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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia school districts are revamping their kindergarten through 12th-grade math and English curriculums to line up with the new Common Core State Standards. The federal government is leaving it up to each state whether to adopt the standards, which are designed to reflect the knowledge and skills students need to succeed […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Some West Virginians who want to start their own hives and make some honey got a taste of the craft at a weekend beekeeping school. The Cabell-Wayne Beekeepers Association held the introductory class at Heritage Farm Museum and Village. The class covered basic equipment, protective clothing, observing bees in action and putting […]

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Knights donate to schools
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INWOOD— Washington couldn’t keep pace with homestanding Musselman when the Applemen outscored the Patriots, 11-1, in a softball game played on Monday. Musselman scored seven times in the second and the game ended on the mercy rule in the third. Washington was hurt by the eight walks doled out to the Applemen batters. Seven of […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION— In a well-attended softball game on Jefferson’s lighted field, both the Lady Cougars and visiting Hedgesville traded leads and traded momentum several times before the Lady Eagles scored twice in the eighth inning to win the long, extra-inning game, 9-7, last Tuesday. Allison Sween was Hedgesville’s winning pitcher. Sween authored a route-going performance […]

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Teens get high court lessons

CHARLES TOWN – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals heard four cases at the Charles Town Courthouse Tuesday as part of a program designed to educate high school students about the legal system. This is the first time the program has been held in Jefferson County, though it was held in Martinsburg in 2004. […]

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Arrest made in copper theft

CHARLES TOWN — A Harpers Ferry man has been arrested in connection to the theft of copper materials that caused extensive damage to the roof of South Jefferson Elementary School. Gary Heflin, Jr., of 34 Spring Court, was arrested without incident at his home on Saturday by Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy Cpl. Ben Williams and […]

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Organizers move ahead with fall’s Thunder Over the Blue Ridge

MARTINSBURG – Months after a deadly crash halted the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Air Show, organizers say they’re making progress on staging another spectacular aerial event for autumn. In the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 17 crash that killed a North Carolina-based stunt pilot, organizer Nic Diehl heard from Panhandle business sponsors and citizens […]

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CHARLES TOWN — The Jefferson County Board of Education attendance rates for last year was 98.98 percent, an impressive number thought the West Virginia Supreme Court, which lauded the county Tuesday for having the second highest rate, behind only Ohio County at 98.85 percent. “We have been working very hard on this,” said superintendent Susan […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – There are six candidates to compete for a seat on the Jefferson County Board of Education. The contested seat is currently occupied by Gary Kable, who is running for re-election. The six candidates outlined their platforms at a discussion hosted by the American Federation of Teachers at Jefferson High School on March […]

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