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A push to keep racing on track

With the Legislature convening next week, elected officials in Jefferson County are teaming up with local horse racing leaders to stave off cuts they worry could kill the industry.

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A Jefferson County real estate developer and hotel owner has filed for bankruptcy protection, listing more than $7.5 million owed to creditors.

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State schools chief heading to Panhandle

Michael J. Martirano, the state superintendent of schools since September, will tour four schools in Jefferson County Thursday as he pushes for reforms he says will raise graduation rates in West Virginia.

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For Bell, budget numbers are No. 1

For Eric Bell, what matters isn’t the number of meetings he’s attended as a Jefferson County Commissioner (this week will mark his first), but rather how much attention he gives numbers.

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Fires, fees, the rodeo’s return and more

With devastating fires, shakeups in the Jefferson County school system, the arrival of new businesses and voters giving new political clout to Republicans in Charleston and in Congress, the year wrapping up today was full of big news.

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Still growing strong

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Still growing strong

This New Year’s Eve, organizers of the nonprofit Ranson Old Town Community Gardens are celebrating a successful year and feeling excited about the growth to come in 2015.

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No bad heir days

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It’s not unusual for people to spend decades building a family farm, store or other business, then begin to wonder who’ll take over once they retire or pass away, explains an expert behind a free workshop planned for next month.

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When is 72 hours three days and when is it four?

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Bringing history home

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Bringing history home

When the Jefferson County Museum reopens in March, it will mark its 50th year by displaying an exciting acquisition – letters to President George Washington, a land grant from 1766 and hundreds of other documents all tied to Battaile Muse, one of the county’s earliest residents.

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After police lodged more than 300 charges of animal cruelty against a Maryland farmer who sells meat and eggs at area farm markets, the Charles Town Farmers Market is moving ahead with a formal program to give shoppers more information about its growers and producers.

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