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A fighting chance: New committee aims to raise funds for Byrd Center

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Last May, the Friends of the Byrd Center realized that the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education would be running out of funds in Sept. 2021. Without general funds, employee salaries and operations not-covered by grant funding would be left unpaid, forcing the 501(c)3 nonprofit to shut its doors after 19 years of service to the local community, Shepherd University students and scholars across the country. To prevent this from taking place, the Friends of the Byrd Center established a steering committee, during the Friends of the Byrd Center May ...

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Virginia Potts

Virginia Potts passed on Thursday, October 8 at the age of 88. She was surrounded by her children and their families. She was under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Ida Frye. Once all of her 11 children started school, she went to work for ...

Editorials

‘For the 95 that have died’

On Monday, Gov. Jim Justice announced his executive order mandating face coverings to be worn when a person is in a public indoor space where six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. Children eight-and-under, people who are eating and people with trouble breathing or the inability to ...

Letters To The Editor

Joe Manchin support for Amy Coney Bennett?

During my 34 years in the West Virginia House of Delegates I had the honor to serve with many state legislators, including Joe Manchin. During those years in the 1980s and 1990s, he seemed to operate in a nonpartisan fashion, generally representing the conservative values of our state. It is ...