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Harpers Ferry, unlike many Civil War towns, was not devastated by a major battle like nearby Sharpsburg, Md. and Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. Those towns had wounded soldiers who were cared for many months after those battles, had to contend with burying thousands of dead soldiers and encountered problems with filing for and receiving damages from […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) – A witness’ testimony has led to a mistrial in the first trial of thousands of surgical mesh lawsuits filed nationwide. U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin declared the mistrial last week after determining that jurors would not be able to disregard improper testimony by a plaintiff’s witness. Dr. Lennox Hoyte had testified that […]

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KEARNEYSVILLE – West Virginia roads and bridges are in bad shape and there is little money to repair them. 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 this article is exclusive, , click “buy” and view […]

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State lawmaker’s home contains 1,000 volumes about W.Va. CHARLESTON – Sen. Brooks McCabe’s wife likes to rib him about his reading habits. 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 this article is exclusive, , click […]

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Today Today is the deadline to place an order for artisan bread baked in a Colonial-style oven by living-history experts with the Peter Burr House in Kearneysville. The two-pound loaves will be available for pickup starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. To order rustic sourdough white ($5) or fig with anise or Kalamata olive (each $7), […]

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In the nearly two years since I came aboard the Spirit, one of my main goals has been to create a newspaper of the highest possible quality and then to make sure it was available to as many readers as possible. These days, the Spirit is sold in many new outlets in Jefferson County and […]

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It’s the birthday of David Brinkley, the NBC-TV newsman who gained special fame in southern West Virginia as he covered the presidential primary of 1960. In one newscast, viewers saw Brinkley standing along the rickety one-lane bridge over Twelvepole Creek and heard the pitiful pops and groans as vehicles rumbled across the creaky wooden floorboards […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The third annual memorial blood drive for the late James Blackwell “Blackie” Davis will be held at Zion Episcopal Church on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be the first year the event is held in Jefferson County. “We’ve had it in Arlington in the past because that is […]

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Sprint wireless customers can now call 911 for emergencies after being advised to use landline phones. “Jefferson County Emergency Communications Center is receiving 911 calls from the Sprint network and customers are able to communicate with a dispatcher,” according to Jeff Polczynski of the Jefferson County Emergency Communications Center. “Sprint advised that the network has […]

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