Hancock News

Old red Christmas lanterns back in Hancock

by Geoff Fox Over 60 years ago, large red lanterns hung from the poles along Main Street during the Christmas season. When they were taken down after a Christmas some 40 years ago, it was the last time anyone saw them. A few years ago, they were found in storage. The lanterns, which are more…

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Project officials hope charging stations could “charge up Hancock”

by Kate Shunney The future of American motoring includes more and more electric and hybrid fuel vehicles. Car and energy experts predict that by 2040, car dealers could be selling more electric than gasoline-powered cars across the globe. Just like the days when gas stations popped up along roads to fuel widespread cars, American roadways…

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Lighten your load and keep stress at bay at Christmastime

by Kate Evans The Christmas holidays are always a time where there’s so much to do and the stress builds as you try to find the time to get it all done. Shopping, wrapping presents, baking cookies, cleaning and decorating the house, writing Christmas cards and attending Christmas parties and family get-togethers can all get…

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Michael C. Wolford

Michael C. Wolford 1947-2019 Michael Clark Wolford, age 71, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Goodwill Retirement Center, in Grantsville Md. Born December 24, 1947, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Theodore and Dorothy (Yost) Wolford. He graduated from Hancock High School in 1965;…

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Mary J. Stuckey

Mary J. Stuckey 1940-2019 Mary Jane Stuckey, age 79, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the War Memorial Hospital, in Berkeley Springs. Born in Hancock, Md., on August 12, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Bridgett (Weller) Moats. She was a 1958 graduate of Hancock High…

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Darwin L. Woolford

Darwin L. Woolford 1949-2019 Darwin Lee Woolford, 70, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg. Born January 3, 1949 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Elmer Cecil and Margaret Eleanor Challou Woolford. He was a Christian. He graduated from Lansdowne High School in Baltimore and…

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Main Street lit up with holiday kick-off

by Patricia Keys “Miracle on Main Street,” an event planned by Main Street Hancock was held on Saturday, November 30 and ran from 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Many of those who attended the event were sure that this event would become a tradition on Main Street in Hancock. The Saturday evening air was a…

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Economic development board backs rail service to Hancock

by Kate Shunney Morgan County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) has put its support behind a resolution proposing that the Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA) extend commuter train service out to Hancock, W.Va. The Maryland agency operates the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) train – the D.C. area commuter rail service. MARC’s Brunswick line serves the Eastern…

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Lone town water well stops pumping, repaired without service interruption

by Geoff Fox The town’s lone working water well went down Sunday, November 24, after the pump inside shorted out, leaving the town with enough water for three days. Town crews replaced the pump and some pipe within two days. According to Town Manager Joe Gilbert, he found out the following day when Water/Wastewater Superintendent…

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Velma H. Mann

Velma H. Mann 1926-2019 Velma Hope Mann, age 93, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 in the Pennknoll Village Nursing Home, in Everett, Pa. Born June 19, 1926, in Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Chester and Isabelle (Ray) Bishop; and the widow of Charles Bruce Mann,…

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