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CHARLESTON (AP) — Japanese truck maker Hino Motors Manufacturing plans to add 20 jobs and spend nearly $3 million to expand its West Virginia truck assembly plant. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin planned to announce the new investment Wednesday at the Wood County facility with company officials and representatives of U.S. Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe […]

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Hot ticket

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Hot ticket

Sweet Frog, the fast-growing top-it-your-way frozen yogurt shop based in Richmond, Va., will open its second Eastern Panhandle location here next month. The Ranson store likely will ease some of the out-the-door crowds often seen at the Sweet Frog in The Commons in Martinsburg, said Doug Ulrich, who is a partner in the new venture […]

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Become the prophet of profit

Peter Richman stated it succinctly in his book, “The Insider’s Guide to Growing a Small Business” when he said: “Profit is the only objective measure of your company’s performance.” If this is a fact, and it is, then your business’s Profit and Loss Statement is its scorecard, showing whether you are winning or losing the […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Next week’s annual Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce awards dinner is set to focus attention on the president of United, the growing bank headquartered in Charleston, as well as the parent company behind the city’s newest hotel and other retail expansions. Heather Morgan McIntyre, the chamber’s executive director, said the annual banquet set […]

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CHARLES TOWN — The Western Potomac Economic Partnership has launched a major media buy in the Washington D.C. area covering four counties. WESTPEP has budgeted $100,000 for the advertising campaign, spending $60,000 in June. Videos were made touting four businesses in each of the four-WESTPEP-member counties — Jefferson, Morgan, Berkeley and Hampshire. Those in Jefferson […]

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Laying down the slaw

CHARLES TOWN -One of the first things I learned at Marshall University still sticks with me vividly more than a quarter-century later: I’d spent my life eating hot dogs all wrong. My “usual” – with mustard, onions and relish – provoked enormous eye-rolls from my newest friends as we lunched in the Holderby Hall cafeteria. […]

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The ‘Voice’

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CHARLES TOWN – Acclimating zombies. Musicians looking for love. Mother-daughter drama. A dying actress at work on her autobiography.[cleeng_content id="t1" price="0.15" description="Read it now!"] Those meaty topics take center stage this weekend as the Old Opera House hosts its New Voice Play Festival. For theater-goers, the 12th annual festival offers the chance to see four […]

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Local couple lands big win on nationwide game show

SHEPHERDSTOWN — With a daily viewership of almost 10 million, landing a spot on Wheel of Fortune is slim at best. To come away with over $70,000 in winnings is as likely as winning the lottery. Jonathon and Kristen Eyler, of Shepherdstown, have beaten those odds by winning $71,000 in front of a nationwide audience […]

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This week Woman’s Club upcoming events: The GFWC Woman’s Club of Harpers Ferry will be taking a field trip to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester this Thursday to visit both the museum and the gardens. Additional information can be obtained by calling 304 876-1825. The town of Harpers Ferry, along with the […]

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Community Notes

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Jefferson Memorial Park roundup: The park tennis camp was held on June 11 through 13 with 152 participants. Winning the forehand and serving age group championships were: Grace Taylor, Gaby Smith, Chet Gore, Xzavion Myles, Delaney Thomas, Grace lochnor, Gabe Mejia, Reid Patterson, Sonora Smith, Madison Vickers, Cole Gore, Colton Horseman, Agnese McAllister, Olivia Smith, […]

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