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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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King’s message a ‘Dream’ deferred   The March for Freedom and Job Opportunity that took place in Washington D.C. 50 years ago was a first of its kind in our country. One hundred thousand people, three-fourths of them people of color and a quarter of them white, created a proud moment in our history. Those […]

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Scholarship winners
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Another terrific week at the Jefferson County Fair So much has changed about our area since the 1950s, but every August, visiting the Jefferson County Fair reminds that some important elements of life still are much the same. We’re not thinking of the amusement rides, games and food at last week’s fair – though all […]

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Coming up

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Drink it in: Anyone interested in the community’s water quality is welcome to attend the monthly Elks Run Watershed Group meeting set for 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at Snyder Environmental in Kearneysville. Topics of discussion will include water quality monitoring, the development of the group’s website and the upcoming CommuniTree planting along the W.Va. 9 […]

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Aug. 28 in history

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In addition to Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 28, 1963, several other notable events in the nation’s civil rights history all happened on this date, including the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till on Aug. 28, 1955. The Chicago resident is slain after he runs into a young white […]

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Around the State

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Morrisey: W.Va. not ready for health care rollout CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says the state has a “huge problem” in meeting an Oct. 1 deadline to begin open enrollment under the new health care reform law. Morrisey told the State Medical Association’s annual conference on Saturday at The Greenbrier resort that […]

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POLICE Watch

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Charles Town Police Department   Aug. 18 12:15 a.m. Marlow Road, disturbance, advised of options 1 a.m. Bloomery Road, assist W.Va. State Police (structure fire), assistance rendered 10:08 a.m. East Washington Street, vehicle crash, report taken 4:57 p.m. U.S. 340, vehicle crash, report taken   Aug. 19 2:28 a.m. Rosemont Way, assist sheriff’s office (suspicious […]

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EDITORIAL

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Winning the old-fashioned way Just in time for West Virginia’s opening game against William & Mary, a Monongalia Circuit Court ruling this week means West Virginia University sporting events will continue to be broadcast — just not by Mountaineer Sports Network, which has long held the media rights to broadcast the university’s games in conjunction with […]

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OTHER VIEWS

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Patriot, union agreement good for miners Members of the United Mine Workers of America who work at Patriot Coal operations in West Virginia and Kentucky ratified a settlement Friday that the union reached with the company that the union believes “makes significant improvements in terms and conditions of employment over a federal bankruptcy judge’s order […]

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