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Ag Parade Brings Out The Best in People

When Martinsburg Borough Police Chief Kerry Hoover turned his cruiser onto Market Street to lead the Agriculture Parade, he knew there would be a crowd, but was taken aback by what he saw.

As Hoover and his passenger, Mayor Richard Brantner Jr., slowly made their way to the town square to turn right on Allegheny Street before hitting the home stretch on South Walnut Street to the park, Hoover said he didn't see any breaks in the line of people, some three rows deep. No daylight between the crowd standing shoulder to shoulder on a sweltering 83-degree day.

"I think this was the largest crowd ye...


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