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CHARLES TOWN — The state’s tourism office spends more than $1.4 million on advertising and the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races offers a big chunk of that amount in matching funds. The casino, with its contribution of $381,842.18, made through the state’s Matching Advertising Partnership Program, is just one of nine tourism industry businesses […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey has vastly outspent his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Darrell McGraw, in his attempt to unseat the 20-year incumbent. Morrisey, a local health care lawyer and lobbyist, has raised nearly half a million dollars – including large self-contributions – and spent more that $410,000, more than 10 times the […]

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CHARLES TOWN — For the second year in a row, Penn National Gaming remains the county’s top employer, beating out the the Jefferson County Board of Education, 2,140 employees to 1,265, according to a 2012 WorkForce West Virginia employment report. Number three on the list is Shepherd University. The county’s public school system retained its […]

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Hunter Hill plan rejected

CHARLES TOWN – Hunter Hill is staying put. That was the verdict of the Charles Town Planning Commission Monday after it rejected a proposal by the property’s current owner, William Trussell, to have the historic property — and onetime home of John Brown prosecutor Andrew Hunter — rezoned. The planning commission voted 4-0 to have […]

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Still following the horse race

KABLETOWN – Retired reporter Jack Germond’s longtime fascination with horse racing has a tie to his other great passion: a love affair with presidential politics that dates to the 1950s. Decades ago during the Nixon Administration, the 84-year-old Boston native learned how to read racing forms from NBC White House correspondent Richard Valeriani as a […]

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‘A light’ that is missed

CHARLES TOWN – An ardent art collector since she bought her first watercolor at age 20, the late Susan Ford Pritchard enlivened the Panhandle’s art scene in 2010 with the creation of Washington Street Gallery & Gift. The gallery later became an arts co-op and then transformed again late last year when it moved to […]

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Fit for Freedom

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Fit for Freedom

Some 300 youngsters turned out Saturday for Shepherdstown’s Freedom’s Run free kids’ race. Others ran a marathon, half-marathon, 5K and 10K. PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER JACKSON [slideshow gallery_id="1"]

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CHARLES TOWN – Hollywood Casino doesn’t have as much to fear from a study as recent news reports might indicate, the study’s author said in an interview. Sage Policy Group Chairman and CEO Anirban Basu said a report from the Oct. 11, Charleston Daily Mail warning of $1 billion in lost revenue to West Virginia […]

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RIPPON – A former chairman of the Jefferson County Planning Commission says the 2005 panel missed an easy solution that would have prevented the current crisis in the Ryan’s Glen subdivision, which is currently threatened with the possibility of multiple eminent domain seizures to make way for a bypass around Rippon on U.S. 340. “In […]

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MARTINSBURG – Dana Knowles’ knitted Kuphs don’t just keep wrists warm and lend pizzazz to cold-weather outfits. These funky fashion pieces look good and do good, too. Every time a fashion lover buys a Kuphs set online, at her downtown Martinsburg store Day’ Javu or from other retailers, Knowles donates $1 from each sale to […]

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