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Boom time: Cannons kick off season

College students playing for the Charles Town Cannons enjoy a picnic Sunday at Jefferson Memorial Park.                     Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith manned the grill at Sunday’s Cannons picnic.                       Shoppers at Saturday’s Charles Town Farmers Market had […]

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Event would close Washington, other streets downtown June 28 CHARLES TOWN – The Charles Town City Council this week faced complaints about a cycling event that will close sections of Washington, Liberty and George streets from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 28. The Two Cities Criterium Bicycle Race through Ranson and Charles Town is […]

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CHARLES TOWN—Citizens Fire Company volunteer firefighters found themselves dealing with an unprecedented six fires in six days in May, even as they provide aid to the Locust Hill Golf Club, which suffered a fire in February. Ronald Fletcher, president of the fire company, said the week of May 19 was “incredible. The only good thing […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Sheriff Pete Dougherty, who spent nearly two decades working for Veterans Affairs in D.C. prior to becoming the county’s top lawman, said Tuesday he believes Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki was correct to resign after the revelation that VA employees had been covering up months-long wait times for vets seeking care. […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The fees developers pay to build new homes and businesses in Jefferson County could change, as county commissioners consider a study updating the one-time payments. Jefferson County Commissioners at a May 28 work session debated the idea of lowering the impact fees developers pay the county to offset the cost of providing […]

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Glad to be grads

Washington and Jefferson high schools held grad ceremonies at Shepherd University last week.

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RANSON — It’s been delayed by water and sewer lines and even a sinkhole, but Ranson’s newest roundabout is scheduled to be fully open before the middle of next month, according to a state Department of Transportation official. Brent Walker, director of communications for the WVDOT, says the contract for the Charles Town Race Track […]

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CHARLES TOWN – For John Lowery Jr., Valley League baseball has been a part of summer for most of his life, but now that there’s a team right in his hometown, it’s a whole new ball game. With the league’s newest team, the Charles Town Cannons, poised to launch Season Two Friday at Sager Field […]

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RANSON – Three candidates will be vying for the two at-large council positions open on the Ranson City Council in Tuesday’s municipal election. Ranson is governed by a seven-member city council elected by the citizens. The members each serve four-year terms. The council consists of the mayor, three at-large members and three ward council members. […]

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Power trip: Electric vehicles headed to Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN – The city is set to be a site to see next weekend, with dozens of electric car owners headed here from the D.C. Metro area for a two-day sight-seeing jaunt. The solar array in place at American Public University System paved the way for what’s called the West Virginia Electric Sociability Run. […]

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