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April 30, 1997
By TERRY TALBERT Staff Writer A coalition of regional economic development agencies has hired a New Jersey consultant to find out what job skills area residents have and how well those skills meet the needs of business and industry. Corplan will conduct the six-week, $20,000 study in Washington County, Md., Franklin County, Pa., Berkeley County, W.Va., and Winchester-Frederick County, Va. It is expected to be finished in early June. The information gathered by Corplan will be used by QUADCO, a four-state economic development coalition, and QUADTEC, the Quad State Technology and Manufacturing consortium headquartered in Hagerstown.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | June 7, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.-- One day last week, all the nooks and crannies in the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic's building, including the kitchen, were jammed with patients, medical providers, administration staffers and visitors. It all changes for the better July 13 when the clinic moves from its overcrowded quarters at 11065 Middleway Pike to a building at 1212 N. Mildred St. in Charles Town, where working space is nearly three times bigger, from 2,400 square feet to around 6,600 square feet.
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by DAVE McMILLION | December 7, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Officials on Monday outlined increased education efforts and availability of start-up money for businesses as part of a continuing effort to bring high-technology business growth to the Eastern Panhandle. The comments came during a seminar sponsored by the Gateway New Economy Council at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. The Gateway New Economy Council is a Shepherdstown-based organization formed about two years ago to promote high-tech growth in the area.
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by DAVE McMILLION | June 14, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com Berkeley County planning commission workers are so far behind on issuing building permits for new homes that some people are living in motels because they are not getting their new homes when they were promised them, builders said Thursday. Bucky Teach, the county engineer, said about 333 building permits are waiting to be approved, and he has been staying up until midnight on some nights recently trying to get caught up on approving them. The planning commission office has four building inspectors who typically inspect home sites in the morning and review building permit applications in the afternoon, Berkeley County Administrator Deborah Hammond said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | September 28, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County Commissioner Jim Surkamp was at the source of controversy again Thursday, this time over allegations that he made insulting comments about the Jefferson County Development Authority and "disparaging" comments about the county's corporate community. Other commissioners complained that such situations slow the process of government and are an "unfortunate distraction. " "I tell you, it's taken the joy out of this job," Commissioner Rusty Morgan said.
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by STACI CLIPP / South Hagerstown correspondent | January 18, 2007
At 6 a.m., on the day after Christmas, 15 members of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Hagerstown, packed up four vehicles and departed for Kenner, La. The next afternoon, they arrived at Kenner United Methodist Church, home of the East Bank Station of UMCOR's Louisiana Storm Recovery Center. The group was immediately split into three teams, one of skilled workers and two of basically unskilled workers. The skilled team would install carpet throughout a home, finish installing bathroom fixtures, attempt to complete some drywall and finish odds and ends on an apartment, while offering support and advice to the unskilled teams.
NEWS
January 2, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer Bob O'Connor got a lot of ribbing from his friends when he started his Rent-A-Husband business about a month ago. He's also gotten kidded by callers responding to his whimsical newspaper ads, aimed at wives tired of nagging their husbands to do odd jobs around the house. But those ads have brought him quite a bit of work as well, he said. "It's unbelievable how well it took off," said O'Connor, 49, of Hagerstown. "It's just something I dreamed up so I could keep myself busy.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | February 3, 2013
With possible changes in the works for the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, area residents recently offered advice about what they thought the EDC could do to bring jobs to the area. Bryan Martin of Hagerstown said the Hagerstown-Washington County area should be able to use its airport and highways as selling points to lure prospective businesses. “We've got an airport that is underrated and we're right at the intersection of two major highways (Interstate 70 and Interstate 81)
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By BRUCE HAMILTON | November 7, 1999
In response to the printing industry's need for skilled workers, Hagerstown Business College is offering a new degree in graphic design in 2000. The Maryland Higher Education Commission gave its approval for the college to offer an associate of applied science degree in graphic design, according to HBC President Christopher B. Motz. cont. from front page "We're excited about it," said Tony Dahbura, vice president of Hub Labels, Inc., a Hagerstown printing company.
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March 12, 2007
Library announces spring break hours SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd's Scarborough Library will observe the following hours during spring break: Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; March 19 to 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March 24 and 25, noon to 4 p.m.. The regular spring schedule will resume Monday, March 26. Doors are locked 30 minutes prior to closing. Wellness Center to host annual run/walk SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University Wellness Center will hold the second annual fun run/walk on Saturday, March 31 at 9 a.m. Registration will be at 8 a.m. at the Wellness Center in Sara Cree Hall.
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