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A tour to help PIGS

Buy a ticket to Saturday’s Charles Town Ghost Tour and you’ll be helping animals housed at the PIGS sanctuary located outside of Shepherdstown. Ann Khiel Fern leads the two-hour, 15-site tour, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Joining her: Lisa Duff Craft of WallStreet Medium. Tickets cost $12 for those 12 […]

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In the days leading up elections, some newspapers will exercise a cutoff date for printing letters written in support of one candidate or another. The reason given is to not sway an election unfairly and to give this side or that the opportunity to respond to whatever shortcomings are alleged by the opposing side’s candidate […]

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Bailey Brown, the first Union combat death recorded in the Civil War, dies on May 22, 1861, in his native Taylor County. A 32-year-old private, Brown is buried in Grafton National Cemetery. On May 22, 1933, the modern primary school system is created by the Legislature. Out went independent and magisterial school districts, to be […]

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Tonight   A public hearing is set for tonight on the continuing billing controversies involving Potomac Edison, the FirstEnergy company that provides electricity for most of the Eastern Panhandle. The Jefferson County chapter of the NAACP, the Coalition for Reliable Power and state chapter of the Sierra Club are hosting the gathering at 7 p.m. […]

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Protect the public’s right to know

BRYAN CLARK The leadership of the Department of Justice ought to be routed for the blatant contempt they showed for the First Amendment last week when they seized the Associated Press’s phone records. Attorney General Eric Holder, while noting that he had not ordered the seizure, defended it nonetheless, saying that a 2012 story written […]

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House Speaker Thompson moving on

CHARLESTON (AP) — House Speaker Richard Thompson has resigned from the West Virginia Legislature to join Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s Cabinet as secretary of Veterans Assistance. Thompson will succeed Secretary Keith Gwinn, who plans to retire in mid-June because of health issues. Tomblin will call the House into session within 10 days so that delegates […]

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NEWS IN BRIEF

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Groups get CVB $1,000 grants HARPERS FERRY – The Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau this week distributed three $1,000 community grants to groups with plans to promote local tourism. Deb Tucker accepted one grant on behalf of the Shepherdstown Garden Fest. Tom Huddleston accepted another on behalf of Shepherdstown’s Back Alley Garden Tour. Nineteen […]

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Around the State

150th birthday commemoration coin sells out CHARLESTON — Coins minted to celebrate West Virginia’s 150th birthday are now in the hands of collectors. The commemorative silver rounds sold out Monday. Online sales had begun just after midnight. Officials say they were gone by 11:15 a.m. The state minted 1,863 of the coins, to reflect the […]

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Tunneling in

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Tunneling in
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Police Watch

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Charles Town Police log May 12   2:30 a.m. Hollywood Drive, assist W.Va. State Police (theft), assistance rendered 3:23 a.m. Hessey Street, domestic, arrest made (domestic battery-3rd offense ) 1:40 p.m. South Mildred Street, suspicious person, subject located/advised to vacate area 7:15 p.m. West Liberty Street, warrant service, arrest made (failure to appear) 7:50 p.m. […]

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