| May 8, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Berkeley Heights Elementary School third-grader Cyrile Ngassa Ngakam told West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Wednesday that he wanted Tomblin’s job.
“I asked him if he was going to be a lawyer. He said, ‘No, governor,’”...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:13 PM
State Democratic and Republican lawmakers Friday at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce legislative wrap-up summit appeared to share an equal amount of enthusiasm for the State Legislature’s passage of the municipal home rule bill...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:45 PM
Retiring Berkeley County Magistrates Joan V. Bragg and Sandra L. Miller will tell you the job is far from glamorous, but after serving together on the bench for 20 years, neither can’t entirely give it up. At least not yet.
Bragg, 65, and Miller,...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Volunteer fire departments and a Morgantown-area development project have won a second shot at needed funding from the West Virginia Legislature.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin convened a special session Wednesday for those proposals and others that stalled...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Magistrates and court staff in West Virginia’s smaller counties will see gradual salary increases eventually totaling $737,000 annually after the Legislature successfully revisited a topic Thursday that stalled during the just-completed regular...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:56 PM
All six Eastern Panhandle Republican members of the West Virginia House of Delegates voted against a bill that requires central office administrators to substitute for absent teachers three days a year.
Senate Bill 80 was sent Tuesday to Gov. Earl Ray...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 4:16 PM
A bill that would provide support for the operation of MARC commuter train service in the Eastern Panhandle passed Saturday by a 98-1 vote in the House of Delegates on the last day of the West Virginia Legislature’s 60-day session.
The state Senate...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 12:23 PM
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A sheriff known for cracking down on the drug trade in southern West Virginia's coalfields was fatally shot Wednesday in the spot where he usually parked his car for lunch, a state official said, and a suspect was in...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin was in Martinsburg Thursday to take part in a bill-signing ceremony for substance abuse legislation.
Tomblin said he also intends to fill the 23rd Judicial Circuit vacancy created by Judge Gina M. Groh’s appointment to the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:56 PM
The Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Board in a meeting Tuesday voted to accept a contractor’s $2.1 million bid to build the South Berkeley Recreation Center.
The project was awarded to W. Harley Miller Contractors Inc., of Martinsburg, which...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Musselman High School Student Council President Beth Whytsell has a plan to avoid the urge to send text messages on her cellphone while driving.
“I’m going to leave my phone in my purse behind the seat so there is no temptation to text...