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CHARLES TOWN — Traffic restrictions will be enforced downtown on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. for the annual Charles Town/Ranson Christmas Parade. The Charles Town Police Department will maintain traffic throughout the downtown business district for the duration of the event. City officials urge motorists to avoid the downtown or expect delays.

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SPRING MILLS – Eastern Panhandle pharmacist Ken Reed, a Republican candidate for the Second Congressional District, says he will focus his campaign on changes to the Affordable Care Act. “You’ve already seen a little bit of what the Affordable Care Act is going to do,” he said. “They kicked people off of their health care […]

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Around the State: Tomblin revives council to tackle homelessness

CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has revived a state council tasked with ending homelessness in West Virginia, saying a recent study shows 3,000 residents are homeless on any given night. Tomblin issued an executive order last week that formally revived the Interagency Council on Homelessness after several years of inactivity. Then-Gov. Joe Manchin created […]

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POLICE Watch

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office   Nov. 25 11:15 a.m. Sulphur Springs Road, vehicle accident, report taken 5:20 p.m. Berryville Pike, vehicle accident, report taken   Nov. 27 1:00 p.m. Stone Ridge Road, grand larceny, suspect under investigation 4:02 p.m. W.Va. 51, vehicle accident, report taken 5:18 p.m. W. Va. 45, vehicle accident, report taken 7:30 […]

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HEALTH Reports

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Officials at the Jefferson County Health Department provided information about health inspections about local eating establishments. To see the copies of the actual reports, CLICK HERE   The latest reports: Sheetz, 1130 Marlow Road in Charles Town. No issues observed  7-Eleven, 11 Patrick Henry Way in Charles Town. One critical violation, one non-critical. Product on floor of […]

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OTHER VIEWS

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OTHER VIEWS

Reading by third grade One of the hottest topics in public education still is reading. Specifically, states are focusing on making sure students have solid reading skills by the time they leave the third grade. Educators have known for years that this is a critical turning point for students, because after the third grade, they […]

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Helping homeless is not ‘enabling’ As we celebrated our joyful Thanksgiving, I want to give my biggest thanks to the loving and compassionate people who are spending nights taking care of our most wanting of fellow human beings, the poor people in our community who have no place to lay their heads this cold winter. […]

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A Second Look: Recalling JFK and bishop
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As the nation marked the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination last week, we were pleased to be able to present in our Nov. 20 edition a number of interesting anecdotes from local residents, many of whom had interacted directly with Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline. Because the Kennedys had spent time campaigning […]

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Toe the path

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Toe the path
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