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A look back:  Mounds abound

This week marks the anniversary of the excavation of the Grave Creek Mound, the burial mound in what today is Moundsville. Amateur archeologists Jesse Tomlinson and Thomas Briggs created tunnels through the interior of the mound, which had been created with more than 60,000 tons of dirt between 250 and 150 B.C. On March 19, […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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A century of letting the sun shine in Some weeks back the Spirit of Jefferson took the position in a smattering of editorials that a bill approved by the West Virginia Legislature that prevented the public, and the media, from knowing who had applied for or received a concealed carry permit was an affront to […]

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Picture perfect

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CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson County Schools today begins kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year. For additional information, go online to boe.jeff.k12.wv.us or call the school system at 304-725-9741. A look at the registration schedule: Today, C.W. Shipley Elementary; Thursday, Shepherdstown Elementary; Friday, Driswood Elementary; March 27, South Jefferson Elementary; March 28, North Jefferson Elementary; […]

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Around the state:  Snowshoe gets $713K for broadband

SNOWSHOE – Vacation homes and condos at Snowshoe Mountain resort in Pocahontas County are poised to get high-speed Internet service thanks to a $713,000 state grant. The West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council awarded the funding last week even though an independent consultant advising the council urged it not to fund the project. Council members who […]

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POLICE Watch

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department   March 10 9:00 a.m. Orchard Drive, trespassing, under investigation 1:30 p.m. Bloomery Road, traffic accident, report taken 4:03 p.m. Patrick Henry Road, shoplifting 1st, arrest 5:09 p.m. Martinsburg Pike, DUI/drugs, fail to maintain lane, fail to stop, arrest 8:10 p.m. Jefferson Orchard Road, DUI w/minor, possession, arrest   March 11 […]

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The Charles Town Police Department will conduct a safety belt checkpoint at the 1000 block of South George Street from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday. Motorists who wish to avoid the checkpoint can use Jefferson Avenue if they are traveling north and Mordington Avenue is traveling south. The purpose of the checkpoint is to educate […]

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HARPERS FERRY — The Harpers Ferry Town Council adopted a water rate increase at a public meeting on March 10. Under the increase, the minimum water bill for zero to 2,000 gallons of water used will rise by $3.11 from $21.69 to $24.80. The rate structure has also been flattened from five tiers to three […]

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Other views

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No Justice on tax break Everyone knew going into this legislative session that the state had some monumental challenges in terms of balancing the FY2015 budget. Declining gambling revenues as well as declining coal severance tax revenues, combined with higher Medicaid costs from the federal government, created a $200-plus million budget shortfall. The challenge was made […]

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Bill makes no horse sense I think the recent legislative session was very unfortunate for the West Virginia racing industry. Two terrible options were on the table and both hurt. Ending up with the best of the bad does not seem like much of a win. Any sentence that begins with “permanent reduction” can’t be a […]

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