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In Jefferson, fireworks won’t wait till 4th

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – Fourth of July revelers hoping to see fireworks close to home will be out of luck next week. The county’s only such display is happening not on the holiday, but this weekend. Organizers of Saturday’s show at Sam Michaels Park discussed scheduling the fireworks show on July 4, but opted for Saturday […]

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Shirley pleads not guilty

MARTINSBURG — Jefferson County Sheriff Robert E. “Bobby” Shirley was arraigned Monday in the same federal courthouse that weeks earlier was the setting for the sentencing of the man who Shirley now stands accused of beating during an arrest almost a year and half ago. Shirley, 60, pleaded not guilty at the U.S. District Court […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Ask MARC spokesman Terry Owens if the latest changes for Eastern Panhandle train commuters are indeed final, and you get something close to a straight answer. The revised schedule will be presented Thursday to the MARC Riders’ Advisory Council, Owens explained in a phone interview. But ask state Sen. Herb Snyder if […]

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Students welcome new outdoors classroom

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The children are heading outdoors, but not for recess. Last week, officials and members of the public gathered behind the Children’s Treehouse Child Development Center at the National Conservation Training Center to officially open the recently completed Nature Explorer Classroom. Mary Danno, the project leader, said the “outdoor classroom,” which is modeled after […]

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$5M fed grant headed to Ranson

RANSON – A federal grant for $5 million to enhance Fairfax Boulevard and create a pedestrian-friendly connection with Charles Town will mean an economic transformation of the area, Ranson’s acting city manager said Tuesday. “We are thrilled,” said Andy Blake of Tuesday’s news of the federal transportation grant. “For over 18 months, we have engaged […]

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HARPERS FERRY – The former town clerk of Harpers Ferry has filed a lawsuit alleging that the former mayor and treasurer made “deliberately false statements” that she had misappropriated the town’s funds. Brenda Smith is seeking as-yet undetermined damages from the town of Harpers Ferry, and from former Mayor James Addy, and former Treasurer Shauna […]

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Broadband increases take the fast lane

SHEPHERDSTOWN — There’s a new infrastructure requirement and West Virginia is meeting it, according to Sen. Joe Manchin, who lauded an announcement by Frontier Communications this week that 400 more households in Martinsburg had been added to the company’s high-speed broadband service network. That amount brings to about 10,000 the number of households and businesses […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Shirley will be arraigned on federal charges in Martinsburg on Monday at 2 p.m. before Magistrate Judge David Joel. Shirley is accused of using excessive force during the 2010 arrest of Mark Daniel Haines, who later pleaded guilty to bank robbery and is currently serving a 19-year sentence, and […]

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Gearing up for CATF
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Langlet’s legacy
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