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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | July 7, 2007
BOONSBORO-Boonsboro grew by more than 9 percent from 2005 to 2006, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released last week. That was the third highest rate of growth among towns and cities in the state. Only Preston and Centreville, both on the Eastern Shore, grew by greater percentages, according to the estimates. From July 1, 2005, to July 1, 2006, the population of Boonsboro increased by 276 people, from 2,976 to 3,252, according to the estimates. Boonsboro Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said the town's growth from 2005 to 2006 can be attributed to the development of the Fletcher's Grove and Crestview communities.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | July 6, 2007
BOONSBORO - Boonsboro grew by more than 9 percent from 2005 to 2006, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released last week. That was the third highest rate of growth among towns and cities in the state. Only Preston and Centreville, both on the Eastern Shore, grew by greater percentages, according to the estimates. From July 1, 2005, to July 1, 2006, the population of Boonsboro increased by 276 people, from 2,976 to 3,252, according to the estimates. Boonsboro Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said the town's growth from 2005 to 2006 can be attributed to the development of the Fletcher's Grove and Crestview communities.
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by DAVE McMILLION | May 12, 2004
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jim Surkamp was leading Tom Trumble on Tuesday night in the Democratic primary race for a seat on the Jefferson County Commission, according to incomplete, unofficial returns.With 20 of 29 precincts reporting, Surkamp had 1,225 votes to Trumble's 1,159. Surkamp and Trumble were running for the Shepherdstown, W.Va., seat on the commission currently held by James G. Knode, who is not seeking re-election. The winner of the Democratic primary race will face Republican Gary Phalen in the Nov. 2 general election.
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By DAN DEARTH | July 22, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV visited Berkeley County on Saturday to help kick off the state's Little League tournament and tour Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School. Rockefeller spent time later in the day mingling with people at Roundhouse Rail Days in Martinsburg. During the event, he discussed America's Better Classrooms Act, a $25.2 billion program that is designed to provide funding nationwide for school repairs and renovations. According to the senator's office, the legislation, which he is sponsoring, would provide $170 million in tax-exempt bonds to West Virginia.
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June 29, 2012
(AP) - The U.S. Census Bureau said Morgantown grew faster than any other West Virginia city with more than 5,000 people from April 2010 and July 2011. The home of West Virginia University grew by 2.1 percent, putting its population at 30,293. Demographers said Morgantown could overtake Parkersburg as the state's No. 3 city if its population growth continues at the same pace over the next several years. In the state's Eastern Panhandle, Martinsburg and Charles Town each grew by 1.5 percent in the same period.
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BY DAVE McMILLION | May 15, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com G. Warren Mickey claimed the Democratic nomination for the Kabletown District seat on the Jefferson County Commission in Tuesday's primary election race, and Greg Lance was the top vote-getter in a three-way race for the Democratic nomination for the Harpers Ferry seat, according to complete, but unofficial returns. In the Republican primary race for the Harpers Ferry seat, Greg Corliss defeated John Yoder 727 to Yoder's 614, according to returns.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 10, 2005
andrews@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY As a county's population grows, the number of crimes usually increases, too, which means more cases in court. That's been true in Washington County, but the jump in caseloads in the circuit and district courts has far outpaced population growth. Washington County's population rose 8.7 percent from 1990 to 2000, an average of less than 1 percent per year. In the following years, the increase picked up to a little more than 1 percent per year.
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by DAVE McMILLION | November 7, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The debates over how local population growth should be managed and how statewide issues such as tax reform and how higher teacher salaries should be addressed will come into focus today as voters head to the polls to decide which candidates they feel will best deal with the challenges. Voters in the three Eastern Panhandle counties will get the chance today to cast ballots in races for county commission, state lawmaker and U.S. Congress. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. In the county commission races, the campaigns have dealt largely with population growth and how it should be managed in coming years.
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August 1, 2000
Jefferson plans to beef up planning staff By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The population growth that is expected to hit Jefferson County has forced county officials to restructure the Jefferson County Planning Commission office. The restructuring will include a new administrator position and possibly other support staff. In this year's fiscal budget, the Jefferson County Commissioners increased the funding to the planning department from $170,181 to $538,665 to add staff, said County Administrator Leslie Smith.
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by LAURA ERNDE | November 21, 2003
laurae@herald-mail.com Washington County needs more money for roads, emergency services and utilities to handle its population growth, state lawmakers were told Thursday. One by one, representatives from government and community groups told the Washington County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly about their mounting needs, citing population growth as a major factor. It seems that growth, which has been long-heralded but little seen in the county, is finally making its way west of South Mountain, said Del. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington.
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