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With the Legislature set to convene in Charleston in just two weeks, we asked readers on Facebook what issues they want to see the state’s lawmakers focus on during the regular 60-day session. Pressing issues cited include job creation, fracking, gun rights, gas prices, education funding, teacher pay, taxes and equity in how state revenue […]

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EDITORIAL

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An idea groomed to succeed We are intrigued by an idea being proposed by Vivo Hair Salon and Day Spa owner Vi Vo Nguyen to broaden rules governing education for hair and cosmetology salons in West Virginia. Nguyen, whose Harpers Ferry shop has been open for six years, wants the state Board of Barbers and […]

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There is going to be a new sheriff in town, eventually. An interim sheriff has been named, but the selection of a permanent successor, well, that’s where things get complicated. Included In the agenda for the Jefferson County Commission meeting this week is discussion regarding the selection of the successor. According to counsel for the […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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What about the other officers? It never ceases to amaze me about our government beliefs and their decisions. If folks cannot see the writing on the wall with the local sheriff incident, then they haven’t followed the politics of this county. I understand through the local TV stations and our local newspapers that the remaining […]

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Around the State

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CHARLESTON – A task force on substance abuse has made policy and program recommendations for the Legislature to consider when lawmakers begin their 60-day regular session Feb. 13. One of the recommendations offered by the Governor’s Advisory Council on Substance Abuse: Raise state alcohol and tobacco taxes and put the new revenue toward prevention, early […]

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Jan. 20 12:45 a.m. South West Street, disturbance, unfounded 1:51 a.m. U.S. 340, traffic stop, arrest made (DUI) 2:30 a.m. South West Street, disturbance, unfounded 4:07 a.m. West Washington Street, suspicious person, area checked/unable to locate 4:18 a.m. East Washington Street, suspicious persons, transported to motel 4:43 a.m. Marlow Road, suspicious person, citation issued/transported to […]

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Faircloth aims for Capito’s seat in Congress

INWOOD – The real estate developer who has lost five straight races since leaving the House of Delegates in 2004 has announced his next try for office: He hopes to replace Republican Shelley Moore Capito in Congress next year. Larry V. Faircloth, 64, was the state’s longest-serving Republican lawmaker eight years ago when he first […]

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Jefferson Asphalt, Thomas family make $50,000 gift to Hospice campaign

CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson Asphalt, the contracting firm doing excavation and site work at Hospice of the Panhandle’s Building the Dream location, has signed on with a $50,000 gift to the agency’s capital campaign. The campaign, designed to build a 14-bed inpatient unit and consolidate offices, has been underway for the past 3 ½ years. […]

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Around the State

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Bluefield leaders want ‘County Roads’ as W.Va.’s state song BLUEFIELD – The city of Bluefield is hoping to lead a renewed push to declare John Denver’s 1971 hit, “Take Me Home (Country Roads)” as West Virginia’s newest state song. The city’s board of directors this week will consider a resolution to adopt the song as […]

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School project featured in national fishing mag

Wildwood teacher is researching putting brook trout back into Flowing Spring SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – The effort by an area teacher to reintroduce native brook trout into Flowing Spring has garnered her a national spotlight in a prominent national fly fishing magazine. A two-page story about Wildwood Middle School teacher Carolyn Thomas’ class project appeared in […]

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