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State school reform debate ‘absolutely exciting,’ Combs says

CHARLESTON – Tina Combs’ first state school board meeting came the same day as Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin delivered his State of the State speech, including its call for a massive overhaul for West Virginia’s public school system. “It was absolutely exciting to hear the governor focus so much on education,” said Combs, who was […]

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Business owner’s ideas put Berkeley Springs on the map

  BERKELEY SPRINGS – Jeanne Mozier’s accomplishments since her arrival here in 1977 include making a Depression-era movie theater into a weekend gathering spot, fostering the Apple Butter Festival into an event that draws thousands each October, helping to create an award-winning arts council that’s become a state and national role model and introducing a […]

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A pair of firsts

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A pair of firsts

CHARLES TOWN – As Jefferson County’s first-time lawmakers Stephen Skinner and Paul Espinosa begin their work in the Legislature today, they’re also making history as, respectively, West Virginia’s first openly gay lawmaker and the state’s first Hispanic legislator. Both natives of the county, Skinner is a 44-year-old Shenandoah Junction resident, a progressive Democrat elected in […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The West Virginia Nature Conservancy is asking the county to conserve a group of rare marshes from degradation in the wake of a decision by the Jefferson County Commission to rezone an asphalt plant along W.Va. 51. Commissioners voted 3-2 last week to rezone the Jefferson Asphalt property from a rural designation […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The Jefferson County Commission has begun officially accepting applications for the position of sheriff, though it has been informally accepting applications over the past several weeks. Commissioners voted unanimously to begin advertising the position at their meeting last week, and also decided to reject the advice of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Grove, […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Area lawmakers say a host of issues that might call for immediate attention — namely education, drug abuse, prison overcrowding and child poverty — could keep state legislators busy throughout the 60-day session, which starts today in Charleston. Senate Majority Leader John Unger, a Democrat, said his chief issue will be child […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The Jefferson County Board of Education voted unanimously this week to spend $250,000 on new security measures for the county’s schools. Assistant Superintendent Ralph Dinges said the funds will pay for “enhanced door locks, fences and other measures to increase security.” “We don’t want to be real specific with what it is, […]

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Pouring it on

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Pouring it on
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Hungry to help out?

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Hungry to help out?

CHARLES TOWN – Filling up on sweet, rich pancakes the day before Lenten deprivations kick in is a widespread tradition, but here there’s an added reason to dig in come Tuesday: Chowing down helps out the local fire company. Every Shrove Tuesday since 1960, community members have turned out to enjoy pancakes, with all the […]

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Broker breakthrough

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Broker breakthrough

CHARLESTON – For the first time since the Truman administration, an Eastern Panhandle resident is serving on the West Virginia Real Estate Commission. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin last month appointed Densil Nibert of Shenandoah Junction to a four-year term on the five-member body, which is charged with licensing and regulating all real estate brokers and […]

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