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BOLIVAR – The winners of the 2013 municipal elections in Bolivar have been announced. With incumbent Edmund Stazyk stepping down from his seat on the town council and two newcomers throwing their hats in the ring, only town council seats were contested. Each voter cast a ballot in which they chose all five candidates they […]

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Landing this week’s ‘Big’ Life features CHARLES TOWN – You’ll find on this week’s Life front on B1 a pair of neat stories related to the McDonald’s Big Mac. I’d enjoy sharing some background into how these features came to be part of the Spirit. With West Virginia’s 150th birthday coming up this month, it […]

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A SECOND LOOK

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A SECOND LOOK

Winning ways When baseball players from Jefferson High lost to Hedgesville in regional play this spring, it turns out they were ceding the field to West Virginia’s eventual Class AAA champion. The Eagles won the title over the weekend over Cabell Midland High.

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Sunday Come out for a night of great live music and help 12-year-old Harpers Ferry resident Evan Frank raise money to install 100 clean-water wells in South Africa. Steve Warner and The Rolling Coyotes’ “Songs for Life” benefit concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Opera House at 131 W. German St. in Shepherdstown. In […]

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One of the first personal computers, the Apple II, goes on sale on June 5, 1977.   In a joint resolution, the U.S. Congress overturns the United States’ use of the gold standard on June 5, 1933.   On June 5, 1956, Elvis Presley debuts “Hound Dog” on NBC’s “Milton Berle Show” in a show-stopping […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The Jefferson County Commission is looking for ways to reduce the cost of confining local offenders in Eastern Regional Jail, an expense that commissioners say is threatening to take a big bite out of their bottom line. On Thursday, it met with prosecutors, judges, law enforcement and regional jail officials to discuss […]

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CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is calling former House Speaker Bob Kiss back into government service, naming him Monday as his new Revenue secretary. The former Raleigh County lawmaker will head the Cabinet department that oversees both tax collections and budget planning, starting July 1. Jason Pizatella, the governor’s legislative director, will act as […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Rod Snyder has announced that he will not seek election to the Second Congressional District in the upcoming 2014 election cycle. “It’s been a long and arduous process to get to this point,” Snyder said. “I’ve been meeting with people for the last three or four months in Charleston and Washington, D.C.” […]

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CHARLES TOWN — A Harpers Ferry man died Friday after the car he was driving collided with a dump truck in Charles Town, according to the Charles Town Police Department. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A pilot program that would reduce commercial impact fees to a nominal sum beginning next month is likely to be voted upon in coming weeks. The program, slated to last two years, was proposed by the Jefferson County Development Authority. The public was given a chance to voice their views on the […]

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