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John Butler served as a gunner on the frigate U.S.S. United States during its battle against the British ship H.M.S. Macedonia on Oct. 25, 1812. The battle was an American victory and ended with the Macedonia becoming the first British warship ever captured and brought back into an American harbor. After the War of 1812 […]

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Wade Linger, the Marion County technology mogul who is president of the West Virginia Board of Education, orchestrated last week’s ugly and unprecedented power grab to oust Superintendent Jorea Marple. No reason was given, and the move will hurt schoolchildren and communities throughout West Virginia. Now, with many schools across the state already on their […]

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Partying like it’s 1762
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A study released by researchers at Yale shows that West Virginians are more likely than residents of most other states to suffer from economic insecurity. The study also shows that economic insecurity has been steadily rising throughout the country since at least the mid-1980s, though it declined in 2011 as households paid down debts. The […]

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A caption that accompanied a photograph on Page A1 of the Nov. 7 edition of the Spirit of Jefferson contained an error. Jefferson County Commissioner Patsy Noland is a Democrat.  Precincts results published in the same edition of the Spirit of Jefferson omitted information. In Precinct 17 House of Delegates candidate Stephen Skinner received 341 […]

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Jefferson senior selected for All Star Band

CHARLES TOWN — A Jefferson County High School senior will be marching in the prestigious national All Star Invitational Marching Band in January. James Turner was selected out of thousands of the best musicians from all over the world. The band will perform during halftime at the Bowl Championship Series game in Miami. “The game […]

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Solemn ceremony

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Solemn ceremony
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Students wade into Flowing Spring study

RANSON – For the second year, students at Wildwood Middle School will be engaged in intensive field work studying the health of Flowing Spring, just outside of Ranson, in a project dubbed exSTREAM Makover. Carolyn Thomas, a science teacher at Wildwood, was able to obtain a $10,000 grant from the Dominion Educational Partnership to fund […]

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Nov. 4 1:35 a.m. Augustine Avenue – Vehicle crash – Advised of options 8:05 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard – Parking complaint – Advised of options 4:10 p.m. Avon Bend – Assist state police (domestic) – Assistance rendered 5:35 p.m. High Street – Alarm – Accidental 7:17 p.m. East Washington Street – Suspicious person […]

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