THIS WEEK

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The following is a list of vendors for the Charles Town Farmers Market. The first category, 'VENDORS' represents merchants who are frequently at the market each week.  'OTHER VENDORS' represent merchants who have participated in the past and plan to be at the market in the future. "NONFOOD" …

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MARTINSBURG – Three Maryland men allegedly involved in a violent drug-related murder last spring near Rippon, a crime that led to the killings of two innocent bystanders, are facing federal trials on kidnapping and conspiracy charges.

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CHARLES TOWN — Jefferson County voters are “very uninformed and in a bad, angry, combative mood,” and many aren’t likely to approve an extra property tax levy or a school bond on the general election ballot, according to Superintendent Bondy Shay Gibson.

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Republican Elliot Simon, a retired businessman and a member of the Jefferson County Republican Party Executive Committee, is challenging Democratic incumbent John Doyle, a 12-term member of the House of Delegates. Here’s what they said during a WRNR-TV10 forum on Sept. 29.

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Republican Paul Espinosa, a public relations manager for the Rockwool factory in Ranson and a past chairman of the House of Delegates education committee, and Democratic challenger Storme Shiley Frame, a Jefferson County Schools teacher and a teachers’ union leader. Here’s what they said dur…

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Incumbent Republican Patricia Rucker is pro-life on abortion and a homeschooling mom who supports charter schools. Her challenger, Democrat Pete Dougherty, who previously served as Jefferson County school board member for 25 years, is pro-choice and an opponent of charter schools.

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CHARLES TOWN – Teachers and school support staff will receive one-time $500 bonuses soon thanks indirectly to federal coronavirus relief funding, the Jefferson County school board decided Monday.

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CHARLES TOWN – When the NAACP of Jefferson County held one of its annual election forums three weeks ago, Delegate Sammi Brown, a progressive Democrat and an African American, sat alone in fielding questions online for the District 65 delegate race.

OPINION

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Prior to the election, we here at the Spirit  had plenty of politicians, Democratic and Republican, reach out to us and ask us for our endorsement.

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It was interesting to read an update sent out to all Jefferson County Schools employees on Sept. 14 that warned that the Spirit of Jefferson had requested the salary information of every single employee of the Jefferson County Schools System and would soon publish them.

SPORTS

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Donald Leon Jenkins, 77, of Martinsburg formerly of Charles Town passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 at his residence.

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Howard Lloyd Wines, Sr., 78, of Charles Town, WV passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, WV.

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Carroll Maida Neal, a devoted and caring mother, wife, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and member of the Lutheran church, passed away on Thursday, November 26th at the age of 87.

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Edward J. Grodzicki, 83, of Kearneysville passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg.

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Evelyn Clark was born in Chester, PA on November 26, 1930 to the late Orange and Virginia Reynolds. Known to everyone as “EM”. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Clark, Jr. of 22 years, Eunice, Larry, and Donnie. Evelyn loved hearing the word of God …

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Robert Patrick Rogér, born May 21, 1942 of Harry J. and Mildred R. Rogér, was a Son, a Brother, a Husband, a Father, a Grandfather, a Fisherman, and a Physicist. He succumbed to ALS on November 22, 2020. Rob graduated from Jesuit High School in New Orleans (1960) and Loyola University in New…

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Rosetta Mae Talton, 86, of Charles Town, WV passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 at Shenandoah Center in Charles Town, WV.

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Samuel Early Wyndham, 75, of Charles Town, WV passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, WV.