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The Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition of Jefferson County respectfully requests your presence at the unveiling of our latest project. With funds obtained through a Stream Partners grant, a plan has been executed to negate the ponding of water and hydroplaning issue on W.Va. 9 in Jefferson County near Mission Road. The methods used at the […]

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Eight injured in school bus crash
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CHARLES TOWN — Even though there is no oil or gas produced in Jefferson County, the county and its five municipalities financially benefit from the gas severance tax. According to the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, the county received $33,485.17 in gas severance tax on earnings collected in 2010. The tax is divided […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s monthly tax collections have exceeded their estimate for the first time since the budget year began in July. September’s general revenues topped $400 million, or nearly $12 million more than expected. Personal income and sales taxes are key state revenue sources. Both beat their projections last month and are ahead […]

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Sale of flea market Renoir postponed; painting may be stolen from BMA

HARPERS FERRY – Plans to auction off a landscape by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir – a $100,000 piece purchased in a box for $7 at a flea market here – were scrapped after auction house officials learned the painting may have been stolen from a museum in 1951. Officials from the Alexandria-Va.-based Potomack Co. postponed […]

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The adage is that one gets what one pays for. That can’t be more true for residents of Ryan’s Glen subdivision who thought they were getting nice new homes in a relatively inexpensive market only to discover that buying a home in West Virginia is a lot like playing a shell game without a pea. […]

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Loughry doesn’t stand with status quo I felt compelled to write to express how excited I am that West Virginians have an opportunity to affect real and lasting change in our State with the upcoming Supreme Court election. Candidate Allen Loughry provides West Virginians with that opportunity. As anyone who has met him or heard […]

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On Aug. 24, just over four years after I first heard the phrase “Potomac Appalachian Transmission Highline,” or PATH, for short, the project was canceled because it wasn’t needed – the very argument that more than a thousand people in three states had been making since the beginning. I’m not going to go through the […]

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CHRISTINE MILLER FORD Spirit Staff HARPERS FERRY – Saturday’s auction of a landscape by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir – bought in a box for $7 at a flea market here two years ago – has been postponed, with the auction house citing concerns that the painting have been stolen from a Baltimore museum in 1951. […]

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