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Museum’s new exhibit to honor ‘Speedy’ Lloyd

CHARLES TOWN —Wayne “Speedy” Lloyd, who graduated from Charles Town High School in 1962 and went on to become a brigadier general in the West Virginia Air National Guard, is the subject of the latest exhibit at the Jefferson County Museum. Lloyd retired a decade ago after a 37-year career with the Air National Guard, including […]

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Spirit honored for 2014 work by press group

CANAAN VALLEY – For the third straight year, the Spirit of Jefferson has been honored with a General Excellence award from the West Virginia Press Association. The latest honor came Saturday night during the association’s annual conference at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. The Spirit was recognized for outstanding editorial work along with two other weekly Division III papers, […]

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Making hooch hot again

The Turf’s distinctive Bootleg lets drinkers party like it’s Prohibition CHARLES TOWN – You don’t need a code word or a special knock at a secret door to enjoy speakeasy culture in Charles Town. At Bootleg, a newly updated bar at the Turf, it’s Prohibition every day, but without the watered whiskey, brass-knuckled bouncers or risk […]

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Romney to stump for GOP hopefuls in W.Va.

CHARLESTON – The 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will campaign for West Virginia’s U.S. Senate and House hopefuls next week. The former Massachusetts governor will attend a Tuesday Charleston fundraiser and Beckley rally for Shelley Moore Capito, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins. The three races are key as Republicans look to tip traditionally Democratic […]

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Jefferson board moves ahead to make middle schools better

CHARLES TOWN — Students return to the classroom Monday, but changes in middle school policies won’t happen until the start of the 2015-16 school year. Jefferson County Board of Education members on Monday decided to form a task force to find ways to better meet the needs of middle school students. Board members made their […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – Local leaders of the League of Women Voters have organized a forum next week on funding challenges facing public libraries in the Eastern Panhandle. Organizers say West Virginia is cutting library budgets even as the public demand for Internet access and other services grows.                       Carolyn Watson and other leaders of the league have […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson County’s two high schools will hold orientation sessions for freshmen and their parents starting in mid-August. Students’ first day for the 2014-15 school year comes Aug. 18. At Washington, students whose last names start with letters A to K should plan to attend the program that begins at 6 p.m. Aug. […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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Inviting you to join us downtown for Third Thursday This week brings another of Discover Downtown Charles Town’s Third Thursday events, and we wanted to invite readers to make a special visit downtown. Besides the music and other special events that are part of the Third Thursday lineup, the Spirit will offer three specials. First, […]

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Touting Tennant for the Senate

Crowds, national media turn out as Elizabeth Warren campaigns for fellow Dem in Shepherdstown SHEPHERDSTOWN – Elizabeth Warren, the junior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who has quickly become a progressive champion, electrified a packed ballroom here Monday urging residents to elect West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant as the Mountain State’s first female U.S. […]

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Former GOP VP  candidate Ryan  campaigns in W.Va. for Capito

CHARLESTON (AP) – Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Congressman who shared the GOP 2012 presidential ticket with Mitt Romney, came to West Virginia Monday to blast federal energy and health care policies and urge Mountain State residents to send Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., to the U.S. Senate this fall. “If you want to stop the […]

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