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CHARLES TOWN – A jury has awarded $2.1 million to the family of a young man killed in a 2007 car crash, but it could be years before the family sees any money because an insurance company is continuing to fight against paying the claim. Kyle Hoffman, Jr. was 17 when he died following an […]

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A remembrance

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Those who lost their lives as a result of the deadly terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will be honored Tuesday during the annual 9-11 Remembrance ceremony at the Independent Fire Company in Ranson. The ceremony will begin at 9:58 a.m. — immediately after the first of the World Trade Center towers collapsed — and […]

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A look back

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A look back
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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Opponents of a proposed high-powered transmission line that would have crossed three states are celebrating an announcement this week that the project has been shelved. The board of managers for regional transmission grid operator PJM Interconnection this week removed the Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline project from its 15-year plan, citing declining electricity demands. “It’s […]

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Area Republicans laud coal at GOP convention in Tampa

Amid the thousands of fired-up Republicans in Tampa for this week’s national convention – and the official kickoff to the 2012 presidential campaign – the West Virginia delegation is a stand-out. “We’ve all got on coal miner’s hard hats,” explained Jerry Mays, a convention delegate from Berkeley County. The members of the Mountain State’s GOP […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The recent decision by Maryland’s General Assembly to allow voters to decide whether to expand casino operations in that state could have a considerable impact on county finances. Yesterday it was reported that millions of dollars from casino developers – notably Las Vegas giant MGM – are already pouring into Maryland in […]

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Volunteers sought for Day of Caring

CHARLES TOWN – Officials with the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle say it’s not too late to sign up to tackle projects needed at area nonprofits and in the homes of struggling individuals — a laundry list of tasks that includes everything from walking dogs at the Jefferson County Animal Welfare Society to fixing […]

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Up and running

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Up and running
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Stitched just in time

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Another element in the 250th anniversary of the town’s founding is coming together as crafters here finish a commemorative quilt showcasing more than 500 signatures of town residents. The 5-by-6 feet quilt features the 250 logo front-and-center as well as depictions of Shepherdstown landmarks such as the grand Rumsey Monument and McMurran Hall, […]

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KABLETOWN – A Pennsylvania-based firm that runs federal halfway houses on a for-profit basis said they are withdrawing their applications to build a facility on Kabletown Road that could have housed up to 75 inmates after their release from federal prisons. Nonetheless, a Request For Proposals, or RFP, issued by the Bureau of Prisons in […]

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