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CHARLES TOWN – Charlotte Lane says she’s the right person to replace Shelley Moore Capito in Congress rather than a Charles Town resident she described in a recent interview as “a carpetbagger from Maryland.” This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again […]

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In Charleston, questions swirl over ‘safe’ water

CHARLESTON – Cagney Holbrook said she doesn’t know what it would take for her to drink and cook with her tap water again. She said months, maybe a year, probably wouldn’t be enough time to restore her trust in the water supply. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest […]

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CHARLES TOWN – After 10 months as the County Commission-appointed sheriff, Pete Dougherty wants voters to keep him on the job for the two remaining years of the unexpired term. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The […]

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O’ boy!

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O’ boy!

The sun’s two hours down over the horizon. A fire roars at the giant hearth below the vaulted ceiling in the music hall beside O’Hurley’s General Store as guests begin to take their seats. From the front of the room emerges the first lonely strains of a hammer dulcimer. The musicians trickle in and unpack their guitars and banjos and flutes and ready them to play this Thursday […]

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Accident brings out the spirit of giving throughout the region

MARTINSBURG – Donations headed for 300,000 people stranded without water in the Kanawha Valley have heaped up at collection sites, churches, schools and businesses throughout the Eastern Panhandle in recent days. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. […]

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HARPERS FERRY – As the town council of Harpers Ferry moves closer to adopting a new zoning ordinance — one that could include an overlay district to help accommodate redevelopment of the historic Hilltop House Hotel — the investment group that owns the hotel property has yet to make contact with the town. This article […]

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CHARLES TOWN – As head of the Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition since 2011, Ronda Lehman has been focused on ensuring a supply of clean water long before 4-methylcyclohexane methanol – used to wash coal to remove impurities and pollutants before burning – leaked into the Elk River and forced some 300,000 West Virginians to switch […]

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CHARLES TOWN – In the wake of a major spill of an industrial chemical upstream of the largest public water intake in the state – the single source of drinking water for about one-sixth of the population – area lawmakers are gearing up for investigations and pondering new regulations to prevent a repeat of the […]

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CHARLESTON — When state inspectors arrived at the Freedom Industries tank farm late last Thursday morning, they found a 400-square-foot pool of clear liquid had collected outside a white tank marked as number 396. A 4-foot wide stream of the liquid — thicker than water, but not as heavy as syrup — was flowing across […]

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Alone on top

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Alone on top

Patriots dominating early competition CHARLES TOWN – Coach Don Bullett has a few sage words of advice for his undefeated Washington High School boys basketball program: Rebound at both ends of the court, stay focused and don’t get ahead of yourselves. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of […]

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