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CHARLESTON — Happy Retreat, the 12-acre estate started more than 230 years ago by George Washington’s brother, Charles Washington, the founder of the city of Charles Town, is up for sale. Bill Gavin bought the property in 1968. He died in 2010, and no one currently lives there. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The important step West Virginia can take to improve its economic outlook is to better educate its work force. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click […]

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Business climate here called ‘very positive’

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Fisherman’s Hall now an African-American landmark

CHARLES TOWN – Fisherman’s Hall was formally designated as a Jefferson County African-American Historic Landmark in a ceremony held on Saturday. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click “buy” […]

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CHARLES TOWN — Come Monday, West Virginia will no longer charge a sales tax on food. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click “buy” and view it instantly. Exclusive content […]

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Rock of ages: Seal inspired courthouse icon

CHARLES TOWN — In the West Virginia State Seal, a farmer and a miner are shown reclining against a large stone that bears the date of the state’s formation. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest […]

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MORGANTOWN – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey asked the state’s two legal abortion clinics on Monday to answer a series of questions about their practices and their policies for ensuring patient safety as he investigates whether any regulatory changes are needed. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – The future of MARC train service in the Eastern Panhandle is largely in Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s hands as negotiations to maintain the service move forward, Sen. Herb Snyder told the League of Women Voters at a transportation forum last week. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The masthead of a framed copy of the Spirit of Jefferson from 1865, two full years after the creation of the state of West Virginia, still states the paper was published in Charlestown, Virginia. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, […]

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