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August 10, 2010

Public invited to learn more about development district at Old Standard Quarry



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. --The Jefferson County Commission invites the public to learn more about the recently approved Brownfield Economic Development District at Old Standard Quarry near Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

In March 2009, the West Virginia Department of Commerce approved an application for a Brownfield Economic Development District at the quarry, including 29 office buildings, a first-class hotel, an extended-stay hotel, a computer data center and the wastewater treatment plant, which is adjacent to the quarry lake.

The Jefferson County Commission is sponsoring two meetings about the development proposal.

The first will be Monday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the commission's meeting room at the Old Charles Town Library, 200 E. Washington St.

The approved proposal is available for the public to review. The meeting is meant to help the public learn more about what has been approved by the Department of Commerce. Representatives of the state House of Delegates and state Senate are expected to attend.

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On Thursday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m., the commission will discuss with legislators the comments from the open house.

Members of the public are invited to attend both meetings.

Hedgesville High School to host orientation for parents of freshmen and new students



HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. --Hedgesville High School, at 109 Ridge Road North, will host an orientation for parents of freshmen and new students on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., beginning in the school's auditorium.

During the program, parents and guardians will be introduced to the teachers and curriculum at the school. Much of the time will be spent explaining the class schedule for the upcoming school year.

All parents are encouraged to attend. This meeting is not for students.

The 2010-11 school year for Berkeley County Schools begins Monday, Aug. 23.

The high school day begins at 7:40 a.m. and ends at 2:37 p.m.

Freshmen at Hedgesville High will report to the auditorium for orientation on Aug. 23. All other students will report to their homerooms.

For more information, call Hedgesville High at 304-754-3355.

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