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Bridgeport High is where linebacker Wes Tonkery played before coming to West Virginia University. Madonna High in Weirton is the private school that sent wide receiver Connor Arlia to the Mountaineers. And George Washington High in Charleston was the football program that helped groom fullback Cody Clay for his role as a possible starter for […]

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Rakeem Cato has already done enough to be on the preseason watch list for a number of postseason awards. The Marshall quarterback started as a freshman. His statistics were impressive and the Thundering Herd won often enough to be invited to a bowl game. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. […]

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  A generation has passed by. Fans going from their teens to middle age. Thirty-somethings moving against their wishes to senior citizenry. It’s been over 20 years since the people in western Pennsylvania have been able to see their Pittsburgh Pirates give them a winning season. Not see the playoffs mind you. Just be witness […]

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Staff report   SHEPHERDSTOWN – Shepherdstown musicians Chelsea McBee has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise more $3,000 to complete their latest work, The Whiskey Album. McBee, a Shepherdstown native, performs at regional fairs, festivals and special events throughout the four-state area and beyond. She describes her music as “whiskey-infused, bluegrass folk.” Kickstarter is an online […]

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Community notes

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Gambling help: Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is committed to responsible gambling by participating in Responsible Gaming Week Aug. 5 to 9. To learn more, go to pngaming.com/Community/Responsible%20Gaming. Donations needed: Meals on Wheels of Jefferson County needs your support due to budget cuts. Contributions can be mailed to Meals on Wheels of Jefferson County, […]

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Linda Keeling, a certified midwife and lactation consultant, thanks the nursing moms who gathered Saturday morning at Jefferson Medical Center for the hospital’s third-annual “Big Latch On.” “Look at all these healthy, beautiful, breastfed babies!” Keeling told the group, who met in the hospital’s first-floor conference room. The Big Latch On is designed to raise […]

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Job fair: The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host a Veterans Career Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call Roberta Wilson at 304-263-0811, ext. 3852 or email roberta.wilson@va.gov.   Picnic: The Jefferson County Chapter No. 799 of AARP will host a corn roast and potluck picnic for the 11 a.m. […]

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Out&about

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Free ‘Willy’ Jefferson County Parks and Rec on Saturday hosts a free showing of the 1971 Gene Wilder classic, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on the big screen in the field at Sam Michaels Park. The showing will begin at dusk, around 8:45 p.m. Admission is free, but pets and glass containers are forbidden. […]

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Signs of the times

With sign language, babies get their message across loud and clear SUMMIT POINT – For newborns, fussing is the way to communicate basic needs: Change my diaper, feed me, burp me, hold me, I’m SO sleepy. When babies get a little older, though, making their needs known is not always that simple. Older babies can […]

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Dear reader,  This, of course, is the season for a peach story since we’re in the heat of the peach harvest. However, I again find myself distracted by my old tractor business as the more modern and experimental systems enter the antique category. Picklin’ Peaches is an odd combination of a peach growing and wood […]

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