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CHARLES TOWN – Count the votes.

That was the ruling Circuit Court Judge Debra McLaughlin handed down Wednesday morning as she found in favor of Nancy Singleton Case and Deborah A. McGee, who appealed a decision by Harpers Ferry leaders earlier this year to not count four provisional ballots in the town's municipal election, on the grounds that the voters – who lived in Harpers Ferry – were accidentally listed as Bolivar residents.

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – Two police officers who were fired by Shepherd University in May have alleged in an employment discrimination lawsuit that some university students who were charged with misdemeanors enjoyed special treatment.

The claims were part of a complaint filed last month by former Shepherd police officers, Donald Buracker, of Martinsburg, and Jay Longerbeam, of Charles Town, that alleges they were wrongfully fired and were victims of age and disability discrimination, and whistleblower retaliation. Both officers were fired by the university on May 2.

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CHARLES TOWN – Rikki Twyford, a resident of the County Green neighborhood subdivision, was appointed Monday to serve an open Ward 4 seat on the City Council.

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RANSON – The on-again, off-again century-long effort to complete Fairfax Boulevard through Ranson is back on again.

Impatient to finish the residential thoroughfare, Ranson officials are taking on the next step to jump-start the construction of the roadway’s last two blocks on behalf of the current developer of the Fairfax Crossing subdivision. Read more

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Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are in the midst of a thorough investigation of the October 24 airplane crash of Inwood resident Clinton Powers, 70, and his passenger, Randy Garcia, 67. The two men died when Powers’ low-wing Mooney airplane crashed in a Sum…

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Dear Community,

The 17th annual American Conservation Film Festival was held October 4 to 6 and 11 to 13 in Shepherdstown, WV, and we just wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made it our most successful festival yet.

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In coordination and given the forecast for the possibility of severe weather, Charles Town and Ranson have decided to move Trick-or-Treat until Saturday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Please be weather alert this evening and stay safe. Harpers Ferry has moved Trick or Treat to Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Read more