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SOUR TURN

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SOUR TURN

The owners of a popular Jefferson County distillery are hoping the state will recognize that their tasting room is different from a liquor store, and therefore subject to different regulations, or … else.

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The case for Main Street

Amy Panzarella said she remembers when walking along a sidewalk in downtown Charles Town was a challenge.

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Ranson’s mayor facing ‘formidable’ health foe

The world has changed in all kinds of ways since 1987, but the same man remains at the helm of Ranson, and Mayor A. David Hamill says he’ll continue even as he faces a health crisis.

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West Virginia’s public libraries can’t continue to keep their doors open without a permanent, stable funding source, area librarians recently warned lawmakers in Charleston.

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Testing the waters

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Testing the waters

An area watershed group has secured funds to help Blue Ridge Mountain residents get their septic systems cleaned after a nearly two-year monitoring program has turned up worrisome levels of bacteria at one test site.

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Family of 6 struggling after North Street fire

Heidi Chapman is grateful her relatives survived a fire that destroyed the home they rented on North Street in Charles Town, but she says everyone involved is struggling with a lot of problems.

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Fatal shooting of ‘great guy’ leaves family devastated

There’s been nothing harder in her life, says 42-year-old Toni Harrison, than last week’s news that she’d lost her younger brother in a shooting in Charles Town.

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Police say they still don’t know the motive behind last week’s shootings that left a Berkeley County man dead and another man with life-threatening injuries.

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Throwing open the doors

Visitors from as far away as New Mexico have signed up for Saturday’s open house at Al Cobb’s energy-efficient tiny house here.

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It’s likely that Charles Town Utility Board customers will see an 11 percent increase in water rates in mid-2016 and another 14.5 percent increase six months after that, according to Jane Arnett. the utility’s manager.

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