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CHARLES TOWN – Rob Losey says he worries his business will suffer in the coming year because the House and Senate were unable to agree on just how to roll back the state’s blue laws, which would have allowed the hospitality industry to serve alcohol on Sundays. He said a major opportunity has been missed. […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A bill that would have given cities and possibly Jefferson County, the ability to implement a 1 percent sales tax died in the House Finance Committee last week after gaining unanimous passage in the Senate. [cleeng_content id=”494634836″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Senate Bill 487 would have allowed cities to impose a sales […]

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Officials with West Virginia Department of Transportation say they’re doing all they can to battle issues brought on by the onslaught of a harsh winter. [cleeng_content id=”248967664″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Now, they’re moving $12 million in funds from other projects to help fix the most glaring of the state’s current problems: potholes. Spokeswoman Carrie […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Despite a flurry of effort to come up with a bill to allow disposal of fracking waste in commercial landfills – and broad support for the effort in both chambers of the Legislature – the regular session ended before a final bill could be drafted. [cleeng_content id=”454317083″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]The […]

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Tuesday tradition

With children out of school for another snow day, the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake fundraiser at Citizens Fire Co. in Charles Town was busier than ever. It’s the 55th year the all-volunteer fire company has held the all-day extravaganza. Volunteers served up pancakes, sausage gravy, eggs, syrup and other toppings (including the muchloved apple butter made by the Shepherdstown Fire Department) from 6 […]

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Manuel sees change as way to ease cuts CHARLES TOWN – A bill poised to pass out of the state Legislature that allows cities to impose a 1 percent sales tax could be the saving grace for Jefferson County’s troubled finances, says Commissioner Dale Manuel. [cleeng_content id=”508865818″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Senate Bill 487, which […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Efforts to douse the fire that destroyed the clubhouse at Locust Hill Golf Course last week were hampered by cold weather, poor water pressure and a lack of available firefighters, according to one area fire official. [cleeng_content id=”273848585″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Lt. Billy McDonald of Independent Fire Company said it took […]

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Community rallies to rebuild greenhouse

HEDGESVILLE – James “Jimi” Foltz has been scraping out a living the old-fashioned way for three decades. Farming by hand, planting his herbs by the phases of the moon, refusing modern fertilizers and pesticides, Foltz has built a life around raising natural, organic produce. [cleeng_content id=”169947147″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]But just like that of […]

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Water that works

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Water that works

Harpers Ferry upgrades could cost $6M HARPERS FERRY – Harpers Ferry loses between 41 and 62 percent of its publicly available water and will need to spend more than $6 million in upgrades to its aging system, according to a study prepared for the town that was released late last year. [cleeng_content id=”405467628″ description=”Read it […]

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A pair of rulings by the state’s Supreme Court, one as recent as last year, appear to back a move this week by the House of Delegates, which approved an ethics bill for the state’s top legal officer, despite a protest from the attorney general’s office that doing so will provoke a “constitutional crisis.” [cleeng_content […]

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