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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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CHARLES TOWN – With Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin rejecting recommendations that he address West Virginia’s growing drug problem by tapping the state’s $913 million rainy day fund and raising taxes on alcohol and cigarettes, some local lawmakers say more money should be found to fight the scourge. “This is a major issue,” state Sen. John […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson County commissioners are poised this week to lay out their plans for appointing an interim sheriff, following an opinion from the state’s attorney general. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sent a formal advisory opinion to the commissioners late Thursday, advising them to appoint a sheriff “as soon as practicable” in order to […]

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Storer’s story

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Storer’s story

HARPERS FERRY – John Brown came here hoping to free the nation’s slaves, but New England Freewill Baptist missionaries arrived in 1865 with their own objective: To create a school where African-Americans would be free to achieve any goal. Shepherd University professor Dawne Raines Burke will detail the founding of historic Storer College Friday during […]

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Warming up

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Warming up
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ROMNEY – State school board leaders are mulling whether to relocate the specialized school here where young West Virginians with sight and hearing impairments have studied since 1870. During the state Board of Education meeting this month, members asked whether building a facility elsewhere would be more cost effective than renovating the current West Virginia […]

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