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TODAY | 19 School board forum: The American Federation of Teachers hosts a school board candidate forum at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Jefferson High, 4141 Flowing Springs Road, Shenandoah Junction. Candidates will be asked questions crafted by AFT-Jefferson members, with a q.-and-a. from the audience to follow. The forum is free and open […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A novel exploring a Quaker woman’s quest for equality for her gender while putting 20th-century Jefferson County history in the spotlight is on the fast track to publication thanks to a unique competition organized by local author Bob O’Connor. Suzanne Malesic was recognized Tuesday night as the first-ever winner of the Charles […]

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MARTINSBURG — The Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority can now accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express credit cards as payment to ride PanTran buses. For more information or to purchase a pass over the phone, call 304-263-0876. Riders can purchase monthly passes for $60, punch cards for $10, or $2.50 or $1 tickets. With […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club of Shepherdstown is offering a $750 scholarship to a Jefferson County high school senior planning to attend college, in-state or out. The student must plan to major in some form of environmental studies: horticulture, landscape design, forestry, botany, agriculture, conservation, land management, environmental studies, geology or a related subject. […]

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Why ‘fair and balanced’ aren’t the best watchwords for journalists CHARLES TOWN – When Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News burst on the scene back in 1996, it somehow managed to preempt widespread criticism of its overt conservative bias by adopting the slogan, “Fair and Balanced.” Many, many viewers bought into the idea, maybe at an unconscious […]

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It’s hard to imagine a more sensational criminal than Clarksburg resident Harry F. Powers, who was executed at the West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville March 18, 1932. The 39-year-old had spent decades swindling women nationwide through “lonely hearts” ads until he was tripped up as police tracked down a missing Illinois woman’s last contacts – […]

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A SECOND LOOK

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A SECOND LOOK

Happy customer Four-year-old Ava Turner waits for her mother to return with a plate of food at Citizens Fire Co.’s annual Shrove Tuesday pancake fundraiser March 4.

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee pastor has created a website where restaurant servers are encouraged to sound off about waiting on church crowds. Preaching Christ Church in Kingsport’s “Sundays are the Worst” campaign will run through Easter Sunday. Lead Pastor Chad Roberts said he and a couple of staff members got the idea […]

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CSX removes ties after complaint

KEARNEYSVILLE – Old railroad ties left in bundles alongside railroad tracks owned by CSX Corp. near Luther Jones Road were removed last week after an area resident held a news conference accusing the company of maintaining an un-permitted open dump. Daniel Lutz, who heads the Mountain Party in Jefferson County, said the problem is endemic […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The likelihood of the Legislature being called back to address bills that couldn’t be passed before the deadline at midnight last Sunday appears to be high, since the House and Senate were unable to reach agreement on several of them. Many legislators expect that, after the budget is completed this week, one […]

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