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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in a string of graffiti incidents in Morgantown. Police Chief Ed Preston says Ian Michael Clark, also known as “Skety,” surrendered to police on Wednesday. Clark is charged with felony destruction of property. He remains free on $1,000 bond. Preston says in a news release that numerous […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — West Virginia School Building Authority executive director Mark Manchin has been named schools superintendent in Harrison County. Media outlets report that the Harrison County Board of Education approved a three-year contract for Manchin on Wednesday. He will begin his new job on July 1. Manchin will replace Susan Collins as superintendent. The […]

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Search on for MARC funding

CHARLES TOWN – Sen. Herb Snyder says he is working to find state money for MARC train funding after learning funds for the newly passed Commuter Rail Access Act were not included in the budget recommended by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for the upcoming year. [cleeng_content id=”817782850″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]But in a year […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Superintendent Susan Wall said she expects the school year for Jefferson County’s students to be extended to June 12, absent further school cancellations. [cleeng_content id=”430872418″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]“June 12 would be the last day for students, tentatively,” she said in an interview Tuesday. The details of the school schedule won’t […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A bill authored by Senate Majority Leader John Unger that aims to better regulate above-ground storage tanks like the one that leaked crude MHCM into the Elk Jan. 9 is headed for the House of Delegates after clearing the Senate Tuesday in a unanimous vote. [cleeng_content id=”750115697″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Unger, […]

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CHARLES TOWN – In its heyday nearly a century ago, Lakeland Cavern — a limestone cave formed beneath downtown Charles Town — was a popular destination and the scene of boat rides and dance parties. [cleeng_content id=”725247861″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Closed to the public since the 1930s, the entrance to the cave has been […]

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A SECOND LOOK

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A SECOND LOOK

Stringing along Genevieve O’Loughlin plays the Celtic harp during music night at O’Hurley’s General Store. The 34-year tradition began when store owner Jay O’Hurley began playing the hammer dulcimer in the evenings and was soon joined by other musicians. The Thursday evening event always draws a crowd with guests enjoying not just a night of musical fellowship, but […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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[cleeng_content id=”330978986″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] ‘Edit-your-own newspaper’ one idea we won’t be emulating CHARLES TOWN – With the arrival of veteran newspaperman Jeff Brammer as sports editor earlier this month, the Spirit more than ever is a place where we call on the good ideas we’ve seen work in other newsrooms to continue to […]

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Today in history

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The Legislature on Jan. 29, 1903, officially designated the great rhododendron as the official flower of West Virginia. Gov. Albert B. White, a Republican, approved of the idea of a state flower – and public school students had forwarded their pick, the rhododendron, for consideration by lawmakers. (The “losers” on the students’ ballots: the apple […]

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[cleeng_content id=”167543624″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] CHARLESTON — An Eastern Panhandle delegate told fellow lawmakers Monday that she spent five days in the hospital and could have lost her eyesight after the Elk River chemical leak. Speaking on the House floor, Delegate Tiffany Lawrence, D-Jefferson, said she developed a “severe” eye infection after showering […]

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