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Bring Back Family Game Night

Strong communities start with strong families and strong friendships. Whether you prefer party games, card games or board games, nothing brings a family together like turning off the electronics, sitting at...

Own Your Space

What does Own Your Space mean? You may have heard the complaints some residents and visitors make about Martinsburg’s appearance. Though these comments may not be fair or accurate, they usually relate to...

Adult Fiction Novels set in West Virginia

Message from MiBurg: After reading our post, Books that every West Virginian Should read, contributor Hannah Wilkes asked if we would feature a list of adult fiction novels set in West Virginia. Since...

Home Rule in the Panhandle

On Wednesday February 23, the town council of Shepherdstown, WV held a meeting open to the public to discuss the possibility of the town changing its status to a “home rule” municipality. Members of the...
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Community Helpers

This past Sunday, my priest shared this story: A woman was driving near Berkeley Medical Center last week while the snow was still heavily mounded. She saw a man walking down the street in a hospital gown...
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Thinking about Winter

I have been bombarded with breath taking pictures and inspiring stories from people who enjoy the winter light. The sun hangs low in the sky, and the quality of the light is different. The radiant sunrise or...
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A History of Old Norbourne Cemetery

The parish cemetery contains the final resting places of many of the city’s ancestors, and there is at least one member of every important family from Martinsburg’s early history interred in these...
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Chase the Chill – Jefferson County

UPDATE FROM CHASE THE CHILL ORGANIZERS 1/20/16: - I know it's last minute but I had to go through Parks & Rec to get things approved. Due to the upcoming storm, we are pushing the date to start this...
Trivia Night

Trivia Night

A few years ago, a pizza chain added chicken wings to their menu. The commercial asked pub trivia players, wing experts they called them, to taste test the wings. When I saw that commercial, I thought, “I...

Jefferson County Excess Levy

The following article was submitted to us by a citizen of Jefferson County. On Saturday, December 12, 2015, Jefferson County residents will have the opportunity to support Jefferson County Schools by...
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An Unexpected Halloween

We received the following story from a reader and Martinsburg resident.  Although Halloween is past us, we believe the ideas expressed here can and should carry through the rest of the holiday season and into...