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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. [cleeng_content id=”274335832″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]That bill, House Bill 107, is awaiting signature by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin […]

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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. [cleeng_content id=”652225196″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]The Senate voted 25-9 and the House of Delegates voted 77-18 to pass next year’s budget. The proposal would take $147.5 million from the state’s $922 million […]

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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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CHARLES TOWN – Rob Losey says he worries his business will suffer in the coming year because the House and Senate were unable to agree on just how to roll back the state’s blue laws, which would have allowed the hospitality industry to serve alcohol on Sundays. He said a major opportunity has been missed. […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A bill that would have given cities and possibly Jefferson County, the ability to implement a 1 percent sales tax died in the House Finance Committee last week after gaining unanimous passage in the Senate. [cleeng_content id=”494634836″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Senate Bill 487 would have allowed cities to impose a sales […]

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Officials with West Virginia Department of Transportation say they’re doing all they can to battle issues brought on by the onslaught of a harsh winter. [cleeng_content id=”248967664″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Now, they’re moving $12 million in funds from other projects to help fix the most glaring of the state’s current problems: potholes. Spokeswoman Carrie […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Despite a flurry of effort to come up with a bill to allow disposal of fracking waste in commercial landfills – and broad support for the effort in both chambers of the Legislature – the regular session ended before a final bill could be drafted. [cleeng_content id=”454317083″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]The […]

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Tuesday tradition

With children out of school for another snow day, the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake fundraiser at Citizens Fire Co. in Charles Town was busier than ever. It’s the 55th year the all-volunteer fire company has held the all-day extravaganza. Volunteers served up pancakes, sausage gravy, eggs, syrup and other toppings (including the muchloved apple butter made by the Shepherdstown Fire Department) from 6 […]

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Manuel sees change as way to ease cuts CHARLES TOWN – A bill poised to pass out of the state Legislature that allows cities to impose a 1 percent sales tax could be the saving grace for Jefferson County’s troubled finances, says Commissioner Dale Manuel. [cleeng_content id=”508865818″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Senate Bill 487, which […]

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