Martinsburg’s Mayor passes away after a year on the job

Martinsburg City Council announced the sudden passing of Mayor Harriet Johnson.

Johnson’s death occurred late yesterday Jul. 6 after only a year on the job.

Johnson was the city’s first female mayor in its history.

She is remembered for her contributions to the city and her want to get Martinsburg ready for the next generation.

Johnson is survived by her husband Tom with no cause of death given at this time.

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HSWC welcomes new veterinarian

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The Humane Society of Warren County welcomed a new veterinarian to their team, Dr. Alicia Pownall of Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Dr. Pownall is a graduate of Mississippi State University’s college of veterinary medicine.

She will lead a new project for the Humane Society, a spay and neuter clinic.

The new clinic on John Marshall Highway is currently under renovations and will open later this summer.

The new clinic, the Linda R. Lorber Campus, will offer low cost spay neuter and vaccine services to our community and local rescue groups.

Dr. Pownall has previous experience in a no cost mobile clinic that traveled through Native American Reserves and offered similar services.

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Berkeley Co. Sheriff seeks information

Two people are dead and one person has been injured after a shooting in the parking lot of Laddie’s  Bar and Grill in Martinsburg on Saturday night.

The shooting was reported just after 8 p.m. two of the victims were found dead at the scene with the third victim being transported to Berkeley Medical Center for emergency treatment.

His condition is unknown at this time.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department is enlisting the public’s help in the matter.

Anyone with any information is asked to get in touch with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office at 304-267-7000.

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