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SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Shepherd softball team was left with a 9-15 overall record after defeating Salem International, 9-1 and 7-3, in a non-conference twinbill and then getting swept by Notre Dame (Ohio) by scores of 7-3 and 11-3 in another non-conference doubleheader on Sunday. Shepherd pitchers Shannon Lyons and Tiffany Biggs both had a win […]

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Shepherd basketball player Chad Moore has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II All-Atlantic District team. Moore becomes the first player in Shepherd history to get first-team NCAA Division II All-Region honors. Moore led the WVIAC in scoring (22.9 points a game) and ranked eighth nationally. He had nine rebounds […]

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An eight-player first-team Class AAA All-State basketball squad has been named and it includes Travis Tomer (University), Donte Nabors (Woodrow Wilson), Donte Grantham (Martinsburg), Nathan Adrian (Morgantown), Chase Connor (Shady Spring), Luke Eddy (George Washington), Wes Mitchem (Parkersburg South) and Ryan Meadows (Princeton). The second-team also has eight players and they are Dominique Newman (Washington), […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia State Police is making it easier for organizations that serve children, the elderly and disabled individuals to obtain the results of federal background checks of potential employees. The agency has revised its policy to allow the state’s background check contractor, MorphoTrust, to submit potential employees’ fingerprints to the FBI. […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A Cabell County sheriff’s deputy is being recognized for the 1,000 felony arrests he has made as part of the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force. Sgt. Dale Enochs recorded the milestone last week in Huntington when he arrested a suspect in a daytime burglary in Kanawha County. The 41-year-old law enforcement […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A 46-year-old Huntington man who admitted accepting heroin and prescription painkillers in exchange for rent has pleaded guilty to distributing oxycodone. The government says Jerry A. Lowe entered his plea on Monday. His sentencing was scheduled for June 24 in U.S. District Court. Prosecutors say Lowe admitted that he received heroin and […]

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The County Commission of Jefferson County public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. March 25 has been postponed due to inclement weather until 7 p.m. March 27 in the County Commission Meeting room located at the Old Charles Town Library.

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 35 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in February. WorkForce West Virginia said Friday that 15 counties reported higher jobless rates during the month. Five counties saw rates unchanged. Monongalia County has the lowest rate in the state at 4.9 percent. Clay County’s 17 percent rate is the highest. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Air traffic control towers at three West Virginia airports are on a list of 149 across the country set to close starting April 7. The Charleston Gazette reports that the list issued Friday by the Federal Aviation Administration includes contract towers at airports in Lewisburg, Parkersburg and Wheeling. Earlier this month, the […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A former Berkeley County school bus driver faces an alcohol charge stemming from an accident in February. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., reports that 61-year-old Sam Lee Newton of Martinsburg is charged with operating a commercial vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of .04 or greater. He was arraigned on Saturday in magistrate […]

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