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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 DAVE McMILLION | March 20, 2007
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 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
September 19, 1997
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - United Way organizations located in counties with large commuter populations will provide train riders easy access to their local campaigns by bringing campaigns to rail stations along the route. The United Ways of Berkeley and Morgan counties and Jefferson County will join the United Way of Frederick County and the United Way of Montgomery County for a day at the stations, Wednesday, Sept. 24 beginning with the 5:30 a.m. train that originates in Martinsburg, organization officials announced.
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March 5, 2013
Kimberly Robinson, a Greencastle building contractor, former retirement home owner and restaurateur since August 2000, won approval Monday night to add on to her Highline Restaurant and Railway Lounge. The council voted to grant Robinson a waiver to add an $86,000 addition to the restaurant at 101 W. Washington St., described on the Internet as a “premium dining destination.” Robinson said after the meeting that she needed more room to expand the dining room and kitchen and to add a new lounge.
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