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Man thanks 'three angels' who found him in the road

A Warren County man is calling three strangers “angels” after he says they recently saved his life. Richard Kirkland, 85, lives on U.S. 55 about three miles east of Strasburg and said he was picking up trash off the road when he fell and couldn’t get up. Kirkland has spinal...
WARREN COUNTY, VA
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Winchester Star

Mother, son take home blue ribbons from State Fair

Kimberly Ebbert and her son, Otis McWilliams, took home several blue rosettes from the State Fair of Virginia earlier this month. Ebbert, 38, and her son, 6, tied with a third contestant from Roanoke to win in the comprehensive category of best pickle recipe. “We happened to be competing against...
LEBANON CHURCH, VA
Journal & Sunday Journal

Bolivar Bread Bakery opens new storefront

HARPERS FERRY — Although the name says Bolivar, representing where Bolivar Bread Baking began, the business now calls 914 Washington Street in Harpers Ferry its home. The bakery began when Katie Kopsick found herself, like many others, without a job at the outbreak of the coronavirus. Kopsick was laid off from her position as pastry chef for Ayrshire Farm in Upperville, Va., and she wasn’t quite sure what to do with herself.
HARPERS FERRY, WV
Journal & Sunday Journal

South Berkeley woman named Mrs. All American Lady

MARTINSBURG — Tina Hammel laughed as she recalled the amount of donations she gathered for Operation We Care as part of her run for Mrs. All American Lady. Hammel was recently crowned Mrs. All American Lady. Typically, contestants drive their items to the Salisbury, Maryland, area where Mrs. All American...
MARTINSBURG, WV
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Winchester Star

Milsap rolls out a parade of hits at Patsy Cline Classic

WINCHESTER — COVID-19 nearly scuttled the 11th Patsy Cline Classic concert scheduled for Saturday night at Handley High School, but performer Ronnie Milsap wouldn't have missed it for the world. Despite a year-and-a-half delay caused by the global pandemic, and despite the death of his wife just one month ago,...
WINCHESTER, VA
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Out of the Past ... from the archives of The Winchester Star

Carroll Willis, who was overtaken Sunday afternoon on the Valley pike by Policeman Clark and charged with violating the speed laws with his motorcycle, was fined $15 and costs in police court by Magistrate Worsley. Officer Clark has stated that the motorcycle was going at a rate of between 35...
WINCHESTER, VA
Journal & Sunday Journal

Candy falls from the sky

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — A change-up in how Jefferson County Parks and Recreation celebrated Halloween this year literally had candy falling from the sky as hundreds of anxious children waited below. For the first time, the parks department celebrated the spooky season with a candy drop as well as a magic...
Journal & Sunday Journal

Gold team wins Harvest baseball tournament

INWOOD — The Gold Team proved golden in the inaugural baseball tournament the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival held last weekend. Baseball players from area high schools with qualifying grade-point averages were mixed together on three teams for the tournament held at Musselman. Rain on the scheduled Saturday date pushed...
INWOOD, WV
Journal & Sunday Journal

Unsung Hero: Tomchick proud of time in Marine Corps

It was Nov. 10, 1954, when a bronze monument depicting the photo of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, was unveiled at the Arlington National Cemetery. The president at the time, Dwight D. Eisenhower, dedicated the Marine Corps War Memorial to all the Marines who died. Nearly two...
MARTINSBURG, WV
Journal & Sunday Journal

Orr's Farm Market recognized nationally as a top orchard to visit in the country

MARTINSBURG — Orr’s Farm Market general manager Katy Orr-Dove thought to the apple trees that line the farm, the serenity of the fruit-bearing trees. “It’s such a beautiful area for people to visit,” Orr-Dove said. “It’s very peaceful out there in the orchard. Because it’s our first year, it’s not really busy out there yet, and there’s still a lot of openings for apple picking on our schedule. It’s a nice way to relax and enjoy the views. The trees are so pretty right now.”
MARTINSBURG, WV
Journal & Sunday Journal

EPEC awarded national grant to continue efforts in community

MARTINSBURG — The good deeds of the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center have been rewarded as it was recently announced a recipient of the American Land Title Association Good Deeds Foundation grant for $6,000. ALTA is a national trade association of the land title insurance industry, and the Good Deeds was...
MARTINSBURG, WV
Winchester Star

Winchester grand jury hands up indictments

WINCHESTER — A city man accused of molesting two young children over an eight-year period was among the people indicted Tuesday by a Winchester Circuit Court grand jury. For the second time in a month, Hylton Matthew Walker was indicted. The alleged molestation purportedly began in 2012 and involved three girls, now 14, 15 and 16, according to police. Some of the alleged activity purportedly occurred while Walker was babysitting the girls.
WINCHESTER, VA
Journal & Sunday Journal

Connections Community Church in Inwood celebrates anniversaries

INWOOD — Connections Community Church in Inwood, which meets at the old Musselman’s Apple Plant in Inwood, celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Musselman’s and the 10th Anniversary of the church with a free community festival called “Plant Day” on Saturday, Oct. 2. During the day former plant managers were honored...
INWOOD, WV

Ranson Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Ranson: Monday, October 25: Partly sunny then chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Tuesday, October 26: Chance of Rain Showers; Wednesday, October 27: Mostly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy
RANSON, WV
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