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BLUEFIELD (AP) — The city of Bluefield is looking to capitalize on the popularity of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. City economic development director Greg Shrewsbury tells the Bluefield Telegraph that the city’s proximity to the trailhead in Bramwell is ideal for local businesses. He notes that Bluefield is the first city that ATV riders encounter coming […]

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Judge Yoder is right to raise questions after deadly DUI Circuit Court Judge John Yoder is correct to question a plea agreement that would mean a maximum jail sentence of just 18 months for habitual drunk driver David McDaniel, who was in court late last week after a fatal truck crash. None of the facts […]

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Rally can be opportunity to teach I’m disappointed by your decision to not cover the Ku Klux Klan rally at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. I understand and respect your reasoning, but I wonder if your concern that coverage may assist the Klan in recruiting new members isn’t outweighed by a greater risk of public […]

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I have decided to let the specific issues surrounding my sudden departure drop. The timing and reasons are known to some. Others are well aware of the increased stress and frustration resulting from my day in and day out contact with Jefferson county government. A few knew of some longer range personal plans. In any […]

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WINCHESTER, Va. For Sandy Lore, word that the Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a rally at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Sept. 8 brings alive memories of the earliest days of the Coalition for Racial Unity. More than two decades ago, citizens involved with the then-new Coalition for Racial Unity found themselves galvanized […]

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Gee, I loved “Animal House”. Do you remember when the Delts were facing expulsion from college and Bluto as played by John Belushi, rallied them with an impassioned speech? D-DAY: War’s over, man. Wormer dropped the big one. BLUTO: Over? Did you say “Over?” Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A pair of lawsuits filed by two Haitian citizens – one of them a former Loudoun County, Va. Sheriff’s deputy – alleging racial profiling and false arrest by four Charles Town Police officers are set to go to trial early next year. The lawsuit also argues that the city of Charles Town’s […]

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While America had a steady incarceration rate until the late 1970s, it has tripled since 1980 following the imposition of “tough on crime” sentencing policies like mandatory minimums, three strikes laws and longer sentences, particularly for drug offenses. This higher incarceration rate has led to extensive prison overcrowding The U.S. now has a higher per […]

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