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SHEPHERDSTOWN – Jefferson County Commission President Dale Manuel and members Walt Pellish, Jane Tabb, Lyn Widmyer and Patsy Noland will be available to hear citizens’ concerns on Thursday. The “meet and greet” event is slated for 5 to 7 p.m. at Morgan’s Grove Park on W.Va. 480 just outside of Shepherdstown. Commissioners say they want […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A pair of meetings to be held over the next five days could have major impacts on the shape of future development in Jefferson County. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of […]

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Jobless rates rise in 54 of 55 counties CHARLESTON — Unemployment rates rose in 54 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in June. WorkForce West Virginia said Friday that Pocahontas County was the only county to see a drop in the jobless rate. Monongalia and Jefferson counties have the lowest rates in the state at 4.2 […]

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POLICE Watch

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  Charles Town Police Department   July 14 6:09 a.m. East Washington Street, vehicle crash, report taken 9:29 a.m. South Mildred Street, destruction of property, report taken 9:53 a.m. North George Street, alarm, building secure 11:44 a.m. Willow Spring Drive, vehicle crash/private property, information exchanged 2:52 p.m. U.S. 340, motorist assist, assistance rendered 9:25 p.m. […]

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Road rages

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The governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways got a less than warm reception last week when it presented those in attendance with the issue before West Virginia — a rapidly dilapidating transportation system and no funds to fix it. To be sure, almost half the respondents of a series of unscientific surveys said they opposed […]

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OTHER VIEWS

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‘A lasting legacy’ Now that the Summit Bechtel Reserve is full of Boy Scouts, these young leaders of tomorrow are about to embark on myriad trips into many communities spread across southern West Virginia to perform thousands of hours of public service work for the betterment of our region. More than 300 projects are on […]

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Abortion review is not needed   Our attorney general has decided to carry out a review of abortion laws and regulations in West Virginia — a state with one of the lowest abortion rates in the country. Abortion rates in West Virginia are so low as to be insignificant in comparison to the many other […]

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Worth noting

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“Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all changes which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument, and consequence of the offices they hold under the State establishments; […]

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CHARLES TOWN – To the sounds of the time-honored graduation processional, Jefferson County’s 22 GED students on June 3 marched into the Betty J. Roper Auditorium at Wright Denny Intermediate School to accept their diplomas. Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Susan K. Wall welcomed the Class of 2013, including James Bennett, Shain Breeden, Thomas Cook, Stacey […]

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