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Shepherd has 9-15 softball record

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Shepherd softball team was left with a 9-15 overall record after defeating Salem International, 9-1 and 7-3, in a non-conference twinbill and then getting swept by Notre Dame (Ohio) by scores of 7-3 and 11-3 in another non-conference doubleheader on Sunday. Shepherd pitchers Shannon Lyons and Tiffany Biggs both had a win […]

Shepherd basketball player Chad Moore has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II All-Atlantic District team. Moore becomes the first player in Shepherd history to get first-team NCAA Division II All-Region honors. Moore led the WVIAC in scoring (22.9 points a game) and ranked eighth nationally. He had nine rebounds […]

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An eight-player first-team Class AAA All-State basketball squad has been named and it includes Travis Tomer (University), Donte Nabors (Woodrow Wilson), Donte Grantham (Martinsburg), Nathan Adrian (Morgantown), Chase Connor (Shady Spring), Luke Eddy (George Washington), Wes Mitchem (Parkersburg South) and Ryan Meadows (Princeton). The second-team also has eight players and they are Dominique Newman (Washington), […]

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Dozens of gun-related bills get attention at Capitol

CHARLESTON – As lawmakers in Colorado passed tougher gun measures in response to recent mass shootings in Connecticut, Colorado and elsewhere and Congress weighs similar changes, West Virginia legislators could open the door for a variety of new laws that would make it easier to buy and carry firearms. Among the more than 33 gun-related […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A bill that would reduce the minimum number of racing days each year at state racetracks has stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee, but that hasn’t stopped Horsemen’s Benevolent Protection Association President Randy Funkhouser from worrying about it. Last week, Funkhouser squared off before the Jefferson County Commission with Hollywood Casino General […]

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Third push for Mannings incorporation set to begin

CHARLES TOWN – The third time was the charm for Mannings residents who are trying to have the small community on the western slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains incorporated. The Jefferson County Commission agreed in a 3-1 vote last week to hold a public hearing to consider incorporating the village. This will be the […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Members of the West Virginia Citizens Defense League, together with Republican Delegates Paul Espinosa and Mike Folk, gathered in front of City Hall Saturday for a rally aimed at exerting pressure on Sen. Herb Snyder to take up a bill that would remove the authority of municipalities and counties to regulate carrying […]

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Seminar’s goal: Bring the Civil War into the 21st century

CHARLES TOWN – Though the Civil is 150 years behind us, fresh details about the conflict are emerging every day thanks to new technologies, explains an expert from Charles Town’s online American Public University System. “New tools are changing the way we research the Civil War,” said Brad Wiles, APUS’s archivist. “Every day, we’re seeing […]

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Three airport towers in West Virginia face closure

Three airport towers in West Virginia face closure CHARLESTON — Air traffic control towers at three West Virginia airports are on a list of 149 across the country set to close starting April 7. The list issued Friday by the Federal Aviation Administration includes contract towers at airports in Lewisburg, Parkersburg and Wheeling. Earlier this […]

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With redesigned Page 2, we aim to better serve readers Ever since I came to the Spirit in August of 2011, my goal has been to create for readers a thoughtful newspaper that would make staying informed more of a pleasure than a chore. To that end, we introduced more local news coverage, an expanded […]

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