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Inside the Spirit’s North Charles Street office, Tuesdays are a day like no other. Every workday has its set of tasks and its own rhythm, but Tuesdays start early and operate with a straight-forward focus: It’s deadline day and that brings stories, headlines and photo captions to be written, copy to be edited, photos to […]

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Thursday Books take a twist when 14 students from Charles Town Middle School debut their art exhibit, “A New Way to Experience the Book: Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose,” and attend a public reception that starts at 7 p.m. at the Charles Town Library at 200 E. Washington St. Visiting artist Elizabeth Goins challenged Robert Linde’s fifth […]

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On April 24, 1907, Hershey Chocolate Co. founder Milton S. Hershey opens Hershey Park, initially a space with playgrounds, picnic pavilions and athletic fields for the exclusive use of his workers in the company town. On April 24, 1942, Canadian-born novelist Lucy Maud Montgomery dies at 67. She is best known for the series of […]

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Celebrating a century

Charles Rocheleau still feels 25. As he marked his 100th birthday this month, he said the trick to continuing to feel spry lies in eating lots of dairy products and reading voraciously to keep his mind active. Staff members at United Bank on Washington Street in Charles Town, where he has banked for the last […]

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CHARLESTON – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the passage Thursday of a bill that will turn $7.5 million in funds obtained through consumer protection settlements over to the state Legislature’s General Revenue fund. “We spent months working on this,” Morrisey said. “This was a bipartisan agreement. Democrats and Republicans came together to initiate an important […]

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Smith gets Spirit of the Panhandle award

CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson County’s Peter Smith was one of three individuals to be honored by the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation on April 12, when he received the Spirit of the Panhandle award. The Spirit of the Panhandle Award recognizes regional volunteers for service to their community. A former journalist and press secretary for […]

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Around the State

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Around the State

Slain W.Va. sheriff coached suspect in boxing DELBARTON — A West Virginia sheriff gave boxing lessons to the man charged with killing him when the suspect was a teenager. Delbarton Boxing Club founder Tommy Diamond says he asked Sheriff Eugene Crum to coach at the club in the early 1990s when Crum was Delbarton’s police […]

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April 14 4:45 a.m. West Liberty Street, found property, property seized 9:45 a.m. Evitts Run Park, vandalism, trash cleaned up/no further action necessary 3:40 p.m. West Washington Street, assist fire department, assistance rendered 3:50 p.m. West Washington Street, assist EMS, assistance rendered 7:30 p.m. East Hunter Street, disturbance, all parties advised of options 8:20 p.m. […]

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April 15 12:22 p.m. Specks Run Court, battery, report taken April 16 4:48 a.m. Flowing Springs Road, grand larceny, report taken 8 a.m. W.Va. 9 East bypass, traffic accident, report taken 10:18 a.m. Patrick Henry Way, petit larceny, report taken 4:20 p.m. Windsong Road, traffic accident, report taken 10:30 p.m. W.Va. 51, DUI/speeding, arrest 11:07 […]

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PRAISE for George Washington High student Katelyn Campbell, who spoke out when her Kanawha County high school gave over part of the school day to Pam Stenzel, a pro-abstinence Christian speaker. Campbell described Stenzel’s talk as “slut shaming,” the implication that those who engage in premarital sexual contact have ruined their lives. Another student explained […]

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