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Throughout my years in public service, I’ve worked hard to create a brighter future for West Virginia, and I’ve approached every decision, every challenge, and every opportunity with one goal — West Virginia first. As your governor, I will continue to work hard for the families of this state. I understand the importance of good-paying […]

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Editor’s note: This article is one in a series about West Virginia’s statehood, which is commemorated this year in its sesquicentennial celebration. It is remarkable to think that many of the most accurate Civil War maps we have today of the Battle of Second Manassas and other Civil War battles were drawn not by a […]

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Jan. 13 12:33 a.m. Jefferson Memorial Park, suspicious vehicle, advised of park closure and told to vacate area 1:55 a.m. U.S. 340, abandoned vehicle, tow sticker issued 3:46 a.m. Preston Circle — Ranson, assist Ranson Police Department (disturbance), assistance rendered 6:25 a.m. Hollywood Drive, assist W.Va. State Police (disturbance), assistance rendered 1:30 p.m. East Washington […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — For the second time this season, the Martinsburg girls basketball team had enough weapons to defeat Jefferson. On Wednesday of last week, the Lady Bulldogs led by as many as 18 points before settling for a 60-46 win over Jefferson on the Lady Cougars’ home court. After beating the Lady Cougars by […]

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Remembering MLK

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Remembering MLK

Nearly 45 years after his assassination, activist’s words lay out direction for today As Americans continue to grapple with last month’s school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and the resulting whirl of debate over whether and how our nation ought to do more to keep guns from the hands of madmen, we prepare to mark […]

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CHARLESTON — If House minority leader Tim Armstead and a sizable number in the House of Delegates have their way, voters will be required to show photo identification at the polls in the future. Armstead, a Republican, is the primary driver behind the proposal that would mandate a photo ID at the polls. Armstead, who […]

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EDITORIALS

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Shirley looked out for No. 1 In the end, Bobby Shirley did what was best for Bobby Shirley. Backed into a corner with evidence and testimony that indicated he was indeed guilty of the violation for which he stood accused, Shirley last week relented, resigning his post as sheriff of Jefferson County and, on Monday, […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The Jefferson County Commission will soon begin the search for a replacement for former Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Shirley following his resignation on Friday and his entering a guilty plea to a federal felony charge in U.S. District Court on Monday. Commissioners had initially planned to allow the county’s Democratic Executive Committee to […]

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MARTINSBURG – A funeral will be held Friday for Robert W. Miller, the president and CEO of Millers Electric Co. on Tavern Road here. He died Saturday at 56 of what friends said was a heart attack. The Martinsburg native purchased the business from his father in 1991 and in recent years saw the business […]

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