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Alzheimer’s series tunes in to Panhandle

ROMNEY — Music has the power to heal. That’s the finding of researchers studying the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and brought to life in the new PBS series “Arts and the Mind,” which was filmed in part in Augusta at the cabin of Hampshire High School teacher Paul Roomsburg, who hosts jam sessions […]

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History channel

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CHARLES TOWN – The Civil War soldier’s letter gathering dust in your attic; the candy dish passed down by your great Aunt Hilda; that 19th century cookbook you picked up at a yard sale – just how much are these treasures worth? Your chance to hear an expert’s evaluation on possessions such as these comes Saturday […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Prosecutors have released a 134-count felony indictment against the former treasurer of Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company, alleging that she embezzled almost $14,000 in under two years. This follows past civil and criminal charges for similar acts. Susan Roxanne Carter has been charged by a grand jury with 114 counts of […]

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Two West Virginia ratepayers scored an initial victory against electric companies associated with an abandoned electric project they say are seeking to saddle customers with illegitimate expenses when a federal agency agreed to a hearing to examine the matter. In 2011, Karyn Newman of Jefferson County and Alison Haverty of Calhoun County filed several challenges […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A lawsuit seeking more than a million dollars from the Jefferson County Clerk alleges she bonded an estate at a mere fraction of the statutorily required value, allowing a Washington, D.C. man to loot the estate and leave its heirs without a way to collect their inheritance. The civil complaint, filed by […]

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Stink bugs: Back, in a big way

CHARLES TOWN — The brown marmorated stink bug is back and in much bigger numbers than last year. “We started out with a very few stink bugs this season. Now we are seeing a six fold increase over last year,” said Tracey Leskey, a research entomologist at the Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville. Leskey […]

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Washington heeded Mill Creek town

GERRARDSTOWN – A Baptist minister’s stone home tucked into a hillside next to Mill Creek here drew the attention of none other than George Washington, who made note of the structure in journals he kept as a teenage surveyor for Lord Fairfax. When the future president rode past on his way from Winchester, Va., in […]

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Cherry picked

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Cherry picked

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – Band members at Jefferson High School are busy prepping for Friday’s Homecoming game and other performances on the lineup this fall, but they’re also thinking ahead seven months to spring. Specifically, they’re eager for April 13 when they’ll march in the 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in D.C. “It’s a tremendous […]

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Update: Bell will not appear on the ballot. Judge David Sanders has denied a writ of mandamus and reaffirmed the ballot commission’s decision. He found that the commission did have the power to remove a candidate because it “has a duty to strike a candidate that it (knows) to be ineligible.” Sanders also ruled that […]

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RIPPON — Several homeowners here fear they may be thrown into bankruptcy by plans by the Division of Highways that would require seizing their homes to make way for a new bypass on U.S. 340. Those plans to run a four-lane highway through their land were made public in 2003 – two years before their […]

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