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BY DAVE McMILLION | March 19, 2002
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Turning the first floor of the C. Broadway Rouss Memorial Hall into a visitors center would be a "great launching place" for tourists coming to learn about Charles Town's history and also could serve as an arts center, city officials said Monday night. Mayor Randy Hilton said he thinks a visitors center is needed to capitalize on Charles Town's vast history. Apart from a brochure that shows visitors how to take a walking tour of the town's attractions, tourists are largely on their own when discovering the town, said Hilton.
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December 3, 2002
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia State police in Jefferson County investigated a two-vehicle accident on W.Va. 9 west of Charles Town that sent the wife of Charles Town's mayor to the hospital. Victoria Hilton, 54, of 316 S. Mildred St., the wife of Charles Town Mayor Randolph Hilton, was treated at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., and released following the 5 p.m. crash, her husband said. The driver of the second vehicle, Mary Werner, 37, of Charles Town, complained of a knee injury but did not go to the hospital, Senior Trooper T. J. Mikell said.
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June 15, 1999
FREDERICK, Md. - A man lying on Penn Shop Road died after he was struck by two cars early Tuesday, Maryland State Police in Frederick said Wednesday. Leroy J. Hilton, 44, no fixed address, was lying on Penn Shop Road at the intersection with Md. 80 at around 3:30 a.m. when he was hit by a 1983 Buick Regal driven by Michael R. Bankerd, 49, of Monrovia, Md., police said. Bankerd left the scene but returned an hour later, police said. Hilton was then struck by a 1986 Dodge Aries driven by Alex E. Storms, 19, of Ijamsville, Md., police said.
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BY DAVE McMILLION | March 18, 2002
CHARLES TOWN, W. Va. - C. Broadway Rouss may have not received the recognition he deserved, but his legacy is getting renewed interest through the renovation of a historic building in the city. Rouss was a savvy merchant who went to New York City in the 1860s to operate a dry goods business. In addition to the business, Rouss started his own merchandise catalog - Rouss Monthly Auction Trade Journal - which at one time had a larger circulation than catalogs distributed by Sears and Montgomery Ward, said Larry Mullin, who wrote a book about Rouss in 1974.
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August 11, 2004
Wednesday, Aug. 11 8 p.m. on Fox "Teen Choice Awards" Favorite entertainers and athletes, chosen in online balloting, are honored. "Road Trip" pals Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie will be the hosts; others scheduled to appear include "Smallville" stars Tom Welling and Kristin Kreuk, all-around celebrity Lindsay Lohan, and Chad Michael Murray of "A Cinderella Story. "
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March 7, 2003
HILTON HEAD, S.C. - James D. Spofford, 73, of Sun City and formerly of Lancaster, Pa., died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 6, 1929, in Wheeling, W.Va., he was the son of the late Jean Dimmick and Franklin Spofford. He was a 1947 graduate of Hagerstown High School. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., in 1951. He retired from Exxon in 1986, after 33 years. He held executive marketing positions in Cumberland, Md., Harrisburg, Pa., Richmond, Va., Roanoke, Va., Washington, D.C., and Lancaster.
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January 30, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The mayors of the five towns in Jefferson County asked Thursday for a slice of the video lottery funds that Jefferson County will receive when the Charles Town Races reopens. Under the law allowing video lottery, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Jefferson County government. Officials have estimated that the county could receive $1.25 million. On Thursday, Charles Town Mayor Randolph Hilton asked the County Commissioners to turn over 20 percent of the video lottery funds to the municipal governments.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | February 17, 2011
Five years ago the nonprofit Friends of Happy Retreat organized to find a way to buy the home of Charles Washington, founder of Charles Town and kid brother to the first president, and turn the estate into a community asset. On Thursday, the Jefferson County Commissioners voted to join the cities of Charles Town and Ranson in an effort to come up with ways to buy, restore, develop and operate the 18th century home at Mordington Avenue and Blakely Place. The Friends were encouraged last summer when the selling price for the property dropped from $2.5 million to a more reachable $1.2 million.
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August 27, 2005
Rini-Bullington Lynsey Welsh Bullington and Robert David Rini were married Saturday, June 4, 2005, at St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Jenny Bullington of Hagerstown. The bridegroom is the son of Teri and Don Powers of Hilton Head and the late Nicholas Rini. The bride received a bachelor of science degree in economics from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., and a bachelor of science degree in radiological sciences from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga. She is employed as a radio-grapher with The Hilton Head Regional Medical Center.
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By DON AINES | March 11, 1998
Man resentenced in stun gun attack CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man convicted in a stun gun attack on his wife three Christmases ago didn't get a break Tuesday when he was resentenced in Franklin County Court. "I felt it wasn't enough. I felt I should have imposed a longer sentence," Judge Douglas Herman told Robert E. Benchoff during a hearing that lasted almost four hours. Benchoff, 44, of York, Pa., was convicted by a jury in 1995 on charges of burglary, simple assault and criminal trespass in the Dec. 25, 1994, attack on Robin Benchoff.
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