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CHARLES TOWN — Jefferson County is one of only a handful of West Virginia counties to see a population increase since 2012, according to new figures from the U.S. Census. The county added 515 residents from July 2012 to July 2013, according to Census estimates released late last week. Though Jefferson’s growth is a far […]

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Charles Town educator among initial Tuskegee Hall of Fame inductees CHARLES TOWN – Doris N. Starks, a retired healthcare educator who has lived in Charles Town since 2002, is set to be honored in her home state of Alabama this weekend as one of the initial inductees into the Tuskegee University School of Nursing Hall […]

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KEARNEYSVILLE – Lyle Tabb is hoping that his non-genetically modified corn will take off with farmers who can charge top dollar for “all natural” eggs. Genetically modified or GMO corn has greatly simplified the process of getting rid of weeds, but has also substantially increased the amount of a chemical call glyphosate. This article is […]

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CHARLES TOWN – When Jefferson County’s $24.3 million budget kicks in July 1 for the start of Fiscal Year 2015, the county will officially be living within its means, explains Tim Stanton, the county’s financial director. With $2.4 million in funding cuts that include less money for public libraries, the Ambulance Authority, the Arts and […]

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Bullett gets his title shot

CHARLES TOWN – It’s been more than 30 years since Washington High coach Don Bullett wrapped up his college hoops career, but he’s the talk of campus these days, explains Janet Bailey, the athletic director at Glenville State College. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A plan by the Jefferson County Commission to slash funding for the arts, libraries and parks drew an outpouring of protest from community leaders who said the cuts would cripple their programs. The commission is scheduled to approve its final budget at meetings Thursday and Friday. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng […]

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No fracking waste here

CHARLES TOWN – The Eastern Panhandle won’t see fracking waste at its only landfill, thanks to a change by an area lawmaker to a bill that will allow certain facilities to accept unlimited quantities of it. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use […]

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia budget approved by lawmakers Friday dips into millions of dollars in reserves and gives public employees raises. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click […]

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ANOTHER HISTORY-MAKING WIN

Kendell Smith takes aim as Washington High’s basketball team became the first in school history to win a sectional title. The Patriots continue with a perfect season that may well end in another bit of history-making for the school: a first-ever state championship. 

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CHARLES TOWN – A proposal to overhaul the county’s emergency services system took its first tentative steps toward implementation last week, despite the reservation of county firefighters still cool to the idea. The Jefferson County Commission voted Thursday to cut the size of the board of the county Emergency Services Agency to six individuals – […]

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