaurant in Martinsburg. After about two years of refurbishing the old house, owner Dan Dulyea and staff held a soft opening Friday evening.
See more photos on CU.journal-news.net. MARTINSBURG-Residents of Martinsburg and visitors who came to town for this weekend's Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival witnessed the coronation of Lauren Riner as Queen Pomona XXXVIII.
The Tri-County Pastoral Counseling Service will hold its fall fundraiser Nov. 4 at the Calvary United Methodist Church. Registration starts at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost will be $20 per person donation.
The October 2017 term of Grand Jury convened at the Berkeley County Judicial Center for the final day of deliberations. Over the course of three days, the October Grand Jury Term returned indictments against 87 individuals.
Beginning Jan. 1, parks in Berkeley County and the City of Martinsburg will be tobacco free, including vaporizers or electronic cigarettes. Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation board members voted unanimously at their meeting Tuesday to ban all tobacco products and vaping at all parks.
Now that William Powell has taken the oath of office as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, he is prepared to take on drug-related obstacles facing the state.
Derrick Dwayne Berry, 41, of Charles Town, was charged with three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, seven counts of sexual abuse by a parent guardian, custodian, or person in position of trust, three counts of sexual assault in the first degree, and attempted sexual assault in the first degree. Edgar B. Browne, IV, 44, of Bunker Hill, was charged with three counts of third offense driving while license revoked for DUI, two counts of DUI resulting in serious bodily injury, second offense for driving under the influence of alcohol, and possession of a controlled substance.
Daniel J. Bochicchio, of Monkton, Maryland, 60, has pled guilty to one count of acquiring fentanyl by misrepresentation, fraud, deception, and subterfuge. Bochicchio admitted to acquiring fentanyl by fraudulently entering patient information at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Lewis Alvia Avey, Jr., 57, West King Street, Martinsburg, was arraigned Tuesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Jonas William Briggs, 22, of West King Street, Martinsburg, was arraigned Tuesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charge of DUI.
As part of the Moutain State Apple Harvest Festival, the Bob Baronner Apple Trample 5K run and walk and the 38th annual Grand Feature Parade will make their way through downtown Martinsburg on Saturday, which will entail street closings and parking restrictions. Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday until the conclusion of the parade, the parade route will be closed to traffic and no parking will be allowed on the route.
Members of the Region 9 Planning and Development Council voted unanimously at their meeting Monday to oppose the consolidation of the regions. The West Virginia Department of Commerce has proposed reducing the number of regional councils from 11 to seven.
The northern half of West Virginia has a new top federal prosecutor. Having been confirmed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month, William J. Powell took the oath of office Friday to become the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia.
A Martinsburg woman was found guilty of second degree murder by a Berkeley County jury Monday, according to a press release from the office of Catie Wilkes Delligatti, Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney. Nasstashia Shasha Powell , 29, was found guilty of the June, 2014 shooting death of 22-year-old Taylor Hawkridge, also of Martinsburg, and faces a penalty of no less than 10 years nor more than 40 years of incarceration, according to the release.
A Berkeley County Jury found 29-year-old Nasstashia Powell, aka Nasstashia Van Camp, guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of 22-year-old Taylor Hawkridge. Powell had been accused of being involved in the shooting that took place outside of Hawkridge's Martinsburg-area townhome in the early morning hours of June 28, 2014.
Paul Lee Ennis, 18, of Pocono Drive, Inwood, was arraigned Friday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charge of obstructing justice. Dominique Rachelle Blowe, 30, no known address, was arraigned Friday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the felony charge of malicious wounding and the misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh administered the oath of office to Powell during a private ceremony Friday in Martinsburg, according to Stacy Bishop, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office. Powell was nominated by President Donald Trump on Aug. 3, 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate by voice vote on Oct. 3. His nomination came at the recommendation of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Morgan County Chapter 2263 will meet Oct. 17 at Cacapon State Park dining room. Fellowship and dutch treat lunch begins at noon, followed by the meeting at 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Debra McLaughlin, judge in the 23rd Judicial Circuit.
Attorneys for both the prosecution and the defense laid out their case in opening arguments in the murder trial of Nassthashia S. Powell, which began Wednesday. Powell, 29, of Martinsburg, is charged with one count of murder in the June 28, 2014, shooting death of Taylor Hawkridge, 22, who was gunned down outside her townhouse in the Towns of Willow Tree subdivision on the east side of Martinsburg.
Of course, it's probably no coincidence the two events fell on the same day, but it sends a strong message to young girls here: Aspire to be ____. We intentionally left this line here, because we'd like to imagine young readers can fill in the blank with anything their heart desires.
Michael Richard Bien-Aime, 25, of Heartwood Circle, Martinsburg, was arraigned Monday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the felony charge of forgery. Shawn Douglas Devlin, 23, of Faulkner Avenue Martinsburg, was arraigned Wednesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.