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SHEPHERDSTOWN – State lawmakers have passed a bill that will permanently redirect 10 percent of thoroughbred and greyhound racing’s share of casino gambling revenue to help compensate for projected public funding shortfalls. The legislation also makes permanent a nine-year-old shift in slot machine revenue to pay for the state workers’ compensation fund, a measure originally […]

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On to states

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On to states

Top-seeded Pats open tourney against Morgantown CHARLES TOWN – Kendell Smith remembers all too well that hollow feeling of what could have been after Washington was bounced in the semifinals of the state basketball tournament a year ago in Charleston. That stinging second-round loss to eventual state champion Martinsburg has served ever since to motivate […]

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Giovanni Boldini named West Virginia Horse of the Year

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Charles “Buck” Woodson knew as soon as he laid eyes on him that the leggy dark brown colt was destined for great things. How correct his breeder has turned out to be. Giovanni Boldini, born in 2011 on Woodson’s 40-acre Buckstud Farm near Charles Town, was named West Virginia-bred Horse of the Year […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – After completing its first 20-win season since 1992, Shepherd men’s basketball may have accomplished the kind of breakthrough season necessary to take the program to the next level. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Rams will return three of their top-four scorers next year, as well as bring back a pair of strong contributors who […]

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Shepherd bats, pitching off to strong start

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Shepherd baseball coach Matt McCarty knew that his lineup was likely to keep his team in many games this season. Now combine that timely hitting with good starting pitching and the Rams are off to a strong start and tied for third in the Mountain East Conference standings. Shepherd split a four-game series […]

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Last Thursday evening a pair of allowance races and one early maiden special weight event helped highlight the last bitter cold night of the spring. One day earlier the daytime high approaches 70, but on Thursday temperatures rarely eclipsed the freezing mark. In the last allowance event of the card, a one-turn dash for fillies […]

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Patriot Power

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Patriot Power
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CHARLES TOWN – A bill that would strip statutory requirements for lottery funding earmarked for horse racing purses and make that funding subject to regular appropriation by lawmakers could put existing casino gaming in Jefferson County at risk and decimate the area’s economy, a leading state senator said. Senate Majority Leader John Unger, D-Jefferson, said […]

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