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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

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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“Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the Legislature, Members of the Board of Public Works, Justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals, Members of the State Board of Education, distinguished guests, and my fellow West Virginians. “As many of you know, I was raised in the small town of Chapmanville in Logan County. I lived […]

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Calendar traces historic W.Va. recreation sites

CHARLESTON (AP) — From the first golf course designed and built in America to the first commercial ski area to operate south of the Mason-Dixon Line, West Virginia has no shortage of historically significant visually attractive sports and recreation locales. The State Historic Preservation Office highlights a baker’s dozen of them in its recently released […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Organizers of Sunday’s annual Freedom Trail March here say they’re drawing inspiration from the loving approach Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used to finally dismantle segregation in the South. The Jefferson County chapter of the NAACP sponsors the event each year. “Love was such a central part of Dr. King’s work,” said […]

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Building support

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Town leaders, residents say they want the Hilltop House Hotel back in business HARPERS FERRY – Town officials say they hope the investment group that owns the historic Hilltop House Hotel will soon reopen talks about rebuilding the shuttered site, even as they have taken steps to regulate the scope of the project the developer can […]

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