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West Virginia briefs

September 23, 2008

Rules outlined for political signs in W.Va.



CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With the general election fast approaching, West Virginia Division of Highways Commissioner Paul Mattox is reminding all political candidates and groups of the strict regulations regarding outdoor advertising.

"The law bans political signs and stickers from right of way locations especially highway shoulders, traffic signs or devices, trees, stones, fence posts and utility poles," Mattox states.

"In addition to being illegal, political 'bumper stickers' on Highways' signs cost state taxpayers thousands of dollars each year because signs must be replaced - at approximately $150 each."

Violation of these laws could result in a $500 fine. In municipalities with their own outdoor advertising ordinances, the stricter law is the one enforced.

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Submarine veterans memorial to be unveiled



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI) Tri-State Base will dedicate a memorial to all submarine veterans at 11 a.m. on Oct. 4 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center off W.Va. 9 east of Martinsburg.

A regular meeting and luncheon will be held at Hoss's Steak and Seafood restaurant in Martinsburg after the dedication ceremony.

All past and present submariners are encouraged to attend.




Hedgesville Heritage Day set for Oct. 11



HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Hedgesville Heritage Day will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11, starting at 10 a.m. on W.Va. 901 near the site of the new library.

The festivities will include local craft vendors, food, church tours and yard sales and more.

Spaces are available for the Friends of Hedgesville flea market, which will benefit the new library.

Contact Carrie Baker at 304-754-6687 for a space.

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