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50 Years Ago

Doctor Shortage Critical

Herald of July 13, 1972

The local shortage of doctors in the Cove was deemed “critical” by Richard L. Metzer, president of the Martinsburg Rotary Club. Dr. Charles Whetstone of Martinsburg closed his office permanently on July 8, leaving one doctor to cover Martinsburg. The club was exploring the idea of establishing a clinic with several physicians, and named a committee to study the problem.

The Raystown Dam was 70 percent complete. The total cost of the project was expected to be $66,300,000, but when finished the recreational aspects would include boat launching and mooring facilities, fiv...


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