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Shirley indicted by feds

He could face 30 years in prison, hefty fines BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN – Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Shirley was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday afternoon on charges related to the arrest of bank robber Mark Daniel Haines, the Associated Press reported Tuesday night. Shirley has been charged with one count of […]

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Service expected to be restored in three hours Spirit staff CHARLES TOWN — Rodents chewing into two fiber optic cable facilities is being blamed for a disruption in service to customers of Frontier Communications throughout Jefferson County Thursday. According to Frontier general manager Paul Espinosa, service is expected to be restored in about three hours […]

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Pick red fruit — earn green bucks

The Old Hippie Bus Driver (aka, my wife, Stephanie) reports…that during the time that she drove the Back Creek, Capon Springs route in Hampshire County, she could almost see the field that was once the famous Rudolph strawberry patch. Back in the 1980s, we would go there with little children in tow for seasonal pick […]

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Twilight swim: Evening’s the perfect time for a dip at Jefferson Memorial Pool on Mildred Street in Charles Town. When weather permits on Friday evenings through the summer, the pool will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost is $3 per person or $8 per family. If there’s a chill in the air, […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Want your offspring to experience more drama this summer than what they see on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”? Programs on the lineup at the Charles Town Old Opera House may fit the bill. Theater officials will hold auditions this week for the Old Opera House’s Summer Youth Production, “The Hunchback of Notre […]

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Minnich’s mashing

NCAA Division II baseball’s version of football’s Heisman Trophy is the Tino Martinez Award. Shepherd’s Nathan Minnich was nominated for the award in 2011 and came in eighth in the voting. [cleeng_content id="t1" price="0.15" description="Read it now!"]The results of voting for this year’s award were revealed on Monday …and Minnich was the winner. He received […]

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Legion Wildcats have credibility

First-year head coach Buzzy Jackson has compiled a schedule for the Jefferson Wildcats American Legion Senior team (19-and-under) that numbers at least 36 games and features playing dates in Morgantown at WVU’s Hawley Field, in Keyser at Potomac State College, and in Lynchburg at Liberty University. Jackson is a former college pitcher at Francis Marion […]

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Hagerstown Suns dilemma reveals political motives and diluted interest in baseball

Pepper Martin’s 1930s baseball is not Miami Marlins’ 2012 baseball. Baseball was king from the late 1800s until NFL football came to your television and the Green Bay Packers moved professional football to the forefront of people’s interest. And then college basketball and college football could be easily found on television about that same time. […]

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On this small island, most of the work is done by four-legged “employees” that aren’t worried about pensions or 401(k)s. The island is only 3.8 square miles in size. Its narrow roads and city streets weren’t made for automobiles or any conveyance powered by motors. Those ribbons for movement were constructed with horses in mind. […]

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Former West Virginia University baseball players Jedd Gyorko and Tyler Kuhn are only a step below the major leagues as their respective 2012 professional baseball seasons move toward June. The 23-year-old Gyorko was recently promoted by the San Diego Padres from the Class AA San Antonio to Class AAA Tucson. Gyorko has played both second […]

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