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The Shepherdstown Chronicle

By Matt Armstrong Ogden Newspapers

CHARLES TOWN – Stephen Skinner, a local attorney and Jefferson County native, announced Monday his plans to run in May’s primary election to represent the new 67th District in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Skinner will run in the Democratic primary for the district long represented by Delegate John Doyle, D-Jefferson, who announced last week that

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to work towards, including the construction of a parking garage in Shepherdstown to alleviate some of the parking issues found there. The primary election is scheduled for May 8, and the general election is set for Nov. 6 of 2012. Additional election information is available online at either or www.jeffersoncountycle

he does not and was elected to intend to seek rebe a delegate to election. the 2008 The 67th Democratic District includes National Shepherdstown, Convention. Shenandoah “I’ve been Junction, Harpers involved in poliSKINNER Ferry, Bolivar and tics at the local parts of the Blue Ridge and state level for a Mountain. Skinner, who while, and I thought lives just outside of long and hard about Shepherdstown, has what it means to be in never run for a public the House, and I think office before but is a that I have the experimember of the Jefferson ence, even as a new canCounty Democratic didate, to step in and move forward with a Executive Committee proactive agenda for the Eastern Panhandle,” Skinner said in a phone

interview Monday afternoon. Skinner added that, as a relative political newcomer, he’s looking forward to what challenges may be in the primary election if there are additional Democratic candidates. “The folks in the 67th District, I’m going to hear what they’re interested in talking about in the Eastern Panhandle and throughout the state and look at the issues that those people want to talk about,” he said. “Whether it be in the primary or in the

general.” Skinner is unsure how much money he’ll spend on his campaign, but he currently has fundraising commitments of around $15,000, he said. “Any primary challenge will make it fairly expensive. I think that I’ve got commitments in the district and throughout the state to make sure that my message gets out there,” he said. Skinner also said that, if elected, he hopes to continue some of the projects Doyle continues

– Staff writer Matt Armstrong can be reached at 304-725-6581, or

Heading into the new year, the Full Circle Theater Company has several offerings on tap for young artists. The first workshop production of the year will be Alice in Wonderland which begins with a first class on Monday, Jan. 16 and runs for eight weeks. Performance dates are Mar. 2-4 and 9-11. Rehearsals will be scheduled weeknights around students’ conflicts. Those wishing to participate should have a list of potential conflicts available at the first meeting. Youth ages 8 through 18 are welcome to be involved in this production and all are guaranteed a place either in cast or crew, as they prefer.

Cost for the camp is $150 with a discount of 20 percent applied to subsequent students from the same family. In addition to this camp, an Art Camp is offered where campers will focus on the development of creative expression while exploring various art forms including painting, sketching, poetry, sculpting, music and dramatic literature. Open to ages 10-18, the camp runs Jan. 16-20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Participation fee is $100. A Puppet Camp will be offered Jan. 9-13 for those ages 5-9 who wish to learn the art of puppetry. Participants will work together to create puppets and prepare a

performance for family and friends to be shown the last day of camp. Fee is $75. For a fee of $100, those ages 12-16 can participate in an Improve Camp from Jan. 9-13 from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. In this camp,young actors are taught how to approach improvisation while playing a variety of fun games. For the intense highschool-aged actor, FCTC offers their first 24-hour theatre camp, packed full of everything that is wildest and craziest about the theater. Monday through Friday, Jan. 2-6, classes are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday classes will cover basic acting, play-writing, directing

and technical elements. Friday night, the timer begins. At 7 p.m. campers will begin the process of conceiving the concept for a one-act play, casting it, writing, it and finally producing the play to be performed 24 hours later. On Saturday, Jan. 7, campers will arrive at 9 a.m. when they will put their final touches on their plays and begin rehearsal for the 7 p.m. performance. This camp is open to those ages 14-18. To register for any of these camps, visit and complete the registration form. Submit with payment via paypal or mail to FCTC, P.O. Box 2127, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

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