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CHARLES TOWN – Financial adviser John E. Williams plans a workshop next week with tips on what to do with an employer-sponsored retirement plan, 401(k) or pension following a job change. Williams, whose Edward Jones office is located at 20A W. Washington St. in Charles Town, said the Feb. 20 seminar, “Roll It, Take It, […]

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Governor Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Democrat State Capitol 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston 25305 304-558-2000 or 888-438-2731   John Unger Senate Majority Leader Berkeley/Jefferson counties District 16, Democrat Room 227M, Building 1 State Capitol Complex Charleston 25305 304-357-7933 john.unger@wvsenate.gov   Member of the Senate Education Committee as well as Education Accountability; Finance; Government and Finance; […]

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CHARLESTON – Emails between the president of the state Board of Education and acting superintendent of schools Jim Phares show the two men were communicating about the possible replacement of then-Superintendent Jorea Marple for two months before her Nov. 15 firing. Under Freedom of Information Act requests, reporters from The Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily […]

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Jan. 3 12:51 a.m. U.S. 340, welfare check, citation issued/transported to detox 3:57 a.m. East Washington Street, traffic stop, arrest made (DUI) 5:25 p.m. North George Street, EMS assist, assistance rendered 5:50 p.m. Augustine Avenue, alarm, accidental 8:10 p.m. Burberry Lane, alarm, residence secure Jan. 4 7:45 a.m. U.S. 340, vehicle crash, report taken 11:25 […]

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EDITORIAL

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Baubles, baubles everywhere The signature achievement of former state Attorney General Darrell McGraw is not that he wasted taxpayer dollars on self-promotional trinkets. But that he did, and he did it to the degree that its practice became an issue used for political gain by Republican Patrick Morrisey to defeat McGraw by the slimmest of […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Thanks to Spirit Thanks so much to the Spirit for the article in the Feb. 6 paper supporting the Citizens Fire Company Pancake Day. You definitely captured the essence of the day in the article! I really appreciate you working to get this in the paper before the fundraiser is held and your help with […]

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Worth noting

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“Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They prescribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well; I belonged to it, and […]

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A valentine to our town

Charles Town: It’s our town. It’s the place where a great many of us were born and raised; and the place where many others have migrated and now call home. Either way, Charles Town is a place of great character, incredible history and a small, quirky town that we all know and love. Those of […]

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Does the West Virginia Division of Highways use fracking waste to treat our roadways before bad weather? I am happy to report that they do not. I asked the question myself after coming across a Dec. 2011 memorandum of agreement between the highways office and the state Division of Water and Waste Management that spelled […]

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Jefferson County landowners wishing to protect their land can benefit from a federal tax provision for this year that was buried in the fiscal cliff legislation. And, if they are located in a Civil War battle area, they may also be able to tap federal money for battlefield protection. Both programs are in addition to […]

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