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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | June 17, 2011
The economic outlook that a small group of business owners shared with U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito Friday in Martinsburg was one filled with challenges — some due to the economic downturn, others to regulations and financing barriers.  Capito's roundtable discussion with Kat and Ed Cimaglio of Cider Mill House Bed & Breakfast, Jack Meyer of Potomac Portable Restrooms, Arthur Ebeling and Audra Grapes of Warrior Energy and Jimila Jones-Fleet of Innovation Solutions Technology at the Newberry Executive Center capped a two-day visit to the Eastern Panhandle for the Republican lawmaker.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 8, 2011
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito fielded public policy questions from Martinsburg High School students and met with county leaders and members of the business community Tuesday in a visit to the Eastern Panhandle. "I love to get out in the schools, it's amazing to me the kind of questions that they have, they're always really good," Capito, R-W.Va., said after speaking to members of the high school's senior class in the school auditorium. Capito fielded questions about gas prices, revolution in North Africa and the Middle East, and the recently passed health care legislation, among other topics.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | February 8, 2011
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito introduced legislation Tuesday to name the federal courthouse building in Martinsburg in honor of the late district Judge W. Craig Broadwater. Broadwater, who died in 2006 at age 56, had served as a federal judge for 10 years and a state circuit court judge for 13 years. He served in the U.S. Army and the West Virginia Army National Guard and was promoted to brigadier general in 2002. "Judge Broadwater was a respected judge, a National Guardsman who helped rebuild the government in Iraq and an admirable public servant.
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September 20, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, and state and federal highway officials are scheduled to take part in an opening ceremony Monday for the last two sections of the new route for W.Va. 9 between Martinsburg and Charles Town, W.Va., officials said. The ceremony, to be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Short Road (9/19) exit for the new four-lane route, is open to the public, West Virginia Department of Transportation spokesman Brent Walker said Thursday.
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July 27, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A staff member from the office of U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will visit locations over the next several months in the Eastern Panhandle. The staff member will be available to assist residents with problems they are having with a federal government agency such as the Social Security Administration, Medicare or the Veterans Administration. No advance appointment is necessary. The locations include: o Today, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., Ranson Senior Center, 103 W. 5th Ave., Ranson, W.Va.
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July 21, 2010
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The top GOP prospect for the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd's seat said Wednesday she won't run, leaving the state's Democratic governor the clear favorite as his party looks to keep its Senate majority in November. Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito announced she would not enter the race a day after popular Gov. Joe Manchin launched his campaign to fill the remaining two-plus years of Byrd's term. The filing deadline for candidates is Friday. West Virginia GOP Chairman Doug McKinney said he has not heard from any Republican seriously weighing a bid and noted that a candidate would likely need to raise several million dollars quickly to mount a credible campaign.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 25, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. -- Virginia Lynch Graf, a former Catholic nun with no money -- and so far no campaign organization -- stood in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse and told about 50 supporters Wednesday that she was launching a "dark horse" run against Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito in 2010.  "Never before in my wildest dreams did I think I would be asking you to serve in this capacity," the 70-year-old Graf said. "But I do now. " Graf, president of Jefferson County Democratic Women, said she plans to visit all 18 courthouses in the sprawling Second District.
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By DAVE McMILLION | September 27, 2009
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- It's the time of year when officials start looking for the right kind of high school students to go into the nation's military academies. The schooling at the academies is rigorous and getting accepted is tricky, officials said Sunday at Hedgesville High School during an academy day hosted by U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. To have the best chance at landing a spot at one of the academies, military officials told local high school students to challenge themselves throughout high school, take difficult classes and get good grades.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 14, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito on Friday helped celebrate completion of streetscape improvements in the Town of Bath that she helped bring to fruition with $200,000 in federal money. "...I am proud to have earmarked the money in the bill that comes right directly to the Town of Bath and makes the improvement that you actually want to see, rather than leaving the decisions in Washington or in Philadelphia or wherever the regional offices are that make these decisions," the Republican congresswoman told a crowd gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the corner of Fairfax and Wilkes streets.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 2, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Passionate about honoring as many students for academic achievement as possible, Orchard View Intermediate School Principal Joyce Chapman admits she might need to tweak the school's academic excellence award requirements with the arrival of the state's new test this year. "The scores are probably not going to be as good," Chapman said. On Tuesday, Chapman, joined by U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., honored 51 of about 275 fifth-graders at the Martinsburg school for earning the President's "gold seal" Awards for Educational Excellence.
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