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CHARLES TOWN – West Virginia’s top transportation exec has written to his counterpart in Maryland saying Panhandle commuters are “almost unanimously opposed” to altering the MARC train schedule. Going ahead with the changes will hurt the quality of life commuters enjoy here, state Secretary of Transportation Paul A. Mattox Jr. wrote in a letter dated […]

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HARPERS FERRY – The president of the department charged with fighting fires in Blue Ridge communities wants the public’s support as his company recovers from a series of public scandals that broke over the last two years. Fred Collins said there are two things the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Department needs from the public […]

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In Jefferson, fireworks won’t wait till 4th

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – Fourth of July revelers hoping to see fireworks close to home will be out of luck next week. The county’s only such display is happening not on the holiday, but this weekend. Organizers of Saturday’s show at Sam Michaels Park discussed scheduling the fireworks show on July 4, but opted for Saturday […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A post-graduate science program at West Virginia University has received nearly $3 million in new grants to support research in nanotechnology. U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller says the funding will allow PhD students to study nanotechnology in relation to health and the environment. Nanotechnology is the study and manipulation of matter smaller than […]

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MARTINSBURG – Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Shirley has responded to a lawsuit alleging he and 14 other unnamed officers beat a suspect in custody. The lawsuit was filed by Mark Daniel Haines, who is currently serving a 19-year sentence for bank robbery, last month. It details a litany of injuries Haines suffered because of the alleged […]

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If you’re looking for something to do this July 4, we hope it’s not fireworks that you’re looking for. This year, Independence Day celebrations will run the gamut from this weekend to next and all points of light in between, but the only one set to go off on July 4 is at War Memorial […]

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Democratic leaders misleading voters on Obama

There are more than 600,000 registered Democrats in West Virginia so if half of them were to show up at the polls and vote a straight ticket in the November general election that would be 300,000 votes for President Barack Obama. But that number won’t be enough to enable him to carry the state against […]

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Left hand, meet right hand

According to a recent report, Americans back many of the provisions in the nation’s maybe-soon-to-be-about-to-be-former health care law but overwhelmingly reject the law itself. The law, which mandates that insurers can’t not insure due to pre-existing conditions and also provides for adult children of policyholders to stay insured — both popular — remains, nevertheless, unpopular, […]

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Thanks for library turnout Dear Friends: Again, I would like to thank all the people who showed up at the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, June 12 to discuss the “proper location” of the new Shepherdstown Public Library. Despite some differences of opinion, it is clear that the majority of people care very much about […]

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