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Officials in Ranson say an order authorized last week by City Council maintains the right of private citizens to videotape police as long as doing so doesn’t interfere with the officers’ work or compromise their safety.

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Last week’s decision by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to veto a bill that would have allowed the consumption of raw milk in West Virginia came as a surprise to many.

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Shannondale cankerworm fight heats up

Spraying will start late this month or in early May to keep cankerworms from permanently defoliating about 1,295 acres in Shannondale and parts of Harpers Ferry.

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Demolition at the site of the old Powhatan Brass and Iron Works manufacturing plant is all but complete, but Ranson city manager Andy Blake said the city has “pushed the pause button” on redevelopment at the 8.6-acre parcel in the heart of downtown.

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Charles Town City Council members OK’d more than $16,000 for a shuttle to take visitors back and forth between the city and Harpers Ferry starting May 23.

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More than two years after a Virginia man was shot nearly two dozen times by Martinsburg police officers, the president of the Jefferson County NAACP supports calls for a thorough probe into the man’s death.

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Charles Town leader makes Generation Next list

Ronald Jones has been named to The State Journal’s 2015 class of “Generation Next: 40 Under 40.”

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FOWL PLAY

CHARLES TOWN – From a solemn cross walk to commemorate Good Friday to joyous community sunrise services to the traditional Easter egg quest, there is a multitude of holiday events set for the days a head.

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Parents, students and others can weigh in tonight on the Jefferson County School’s proposed calendar for the 2015-16 school year.

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The Bethesda, Md.-based consulting firm that completed a proposal to revise the county’s impact fees this week came out swinging against the Jefferson County Commission for “misrepresenting our conclusions, and insulting the quality of [our] work to justify political actions.”

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