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Scraping the ‘bottomless filth of faction’ If there’s one thing area Republicans have coming to them for their half-headed attempt at a smear campaign against a bevy of Democratic statehouse candidates, it’s blowback. When it comes to elections, voters can count on the truth being shaded this way or that for the purpose of making […]

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Consider Marshall for delegate   During presidential election years, we tend sometimes to forget the importance of local politics. The 63rd Delegate District in West Virginia is one such situation where what happens locally could have a significant impact on residents of the Eastern Panhandle and in our state. Most of you from West Virginia […]

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Cement truck accident on W.Va. 9 cleared

An overturned cement truck that crashed on W.Va. 9 has been cleared from the road, according to Captain Daniel Fritsch of Citizens fire company. Personnel from Blue Ridge, Citizens and Independent Fire Companies responded to the accident, and Fritsch took over as incident commander. Personnel from the Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency, Berkeley County and […]

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Soaked by Sandy

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Soaked by Sandy

 No area damage reported from ‘superstorm’ BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN – That gust you might be feeling today is as much the remnant of 1,000-mile wide superstorm Sandy as it is the sigh of relief that much of Jefferson County escaped relatively unscathed. Sandy, which some dubbed a “Frankenstorm,” built into one of […]

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Candidates targeted by EPFF mailer file cease and desist letter BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN — Jefferson County is seeing an unprecedented level of spending by political action committees in legislative races the week before the Nov. 4 election. Nearly $70,000 has been spent by PACs in local delegate and Senate races in the […]

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A haunting in Middleway

MIDDLEWAY — The story goes like this. Adam Livingston was a nearby resident of the town not yet formally incorporated as Smithfield, Va., having moved his family from Pennsylvania four years earlier, when one night, around 1790, Livingston, a devoted and hard-working Lutheran, answers a knock at his door and is greeted by a stranger, […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Should Jefferson County Schools switch to a school calendar with four short breaks rather than the whole summer off? School board members are asking parents and community members to share their thoughts on the idea before Friday. The short online survey – five questions for parents or three for other interested residents […]

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CHRISTINE MILLER FORD Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN – A record number of early voters already have turned out in Jefferson County, according to Jennifer Maghan, the county’s chief elections officer. Early voting was suspended Tuesday as county residents dealt with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but will resume today and continue Thursday, Friday and Saturday. […]

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The Jefferson County African-American Non-Partisan Political Action Committee endorses the following candidates for County, State and U.S. seats. President: Barack Obama Governor: Earl Ray Tomblin U.S. Senate: Joe Manchin U.S. House: Howard Swint Attorney General: Darrell McGraw Secretary of State: Natalie Tennant W.Va. Supreme Court: John Yoder W.Va. Supreme Court: Letitia Chafin W.Va. Senate: Herb […]

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Conservative PAC spends $30K on attack ads

Sen. Herb Snyder calls expenditure ‘unprecendented’ BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff Editor’s note: Morrisey has responded to the statements made by Sen. Herb Snyder and Stephen Skinner. See the update at the bottom of the story. CHARLES TOWN –  A conservative political action committee that had been sitting on a war chest of nearly $30,000 has […]

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