In the know … this week’s key events



A public hearing is set for tonight on the continuing billing controversies involving Potomac Edison, the FirstEnergy company that provides electricity for most of the Eastern Panhandle.

The Jefferson County chapter of the NAACP, the Coalition for Reliable Power and state chapter of the Sierra Club are hosting the gathering at 7 p.m. at Wright Denny Intermediate School at 209 W. Congress St. in Charles Town.

The plan is to forward feedback to the West Virginia Public Service Commission, elected representatives and First Energy ahead of a May 29 PSC hearing in Charleston on the power company’s plan to purchase a power plant in Harrison County.



Voters in Charles Town make their choices for seats on City Council, with polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Questions? Call City Hall at 304-725-2311.


May 29

Eastern Panhandle small business advocate Christina Lundberg will be honored at a 6 p.m. dinner in Clarksburg as part of West Virginia Small Business Week Awards.

Lundberg is this year’s Minority Small Business Champion. She is the business coach and center manager at the Small Business Development Center in Martinsburg. More information on the awards event is available at


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