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Flea philosophy

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Flea philosophy

HARPERS FERRY – As news spread that a Virginia bargain hunter had found an authentic French Impressionist’s landscape valued at $100,000 or more at the flea market here, Roger Droneburg’s attitude remained easy-going, not envious. And that’s the case even though he might have been the vendor who unknowingly sold the gold-framed painting that turned […]

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An ongoing advertising war to influence Maryland voters’ choice in an upcoming referendum on whether to allow construction of a new casino at National Harbor has already generated $16.5 million in contributions from casino corporations with a stake in the outcome, including one important local player. Opposition to Question 7, the ballot referendum, has been […]

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Coach’s passing ‘big loss’

CHARLES TOWN – Hundreds came out amid a chilly downpour Tuesday morning for the funeral of Washington High varsity football assistant Michael Grant, who died Sept. 14 at age 46. Grant, a father of three whose coaching career began after he played football at Valdosta State in Georgia, “was a big inspiration to the boys,” […]

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Furor subsides on Shepherd arts construction project

SHEPHERDSTOWN—The second phase of the new Center for Contemporary Arts project at Shepherd University is expected to be finished by the end of the semester, even as the controversy that surrounded the project three years ago has dissipated. David Kemnitzer, an area historical building consultant and architect, said he rarely hears complaints about the buildings […]

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Free meals go school-wide

RANSON — For students at three Jefferson County schools, the start of the 2012-13 school year means the end of school lunch bills. The change is part of a federal pilot program made possible by the Healthy, Hunger Free-Kids Act, the school meal reform measure signed into law by President Obama nearly two years ago. […]

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In step

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In step
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A somber reminder

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A somber reminder
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CHARLES TOWN – The man who was shot by police after he barricaded himself in a home outside of Charles Town over the weekend did not have a gun, according to a statement released Tuesday by West Virginia State Police, though they say he “was armed with a black metallic object that he represented to […]

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CHARLES TOWN – County Republicans say they are disappointed with a recent court decision that removes the name of a party candidate from the ballot in November. Jefferson County magistrate candidate Ronald “Ronnie” Bell will not appear on the ballot as a result of a ruling last week by Circuit Court Judge David Sanders. The […]

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Current events

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Current events

HARPERS FERRY – First daughters Malia and Sasha Obama traded the White House for some whitewater on a recent Saturday. As President Barack Obama headed to Charlotte, N.C., to test the political waters as the Democratic National Convention gave his re-election bid its official kickoff, his daughters spent the day in Harpers Ferry. River Riders […]

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