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Streets in Charles Town and Ranson will close for Saturday afternoon’s annual Christmas parade, according to Debbie McClure, the director of the Ranson Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Leaders of Discover Downtown Charles Town say the group’s new IRS designation as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) will open doors.

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The Jefferson County Board of Education met privately in executive session Monday but delayed naming an interim superintendent of schools until next month.

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Jefferson County elections officials are expected to certify the results of last week’s election today but the one race that finished with just 120 votes separating the candidates has a likely winner.

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CHARLES TOWN – Town officials here and across Jefferson County have set 6 to 8 p.m. Friday as the time for trick-or-treating, but an area orthodontist has a word of caution. Many Halloween treats can be harmful to anyone with braces or other orthodontic gear, said Dr. Rajia Sebbahi, whose practice, RS Orthodontics, is located […]

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CHARLES TOWN — Charles Town Council members have passed an amended ordinance that will revise the city’s ward boundaries. The move ensures the city is complying with West Virginia State Code concerning ward boundaries following a redrawing of Jefferson County’s magisterial map in 2011. The municipal precinct wards were redrawn by the county to reflect […]

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CHARLESTON – Certified public accountant Eric Lewis has been named to the board of directors of the Charleston-based nonprofit Vision Shared. Lewis is a founding partner of Ours, Lawyer, Lewis & Co. in Charles Town who also serves as president of the Jefferson County Development Authority. The Jefferson County native – a cum laude graduate from Shepherd […]

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CHARLES TOWN – One recent Sunday morning, the hallway of the historic Jefferson County Courthouse was filled to the brim with people: lawyer-types in suits and shiny shoes sat against the wall in the hallway, checking their phones; reporter-type folks gripping their notepads in one hand and wee digital recorders; cameramen with the tools of […]

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CHARLESTON — The U.S. Commerce Department’s inspector general has started an investigation into a $42 million fiber-optic cable network that Frontier Communications built with federal stimulus funds in West Virginia. Federal investigators have told state officials to turn over Frontier’s invoices and thousands of other documents related to the high-speed Internet project. A letter sent […]

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Author to speak on autism in Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN – Local parents, teachers and others interested in learning more about autism can hear a talk tonight from Brigitte Kobanon, the Charles Town mother who recently wrote about her journey in the just-published book,  “Behind the Eyeshadow.” Kobanon will discuss her book at the monthly meeting of the Eastern Panhandle Indigo Children, the Eastern […]

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