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The Jefferson County Board of Education announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. Breakfasts and Lunches are open to all children, ages 18 and under, who would like to participate. There are no financial requirements necessary. All children may participate in these meals. Meals will be served at the following locations: – Ranson […]

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Exotic cats found in vacant house in Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN (AP) — The discovery of 10 exotic cats in a vacant house in Charles Town has led to animal cruelty charges against the property’s owner. Charles Town police tell media outlets that officers found nine Savannah cats and a serval in the house last month. A man checking on the house called authorities […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Charleston is celebrating its outdoor public art collection with a new guide that provides the sites of more than 50 pieces. The guide’s release comes as the city holds its annual FestiVALL Charleston celebration. The Charleston Area Alliance says an electronic version of the guide will be available on a website that’s […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds black lung disease isn’t limited to miners who work underground. A study of thousands of surface miners shows that about 2 percent of those tested in 2010-2011 also had the disease. That’s 46 of 2,257 miners. Twelve had the […]

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MATEWAN (AP) — More than a century after the last shots were fired in America’s most famous feud, the Hatfields and McCoys mingle peacefully in the mountains they call home, their names forever linked, but now in the pursuit of commerce. The national fascination with the families’ bloody past may help push this rough patch […]

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Library site worth checking out again Some weeks back we wondered whether the Shepherdstown Library’s board of trustees had been as thorough as it should have been in making a selection for a new library that a number of business members in the town had reservations about. It’s a fair question, but one we ask […]

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Football is about more than touchdowns Troy, Tracie and Tyler Wilt have asked that I extend their sincere thank you for the support that they have received from friends, family and businesses in Jefferson County. As you may be aware, Washington High School quarterback Tyler Wilt has been receiving treatment for a newly diagnosed health […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Sara Miller calls herself a “bird nerd.” Every Saturday morning during the summer months, she leads people through the woods of Kanawha State Forest, teaching them to identify birds by sight and by sound. It’s a job she particularly enjoys. “I’ve always been interested in nature, but in the past few years […]

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BLUEFIELD (AP) — Bluefield State College’s provost says a no-confidence vote by faculty is based on false claims. The Faculty Senate voted 32-18 in mid-April on the no-confidence measure. A letter accompanying the vote said that Provost Lewis Jones threatened to fire faculty without cause and unlawfully upended the school’s core academic structure, among other […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s top leaders are uniting behind a plan to target the growing inmate crowding crisis, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press, pledging the needed support for a comprehensive study of the state’s criminal justice system. The development clears a key obstacle after years of debate over how to […]

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