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Officials: Construction not picking up … yet

CHARLES TOWN – Officials who deal with residential and commercial development say they have not yet seen a large uptick, but they do see promising signs that point in that direction. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. […]

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Jail, ER spending traced to systems shortcomings CHARLES TOWN – An expert panel told the League of Women Voters Monday that the Eastern Panhandle is in desperate need of a comprehensive system to address drug addiction and untreated mental illness. The panel consisted of Jim Gaynor, CEO of Grafton Integrated Health Network, Paul Macom, president […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The Jefferson County Commission has become the third in the state to pass a resolution condemning the sale of an aging, coal-fired power plant in north-central West Virginia from one FirstEnergy subsidiary to another. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, […]

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Interest grows in safeguarding area’s farmland

CHARLES TOWN — In April, more than 60 people attended public meetings sponsored by the Jefferson County Farmland Protection Board. An additional 240 people responded to an online survey about the program, said farmland protection Administrator Elizabeth Wheeler. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is […]

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Helmick: Jefferson Co. key to farming growth

KEARNEYSVILLE – Jefferson County’s unique climate, its proximity to large markets, its increasingly diverse crop base and its large number of agricultural research institutions leave it uniquely positioned for major economic expansion, said newly-elected Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick during a visit on Monday. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. […]

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Horsemen seek to undo agreement

CHARLES TOWN – Members of the Charles Town Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association have gone to court aiming to undo a pact between the state’s Racing Commission and its Lottery Commission. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. […]

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Skinner: DOMA ruling shows need for reform

CHARLES TOWN – In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that it is unconstitutional to deny federal benefits to same-sex married couples, Delegate Stephen Skinner says provisions of state employment and housing law are now open to legal challenge. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this […]

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Walker now is in the running

Win would bring $40,000 for Community Ministries CHARLES TOWN – Armand Young, known for his series of “human kindness walks,” is hoping to win the Eagle Rare Life Award and then give the $40,000 prize to Jefferson County Community Ministries, the charity that provides food staples and other help for local people in need. “They […]

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Grove: Fee can’t pay for fire service

CHARLES TOWN – A co-author of an ordinance that would have allowed for the collection by West Virginia counties of a joint fire and ambulance fee to pay both firefighters and EMTs could not be defended in court. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is […]

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