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A time to be thankful, but gracious too  This week marks National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, as fitting a time as any as families prepare to gather to celebrate Thanksgiving to remember those among us less fortunate. It’s a good time to note the work each and every week of the Jefferson County Community […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month This year, approximately 160,340 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer, accounting for 28 percent of all cancer deaths. That is why there is an entire month dedicated to this disease, raising awareness and increasing research to help put an end to it. People like to think that […]

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It is with great pleasure that I write my first column for the Spirit of Jefferson newspaper. I would like to thank the Spirit for including me in their roster of contributors. For those who know me, you know that, although I have run for office, I prefer to focus on issues rather than politics. […]

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Student veterans look to form veterans group

SHEPHERDSTOWN – A group of student veterans at Shepherd University are hoping to ease the transition of returning military personnel into academic life with the formation of an official chapter of the Student Veterans of America at the university. Since April, Bruce Burgess and several other student veterans have been working to organize, obtain funding […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Joe Manchin, the centrist Democrat who defeated John Raese in a 2010 special election for the U.S. Senate, on Tuesday beat back another try by the Republican to win a full six-year term. With 41 counties reporting statewide, Manchin won more than 60 percent of the vote versus almost 37 percent for […]

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CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin defeated his Republican challenger to win his first full, four-year term as voters went to the polls Tuesday. 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 rest of this article is exclusive, […]

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Capito prevails

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CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson County backed Rep. Shelley Moore Capito by a 20 percent margin in her contest for West Virginia’s Second Congressional District against Democrat Howard Swint. 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 rest of […]

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What’s in a NAME

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What’s in a NAME

ROMNEY – Few and far between are the signs advertising Mitt Romney for president in the pristine little town of Romney. Recent visits from television and newspapers looking for controversy about the “same name” candidate haven’t raised so much as an eyebrow. Residents answer questions from the media as they go about drinking coffee, walking […]

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CHARLES TOWN — The Department of Environmental Protection is preventing the Division of Highways from using “salt” residue from well drilling to treat roadways so DOH will be making its own salt brine. District 5 Engineer Lee Thorne said the brine generator is housed in Jefferson County because the heated building onsite had enough room […]

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EDITOR’s NOTE

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EDITOR’s NOTE

The election of 1800 was the first one in which the opposition party held the presidency following a period dominated by Federalists. As Patrick Allitt writes in the The Conservatives: Ideas and Personalities Throughout American History, we Americans are so accustomed to venerating Thomas Jefferson that we scant appreciate “the ferocity with which Federalists denounced […]

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