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by DAVE McMILLION | December 27, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Del. Vic Roberts said Monday being on the road more than he anticipated was one of the reasons he has decided to not to run for re-election next year. Roberts said the West Virginia Legislature held five special sessions in the past year and he has decided he wants to spend more time with his family. "As we get into our twilight years, sometimes we have to consider other priorities," said Roberts, R-Berkeley. Nancy Myers, chairperson of the Berkeley County Republican Executive Committee, announced last week that Roberts would not run for a second two-year term and said the Republican party was saddened by the announcement from the longtime Gerrardstown, W.Va.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 3, 2008
ANNAPOLIS -- After getting a peek at a different legislative universe, some visiting West Virginia lawmakers were brimming with observations. State lawmaking in Annapolis, they said, isn't the same as it is in Charleston. The five West Virginia legislators, all from the Eastern Panhandle, learned some ways of the Maryland General Assembly on Wednesday. Del. Walter Duke, R-Berkeley, said it was interesting that Maryland delegates may stand and explain their votes, and others may change their votes while the explanation is given.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 30, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Sen. Herb Snyder, who is completing his second four-year term in the West Virginia Legislature, announced Tuesday he is running for re-election next year. In a press release Tuesday, the Jefferson County Democrat touted his work on environmental issues as one of his strong points. Snyder said he has been a "watchdog for environmental issues," and was instrumental in the clean-up of hundreds of millions of waste tires in the state of West Virginia.
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by BOB MAGINNIS | August 27, 2002
In the its last session, the West Virginia Legislature tried to deal with the fact that several insurance companies had stopped offering the state's doctors medical malpractice coverage. Now the doctors are saying the fix didn't go far enough. Lawmakers need to deal quickly with this vital issue. Members of the legislature had hoped that the doctors would create their own physician-run insurance company. But on Sunday the state medical society said that to make that idea work, more cash and some key changes in state law are needed.
OPINION
August 20, 2013
It's a privilege to be able to vote for Kump To the editor: I am writing in regard to how fortunate the voters of the 59th district in West Virginia are. Voters have the good fortune to be able to re-elect a true champion of independence and conservative ideals to the West Virginia Legislature. That champion is Del. Larry Kump. Living in Mineral Wells, W.Va., and not being able to vote for representatives of the 59th, you may ask, why would I care? I care, because I care about all of West Virginia.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | October 20, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com INWOOD, W.Va. - Both of the candidates seeking the 53rd District House of Delegates seat in the West Virginia Legislature listed among their priorities a need to control growth-related problems, including traffic congestion at the intersections of U.S. 11 and W.Va. 51 in Inwood. Jerry Burton, a Democrat, and Vic Roberts, a Republican, are running. The general election is Nov. 2. The 53rd District covers southern Berkeley County, including the communities of Inwood, Pikeside, Glengary and Gerrardstown.
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By BRYN MICKLE | September 30, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Hedgesville, W.Va., woman is spearheading a drive to add two more seats to the Berkeley County Commission. Pat Butts believes the growth boom in the county has forced the commission to spread itself too thin as it tries to address the accompanying increase in demand on government services. Berkeley County is the fastest growing county in West Virginia and had 70,970 residents in 1998, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. "I think you need some help," Butts told the commission at its weekly meeting Thursday.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | October 5, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A state senator from Berkeley County is proposing a program be instituted to help preserve agricultural land in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. [cont. from front page ] Using a portion of $35 million in federal money available for farmland protection, Sen. John Unger's proposal would set up "protective easements" on local farms to keep them from being developed. Any farmer who agreed to participate in the Voluntary Farmland Protection Act program would sell the government a permanent protective easement that would prevent development on the property, said Unger, D-Berkeley.
NEWS
October 4, 1997
Auction to benefit Civil Air Patrol The Hagerstown Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will have its third annual benefit auction at 6:30 p.m. today in the Aero-Smith Hangar, behind Nick's Airport Inn on U.S. 11, at the Washington County Regional Airport. Auction items can be previewed starting at 5:30 p.m. Items will include artwork, furniture, tools, grills, NASCAR collectibles, autographed memorabilia, and gift certificates to numerous restaurants, activities, businesses and professional sports games.
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