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Twenty-three litter control grants awarded in West Virginia
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:21:52 -0700

The Associated Press Twenty-three litter control grants awarded in West Virginia CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The state Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $54,000 in grants for litter control programs to 23 communities, county commissions and solid waste authorities in West Virginia. Funding for the program is generated through circuit court penalties for littering. The awards ...

23 litter control grants awarded in West Virginia
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:54:13 -0700

The state Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $54,000 in grants for litter control programs to 23 communities, county commissions and solid waste authorities in West Virginia.

Horse Euthanized After Brutal Strangulation By Two Teens In Martinsburg
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:29:08 -0700

A beloved horse in Martinsburg, West Virginia has been euthanized after being tortured with strangulation by two teens. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is now on the hunt for the young men responsible for the heinous crime inflicted upon the retired polo horse. The horse was named Catnip, and Kija Wilson was Catnip’s caregiver. Wilson

Police in W.Va. seek suspects in horse strangling
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:39:52 -0700

Police in West Virginia are looking for those responsible for tying a tow rope around the neck of a horse that later died.

State's largest Kentucky Coffee tree identified
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:14:33 -0700

The Associated Press MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A farm in Berkeley County is home to West Virginia's largest Kentucky Coffee tree. Division of Forestry forester Herb Petticord says the tree at Cambellton Farm is 81 feet tall and 178 inches in circumference. Its crown spread is 17 feet. Petticord tells The Journal that the three numbers combined give the tree a total point value of 276. He says the ...

Civil War battle proved bloody for Licking County
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:47:53 -0700

Last week, a ceremony in Berkeley County, West Virginia, commemorated the 150th anniversary of a Civil War battle fought there.

Horse strangled in West Virginia
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:34:28 -0700

It is an extreme case of animal abuse out of West Virginia -- a horse was strangled with a rope.

W.Va.'s largest Kentucky Coffee tree identified
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 06:49:44 -0700

A farm in Berkeley County is home to West Virginia's largest Kentucky Coffee tree.

Jones course at Cacapon Resort a great golf drive
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:31:20 -0700

Golfers at all levels enjoy the many great golf courses available in West Virginia state parks, but the Robert Trent Jones course at Cacapon Resort State Park near Berkeley Springs is offering special discounts this summer.

W.Va. solid waste programs get $360,000 in grants
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:30:01 -0700

The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Grants totaling $360,000 are headed to 29 solid waste authorities across West Virginia. The grants approved by the Solid Waste Management Board are designed to assist local authorities on properly managing solid waste. The grants range from $1,000 for Berkeley County to $20,000 for Greenbrier, Mercer, Ohio and Wood counties. They money will pay for ...