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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Open for business Jefferson County is a great place to do business. We’ve got a highly regarded public university that just keeps getting better; a highly educated labor force; a four-lane highway connecting us to the interstate highway system with another four-lane road almost finished to Loudoun County, Va., and another being planned to Clarke […]

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Thirty years later, recalling the sacrifice of Arland Williams Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s been 30 years since an Air Florida jetliner taking off from National Airport here plowed into the 14th Street Bridge and then plummeted into the ice-covered Potomac below. On that snowy Wednesday afternoon, Flight 90 passenger Arland D. Williams Jr. would make a sacrifice that remains stunning to contemplate even today. […]

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BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin invoked President Harry Truman on Thursday in a rebuke against fellow lawmakers, who are preparing to vote on a resolution to fund the government until after the November election with no major changes in taxes or spending. The measure, called a ‘continuing resolution,’ is expected to […]

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Center debuts

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Center debuts
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Sanders named top judge of the year

CHARLES TOWN – An area judge has been honored as judge of the year by a state organization representing trial attorneys. The West Virginia Association for Justice presented David Sanders, who has served on the 23rd Circuit bench for 20 years, with the judge of the year award on Friday. Sanders currently serves as the […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A new stoplight will soon be added to U.S. 340 near Harpers Ferry, following a decision by the County Commission. The commission unanimously agreed to endorse a recommendation from the Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization, or HEPMPO to install a stoplight at the intersection of U.S. 340 and Millville and Bakerton Roads. […]

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“Shall I tell you what I think are the two qualities of a work of art? First, it must be the indescribable, and second, it must be inimitable.” –Pierre-Auguste Renoir   CHARLES TOWN – Though he’s been dead for nearly a century, Pierre-Auguste Renoir has been back in the news in recent days as word […]

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Hospice marks start of construction for new in-patient center

KEARNEYSVILLE — The Eastern Panhandle will see something new in Hospice care with the completion next year of a new 14-bed inpatient treatment facility, say organization representatives, who were on site here last week to mark the start of construction on the project. The new, combined 50,000-square foot facility — a 28,000-square-foot, two-story administrative building […]

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MARTINSBURG – Making a difference for the environment doesn’t have to be difficult, expensive or time-consuming. That’s a big part of the message behind Pollution Prevention Week, which kicks off Sept. 17 and runs through Sept. 23, according to Region 9 Clean Air Connection Program Coordinator Jenni Vincent. “It’s an exciting time because state environmental […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is getting more than $300,000 in federal funding to promote healthy meals in schools. The $346,515 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be used to help schools meet new meal requirements, encourage students to choose healthy foods and encourage participation in the HealthierUS School Challenge. West Virginia is […]

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