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Panhandle Live for Oct. 5, 2012
by Hans Fogle,posted Oct 5 2012 12:55PM
Berkeley County Council President Bill Stubblefield joined us this morning. He addressed the issue of funding the regional jail. Council members discuss the continued increase at their meeting yesterday. He also spoke about the progress being made with the new public safety building and even hinted at the future plans of the CVS building.
We also caught Main Street Martinsburg Executive Director Randy Lewis, which is hard right now. This is a busy season for Main Street! Tomorrow (Oct. 6) from 2pm to 4pm is the 6th Annual Chili Cook Off. Lewis said 20 people are entering and the public is encouraged to come out and try this year's recipes. There will also be vendors, live music and beer. It is also the day for scarecrow judging. And soon down town becomes one of the main staging areas for events surrounding the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival.
Ken Mattson joined us to preview this weekends 225th anniversary celebration in Gerrardstown. This Saturday (Oct. 6) and next Saturday (Oct. 13) there will be all sorts of historical reenactments, vendors, and other activities for the whole family. Information available by calling Kevin at (571) 271-3858.
And Dr. David Moran joined us from Shepherd University. He is a candidate for governor with the Libertarian Party of West Virginia. He gave us a bit of his back ground and spoke about the challenges of not being a republican or democrat in our political system. He also shared his website and a link to learn more about the Libertarian agenda.