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Staff report SHEPHERDSTOWN — Sherando won both the boys and girls divisions of the eight-school swimming invitational held at the Shepherd Wellness Center. The Warriors had a meet-winning 178 points in the boys division. Runner-up Jefferson had 136 points and third-place Washington totaled 69 points. The remaining order of finish had Hampshire, Musselman, Hedgesville, Spring […]

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Staff report INSTITUTE — The Shepherd womens basketball team had 60 points scored against it in the first half and could never overcome a 21-point deficit in losing a 114-92 verdict to West Virginia State. The latest Mountain East Conference loss left Shepherd with a 1-6 overall record and a 1-2 mark in the league. […]

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Staff report FRONT ROYAL, Va. — The Skyline High (Va.) Elite Opener wrestling tournament was host to 12 teams, including Washington High. Competing were Virginia schools Robinson, Colonial Forge, Battlefield, Franklin County, Great Bridge, Fauquier, Millbrook, Handley, Skyline and Benedictine. Washington and Musselman rounded out the field. Robinson was the winner with 427 points with […]

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Commission told it must cut $3.9 million in spending over next six months By BRYAN CLARK bryan@spiritofjefferson.com CHARLES TOWN – Newly-appointed financial director Tim Stanton told the County Commission today that it will have to cut $3.9 million in expenditures to keep this year’s budget in balance – about 13 percent of its budgeted spending […]

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CHARLES TOWN — Police are searching for a man who robbed the United Bank at Jefferson Crossing Shopping Center about 1:39 p.m. Monday. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, a man left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money after giving a teller a note demanding money. He was last seen running toward […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — West Virginia is ending a state-run high-risk insurance pool for people who can’t obtain coverage elsewhere. The Legislature created AccessWV in 2005 for people with pre-existing conditions. State Insurance Commissioner Mike Riley says that the program served a need. But it’s no longer needed because the federal Affordable Care Act guarantees coverage […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Morgantown fire officials are investigating six fires that occurred after West Virginia’s 47-40 overtime loss to Texas. The Morgantown Fire Department tells media outlets that the Saturday night incidents included two dumpster fires, two street fires, a couch and a portable toilet. In one incident, 18-year-old Jacob William Pato of Washington, Pa., […]

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ALUM CREEK (AP) — A small family-owned pharmacy in Lincoln County has stopped selling all cold medications containing pseudoephedrine. Meds 2 Go Express owner Philip Michael says that demand for pseudoephedrine products soared at his Alum Creek pharmacy after a Walmart store 7 miles away in South Charleston stopped selling Sudafed. Pseudoephedrine is illegally used […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The National Guard in West Virginia is now granting military ID cards to same-sex spouses, ensuring that they get benefits such as health care. One ID card has been issued to a same-sex spouse at a National Guard location in Martinsburg. An application is pending at the Air National Guard in Charleston. […]

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MATEWAN (AP) — A Mingo County man is being held on $50,000 bail after officials said he suffocated his infant daughter in drugged stupor. According to police, 21-year-old Albert Moore of Matewan passed out Thursday after smoking crack and taking a prescription painkiller. He is charged with a felony count of child abuse in the […]

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