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Sale of flea market Renoir postponed; painting may be stolen from BMA

HARPERS FERRY – Plans to auction off a landscape by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir – a $100,000 piece purchased in a box for $7 at a flea market here – were scrapped after auction house officials learned the painting may have been stolen from a museum in 1951. Officials from the Alexandria-Va.-based Potomack Co. postponed […]

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EDITORIAL

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The adage is that one gets what one pays for. That can’t be more true for residents of Ryan’s Glen subdivision who thought they were getting nice new homes in a relatively inexpensive market only to discover that buying a home in West Virginia is a lot like playing a shell game without a pea. […]

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Loughry doesn’t stand with status quo I felt compelled to write to express how excited I am that West Virginians have an opportunity to affect real and lasting change in our State with the upcoming Supreme Court election. Candidate Allen Loughry provides West Virginians with that opportunity. As anyone who has met him or heard […]

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On Aug. 24, just over four years after I first heard the phrase “Potomac Appalachian Transmission Highline,” or PATH, for short, the project was canceled because it wasn’t needed – the very argument that more than a thousand people in three states had been making since the beginning. I’m not going to go through the […]

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CHRISTINE MILLER FORD Spirit Staff HARPERS FERRY – Saturday’s auction of a landscape by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir – bought in a box for $7 at a flea market here two years ago – has been postponed, with the auction house citing concerns that the painting have been stolen from a Baltimore museum in 1951. […]

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Center debuts

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Center debuts
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Critics say Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding a controversial Congressional redistricting plan is bad news for the Eastern Panhandle. Known as the “Mason County flip” – and described by one expert as “an abomination” and the product of gerrymandering – the high court ruled the plan is constitutional. The […]

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MARTINSBURG – The Harpers Ferry man who tried to tunnel from Eastern Regional Jail in Berkeley County while awaiting sentencing in a bank robbery has pleaded guilty in that botched escape, according to U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld. A news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office says that Mark Daniel Haines created a hole at the […]

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MARTINSBURG  – Internet options and service quality are reportedly inadequate across much of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle Region, according to results of a recent survey tapping public opinion on the state of broadband across Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties.       About 1,400 residents and businesses responded to the survey conducted by the Region 9 […]

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