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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 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.
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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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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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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 18, 2010
Alternative energy companies and applications are beginning to generate electricity and jobs in the Tri-State area and, while those technologies will not replace traditional energy sources in the near term, Hagerstown Community College is betting the future for people who can design, install and service those systems is bright. "I work in finance, but I've been interested in this for a long time. Clean energy makes sense," said Chris Mumma of Hagerstown, who stopped by HCC's Valley Mall Center on Saturday to check out windmills, solar panels and other displays for the college's Alternative Energy Technology Program open house.
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March 1, 2000
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A Shepherdstown firm that operates a Web site for buying and selling mortgage loans has moved some employees to a high-tech corridor in Dulles, Va., because it is having trouble finding qualified workers, a company spokesman said Wednesday. cont. from news page While Ultraprise Corp. pledges to maintain a presence in its home town, it has already moved some of its higher paying jobs in product design, legal and customer service to a technology park in Dulles, Va., spokesman Steve Campbell said.
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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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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 DON AINES | December 5, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Success breeds success. At Letterkenny Army Depot, that has meant mandatory overtime in recent weeks to handle hundreds of millions of dollars in workload, and more hiring is in the future, according to depot and union officials. "You're talking to one of them," said Jerry Mellott, a depot worker and president of the National Federation of Federal Employees Local 1429, which represents about 800 depot workers. "Letterkenny began FY08 with $343 million in FY07 work still on the books," according to a memorandum e-mailed Nov. 13 by Depot Commander Col. Steven A. Shapiro to a long list of depot officials.
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