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Morgan’s Grove expansion on track

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Plans to expand a Shepherdstown farmers market into an “agricultural campus” should move forward in less than a month, according to the  center’s owner. Morgan’s Grove Market owner Peter Corum said he expects to have the project’s site plan approval within weeks and to begin construction immediately following the recent approval of the […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The Charles Town Police Department has agreed to settle in a racial profiling case filed by two Haitian men last August. The terms of the settlement, which was reached during court-mandated mediation, were not disclosed in the order dismissing the case. The report filed by mediator Oscar Bean is sealed. Harry Waddell, […]

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Snap decision

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Snap decision

KEARNEYSVILLE – An idea bloomed last spring when David Arroniz spotted a tree in front of Macel Dailey’s Childs Road home. For weeks, he’d been on the lookout for a terrific image to enter in West Virginia’s annual “Roadsides in Bloom” contest. Then one morning, headed to work at the probation office in Loudoun County, […]

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MARTINSBURG – Convicted bank robber Mark Daniel Haines has named several police officers in a lawsuit that alleges he was severely beaten during his 2010 arrest after leading officers on a high-speed chase through Jefferson County. Haines, 42, had originally named only Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Shirley in his lawsuit. Shirley, who is scheduled to be […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – Daniel Tokar has been a blacksmith for 33 years, spending the last 12 of those in his Willow Forge shop in Shepherdstown. But on the evening of Nov. 30, the shop caught fire, leaving the building uninhabitable and many of the tools of his trade damaged or ruined. “It’s quite a mess,” he […]

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Driven to serve

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Driven to serve

SHEPHERDSTOWN – It may be illegal to send texts from behind the wheel, but Shepherd University chef Scott Anderson sees plenty of young people flagrantly Texting While Dining. “Look around,” Anderson said during a recent tour of the school’s main dining hall. “Whether students are by themselves or sitting with a group, they’ve got their […]

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Mother to learn fate of DHHR case

RANSON – An area woman will soon learn whether she will be granted a day in court to challenge the constitutionality of a West Virginia child protective services’ decision that caused her to lose custody of two of her children. Amanda Underwood’s two children were seized by Berkeley County Child Protective Services workers in 2009 […]

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Treasuring Pearl Harbor

CHARLES TOWN – Before he fully understood the significance of Dec. 7, 1941, or knew the horrors his grandfather had witnessed that day on the air base in Hawaii, Shane Stoneberger had a Pearl Harbor Day ritual. “Every year on the anniversary my dad would say, ‘Let’s call your grandfather,’’’ remembers Stoneberger, who works at […]

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Leading the way

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Leading the way
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MARTINSBURG – The high cost of running the Eastern Panhandle Regional Jail and other challenges facing county commissioners in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties dominated a special gathering here this week. Every year before the Eastern Panhandle’s lawmakers head to Charleston, they meet with their local counterparts to learn what priorities they believe ought to […]

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