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Aug. 14 in history

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Astronaut Jon McBride is born Aug. 14, 1943, in Charleston and grows up in Beckley. He studies at West Virginia University, the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and Pepperdine University before becoming an astronaut in 1971. He piloted the space shuttle Challenger on an eight-day mission in 1984 and in 1996 ran for the GOP nomination […]

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MARTINSBURG – At its meeting last week in Martinsburg, the West Virginia NAACP expressed concern about a recent decision the U.S. Supreme Court that invalidated a section of the Voting Rights Act that forced some states to apply to the Justice Department for pre-clearance before enacting changes to voting procedures and redistricting. This article is […]

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Work starts at James Hite Park

LEETOWN – When it’s finished James Hite Park will host soccer fields, baseball diamonds and football fields for the county’s youth and will be the largest construction project that Parks and Recreation has undertaken. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again […]

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Students’ federal Mountain State claims dropped

MARTINSBURG — A federal lawsuit filed by more than a dozen Mountain State University nursing students is headed back to state court after the students dropped their racketeering allegations against university leaders. The case was sent to Jefferson County Circuit Court earlier this month after the students amended their lawsuit, according to published reports. The […]

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Lawrence appointed chairwoman

CHARLESTON — Delegate Tiffany Lawrence, D-Jefferson County, is the newly appointed Chairwoman of the House of Delegates Standing Committee on Political Subdivisions that meets weekly during the regular Legislative Session which will begin in January. Lawrence received appointment notification from the new Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates, Tim Miley. The position was […]

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POLICE Watch

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Charles Town Police Department   Aug. 4 1 a.m. West Liberty Street, disturbance, subject transported to residence by taxi 1:15 a.m. South Lawrence Street, suspicious vehicle, subject changing tire 3:30 a.m. Hollywood Drive, assist W.Va. State Police (foot pursuit), assistance rendered 7:40 a.m. Jefferson Avenue, disturbance, advised of options 9 a.m. Park Street, burglary, report […]

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Obama spins coal Talk about contradictory statements. First, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says President Barack Obama is committed to coal playing a role in a national energy strategy — a comment met with skepticism here in the coalfields. Then one day later, new EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy tells an audience at Harvard Law school that […]

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Worth noting

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“There is no use in objecting because people don’t do what you think they should, especially in public concerns. The affairs of this world and this life are very incompletely transacted by people who do as you think they should. Most things that happen happen largely as a result of the activities of persons who […]

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No ‘loopholes’ for Penn National in REIT I read with interest the article in last week’s Spirit quoting Mr. David Hammer, the outside attorney for the local Horsemens Benevolent Protection Association. Hammer was speculating about the pending Real Estate Investment Trust transaction being undertaken by Penn National Gaming. It was unfortunate that the writer, Bryan […]

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