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Experts to share lessons from Elk River Friday CHARLES TOWN — Residents concerned that the catastrophic chemical spill that contaminated Charleston’s Elk River could occur in Jefferson County are encouraged to attend a forum that explores the implications for just such a scenario. The Jefferson County chapter of the League of Women Voters and the […]

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CHARLES TOWN — For the two Republicans vying for their party’s nomination in next month’s primary election, the issue comes down to too much spending. W. Matthew Harris and Patricia Rucker will face off May 13 to see which one will challenge incumbent Democrat Stephen Skinner in November to represent the 67th District in the House […]

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Chestnut Hill Road fix sought

HARPERS FERRY — Senate Majority Leader John Unger has asked the West Virginia Department of Transportation to conduct an engineering study of what he says are hazardous conditions along Chestnut Hill Road in Jefferson County. [cleeng_content id=”119037188″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]In an April 15 letter to Transportation Secretary Paul A. Mattox Jr., Unger, a […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Thanks to snow, extreme cold and other challenges, neither Jefferson County nor any of the state’s 54 other school systems will manage to get in the required 180 days of instruction before students start summer break in June. But thanks to a change by the Legislature, the 2014-15 school year will be […]

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Status quo versus new faces

3 school board seats up for grabs in next month’s election CHARLES TOWN – Voters could select a new majority for the Jefferson County school board next month when three seats on the nonpartisan body come up for grabs. Only school board president Gary Kable and Mark Osbourn, the former C.W. Shipley Elementary principal elected […]

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CHARLES TOWN — Charles Town officials say they are moving forward with projects, despite not having a new city manager. Charles Town Council member Ann Paonessa said leaders expect to complete the West Virginia Home Rule Board application by June 1, the same day they hope to have a new city manager in place. Home […]

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CHARLES TOWN – John Reisenweber, the executive director of the Jefferson County Development Authority, says Friday’s business “Go Pro” workshop with a pair of former Washington Redskins stars is all about helping local business leaders score big. “We’re here to support and promote existing businesses in our community – they’re vital to our local economy,” […]

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CHARLES TOWN – More than 150 turned out last week as the Jefferson County school system paid tribute to outstanding teachers and service personnel. During Thursday’s annual banquet at Hollywood Casino and Charles Town Races, Rachel Potts, a first-grade teacher from North Jefferson Elementary, was named Teacher of the Year while Juanita Smallwood, a classroom […]

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Growth market

Nearly 3 dozen vendors to bring fresh tastes to Samuel Street CHARLES TOWN – As the new season of the Charles Town Market kicks off Saturday morning, organizers are celebrating its robust growth, and also thinking ahead to exciting developments in the works for 2015. The market’s new logo shows the historic Charles Washington Inn […]

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CHARLES TOWN – With the primary election just over a month away, voters this week have the chance for an up-close look at many of the candidates. The nonpartisan Jefferson County League of Women Voters’ forum with candidates running for school board, Jefferson County Sheriff and the West Virginia House of Delegates begins at 7 […]

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