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By Lyn Widmyer | November 27, 2005
I learned a very important fact at the opening of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The commuter parking lot at Harpers Ferry will remain open while the train station is renovated. None of the speakers actually addressed this important topic. Robert Bonner, commissioner of something to do with homeland security, explained the Advanced Training Center will help keep our nation's borders safe and secure. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 13, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - When skateboarders in Shepherdstown began fighting for their right to ride, Anne Walter helped give them a voice. After town officials started considering a ban on skateboarding in town, adults who supported the young skateboarders began showing up at Shepherdstown Town Council meetings to defend the kids. Supporters talked about the strong bond skateboarders had formed and said the kids would be lost if their pastime came to an end in town.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 18, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA - West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin on Friday presented grants to help make the Harpers Ferry, W.Va., train station fully accessible to the disabled, to preserve Civil War battlefield land near Shepherdstown and to help construct a rail trail in Morgan County. Manchin announced a $285,700 award to the West Virginia State Rail Authority, which officials said would help pay to build platforms at the Harpers Ferry train station and rehabilitate shelters there for MARC commuters.
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March 4, 1997
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer SHARPSBURG - The Town of Sharpsburg will take over Antietam Station near town and review possible uses for it, including possible restoration for use for model railroad displays. Town Council members voted 4-2 on Monday night to take over the train station from the Washington County Commissioners at no cost. The commissioners believe the town could make better use of the building, said Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook. "We want to protect the station," said Town Councilwoman Denise Troxell.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 25, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- A plan to develop an exhibit and education center geared toward young people at Martinsburg's train station and adjoining historic railroad hotel won support Thursday from the Berkeley County Commission. The commission agreed to write a letter of support for a $362,500 grant application submitted to the National Scenic Byways Program to develop the "For the Kids, By George" project in the train station and on a couple of floors of the restored hotel building, which was built before the Civil War. The Martinsburg City Council is expected to consider sending a separate letter of support next week, City Manager Mark Baldwin said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 17, 2008
EASTERN PANHANDLE -- West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin on Friday presented grants to help make the Harpers Ferry, W.Va., train station fully accessible to the disabled, to preserve Civil War battlefield land near Shepherdstown and to help construct a rail trail in Morgan County. Manchin announced a $285,700 award to the West Virginia State Rail Authority, which officials said would help pay to build platforms at the Harpers Ferry train station and rehabilitate shelters there for MARC commuters.
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By DAVE McMILLION | November 30, 1999
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. A Kearneysville, W.Va., man who worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was charged Monday morning with allegedly using counterfeit commuter train tickets at the Jefferson County train station, according to court records. William Scott Wilson, 44, of 445 White Rock Road, was charged with fraudulent scheme and uttering, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records. Wilson is free on $10,000 bond, officials said. In December, Wilson allegedly boarded a train at the Duffields train station along Flowing Springs Road north of Charles Town and presented a counterfeit boarding pass, Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy J.C. Tennant said.
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by TONY BUDNY | August 1, 2005
CHEWSVILLE anthonyb@herald-mail.com For nearly 100 years, two cooperative organizations helped shape the community of Chewsville. The first cooperative was formed in the early 1870s, growing from a warehouse and shipping organization. The second cooperative was formed in 1930 and helped guide the community until the mid-1960s, according to local historical accounts. A. Romayne Miller, 86, was the former assistant manager for the second cooperative, known as Chewsville Co-operative Association.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | December 25, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A children's museum, which is on track to open at Martinsburg's train station in about two years, will all but complete the vision for restoring the city's historic gateway, according to project director James L. "Jim" Castleman. Yet the Washington Heritage Trail (WHT) project, the "for the kids, by George" educational exhibit center, only will add to the need for full-time security and maintenance staffing at the downtown intermodal transportation center, Castleman said in a Wednesday interview.
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January 16, 2001
Station project still on track in Shepherdstown By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The effort to convert an old train station in Shepherdstown into a center offering health services and space for community events is coming to fruition. Organizers of the project are negotiating with a dentist who wants to move into the building, and classes to teach karate, fencing and other subjects already are being held in the building, said Rob Northrup, president of The Station at Shepherdstown.
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