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INWOOD — Musselman used two singles and then two walks  in the ninth inning to score the run that gave it a 10-9 win over Jefferson last Tuesday. Jefferson had overcome an 8-2 deficit and even had a 9-8 lead after a four-run seventh. Musselman had 12 hits off three Jefferson pitchers, but was helds […]

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Two arrested in bank robbery

Darius Wayne Cook was found by police in the trunk of a car covered in red dye after police responded to a robbery at the Bank of Charles Town in Kearneysville ROBERT SMITH Spirit staff CHARLES TOWN — A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday shortly after robbing a bank in Kearneysville, according to […]

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Area man markets sling to stroke victims

BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff BUNKER HILL – Robert Thornton may not fit the stereotypical image of an inventor: he doesn’t wear a white lab coat, and he didn’t graduate two years early from MIT. But several stroke survivors say that a sling he invented to alleviate his partner’s pain is helping them to recover from […]

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Art and soul

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Art and soul

CHARLES TOWN – Making a standard portrait doesn’t hold any allure for Frank Robbins. For his new exhibit,“Artists and Artisans,” he sought to create one-of-a-kind environmental photographs of 20 of Jefferson County’s most creative residents. The 66-year-old self-trained photographer, whose work has been published in several magazines and in The Washington Post, said he hopes […]

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CHRISTINE MILLER FORD Spirit Staff HARPERS FERRY – Saturday’s auction of a landscape by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir – bought in a box for $7 at a flea market here two years ago – has been postponed, with the auction house citing concerns that the painting have been stolen from a Baltimore museum in 1951. […]

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DeVaughn recruited

Washington grad to wrestle at Kansas two-year college BOB MADISON Spirit Staff When her senior year at Washington High had wrestler Crystal DeVaughn finding matches at both the varsity and junior varsity levels there wasn’t a hint she could be taking her love of the sport on to the college level. But a rapid-fire chain […]

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PRINCETON — After winning its only game in the District 6 Senior League tournament, the Charles Town/Ranson team took a bus ride to the state tournament in Princeton. With its 1-0 record in hand, the Charles/Town Ranson defeated St. Albans, 11-10, in its first game in the state event. St. Albans had a 10-9 lead […]

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    This may not be the ideal time for West Virginia to be joining the point-happy Big 12 Conference. Only five starters return to the Mountaineer defense . . . and both Terence Garvin and Paul Miller of the secondary are coming back from injuries. Jewone Snow was also injured and needs a full recovery. […]

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While Lowell was playing 26 games in the New York-Penn League, first baseman Nathan Minnich saw his name in the Spinners lineup only 12 times. Minnich is the national player of the year from the NCAA Division II ranks. He ended a star-studded four-year career at Shepherd, playing on a conference champion team and batting […]

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“Our key returnees will be Ryan Mumaw, Robert Fleming, Dylan Mumaw, Patrick Burgess, Tyler Sigler, and Hunter Hardy — our six top players from last year,” said Washington High golf coach Rusty Staubs. “We went to the state tournament last season and we’ll have the same goal again. I just hope we play a little […]

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