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by DAVE McMILLION | November 6, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Del. John Doyle pulled out a victory over Republican David Ebbitt Tuesday night, according to incomplete, unofficial election returns. With all 29 precincts reporting, Doyle had received 2,667 votes compared to Ebbitt's 2,308 votes in the race for the 57th District Delegate seat. Doyle and Ebbitt traded leads throughout the night Tuesday before Doyle began pulling away in the end. A win for Doyle would mean he will serve another two years in the Legislature representing Shepherdstown, Kearneysville, Bakerton, Harpers Ferry and Bolivar.
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by DAVE McMILLION | November 3, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - With a 7,578 vote margin, Republican John Yoder won a successful bid to return to the state Senate when he defeated Democrat Greg Lance in Tuesday's general election, according to complete, unofficial returns. With all precincts in Jefferson and Berkeley counties reporting, Yoder came away from the race with 27,899 votes compared to Lance's 20,321 votes, according to results. Yoder collected 17,899 votes in Berkeley County and 10,000 votes in Jefferson County and Lance had 11,195 votes in Berkeley County and 9,126 votes in Jefferson County, according to results.
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By Tom Firey | September 25, 2005
In early 2001, as the stock market bubble was collapsing and companies such as Pets.com, e-Toys and Webvan were fading into oblivion, a money management firm launched an ad campaign about "the new New Economy. " In the new New Economy, the ads said, investors won't be charmed by 20-somethings on scooters who put made-up words in front of ".com. " Investors won't smile favorably on proposals that lack well-developed business plans. In the new New Economy, investors will make decisions based on serious analysis of market conditions and the likelihood of success.
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by DAVE McMILLION | October 11, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Population growth has been a mainstay topic in local elections in recent years and it remains a dominant issue this year as Jefferson County Commission member Jane Tabb prepares to defend her seat from challenger Frances Morgan in the upcoming Nov. 7 general election. The candidates say growth and how to manage it has generated considerable interest from county residents this year and that was further proved when a candidate's forum Sept. 17 in Scrabble, W.Va.
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March 4, 1999
Time to restrict immigration To the editor: As America flounders in traffic jams and all kinds of environmental problems and our leaders scramble futilely with various plans for "smart growth," let us turn our attention to the root of the problem - unsustainable population growth. Sixty percent of our annual population growth is due to immigration. And now we have a golden opportunity to moderate this excessive influx. We can urge our representative in Congress to co-sponsor the "Mass Immigration Reduction Act (HR 41)
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by DAVE McMILLION | April 14, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Population growth in Jefferson County is the central issue in the race for the Shepherdstown, W.Va., seat on the Jefferson County Commission. Democrats Tom Trumble and Jim Surkamp have been highlighting how they want to deal with growth as the two prepare to face each other in the May 11 primary election. The winner in the countywide race will face Republican Gary Phalen of Shepherdstown in the Nov. 2 general election.
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By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | March 11, 1999
Washington County lost 581 residents from 1997 to 1998, even though the overall population in the Tri-State area continued to increase, according to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. "It might be a point of concern if it was a long-term trend, but not a one-year estimate," Washington County Planning Director Robert Arch said. [cont. from front page ] Washington County has grown between 0.5 percent and 1 percent annually for several years, Arch said.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | May 18, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com RANSON, W.Va. - Ranson City Council members met with the Jefferson County Commission on Tuesday night to try to figure out how more than $500,000 the city has collected in school impact fees can be forwarded to the county. No agreement was reached after a sometimes-tense discussion that lasted around half an hour. Ranson officials want to collect the impact fees on their own and then forward them to the county, while the county wants to directly collect the fees.
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August 29, 2006
QUEENSTOWN, Md. - LEAD Maryland Foundation, Inc., which develops leaders to work on rural issues and in rural communities, is accepting applications for its next class of LEAD Fellows. Completed applications and references are due to the LEAD office by Oct. 1. Applications are available at www.leadmaryland.org, or via e-mail attachment, CD, or a printed form. Contact the LEAD office at ddant@umail.umd.edu, leadmd@umd.edu or 1-410-827-8056, ext. 136, for applications in any of these formats.
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