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June 19, 2008

Paving to start Monday on U.S. 340 in W.Va.



HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Starting Monday, paving of a one-mile segment of U.S. 340 north of the Shenandoah River bridge in Jefferson County is expected to begin, according to a news release from the state Division of Highways.

Due to heavy traffic in the area, the work will be conducted from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., the release said.

The work, which will end at the Virginia line, will be performed by W-L Construction & Paving Inc. of Chilhowie, Va., the release said.




Shepherdstown man named to McMurran board



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Michael F. Taylor of Shepherdstown has been named to the McMurran Hall Board of Trustees.

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Taylor, a historic restoration expert, is the owner of Michael F. Taylor Inc., a building contractor firm on German Street. The business works on new homes, restorations and remodeling. He replaces trustee Lige B. Miller Jr., who recently resigned after moving out of the area.

Taylor joins current McMurran Hall trustees Bill Knode and Sally Shepherd Spaulding. Knode, a Shepherd University alumnus, owns the Southern States store in Shepherdstown and is chairman of the board of directors of Jefferson Security Bank.

Spaulding, the daughter of the late Henry Shepherd V, is a descendant of the family after whom Shepherd University is named.

She and her husband, Pete Spaulding, operate Spaulding Landscaping in Shepherdstown.




Berkeley County development group moves offices



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Development Authority has moved its offices to 300 Foxcroft Ave. in Martinsburg.

After more than 15 years in the old Masonic Temple building at 110 Burke St., the Development Authority has fulfilled the recommendation made in September by its board of directors to relocate, according to a press release.

The Burke Street location was not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the release states, and could not accommodate the full board of directors for its monthly meetings. The new location can be used for the meetings so the group does not have to convene off-site.

The board also suggested the authority relocate to a more modern facility to reflect its work in the 21st century, the release states.

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