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MARTINSBURG – Organizers say a pilot’s death last weekend at an Iowa air show won’t dim excitement about the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge air show and open house set for Sept. 15 and 16. Many are eager for the annual family-friendly event that benefits the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle programs, despite the […]

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We applaud three recent rulings — two in Ohio and another in Texas — that helped expose laws passed by Republican lawmakers to be exactly what they were — opportunistic attempts to keep certain populations from exercising their right to cast a ballot, hence disenfranchising segments of the electorate during what promises to be a close […]

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MARTINSBURG – History lovers across the Panhandle are giving thanks for the life of Don Wood, who served as president of the Berkeley County Historical Society for more than two decades and as an active member of the association for more than 40 years. The Martinsburg native died on Sunday at age 79. We asked […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Tyranny by any other name Sean O’Leary seems to fundamentally misunderstand the Tea Party. He contends that “while Tea Party sympathizers are fearful of incipient socialism, their counterparts on the left are just as fearful of creeping fascism … It’s entirely plausible to those on the left that there are economically powerful people who would […]

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  “And this goes for sugar, too”   Our enemies must be delighted over the amount of time and printed space we take discussing gasoline, not as a sinew of war but as a matter of picayune personal convenience. How the local fifth columnist must put his tongue in his check as he listens to […]

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Worth noting

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The passage of the Potomac through the Blue Ridge is, perhaps, one of the most stupendous scenes in nature. You stand on a very high point of land. On your right comes up the Shenandoah, having ranged along the foot of the mountain an hundred miles to seek a vent. On your left approaches the […]

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A U.S. Army veteran from New Haven was elected as a national vice commander of the 2.4-million member American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization. David R. Hall took his oath of office during the American Legion’s 94th National Convention. A retired team leader for American Electric Power, he is a member […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – A public meeting to discuss an upcoming trip of a Shepherd University group to Italy, where they will explore sites alluded to in the works of Shakespeare, will be held on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. in Knutti Hall, room 205. The group plans to visit several Italian cities, including Verona, Venice, Florence, […]

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“King” of Togo visits Shepherdstown

SHEPHERDSTOWN – A ceremony held last week to honor a visitor proclaimed to be the King of the West African nation of Togo drew clergy from around the region, a small crowd, Shepherdstown’s mayor and a police protection detail. But an important question remains surprisingly difficult to resolve – is the visitor, Francois Ayayi Ayi, […]

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LEETOWN – One of the booths at the Jefferson County Fair last week sought to teach residents a very important lesson about the importance of installing, testing and maintaining smoke detectors in the home. Local fire companies have each donated $100, along with $600 donated by a local State Farm Insurance Agent, in order to […]

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