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Jockeying to help at Races

Chaplain aiding unseen crews CHARLES TOWN – The new chaplain serving the backstretch of the Charles Town Race Track is a familiar face for many there. For 18 years, Pastor Joel Hiradlo Alvira was a jockey himself, spending the last nine of those years at Charles Town. “It is very familiar,” Hiraldo laughs. “Everyone here […]

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Shirley’s sentence to come

MARTINSBURG – Former Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Shirley will face a sentencing hearing on May 23, before Judge John Preston Bailey at the federal courthouse in Wheeling. Shirley pleaded guilty in January to charges of using excessive force under color of law for the 2010 beating of since-convicted bank robber Mark Daniel Haines. Haines, who will […]

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Not ready to give up the ghost

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‘Joyful’ Boston Marathon recalled

CHARLES TOWN – Charles Wilson, who ran the Boston Marathon in 2011 and 2012, had hoped to be there again Monday. Instead the Shepherdstown native was in New York City texting with a New York Times colleague shortly before 3 p.m. as two explosions occurred on packed Boylston Street near the finish line, an unexplained […]

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Flea market hoax?

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Flea market hoax?

Mystery over stolen Renoir gets stranger HARPERS FERRY – Word that a Virginia woman had found an authentic painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in a $7 box of odds and ends at a flea market here made international news in September. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest […]

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CHARLESTON – A move to expand universal access to breakfast and lunch for elementary students came that much closer to being law after the House Education Committee recommended the measure in a unanimous vote Tuesday. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng […]

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Cheery weekend

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Cheery weekend

Saturday’s parade begins at 10 a.m. and runs along Constitution Avenue. No other West Virginia band was invited to take part in the parade, which is free and open to the public.Others to be featured Saturday: Carmen Electra, Coco Jones, Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan and Elliott Yamin and Justin Guarini from “American Idol.”  

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Espinosa: Pro-business ideas didn’t get fair shake

CHARLESTON – Delegate Paul Espinosa thinks that the leadership of the state House of Delegates is not giving the pro-business legislation he supports a fair hearing. As a consequence, he argues, this legislative session will end without any major changes to the business climate. “As far as legislation that will appreciably improve our business climate […]

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Unger defends school nutrition bill

CHARLES TOWN — A school nutrition bill approved in a unanimous vote by the state Senate is being misread, says its sponsor. Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley/Jefferson, said while the bill, which was produced by the Senate Select Committee on Children and Poverty, has been characterized as one that would establish a universal free school breakfast […]

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