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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A woman wanted in connection with a 2016 Berkeley County murder has been arrested by U.S. Marshals in New Orleans. On Oct. 18, Dominique Perry was indicted, by a Berkeley County grand jury on two counts of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. The alleged murder occurred in August 2016. Her […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: December 8, 2022, 1:57 pm
SEA ISLAND, GA — The Founder of Gat Creek Furniture has been recognized with its highest honor by the American Home Furnishings Alliance. The presentation took place last month in Georgia when Gat Caperton was awarded the Distinguished Service Award. The manufacturer and environmentalist was recognized as “an industry executive selected for his or her […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: December 8, 2022, 1:32 pm
INWOOD, W.Va. — Local law enforcement and school officials say a Musselman High School student struck by a vehicle while crossing Middleway Pike to board a school bus Tuesday morning sustained “non life-threatening injuries.” WV State Police Martinsburg Detachment Commander Sgt. Lonnie Faircloth said troopers were deployed just after 7 a.m. to the 1500 block […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: December 7, 2022, 5:24 pm
A rash of false calls across the state had emergency officials scrambling Wednesday. In multiple counties 9-1-1 centers were fielding calls reporting active shooters in a number of schools, according to MetroNews. “We received multiple calls in multiple counties. I’ve lost count, it was either eight or nine counties in West Virginia for an active […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: December 7, 2022, 4:59 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — A TikTok user released a video over the weekend reportedly showing the arrest of one or more people in Morgan County Saturday after an incident December 3rd at the Troubadour Lounge. The video showed a tense exchange among deputies and at least two men.  The video has since been taken down. […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: December 7, 2022, 2:02 pm
INWOOD, W.Va. — Although Berkeley County Sheriff Nathan Harmon’s deputies were not the primary investigators at the scene Tuesday morning when a student was struck  on Middleway Pike/Rt. 51 attempting to cross the road to board a bus, he offered some perspective. Harmon says the West Virginia State Police are investigating the incident, but says […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: December 6, 2022, 1:24 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Not every voter in Martinsburg was able to weigh in on the recently passed Police Levy. That oversight was not the fault of Martinsburg city leaders according to the Berkeley County Office of Voter Registration who blamed the issue on the recent redistricting. Last week, the Berkeley County Office of Voter Registration […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: December 5, 2022, 1:45 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – Morgan County’s new Intermediate Court of Appeals will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at next week. It’s set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 7  in the County Commission Chambers in the Morgan County The new Morgan County satellite courtroom that will be used by the Intermediate Court of Appeals of […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: December 1, 2022, 5:54 pm
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — An extra trolley will be available in order to get visitors to all the event locations for the next two weekends for the Harpers Ferry – Bolivar Olde Tyme Christmas Festival and to offset the limited parking in lower town Harpers Ferry December 3, 4, 10 & 11. Visitors are invited […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: December 1, 2022, 1:46 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The Annual Christmas Parade, hosted by the cities of Charles Town and Ranson, will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3rd. The Charles Town Police Department has announced parking restrictions and road closures will begin at 1:00 p.m. Vehicles not removed from the posted parade route will be towed for […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 30, 2022, 4:02 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The City of Martinsburg is partnering with Telemon Corp. to offer a free Landlords’ Workshop on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. This workshop is free, but space is limited, so you must register. Participants are asked to register by contacting Holly Hartman at Telemon–[email protected] or 304-263-0916
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 30, 2022, 3:58 pm
BURLINGTON, W.Va. – The right lane will be closed on southbound and northbound Interstate 81 between mile marker 5.5 and mile marker 5, in Berkeley County, from 8 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2022, through 6 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2022, to allow for the setting of high mast electrical poles. Motorists are advised to stay […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 30, 2022, 3:36 pm
Martinsburg, W.Va-A season that saw EPAC teams populate 25% of the class AAA playoff bracket, and 3 of the 8 teams in the quarterfinals did not come without big moments and heroics. We’ve compiled our top 10 plays of the season in an effort to summarize what has been an excellent season of football. Listen […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: November 30, 2022, 12:25 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A teacher’s aide at Berkeley Heights Elementary School has been charged with two felony counts of “Battery and Assault of a Disabled Child.” Billy Jean Wyatt of Martinsburg was charged with the two counts after two Pre-K teacher’s aides reported seeing Wyatt pull the hair of a four-year-old non-verbal autistic boy on […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 29, 2022, 7:20 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The City of Charles Town has announced a second round of funding through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The City application, along with a schedule and instructions, will be available beginning December 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM. Interested applicants may access the application through one of the following two […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 29, 2022, 11:49 am
HAGERSTOWN, MD — Washington County government was on the receiving end of a cyber attack. County officials announced that on November 24, 2022, Washington County became aware of a cybersecurity incident that resulted in disruption to certain computer systems, the County’s website, and certain County services. An announcement Sunday said “We continue working to restore […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 28, 2022, 4:34 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A staff member at Berkeley Heights Elementary has been arrested following an allegation that prompted mandatory reporting. On November 23rd, Berkeley County Schools released the statement from Principal Melissa Golliday which did not identify the staff member or give details about the allegation. “Today, I learned of the arrest of the staff […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 28, 2022, 3:29 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Officers from both the Martinsburg Police Department and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office were shot at by a driver they were trying to stop after the vehicle reached speeds of 90 miles an hour on I-81 near Martinsburg. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office tells the Panhandle News Network they were alerted to […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 28, 2022, 11:46 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — In a message to students and families ahead of the Thanksgiving break, Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Ron Stephens offered a message of gratitude for the community at large for supporting the school system as well as dedicated employees. Stephens also referred to the social media threat levied at Hedgesville High School Thursday. […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 18, 2022, 12:20 pm
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. — Places of Worship have been the focus of a recently wrapped up “Faith Based Security Summit” in West Virginia. The last stop was at Independent Bible Church near Hedgesville.  The goal is enhancing security at churches and other houses of worship and understanding resources (and grants) available from the state Department of Homeland […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 17, 2022, 5:57 pm
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. — Berkeley County Schools issued a statement regarding a threat this morning at Hedgesville High School — ” A Snapchat threat was shared with Principal Lyons who immediately contacted law enforcement. They have identified those responsible, but the investigation continues. We do encourage parents/caregivers to have important conversations with students about the appropriate […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 17, 2022, 2:02 pm
Martinsburg, W.Va – It’s never a bad look when 3 of the remaining 8 teams hail from the same conference (and in fact, are within 12 miles of each other).   Not to mention all 3 ball clubs enter week #2 of the playoffs with realistic expectations of moving on. Let’s take a peek at […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: November 17, 2022, 12:50 pm
BURLINGTON, W.Va. – There will be a new traffic pattern beginning on Thursday, November 17, 2022, on WV 51, Middleway Pike, at the Middleway Bridge near the Jefferson County/Berkeley line. The new traffic pattern will place the traveling public on the temporary bridge while the old bridge is being demolished. A new speed limit will […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 16, 2022, 12:23 pm
One week after the most recent election, Congressman Alex Mooney announced a long-anticipated 2024 run for U.S. Senate today on MetroNews “Talkline.” “It’s been talked about a lot, but I’m going to announce. I’m announcing it right now that I’m running for the U.S. Senate,” said Mooney, a Republican. “I’m all in.” That means the […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 15, 2022, 4:42 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer was part of the West Virginia Sheriff’s Association meeting at Cacapon Resort State Park this week and talked about some of the issues plaguing sheriffs departments statewide: Former Boone County Sheriff Rodney Miller – Executive Director of the West Virginia Sheriff’s Association talked about their meeting […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 15, 2022, 12:07 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Berkeley Springs-Morgan Co Chamber of Commerce has hired two interim staff members. Jules Happy Rone will be taking over as interim Executive Director, and Hayley Andrews will be the interim Executive Administrator. The two started their new roles Monday. Andrews will greet visitors and answer questions, while Rone will attend […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 14, 2022, 6:13 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Fresh off of Tuesday’s election day, state lawmakers begin three days of interim committee meetings Sunday afternoon at Cacapon Resort State Park near Berkeley Springs. The ‘on location’ interim meetings marks the second time this year members of the House of Delegates and state Senate have held monthly meetings away from […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 14, 2022, 12:16 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The iconic Doughboy monument commemorating local heroes from World War I used to stand on King Street in Martinsburg. It had to be moved when the federal government planned to dispose of the federal building after advertising it for public sale. Community members mothballed it in 2020 and gathered funds to refurbish […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 11, 2022, 1:00 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Make plans to attend this year’s Veterans Parade in Martinsburg. That’s Dave Ranck, President of the Four State Community Veterans Engagement Board. He sat down with the Panhandle News Network recently to talk about the parade. Alongside him was Bill Siebe /SEE-bee/ president of the Crusader 1095 motorcycle club: Siebe says it’s […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: November 11, 2022, 12:56 pm
By Luke Wiggs, Panhandle News Network Sports   Martinsburg, W.Va– As the playoffs approach, it becomes an opportunity to look into the future as teams are poised to make deep postseason runs. But, it also gives us a chance to reflect on the proud playoff history, or recent budding history, of playoff teams. EPAC teams […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: November 10, 2022, 3:42 pm