THIS WEEK

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CHARLES TOWN – The Charles Town woman shot in the head last month as she tried to keep Elliott De John Lansdowne out of her North West Street apartment minutes earlier had joined him on the front porch outside her building to smoke a cigarette and talk.

Editor’s note: The Spirit interviewed Hillsboro Mayor Roger Vance about the pending shutdown of Va. 9 through Hillsboro as work is set to begin on road improvements around the town of about 200 residents. Dubbed ReThink9 by town officials, the project will result in two new roundabouts at each entrance to the town o…

CHARLES TOWN – The classrooms were thoroughly spiffed and cleaned. New carpets were put down. Parking lots were repainted. And three heating and air conditioning units were replaced.

OPINION

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Mission West Virginia has served the state for over two decades, steadfastly adhering to our mission to change the lives of youth and families. We promote positive futures by recruiting foster families, providing life skills education and creating community connections.

SPORTS

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Albert P. Frye, 80, of Front Royal, VA, passed away on Saturday August 31, 2019 at Consulate Healthcare of Woodstock.

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The patriarch of the Rinker family, William Dale Rinker, Sr. (Bill), 76, of Harpers Ferry, WV was of the Christian faith and passed peacefully at his home on Monday, August 5, 2019.  

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Kendra Marie Metz, 65, of Shippensburg, PA, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, after a long battle with cancer.