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GOP hopes magistrate vote pays election dividend CHARLESTON (AP) — At least some House Republicans hope their failure to block proposed magistrate court pay raises will pay off in the next election. The party-line vote tested the GOP’s newfound strength in the House. The bill passed 53-45 after more than 90 minutes of debate. Just […]

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Kansas entry named world’s best tap water

BERKELEY SPRINGS — A first-time entry from Emporia, Kan., came in tops among municipal water Saturday in the 23rd annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting. Emporia’s water bested four previous gold medal winners at the competition. “There were an amazing number of ties in the preliminaries,” said Arthur von Wiesenberger, the contest’s perennial watermaster. “That […]

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A Washington County, Md., administrative judge has denied a motion to reconsider his dismissal of a lawsuit filed against several area whitewater companies. Judge M. Kenneth Long said Wednesday that “the court stands behind the reasoning” of its earlier decision. Long had dismissed the suit in January. The suit was filed by […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – Author and ecologist Anders Halverson tonight will present a look at the rainbow trout, a fish often vilified for its devastating effects on native fauna but still the most commonly stocked fish in the United States. Halverson, an award-winning journalist, aquatic ecologist and lifelong fisherman Anders who holds a Ph.D. in ecology from […]

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Feb. 17 8:30 a.m. U.S. 340, vehicle crash, minor damage/information exchanged 11:08 a.m. South George Street, vehicle crash, report taken 3:40 p.m. East Liberty Street, parking complaint, area checked/unfounded 8:10 p.m. East Washington Street, vehicle crash, report taken Feb. 18 12:01 a.m. East Washington Street, possible drunk driver, area checked/unable to locate 9:20 a.m. South […]

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MARTINSBURG — U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced that William Lawrence, 64, of Shepherdstown, has entered a plea of guilty to Sale of a Firearm to a Prohibited Person. On July 1, 2012, Lawrence sold a pistol and magazine to an individual knowing that the individual had been convicted of a felony offense and […]

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EDITORIAL

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  Magistrates’ bill vote a great divide A recent bill approved by a Democratic-heavy House of Delegates to increase pay for courthouse staff in 48 West Virginia counties is almost sure to die in the Senate, as well it should. But the bill, if accomplishing little else, showcases both the willingness of House Republicans to […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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No need for name-calling Your paper had made a great turn around in the last year or two and was on the fast track to becoming a local staple of news in my home until the article about the 10 seeking to be sheriff. As a whole the article was professional until the writer called […]

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There was an event that took place this past Saturday in Shepherdstown that managed to escape the notice of the local press. The Convention for the Constitution was organized though the cooperative efforts of several local organizations: The Blue Ridge Patriots of Berkeley County (www.blueridgepatriots.com) led by Kandi Montini, We the People of Jefferson County […]

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Do you know how once you stub your toe it seems like you keep on banging it again and again, constantly re-aggravating the injury? Since writing on gun violence and how the presence of guns increases the lethality of conflicts, especially those that arise within families and even within ourselves to produce horrific numbers of […]

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