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MARTINSBURG — It’s no secret that various areas of the Eastern Panhandle, as well as other parts of West Virginia, still lack adequate high-speed Internet access. As a result, state officials have teamed up with local volunteers to get a better handle on citizens’ broadband needs,specifically to identify unserved and under-served areas in Berkeley, Jefferson […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A national group wants West Virginia to overturn a law that gives residents the right to protect one’s home with reasonable, sometimes deadly, force. Members of the Second Chance Campaign say so-called “stand your ground” laws create racial bias and difficulty in prosecution. The right has been common law since before West […]

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Crews will power through 4th

CHRISTINE MILLER FORD Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN – Power company crews won’t take a break for Wednesday’s Fourth of July holiday. Workers will continue with 16-hour shifts until homes left without power after Friday night’s massive windstorm are back on the grid, said Scott Surgeoner, a FirstEnergy spokesman. “Oh yes, we’ll be out on the […]

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Free cooling stations set up

CHRISTINE MILLER FORD Spirit StaFF KEARNEYSVILLE – Anyone without power in need of a place to cool off can come to a free cooling station set up at the Jefferson County Health Department at 1948 Wiltshire Road in Kearneysville, officials say. “We’ll be set up all week,” said Jennifer Maggio of the Jefferson County Homeland Security […]

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Thousands cope with historic storm’s aftermath

ROBERT SNYDER and CHRISTINE MILLER FORD RANSON — Thousands of Eastern Panhandle residents awoke this morning to a second day of no electricity and the prospect of a third straight day of a heat wave. Forecasters say temperatures this afternoon again could come close to 100 degrees. Across much of Jefferson County, Friday night’s powerful […]

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Storms topple trees, lines — many without power in Jefferson County

RANSON — Many residents throughout Jefferson County remain without power  in the wake of a fierce storm that blew through the region late Friday night that ripped up old trees and downed power lines. Shari Jordan, who lives on First Avenue in Charles Town, was out Saturday morning assisting with a cleanup effort after a […]

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HARPERS FERRY – The president of the department charged with fighting fires in Blue Ridge communities wants the public’s support as his company recovers from a series of public scandals that broke over the last two years. Fred Collins said there are two things the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Department needs from the public […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A post-graduate science program at West Virginia University has received nearly $3 million in new grants to support research in nanotechnology. U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller says the funding will allow PhD students to study nanotechnology in relation to health and the environment. Nanotechnology is the study and manipulation of matter smaller than […]

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MARTINSBURG – Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Shirley has responded to a lawsuit alleging he and 14 other unnamed officers beat a suspect in custody. The lawsuit was filed by Mark Daniel Haines, who is currently serving a 19-year sentence for bank robbery, last month. It details a litany of injuries Haines suffered because of the alleged […]

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