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Spotted lanternfly quarantine zone expanding to more Virginia localities

With no natural enemies in the U.S., spotted lanternflies, Lycorma delicatula, can cause extensive damage to vines, crops and trees. Virginia’s Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine currently includes the city of Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Warren and Frederick. In early July, the quarantine zone will be expanded to the cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Manassas, Staunton and Waynesboro, and Albemarle, Augusta, Carroll, Page, Prince William, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Wythe counties.
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Miss West Virginia Pageant Saturday night in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Miss West Virginia Pageant is Saturday night in Martinsburg. Miss West Virginia and Miss West Virginia Outstanding Teen will be both be crowned. Reigning Miss West Virginia Jaelyn Wratchford said it’s gone fast. “You know when you win you only get 365 days but...
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Boonsboro could need more money for reservoir replacement, but that might not be a problem

BOONSBORO — As the price to replace Boonsboro's nearly 70-year-old water reservoir goes up, the town may secure more federal funding. Since being quoted a cost of $4.1 million to replace the reservoir — and securing substantial funding — the estimated cost has increased by over $2 million. At the same time, the U.S. House passing the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2022 could provide an avenue to secure an additional $5 million in funding.

Maryland State Police Identifies Troopers Who Apprehended Murder Suspect In The June 9th Washington County Shootings

SMITHSBURG, MD – Maryland State Police have identified the troopers who helped apprehend the man charged with shooting five people, including three fatally and injuring a Maryland state trooper Thursday, June 9, 2022 in Washington County. The troopers helped apprehend Joe Louis Esquivel, 23, of Hedgesville, West Virginia. He...

Renovated 1890 farmhouse and acreage close at $1.3 million

The home on almost 27 acres of farmland at 1526 Arnoldtown Road, Jefferson, is last week’s top house. Closing at $1.3 million, it listed for $1.275 million. The estate home was built in 1890 and has been renovated/restored from top to bottom with traditional and modern features, including a gourmet kitchen, the restored hardwood staircase that extends up to two upper levels, a game room/entertainment area was created on the third level complete with a dry bar, refrigerator, skylights and access to a balcony with extensive views of the property. Outside is a private oasis complete with a 10-foot deep in-ground pool, a gazebo and patio. The basement has been enlarged and improved for utilities and storage. The three-car garage also has attic storage space.

Fire Damages Home In Washington County

No injuries were reported. Fire at 12715 Allanthus Dr. (Photo from Md. State Fire Marshal’s Office) Hagerstown, Md (KM) The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of a house fire Wednesday night in Hagerstown. At around 9:45 PM, fire fighters were dispatched to 12715 Allanthus...

FCSO arrest a murder suspect

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) announced the arrest of Michael Antonio Hill. Hill is being charged with murder in the second degree in the murder of Rufus Holland. The investigation began June 21 with a health and welfare check at Holland’s Kernstown home. After arrival authorities found...

Statement on the Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court Decision

Christendom College joins with pro-life advocates across the nation today, June 24, in celebrating the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court decision which has overturned the Roe v. Wade decision in the United States. With the decision, abortion is no longer a constitutional right in the United States — an enormous victory for the rights of unborn children and for the pro-life movement that Christendom has been a part of since its founding.

Front Page from 1920: June 25th

Looking back at the history of our country and the local region, we are continuing to read copies of newspapers that have been digitalized by This continued weekly series will look at front-page news, from the roaring 20’s. Bridge Completed: Lincoln Highway at Stoufferstown. At this point in...

Alexandria Favorite Brendan the Newfie Dies at 11 1/2

Brendan the Newfie – Old Bay’s Irish Maritime Navigator 12/25/2010-5/30/2022. It is with a heavy heart that we let everyone know that sweet, Brendan the Newfie has gone over the Rainbow Bridge. He lived such a long and full life for a Newf – he was truly a legend.
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Lingo a blue-ribbon winner at Upperville

Rehoboth Beach broker Bryce Lingo recently took first place at the Upperville Horse Show in Virginia. Lingo competed in The Piedmont Foxhounds Hack June 11, winning the class. Riding Adidio, Lingo and his mount were judged at a walk, trot and canter, and asked to take two jumps, over 3-feet high. The class is open to “Silver Foxes” of showing. Gordon Keys, a friend of the Lingo family, said competitors are about 60 years old or older.

Linden Civil Air Patrol cadet recognized as outstanding noncommissioned officer

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Francis “Patrick” Treutlein, of Virginia Wing’s Winchester Composite Squadron, received the Air Force Sergeants Association’s (AFSA) Outstanding Squadron Cadet Noncommissioned Officer of the Year recognizing his efforts in 2021. Cadet Treutlein serves as the unit’s cadet first sergeant,...