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Skybox Sports Bar wins

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races’ Skybox Sports Bar earned top accolades at the Martinsburg Wing-Off, which was held earlier this month at the Martinsburg Mall. Skybox’s tequila lime wings were named the Most Creative Wing and received the People’s Choice Award. The sports bar’s atomic wing took second place in the hot wing category. […]

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Web exclusive When Shepherd hosts Glenville in a WVIAC football game on Nov. 3 it will be Military Appreciation Day. All active military personnel with identification and prior service personnel with proof of service will be admitted free. Kickoff is slated for 12-noon. Candlebox will have a meet and greet on the Midway from 10 […]

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Once No. 1 vs. No. 2, now much leaner times

Second part of a two-part series Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis would appear in their football uniforms on the front cover of a 1946 edition of Life magazine. In 1944, the Naval Academy came to the December meeting with Army as the No. 2 team in the land. The Midshipmen had a 6-2 record, losing […]

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Facebook faceoff:

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CHARLES TOWN – After President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney faced off for their first presidential debate at the University of Denver on Oct. 3, we went to the Spirit’s Facebook page and invited readers to tell us which candidate won, and why. Many readers who shared their thoughts on the Spirit’s Facebook […]

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Seven pass lifeguard course

CHARLES TOWN — Seven students successfully graduated the Fall 2012 Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course held at Jefferson Memorial Park pool in September. The graduates were Marybeth Anderson, Mickey Anderson, Derek Carson, Texas Cobb, Ian MacLeod, Chris Trotter, and Becki Zaglifa. The course was led by certified Red Cross lifeguard instructor James Turner, a senior […]

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Stacey E. Gruber of Summit Point and William T. Rawlings of Westminster, Md., announce their engagement. Gruber is the daughter of Ruth E. Gruber of Martinsburg and Robert A. Gruber of Summit Point. Rawlings is the son of Mary E. Rawlings of Westminster and the late Asbury D. Rawlings. The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate […]

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WHEELING (AP) — The nun made famous by her book “Dead Man Walking” is visiting Wheeling to discuss the death penalty. Wheeling Jesuit University and the Sisters of St. Joseph will host two public events, followed by two public lectures featuring Sister Helen Prejean. Prejean wrote the book that inspired a movie starring Sean Penn […]

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60 bottles of beer on the wall …

Ten years ago, I found that it occupies one’s entire forty‑ninth year in order to turn fifty. Mathematically, this is inescapable but there is an emotional effect as well. Many claim immunity to this mental process but unless they were carried away and raised by wolves, I rather doubt that these folks can shrug it […]

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Out & About

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Get Dirty: This weekend, theater lovers can come see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the musical comedy based on the hit 1988 film with Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The play comes to Charles Town’s Old Opera at 204 N. George St., with performances slated for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and then again Sept. 13 to […]

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