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CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s decision to open Medicaid to more low-income West Virginians was reached neither quickly nor easily, administration officials say. The path to last week’s announcement began in June, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal health care law. The ruling struck down language that threatened existing federal Medicaid funding […]

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Drawn to Adventure

Shepherdstown’s Danielle Corsetto breaks ground with graphic novel SHEPHERDSTOWN — Danielle Corsetto has just got back from the future. It’s where she met Finn, the 14-year-old human, his adopted brother Jake, the magic dog, and, well — Princess Bubblegum and the Ice King, all residents of the Land of Ooo in the popular Cartoon Network […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson County Delegate Stephen Skinner has requested that the state Public Service Commission investigate Potomac Edison’s billing and business practices, even as PSC officials say they are continuing to look into claims by individual ratepayers against the utlility. In an April 23 letter to PSC Chairman Michael Albert, Skinner said he has […]

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Pawpaw aspirations

Traditional fruit headed to modern marketplace? KEARNEYSVILLE — Could it be the pawpaw’s time in the sun? 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. […]

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Snyder mulling run for Congress

CHARLES TOWN – Young Democrats of America president and agriculture lobbyist Rod Snyder says he is thinking of running for the congressional seat that will be vacated by Shelley Moore Capito in 2014 when she runs for the Senate. He says he expects to come to a final decision by the end of May. Snyder, […]

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What goes around
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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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