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Winchester Star

'A friend to many': City Councilor McKiernan dead at 58

WINCHESTER — City Council member Judy McKiernan died unexpectedly late Monday night after reportedly suffering a heart attack at her home. She was 58. “Judy was a friend to many, a dedicated team member, an advocate for the underserved and a true public servant,” Winchester Mayor David Smith said in a media release issued Tuesday by Rouss City Hall. “As a representative on council, she was a community champion, often going above and beyond to ensure residents have a voice in their local government. She made an incredible impact on our city.”
WINCHESTER, VA
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Main Street Martinsburg Christmas plans take city far beyond the holiday season

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WDVM) — In West Virginia’s eastern panhandle, Martinsburg is very much looking forward to the Christmas season but also far beyond that. Mayor Kevin Knowles has long seen the potential for growth. A priority for Marrtisnburg’s mayor has been downtown revitalization. Robby Blair heads Main Street Martinsburg and wants to showcase Main Street […]
MARTINSBURG, WV
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Winchester Star

Buyer considering future of downtown church building

WINCHESTER — David A. Rao is about to become the proud owner of a church. Now he just needs to figure out what to do with it. Rao, a Winchester native who lives in Harrisonburg, is buying the former First United Methodist Church building at 308 N. Braddock St. Officials...
WINCHESTER, VA

Baltimore man admits to drug trafficking charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Tremaine Antonio Davis, of Baltimore, Maryland, has admitted to a drug a charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced. Davis, 31, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl.” Davis admitted to working with another to distribute fentanyl in January 2020 in Berkeley County.
MARTINSBURG, WV
Winchester Star

Killer gets 25 years for parking lot shooting

WINCHESTER — Before being sentenced for gunning down an unarmed Kevin Michael Riley in a restaurant parking lot last year, Quadell Alik Grimes apologized to Riley’s family. “Never in a million years did I think this would happen,” Grimes told about 15 of Riley’s family and friends in Winchester Circuit...
WINCHESTER, VA
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Journal & Sunday Journal

Jefferson Co. BOE approves updates to testing out policy

CHARLES TOWN — The Jefferson County Board of Education unanimously approved updates to the testing-out policy at Monday night’s meeting, moving the policy to a pass-fail situation to follow state guidelines. The policy had been out for public comment for roughly two weeks, with no comments received. The updated policy...
CHARLES TOWN, WV
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Maryland woman, 74, sets powerlifting records

A 74-year-old woman in Middletown, Maryland, has gotten serious about a powerlifting hobby and set a pair of state records at a competition this month. “It was extra special,” said Nancy Slocumb of her recent achievement. “It was just awesome — I mean, I got two medals.”. Slocumb bench pressed...
MARYLAND STATE
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Woman Killed In Crash On Hopewell Road In Washington County

The driver failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the road. Hagerstown, Md. (DG) – A 58-year-old Hagerstown woman has died after a single-vehicle accident Saturday evening on Hopewell Road. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports Kathy Sue Carpenter was driving a Nissan Sentra and failed to negotiate a...
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Stephens City takes sealed bids on a Crown Victoria

In a Stephen City social media post it was announced that the town will accept bids on a 2010 Crown Victoria Interceptor. The sealed bids must be received by tomorrow Dec. 1 by 9 a.m.. The bids will be opened and the car awarded at 10 a.m. Dec.1 at the...
STEPHENS CITY, VA
Journal & Sunday Journal

Planning for new elementary schools in Jefferson Co. continues

CHARLES TOWN — Behind-the-scenes movement on the construction of the two new elementary schools in Jefferson County continues, and at Monday night’s Jefferson County Board of Education meeting, Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joyce White announced the exterior plans would be made public soon. The plans are expected to be presented...
CHARLES TOWN, WV
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Young, inexperienced Strasburg boys look for steady improvement

STRASBURG -- Strasburg's boys basketball team will be young and inexperienced this season. The Rams lost several players to graduation and junior point guard Ryan Roller is out due to injury. It is not known when he will return. That leaves the Rams with only one starter returning from last...
STRASBURG, VA
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Strasburg girls excited, ready for basketball season

STRASBURG -- Strasburg's girls basketball team has good reason to feel optimistic about the upcoming season. The Rams return the bulk of their starting lineup from last season. Seniors Kenley Smith, Nyla Sperry, Madi Stinnette and sophomore Macy Smith all return from the starting lineup. "I think it's really nice...
STRASBURG, VA
Journal & Sunday Journal

City of Martinsburg moves forward with possible grants

MARTINSBURG — At the Martinsburg City Council Committee as a Whole meeting, members of the council discussed funding through applications received for several organizations in the city as an Economic Recovery Grant. This was a discussion, and no votes were taken, but rather, a consensus was made to move forward...
MARTINSBURG, WV
Winchester Star

Athlete Spotlight: James Wood wrestler Caleb Keefer

Parents: Matthew and Jessica Keefer. Hometown: Mercersburg, Pa. (moved to Winchester at age 1) What do you love about wrestling?: I just love that it’s a really challenging and intense sport. It’s very difficult conditioning. It’s strenuous all year long. I love the bond you make with the people on the team.
WINCHESTER, VA
Loudoun Times.com

Gable Farm owner found in violation, ordered to level dirt pile

The owner of Gable Farm Property, which is located near the Town of Hamilton, was found to be in violation of Loudoun County’s Zoning Ordinance and ordered to make several corrective actions by next fall, according to court records. An order of abatement, also referred to as a corrective action...
LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA
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