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17 hrs ago | Weirton Daily Times

City man suspected in robberies found dead

A man suspected of three armed robberies in Weirton and Jefferson County since Friday was found dead of an apparent suicide at an abandoned home off county Road 43, Alikanna, on Monday afternoon, said Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla.

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Related Topix: Weirton, WV

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Historic Eastern Panhandle home tours set

As dependable as April showers and spring flowers, the annual showcase of one-of-a-kind Eastern Panhandle properties is again set to delight visitors later this month.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Charles Town, WV, Harpers Ferry, WV, Summit Point, WV, Hedgesville, WV

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

W.Va. grower promotes unmodified feed corn

Genetically modified or GMO corn has greatly simplified the process of getting rid of weeds, but has also substantially increased the amount of a chemical call glyphosate.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Bradenton.com

W.Va. grower promotes unmodified feed corn

Genetically modified or GMO corn has greatly simplified the process of getting rid of weeds, but has also substantially increased the amount of a chemical call glyphosate.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Coalition reviews victories over poverty

When Renate Pore started the Healthy Kids and Families Coalition in 1998, she wanted to start a conversation about poverty in West Virginia.

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Related Topix: Martinsburg, WV, Morgan County, WV

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Police investigating disturbing graffiti

Judith Cromwell has lived in the Locust Hill subdivision for 10 years and loves making her home in the quiet community that features plenty of green spaces and even a golf course.

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Martinsburg Journal

Fiery wreck closes US 340 for hours

U.S. 340 in Jefferson County was shut down for several hours Wednesday following a fiery accident involving two tractor-trailers.

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Related Topix: Charles Town, WV

Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

Voters can get primary primer

With the primary election just over a month away, voters this week have the chance for an up-close look at many of the candidates.

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Related Topix: Charles Town, WV, US News, World News, Asia, Afghanistan

Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

Growth market

As the new season of the Charles Town Market kicks off Saturday morning, organizers are celebrating its robust growth, and also thinking ahead to exciting developments in the works for 2015.

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Related Topix: Charles Town, WV, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Meat, Berkeley County, WV, Local Food

Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

Two from Panhandle named to - 40 Under 40' list

Two Jefferson County business professionals recently were hailed for their contributions to West Virginia with The State Journal's "Generation Next: 40 Under 40" designation.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, Charleston, WV, Harpers Ferry, WV, Shepherdstown, WV

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Fire destroys home in Jefferson County

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the fire at 2241 Chestnut Hill Road at about 3:16 p.m. after Jefferson County 911 Central Dispatch received multiple calls reporting the blaze.

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Related Topix: Fire

Martinsburg Journal

DWT: Driving While Texting

Area law enforcement will be cracking down on distracted drivers this month as part of a national campaign and outreach effort aimed at educating the public about the dangers of using cell phones while driving, texting and other forms of distracted driving.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Journal Junction for April 8

I just saw the movie "Noah." He did not have on there stink bugs nor career politicians, so why in the world do we still have both? Very much like the gentleman from Shepherdstown, I too receive calls regarding my credit cards needing to be checked.

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Related Topix: Shepherdstown, WV, Martinsburg, WV, Berkeley County, WV, Falling Waters, WV, Harpers Ferry, WV

Martinsburg Journal

Journal Junction for April 7

I, too, am concerned about the asbestos at North Middle. Knowing the extreme measures normally observed during the removal of such hazardous material, I can't believe they are removing asbestos during school hours.

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Related Topix: Berkeley County, WV, Charles Town, WV, Hedgesville, WV

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Group aims to identify, solve issues

The first group meetings held Sunday for people interested in taking part in Jefferson County's new diversity initiative - "Building Community Bridges" - attracted significantly fewer folks than the March 30 kickoff program.

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Related Topix: Charles Town, WV, Berkeley County, WV

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Handmade Market benefits the community

Local crafters and artisans displayed their work for sale Saturday at the War Memorial Building as the Shepherdstown Community Club kicked off the first weekend of this year's Shepherdstown Handmade Market.

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Related Topix: Shepherdstown, WV, Berkeley County, WV, Life, Food, Chocolate

Martinsburg Journal

Volunteers clean up historic mill in Shepherdstown

Volunteers gathered along the banks of the Potomac River outside of Shepherdstown on Saturday morning to do a little spring cleaning at one of Jefferson County's historic landmarks.

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Related Topix: Shepherdstown, WV

Martinsburg Journal

Journal Junction for April 5

Editor's note: Journal Junction offers the public a forum to applaud successes, discuss issues, point out problems and review the events of the day in a constructive manner.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Citizens request smoking ban in Jefferson Co.

Ongoing efforts in Berkeley County to adopt a comprehensive indoor air quality ordinance banning smoking in public places -bars, fraternal organizations, fairs and parks -have not gone unnoticed by some Jefferson County residents.

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Related Topix: Berkeley County, WV, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Charles Town, WV

Martinsburg Journal

Journal Junction for April 4

Re: "Common Core." I encourage teachers, administration and parents to please watch the 40-minute movie "Common Core: Building The Machine" and click on the title to watch.

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Related Topix: Core, WV, Charles Town, WV, Family, Kids, Shepherdstown, WV

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