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CHARLES TOWN – Tuesday’s primary win by incumbent Democrat Ralph Lorenzetti may ensure he remains prosecuting attorney of Jefferson County; no Republican candidate has entered the race. Lorenzetti beat out primary challenger Ruth McQuade by a margin of 1,969 to 1,384. Lorenzetti has touted modernization of the prosecutor’s office as one of the hallmark achievements […]

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CHARLES TOWN – In Tuesday’s race for two seats on the non-partisan Jefferson County Board of Education, two men emerged winners from a field of six. Mark Osbourn of Shepherdstown and Gary Kable finished first and second in the race, getting 3,006 votes and 2,312 votes respectively. Osbourn, the recently retired principal of C.W. Shipley […]

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Veterans give thanks For the past 15 years, the Harpers Ferry/Bolivar District Veterans Association have proudly co-sponsored, with the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, the “Music In The Mountains” military band summer concert series. They began in 1997 and were an immediate hit with the public. The major bands and numerous smaller ensembles from every […]

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Because it is becoming more difficult to provide fire suppression and emergency medial services during the daytime. the Jefferson County volunteer fire companies are asking for full-time daytime coverage. The Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency, which oversees the voluntary fire and ambulance companies, has proposed an ordinance to fund its Five-Year Strategic Plan. The ordinance […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Morgantown police have charged three men with misdemeanor violations for allegedly contributing to weekend street fires marking the end of finals week at West Virginia University. Police Chief Ed Preston says police and firefighters handled eight trash bin fires and seven street blazes over the weekend. Twenty-year-old Kyle Whelan of Seaville, N.J., […]

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Kutcher chosen top cop in Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN — Charles Town Chief of Police Chris Kutcher took over the reins of the police force April 20, according to Mayor Peggy Smith. Kutcher, an 11-year veteran on the force was one of 111 applicants that filed for the position. “Applicants came from across the country,” Smith said, adding she set up a […]

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Thursday, May 10 Noon to 6 PM Holiday Inn, Martinsburg Banquet Room Sponsored by: First Baptist Church of Martinsburg Cynthia suffered from a rare bone marrow disease known as Diamond Blackfan Anemia which required monthly blood transfusions for much of her life. Beginning with transfusions at only 8 weeks of age, she was able to […]

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Yesterday a police raid authorized by search warrants aimed at obtaining evidence about the recent shooting at Apple Tree Gardens and the April 23rd armed robbery of the nearby 7-11 convenience story led to the arrest of three individuals. None of the three have been charged with anything related to either the shooting or the […]

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Voters will find three familiar faces on the primary election ballot for statewide races next week. Three area residents are competing for the position of commissioner of agriculture, attorney general and state Supreme Court justice. Robert “Bob” Tabb, a fourth generation farmer, is making a run for agriculture commissioner, competing for the Democratic nomination against […]

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The 2012 race for Jefferson County’s three magistrate seats will be a contest between seven candidates. All three currently serving magistrates are seeking re-election. They are being challenged by three Republicans and one Democrat. All incumbents in the Magistrate race are Democrats. Gail C. Boober of Kearneysville is the longest-serving current incumbent. She has sat […]

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