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HARPERS FERRY – A recent string of upzonings in Jefferson County could result in a flush tax in order to meet new Chesapeake Bay waste and stormwater mandates, says one member of the area Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition. John Maxey said he fears projected growth rates in the county could mean the county might have […]

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Walk the walk

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Walk the walk

Kweli Kitwana, the owner of Art Shack Baby!in Harpers Ferry, will be one of the artists participating in this weekend’s second-annual Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Community Art Walk. The event, which runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., features a self-guided tour through the works of more than 40 artists.

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Charles Town — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office is asking the public for help after a hit-and-run accident left an area motorcycle rider seriously injured Monday. Braxton Davenport, 40, of Charles Town, was traveling east on W.Va. 51 at 8:14 a.m. and was struck by an unknown driver while attempting to make a left turn […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The Jefferson County Teen Court heard its first case Monday, sentencing a juvenile who had committed a shoplifting first offense to 18 hours of community service. “It appeared to just be a lapse in judgment,” said Kirk Bottner, a Charles Town lawyer. “There wasn’t much evidence that he would continue making silly […]

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PSC will investigate on a case-by-case basis BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN — Public Service Commission officials say they are continuing to investigate individual claims by ratepayers who are questioning recent billing practices by Potomac Edison, but the commission is not prepared to launch a general investigation into Potomac Edison’s billing practices at the […]

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CHARLESTON — Few states plow as much money into health care as West Virginia, but you wouldn’t know it from the results, according to a study issued Sunday that urges major change in health services and the government department that helps provide them. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered the audit, conducted by the consulting firm […]

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They’re back: After 17 years, cicadas hit East Coast – but not W.Va.

KEARNEYSVILLE — This month, the 17-year cicadas are expected to emerge from underground in many East Coast states. However the constant buzz of the insect will not be prominent in West Virginia. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view […]

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Big splash

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Big splash

About 50 young people competed in the Kids Fun Run as part of The Charge 5K Obstacle Challenge held Saturday at Sam Michaels Park near Harpers Ferry. The Challenge included three races for contestants of different skill levels and was inspired by the popularity of Tough Mudder and Ironman competitions. About 130 people participated in […]

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MARC bill called only ‘first step’

CHARLES TOWN – Sen. Herb Snyder calls the passage of a bill designed to preserve the Brunswick line of the MARC commuter train a welcome development, but much remains to be done. “I am extremely pleased that, finally, after 30 years of that service, West Virginia has recognized our rail line,” Snyder said. “It has […]

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