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Hampshire County Veterans Foundation
Larrice Craver, Simeon Bright and Terry Craver at Tri-County Honda, one of the Freedom Ride stops this year.

Last weekend, the annual Freedom Ride, hosted by the Hampshire County Veterans Foundation (HCVF), filled its way through Petersburg.

The Freedom Ride started in Romney and ended in Capon Bridge, picking up motorcycle riders and supporters along the way. Along the road, riders had four scheduled stops along more than 100 miles.

Joshua Evans

The Hardy County man charged with killing a local resident in a hit-and run on Welton Orchard Road will face a jury later this year.

Rebecca Lynn Shoemaker, 31, of P.O. Box 83, Flemington, W.Va., the former wife of Robert Lee Shoemaker, is still under investigation and has been charged with solicitation of murder.

Refs MIA!

Football fans - both home and visiting, received a disappointing surprise earlier this month when they were sent home during the Petersburg and Grafton football game originally scheduled to be held at the Vikings’ field on Sept. 7.

The event was postponed and then later canceled when no officials arrived to referee the game.

During this month’s Petersburg City Council, the council talked about the pool closing for the season, trick-or-treat and reviewed the work of the Petersburg Police Department.

According to a report given by councilman Boyd Sites, the PPD handled 146 complaints in the month of August. In total, the department issued 25 verbal and nine written traffic warnings.

Last week, Grant County was named as the recipient of a $113,300.74 grant to replace outdated voting machines and to improve the phsycial security of local elections. 

Spearheading the effort to obtain the grant was interim county clerk, Bud Fisher, who approached the commission earlier this year to request permission to seek the funding.

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