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‘Fat possum’ in the House — Senate too

One of the best known and least understood features of each session at the West Virginia Legislature is fondly known as a “fat possum” bill. It is so named because it travels quietly under the radar screen of most people to avoid attention. A prime example this year was exposed to the sunlight in the […]

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Say ‘no’ to commercial river access The Jefferson County Planning Commission meeting will be held on March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Betty J. Roper Auditorium at Wright Denny Intermediate School, Charles Town. One of the agenda items is a Public Workshop Regarding Recreational Uses/Potential Zoning Amendments. The river outfitters have been sending letters […]

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In our expanding digital world, broadband access has become a vital necessity for consumers and businesses alike. This once nice-to-have service has morphed into a critical infrastructure component and many states are supporting broadband infrastructure development to remain economically competitive. Across the nation, millions of households are receiving 20, 50 and even 100 megabit broadband […]

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House honors longtime doorkeeper

CHARLESTON — Members of the House of Delegates honored Chief Doorkeeper John A. Roberts, who after 30 years working for the Legislature is retiring at the close of regular session. As was noted in a resolution read on the House floor, Mr. Roberts got his start in politics and public service at age 12, when […]

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CVB gets new CEO

HARPERS FERRY – The agency charged with ramping up tourism in the county has hired a new chief executive officer as part of what it calls “a major re-structuring.” John Whisenant, who was originally brought in as a consultant in October, says he will lead the Jefferson County Convention Visitors Bureau through a transition toward […]

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During March, the American Red Cross is asking everyone to help people in need by supporting the lifesaving services it provides. As flood waters rise and families are in need of services and support, the Red Cross Disaster Service team is available to help. March is a celebration of all the Red Cross does in […]

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CHARLESTON — The homestead exemption for low-income seniors would increase if House lawmakers approve two resolutions adopted earlier this year by their counterparts in the Senate. The homestead exemption was added as an amendment to the state Constitution in 1982, and gives a $20,000 property tax break to seniors 65 and older, and to those […]

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is seeking volunteers to welcome visitors to one of America’s treasures. Located at the scenic confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, Harpers Ferry offers breath-taking vistas and over 250 years of unparalleled history. Volunteers at the Visitor Center and Information Center are in constant contact with visitors from across […]

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An upfront lesson in civics education
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Everyone knows that there are definite benefits to eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet and exercising regularly, but many people just don’t know where to start. The Eat Well for Life programs teaches participants to live it, not diet. Participants can enroll in Eat Well for Life I, offered at WVUH-East, City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial […]

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