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Storms topple trees, lines — many without power in Jefferson County

Storms topple trees, lines — many without power in Jefferson County

RANSON — Many residents throughout Jefferson County remain without power  in the wake of a fierce storm that blew through the region late Friday night that ripped up old trees and downed power lines. Shari Jordan, who lives on First Avenue in Charles Town, was out Saturday morning assisting with a cleanup effort after a […]

Relay for Life

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Relay for Life

Hundreds turned out Friday to help raise money to fight cancer as Jefferson County held its annual Relay For Life event at Charles Town Middle School. Storms with lightning and heavy rain forced organizers to move the opening ceremony and Survivors’ Lap into the gym, but soon the sun came out and participants headed to […]

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Survivors honored at ‘Stomp Out Cancer’ charity event

Full ‘Steem Ahead, a life and career coaching business located in Martinsburg, held a charity event at the Shepherdstown Fire Hall on June 16, with proceeds being donating to the American Cancer Society. Those attending enjoyed music from DJ Dream Team, Zumba by Lilianna, a “Dance for the Cure” competition, dunk tank and various other […]

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Putting ‘Coal Country’ on the map

Doug Estepp is making up for lost time. He was an adult before he heard details about the dramatic, deadly turning points in the American history that happened right in his backyard in Southern West Virginia. He credits John Sayles’ 1987 hit film, “Matewan,” with finally opening the door to discussion of the “mine wars” […]

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How to shine at the backyard barbecue

One of the pleasures in life is being invited to a backyard barbecue. From ribs and chicken to beef and seafood, it seems that every American has his own tasty, unique, closely guarded secret when it comes to outdoor cooking. On the East Coast, pork is king when it comes to slow smoked meat. From […]

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You have a name?

My son was in day care for a year and a half before I decided to stay at home full time. While dropping him off, I would talk with many parents. One woman was always saying goodbye to her son at the same time as me. The two of us hit it off right away, […]

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This week Annual Chamber of Commerce banquet: The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 53rd Annual Chamber Banquet on Wednesday at the Skyline Terrace at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. The Spirit of Jefferson will be honoring the Outstanding Citizen of the Year award. Guest speaker for this year’s banquet […]

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Community Notes

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Jefferson Memorial Park roundup: Little League standings — Cubs 2-0, Hawks, 1-1, Vikings 1-1, Owls 0-2. Big League standings — Lions 2-0, Bears 1-1, Blue Jays 1-1, Tigers 1-1. Results — June 19: Cubs 7, Vikings 5; Hawks 7, Owls, 5. June 20: Bears 6, Tigers, 3; Lions 8, Blue Jays, 1. June 21: Vikings […]

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OUT AND ABOUT

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Street Fest: With performances by Christian Lopez and Joe Taxi (shown performing in Martinsburg earlier this month) plus dozens of musicians, free kids’ activities, special shopping deals, raffles and much more throughout downtown, Shepherdstown Street Fest may be the most anticipated event of the summer. The fun starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and continues till […]

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Summer’s the perfect time for picking berries, making pies

KEARNEYSVILLE – Picking raspberries and blackberries is always a highlight of summer. What better to add to your morning cereal than fresh berries? What beats the aroma of your kitchen as you take just-picked berries and cook up jelly or jam? What tastes better than a fresh-baked berry pie? Berry picking involves more than just […]

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