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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 16, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Former Virginia Gov. George F. Allen wove taxes, a GOP icon and a jab at the opposing party together Tuesday while addressing Washington County Republicans. On the deadline for Americans to file tax returns, Allen quoted Ronald Reagan: "Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats feel every day is April 15. " Allen made other references to Reagan and Abraham Lincoln in what doubled as a stump speech for U.S. Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | January 8, 2008
When Smithsburg Police Officer Christopher Shane Nicholson was shot and killed while on duty, only a few state or federal elected officials sent condolences, said Nicholson's stepfather, Paul Highbarger. One was U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., sent what Highbarger called "a heartfelt letter. " Another was U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Highbarger said McCain had someone deliver a flag from the Capitol to the family's home.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | December 7, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- What Alice McCain, 61, of Martinsburg really wanted was an heirloom. Looking for something that represented her culture, McCain has collected nearly 90 black Santa Clauses. The collection is on display at the Belle Boyd House, 126 E Race St., intermingled with the 100 white Santa Clauses from the collection of Harriet Weakly Johnson. The exhibit continues through Tuesday, Dec. 22. McCain said her white friends talked about how certain items came from their grandparents.
NEWS
September 1, 2008
GOP opening McCain office The Washington County Republican Central Committee is having a grand opening Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.for a local campaign headquarters for Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican candidate for president. The office will be at 1561 Potomac Ave. in Long Meadow Shopping Center, near Port City Java. Williams added to GOP committee Dr. David Williams has been chosen to fill a vacancy on the Washington County Republican Central Committee.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 29, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Political talk picked up as the last piece of the presidential puzzle fell into place. The final component came Friday as U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, announced he had chosen Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. A week earlier, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois decided on Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware for his running mate. With the November election nearing, both sides have chosen their tickets, although the Republicans' isn't official until next week's convention.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 30, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Political talk picked up as the last piece of the presidential puzzle fell into place. The final component came Friday as U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, announced he had chosen Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. A week earlier, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois decided on Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware for his running mate. With the November election nearing, both sides have chosen their tickets, although the Republicans' isn't official until next week's convention.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 3, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A leading member of the National Rifle Association's board in Martinsburg on Saturday said Republican Party leaders need to stop "wringing their hands in Washington" and engage their constituents to be successful in the general election in November. "We just have to work four times as hard ... and talk to five times as many people," NRA second vice president David A. Keene told about 150 gathered for the Berkeley County Republican Club's annual Lincoln Day Dinner.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 4, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A leading member of the National Rifle Association's board in Martinsburg on Saturday said Republican Party leaders need to stop "wringing their hands in Washington" and engage their constituents to be successful in the general election in November. "We just have to work four times as hard ... and talk to five times as many people," NRA second vice president David A. Keene told about 150 gathered for the Berkeley County Republican Club's annual Lincoln Day Dinner.
NEWS
November 1, 2008
I choose McCain To the editor: The presidential candidates have many differences. In my opinion, their approaches to job growth and the economy trump all others. Obama is committed to raising taxes on businesses to finance his plans of government-financed initiatives, including a windfall-profits tax on energy companies. I can't think of a better way of killing any hope of enlisting their help to spurring the economy. McCain, alternatively, seems committed to offering incentives to businesses to spur growth.
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November 5, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barack Obama swept to victory as the nation's first black president Tuesday night in an electoral college landslide that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself. "Change has come," he told a jubilant hometown Chicago crowd. The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, the Democratic senator from Illinois sealed his historic triumph by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in a string of wins in hard-fought battleground states -- Ohio, Florida, Iowa and more.
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July 4, 2011
“I was just wondering if anyone could tell me why the water fountain in the center of the City Park lake is no longer operating. It was so attractive and enjoyable for park visitors. I certainly hope that it’s not because of budget cuts.” — Hagerstown “Regarding the individual who called into Mail Call about trying to contact these county commissioners: I, too, have experienced the problem with no returned calls. ... Never had the courtesy of a returned call. I will remember this at election time.
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September 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former presidential candidate John McCain said Robert Ehrlich has his support in Maryland's Republican primary for governor. McCain expressed his support for the former governor in an interview Monday with The Associated Press after a meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy's Board of Visitors. McCain said he thinks Ehrlich is "a fine guy," and he said Ehrlich has his endorsement. Sarah Palin, who was McCain's running mate, has endorsed business investor Brian Murphy in today's GOP primary.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | December 7, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- What Alice McCain, 61, of Martinsburg really wanted was an heirloom. Looking for something that represented her culture, McCain has collected nearly 90 black Santa Clauses. The collection is on display at the Belle Boyd House, 126 E Race St., intermingled with the 100 white Santa Clauses from the collection of Harriet Weakly Johnson. The exhibit continues through Tuesday, Dec. 22. McCain said her white friends talked about how certain items came from their grandparents.
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By DAN DEARTH | November 10, 2009
ROHRERSVILLE -- On Friday, Oct. 13, 1967, navigator James Warner and his pilot took to the air on a bombing raid over North Vietnam. Warner, 68, said their objective was to destroy a Soviet-made cannon that the North Vietnamese Army was using to shell villages south of the demilitarized zone. But as the two Marines flew north in their F-4 Phantom, the pilot broke off from his flight path to attack a tracked vehicle. "We dropped six bombs," said Warner, of Rohrersville.
NEWS
January 28, 2009
DEC. 10, 1916-DEC. 5, 2008 SARASOTA, Fla. - Mary McCain Wilcox Fisher of Sarasota and formerly of West Arlington, Vt., and Philadelphia, Pa., died Dec. 5, 2008, following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 10, 1916, the daughter of Stanley and Mary Wilcox (nee McCain). She was the wife of Charles W. Fisher, editor of the Hagerstown Town & Country Almanack for 27 years, who died in 2002. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Eveland, Mary Vigna and Lisa Brown; two sons, Charles W. Fisher Jr. and Anthony Fisher; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
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By JONATHAN R. BURRS | December 6, 2008
While the majority of Americans look forward to and celebrate a change from what history someday may deem the worst U.S. presidential administration of all times, Republican Party leaders and political strategists head back to the drawing board in search of answers to and resolutions for yet another poor showing in the most recent election cycle. With Democrats in control of both congressional houses and the presidency, Republicans must consider a shift away from polarizing political commentary and find new and innovative ways to stimulate excitement and invite more Generation "X" Republicans to additional leading roles in the party.
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By TIM ROWLAND | November 9, 2008
At the tender age of 7, I made the casual statement to my grandparents that I was "kind of for Hubert Humphrey," an announcement that stopped the presses in my family and caused simultaneous coronaries among a group who traced their legacy back to the Yellow Rose and Richard III and had just barely gotten over the execution of Charles X. They straightened me up, dusted me off and taught me to be a good Republican, an effort that lasted as long...
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By DAN DEARTH | November 6, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Washington County voters bucked the state and national voting trends Tuesday that propelled Barack Obama into the White House. Republican John McCain garnered 31,715 votes in Washington County, compared to Obama's 23,953 votes, according to unofficial results from the Washington County Board of Elections. Other presidential candidates on Maryland's ballot included Independent Ralph Nader, with 438 votes in Washington County, and Libertarian Bob Barr, who received 240 votes.
NEWS
November 5, 2008
Maryland (1,719 of 1,829 precincts reporting) x-Barack Obama, Dem 1,323,714 - 60 percent John McCain, GOP 848,539 - 39 percent Ralph Nader, MIP 12,763 - 1 percent Bob Barr, Lib 8,583 - 0 percent Cynthia McKinney, Grn 3,999 - 0 percent Chuck Baldwin, CST 3,311 - 0 percent Washington County (50 of 50 precincts reporting) Barack Obama, Dem - 23,953 John McCain, GOP - 31,715 Pennsylvania (9,252 of 9,284 precincts reporting)
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November 5, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barack Obama swept to victory as the nation's first black president Tuesday night in an electoral college landslide that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself. "Change has come," he told a jubilant hometown Chicago crowd. The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, the Democratic senator from Illinois sealed his historic triumph by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in a string of wins in hard-fought battleground states -- Ohio, Florida, Iowa and more.
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