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A look back at the Jefferson County fair

Photographs by Alex Uhlenhopp, Robert Snyder and Jocelyn Robinson

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Engagement

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Engagement

Brown-Pearson Milton and Lynn Brown of Charles Town announce the engagement of their daughter, Kasha Michelle Brown, to Kevin Pearson, the son of Richard and Kim Pete of Lakeland, Fla. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Jefferson High School who earned a degree in fashion merchandising from Fairmont State University. She works as a […]

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At Identity Crisis, cancer fundraiser comes dressed up as nonstop fun in Shepherdstown

What do you get when you mix a VIP party at Wild Goose Farm, an enthusiastic gaggle of costumed revelers, a red carpet, a dance party and a slew of supportive Shepherdstown’s business owners together on a Saturday night? The answer can only be an “Identity Crisis” – the annual costume-studded event organized by Tara […]

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Farmland program adds 40th property

CHARLES TOWN — Jefferson County added its 40th farm to the county’s farmland protection program, bringing to 4,028 the number of acres preserved. An agricultural conservation easement was purchased for $290,640 to add the 76.5-acre Circle N Farm, which is owned by William and Deloris Nicewarner, on Aug. 19. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural […]

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Tennant, Holt in Charles Town for Women’s Equality Day rally

CHARLES TOWN – Natalie Tennant, West Virginia Secretary of State and the Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, stressed the needs of women at a rally here Tuesday evening. On National Women’s Equality Day – held every Aug. 26 to celebrate the passage of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Huntington’s City Council won’t take any action against a councilman convicted of misdemeanor charges. Media outlets report that the council discussed Councilman Pete Gillespie’s status during an executive session on Monday. Following the session, Councilman David Ball said Gillespie hadn’t violated the city charter or the council’s rules. The charter says council […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says environmental groups can challenge the removal of the Blair Mountain Battlefield from the National Register of Historic Places. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Tuesday that the groups have legal standing to bring the challenge. In 2012, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — State regulators and a company are negotiating an agreement to remediate any environmental issues at the site of a proposed ethane cracker plant in Wood County, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said. Under the agreement, Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise LLC, or ASCENT, and the DEP will identify risks to human […]

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OLDTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Potomac River toll bridge linking Allegany County to Green Spring, W.Va., is back in business. The Cumberland Times-News reports that the reopening Tuesday of the Oldtown Bridge comes about 10 weeks after it was damaged by flooding. The private toll bridge was washed out June 12. The nearest crossing is […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia board let four nurses in substance abuse programs return to work despite failing or not taking drug tests, according to a state audit released Tuesday. The state Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses let nurses practice while recovering from abusing drugs like ephedrine, hydrocodone, opiates and cocaine, legislative […]

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