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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Charleston man has pleaded guilty to setting up a fake company in a scheme to defraud time-share owners. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says 47-year-old David Andrew Glynn pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston this week to conspiring to defraud time-share owners throughout North America. Goodwin says Glynn admitted setting up […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia State Police have charged four workers with stealing food and supplies from a Kanawha County high school. Media outlets report that troopers arrested 59-year-old Debra Kay Stump of Charleston, 53-year-old Christine Buckley of Glasgow, 59-year-old Thomas Alfred Osborne of Cedar Grove and Linda Oda on Tuesday. Each is charged with […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — A former mail carrier will spend three years on probation for making drug deals while on the job. Jack Edwin McCoy also must perform hours of community service and spend four months on home confinement. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced McCoy’s sentence on Wednesday in a news release. The 30-year-old White Sulphur […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gambling at The Greenbrier gave the West Virginia Lottery’s revenue a boost in July. The Charleston Gazette reports that the resort’s table game revenue increased 148 percent to $457,715. Video lottery revenue rose 32 percent to $429,575. That helped lift the Lottery’s overall revenue to $101 million, up from less than $100 […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN (AP) — Water heaters are helping a Shepherdstown church reduce its electricity costs. A community-funded project involving water heaters will pay the $55,000 cost of a 60-panel solar energy system installed on the roof of Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. About 100 Shepherdstown area residents and businesses have agreed to have demand-response controllers installed on their […]

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Celebrating Smithfield

150 years ago, the Civil War came to today’s Middleway MIDDLEWAY – Many Jefferson County residents don’t know that Middleway played a role in Civil War history, but organizers of a four-day commemoration that kicks off Thursday hope to change that. “Anyone with an interest in the history of Jefferson County and the Civil War […]

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New Parks and Rec, Adult-Community Ed classes to start in September CHARLES TOWN – Young people in the Panhandle have been back in class for more than a week already, but adults who want to follow suit still have a bit more time. The fall round of Jefferson County Parks and Rec Commission classes starts […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Sheriff Pete Dougherty says if he were the lawman in charge in Ferguson, Mo., he’d be more forthcoming about the events leading up to the shooting of an unarmed teenager on Aug. 9. “If I were the sheriff in the case – I’d want to give the best info possible that I […]

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Battlefield study awaits comments

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The National Park Service will host a public meeting next month and in October to explain its choice to include the site of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown within the boundaries of the battlefield at Antietam. The Park Service released the results of its Shepherdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study this month for the […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Residents here are celebrating a first-of-its-kind project that they say will make solar power affordable to churches and nonprofits across West Virginia. Tuesday, members of Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church gathered with  local leaders for a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project has been in the works for a year, organizers said. The solar panels will […]

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