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Stricter seat belt law set to take effect July 9

CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a stricter seat belt law for West Virginia motorists. Tomblin signed the bill Thursday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. It is effective July 9 and allows police to pull over motorists if the driver or passengers aren’t wearing seat belts. Previously the driver had to […]

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POLICE Watch

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Charles Town Police Log May 19   5:45 a.m. Jefferson Memorial Park, suspicious person, advised of park closure and to vacate area 5:58 a.m. East Washington Street, welfare check, contact made/assistance rendered 7:55 a.m. East Liberty Street, parking complaint, vehicle towed/citation issued 10:50 a.m. Eldon Drive, assist Clarke County (attempt to locate), negative contact 11:50 […]

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PRAISE&nays

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PRAISE for beefing up the Mountain State’s seat belt laws. Come July 9, drivers and passengers in West Virginia can be pulled over if they aren’t properly restrained. Late last week, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed legislation making failure to buckle up a primary offense. Before, drivers could be cited only if they were being […]

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Thank you, with a capital ‘Tea’ I feel it is very important for the community at large to become aware of how many dedicated volunteers it took to put on the Back Alley Tea. They have cheerfully responded to anything I have asked of them and I want everyone to know how much I appreciate […]

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OTHER VIEWS

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Best drinking rule — don’t drink and drive It seems simple. And it really is. There’s no excuse for impaired driving, of any degree. And violators need to be prosecuted and removed from our highways. Natalie Harvey, public information spokesperson for the state Division of Motor Vehicles, summed it up pretty well last week in […]

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I feel that it is my clear public duty to write this column. Under the current stewardship of Shepherd University, semester attendance has been cut by two weeks, graduation requirements (number of course hours) have been cut and it is apparent that standards are slipping precipitously. The current president of Shepherd, Suzanne Shipley, is a […]

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Class of 2013

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Class of 2013

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Paying tribute

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Paying tribute
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A tour to help PIGS

Buy a ticket to Saturday’s Charles Town Ghost Tour and you’ll be helping animals housed at the PIGS sanctuary located outside of Shepherdstown. Ann Khiel Fern leads the two-hour, 15-site tour, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Joining her: Lisa Duff Craft of WallStreet Medium. Tickets cost $12 for those 12 […]

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In the days leading up elections, some newspapers will exercise a cutoff date for printing letters written in support of one candidate or another. The reason given is to not sway an election unfairly and to give this side or that the opportunity to respond to whatever shortcomings are alleged by the opposing side’s candidate […]

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