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Canopies up on new Hancock travel plaza, building could start soon

by Geoff Fox If you’ve driven by the site of Hancock’s new truck plaza in the last few days, you’ve noticed two new additions – the canopies for where the gas pumps will be located. Site Superintendent Steve Wright of Cassnik Contracting said they were putting the gutters on the canopies Monday and some blocking…

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Berkeley Springs High School wins regional Academic Showdown

Teams from Berkeley Springs High School and Spring Mills High School took first and second place honors, respectively, at the second West Virginia Academic Showdown competition hosted by Shepherd University on Saturday, January 22. These two teams have qualified for the statewide championship in Charleston on March 25. “The validation is overwhelming,” said Matthew Leasure,…

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Fires claim two family homes

by Kate Evans Area firefighters battled two house fires in Berkeley Springs last week in bitter cold, snow and icy conditions.  The homes were both destroyed by the fires. One house fire rekindled later that night.  Firefighters also fought a fire in an unattached garage in Great Cacapon. Bennett Lane fire The fire call came…

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Friday night fires both started in flues

by Kate Evans Area firefighters responded to two separate fires on Friday night that both started in flues.  Crews dealt with icy road conditions as they responded to the fires. Northwoods Drive fire The fire call for a structure fire at Northwoods Drive near Hedgesville came in to Morgan County 911 Dispatch Center around 11:49…

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