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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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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. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is […]

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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. 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 […]

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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. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to […]

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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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