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By DAVE McMILLION | September 28, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - He could be seen just about anywhere in town, munching on a snack on a street corner or basking in the sun on a downtown bench. And Willie Diggs had an unmistakable walk, dipping his body in a slow motion walk that some described as a swagger. "Everybody knew Willie. If you didn't know him by name, you knew him by sight," said Roger Ramey, spokesman for Charles Town Races & Slots. Diggs' presence in town sadly came to an end when police found him dead Wednesday night in an old railroad building along Summit Point Road on the western edge of town.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 20, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - After a five-year hiatus, Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau operations will return to Queen Street in downtown Martinsburg this fall, the agency's leaders have decided. The bureau's board of directors voted unanimously on Friday morning to sign a lease for the new, undisclosed downtown location, which was not immediately announced because the legal agreement was not expected to be finalized until next week. The actual move to the new location is not expected to happen until September, when the CVB's lease agreement with the City of Martinsburg expires, CVB Executive Director Andrea Ball said.
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By DAN DEARTH | April 29, 2007
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA.-The National Park Service officially opened the renovated Harpers Ferry train station on Saturday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Speakers competed with passing train whistles for the attention of roughly 100 architects, contractors, engineers, park rangers and residents who attended the event. Peter Dessauer, an architect with the National Park Service in Harpers Ferry, said the $2.35 million project started in 2001 and wrapped up earlier this year.
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By DAN DEARTH | April 28, 2007
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The National Park Service officially opened the renovated Harpers Ferry train station on Saturday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Speakers competed with passing train whistles for the attention of roughly 100 architects, contractors, engineers, park rangers and residents who attended the event. Peter Dessauer, an architect with the National Park Service in Harpers Ferry, said the $2.35 million project started in 2001 and wrapped up earlier this year.
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by DAVE McMILLION | April 23, 2007
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - You never know what historical site might be lurking in Jefferson County. The Civil War battles that raged here have given rise to plenty of stories, not to mention the communities that have thrived over the years. Take the area of Duffields for example. Just east of Shenandoah Junction between Charles Town, W.Va., and Shepherdstown, W.Va., Duffields is probably most known today as a MARC train stop. But Duffields was an "up-and-coming little incorporated community" in the mid-19th century and old buildings can still be seen along the railroad tracks, according to Jack Snyder, a local railroad history buff who was instrumental in restoring a train station in Shepherdstown.
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by MARLO BARNHART | March 25, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA.-Just after 10 a.m. Saturday, the much-anticipated pedestrian bridge was gently lifted to its final destination between the Caperton Train Station and the Martinsburg Roundhouse Center. But a short time later, the huge structure was returned to the ground until a minor adjustment could be made for a secure connection. "It didn't quite fit," said Vaughn Neill, an employee of DMJM Harris, an engineering consulting firm working with CRX on the bridge installation.
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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.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 11, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - The oldest continually operating train station in the United States opposite the historic B&O Roundhouse affords a tremendous amount of ambiance and charm for Andrea Ball, director of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau. What the restored station off East Martin Street doesn't offer, however, is high visibility and easy access for tourists traveling through the community, particularly Interstate 81 travelers, Ball said in an interview last week.
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January 28, 2007
Sunday jazz brunch BRUNSWICK, Md. - Violinist Susan Jones will perform with guitarist Brian Litz. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St. Call 301-834-7178. Appalachian Wind Quintet SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Train Station concert series will present Appalachian Wind Quintet. 4 p.m. Train Station, East German Street, two blocks east of Yellow Brick Bank. $15. Call 304-876-9900. 'Loving Art' An exhibition highlighting the large art holdings of William and Anna Singer.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | January 11, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Jerry Sibert dreamed of developing a small Western town for children to visit and he spent a lifetime collecting Civil War-era memorabilia. Faced with declining health and the heartbreak of being robbed five times, Sibert gave up on the dream and sold the antiques that would stock a general store. A New Jersey man on Wednesday sent assistants to pick up many of the items, including a hearse that Sibert says was used to take Abraham Lincoln from the White House to his funeral train.
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