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167th’s command chief tapped for top enlisted Airman job

MARTINSBURG — The 167th Airlift Wingís command chief has been tapped as the state’s new top enlisted Airman. Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer, the adjutant general for West Virginia, announced the selection of Command Chief Master Sgt. John Alderton on Sept. 13 as the state’s new command chief. Alderton will replace Command Chief Master Sgt. […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Manchin votes against his own beliefs   I had the opportunity to meet Sen. Joe Manchin for the first time. I found him likable and an excellent politician. I was quite surprised, when he was speaking here in Charles Town, at how often I was agreeing with what Sen. Manchin was saying and I am […]

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A look back

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From the Farmer’s Advocate, September 18, 1926 ‘Party Difficulties’ “Editor, The Advocate: The writer has no ambition to appear as a party leader. He has been defeated too often for that. He simply desires a personal word with C.M. Seibert and W.W. Downey, two gentlemen, for whom I have the highest regard either of whom […]

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Worth Noting

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“The story has been all about crime and punishment when it should have been about boom and bust. The boom did not begin with the rise of home prices, as is usually asserted. It began instead with the suppression of double-digit inflation in the early 1980s, an event that unleashed a quarter-century of what seemed […]

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West Virginian’s legacy: More younger voters

During the Democratic National Convention earlier this month in Charlotte, N.C., Rod Snyder predicted that young voters would be a deciding factor in this year’s presidential vote. Snyder, the national president of Young Democrats of America and a political devotee since his childhood in Shenandoah Junction, can tick off issues he believes will persuade younger […]

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Battled ground

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Battled ground
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Skipping school

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Skipping school
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Welcome tradition

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Traditions come from repeating something year after year, and Jefferson County Schools leaders say they’re grateful for the back-to-school tradition started by American Public University System back in 2009. This August marked the fourth straight year that the Charles Town-based university has delivered thousands of pounds of school supplies to area schools, including  Page Jackson […]

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Public input sought

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Traffic officials on Monday will hold an informational meeting at the Charles Town Library regarding a West Virginia Department of Transportation proposal to install a traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 340 and Bakerton Road. Public input will be sought starting at 7 p.m. Questions should be directed to Matt Mullenax at 304-263-1743.

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Art in time of war

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Art in time of war

Yasmeen Alkordi was taken by her father to live for a time in Damascus, Syria so she could learn the language and culture of his native country. Now, Alkordi, an art student at Shepherd University, is raising funds for refugees fleeing the conflict there by selling pieces of her art at a downtown Charles Town […]

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