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Thinking inside the box

Thinking inside the box

Harpers Ferry shop owner Cindi Dunn’s latest venture puts to use her business savvy, passion for West Virginia-made crafts and love for her home state with a series of care packages that makes it easy to give the best of the Mountain State.

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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Something to smile about

Orthodontist says Charles Town practice delivers latest, best care – and fun, too CHARLES TOWN – Dr. Rajia Sebbahi knows first-hand the importance of a beautiful, healthy smile. Growing up in Morocco, she had “crooked teeth that were sticking out enough that I couldn’t close my lips no matter how hard I tried,” she explains. “There […]

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Shadowy business

Roger Snook of IBM (above left) and high school student Michael McKitrick are among those taking part in a new Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce job shadowing program. Officials say this is an expansion of the High School Business Symposium, where 50 students from each Jefferson County high school meet with chamber leaders in a […]

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CHARLES TOWN – American Public University System has introduced a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering program to its major roster. As with all courses in APUS, the program is fully online. This is one of the first fully online BSEE programs. Its balance of strong theoretical foundation through online classes and hands-on labs conducted […]

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CHARLES TOWN – American Public University System has introduced a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering program to its major roster. As with all courses in APUS, the program is fully online. This is one of the first fully online BSEE programs. Its balance of strong theoretical foundation through online classes and hands-on labs conducted […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Funding is now in place for a new bike path along W.Va. 480 in Shepherdstown, thanks to the efforts of Jefferson County Commissioner Lyn Widmyer. On a motion introduced by Widmyer, commissioners voted unanimously at their July 3 meeting to set aside up to $30,000 to help with any unexpected costs during the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) – A new study finds the chemical that spilled into West Virginia’s drinking water supply in January could be more toxic than a previous test indicated. University of South Alabama researcher Andrew Whelton released findings late last week from crude MCHM toxicity tests on water fleas. The freshwater microcrustacean is often used in […]

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