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Harpers Ferry shop gets Southern Living shout-out

Dwayne Brooke got a happy surprise when Southern Living magazine offered a roundup of outstanding spots for vintage and revamped furniture. “We had no idea we’d made the list until two ladies from D.C. came to the shop and told me they were there because of the mention in the magazine,” said Brooke, who co-owns […]

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Top flight

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Top flight
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Happy meal

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Happy meal

  Leaders at Ranson Elementary offered a special “thank you” to the school’s business partners last month at a special Christmas breakfast.   Besides the business leaders who attended the Dec. 14 celebration in the school library, Principal Debra Corbett also welcomed community members, school employees and Jefferson County Schools’ central office workers to the […]

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Three cheers for the Bavarian

Shepherdstown inn among 3 W.Va. spots to rate four diamonds SHEPHERDSTOWN – The Eastern Panhandle’s hot spot for German food and fine lodging has been awarded a four-diamond rating from AAA. The Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown again was among businesses given the coveted designation – a step below AAA’s top Five-Diamond award made this year […]

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Credit cards can hurt small businesses

Some merchants are asking customers to pay cash instead The sign at Royalicious Bagel Bakery is polite, but to the point: Customers are asked to please pay cash whenever they can because the fees charged for credit card transactions take such a bite from the business’s profits. Picking up sandwiches at the New York-style bakery […]

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Spirits of the season

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Spirits of the season

CHARLES TOWN – This time of year at Albert & Arnold’s, Kate Brown specializes in helping customers with last-minute Christmas presents that are tasteful, local and unique. “We make it very easy for our customers to find a gift that’s going to be a hit,” said Brown, a Charles Town native who co-owns the gourmet […]

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Fear is an emotion that holds immense energy. Any number of situations, people or events can invoke a person’s sense of fear. And while this emotion is meant to be a protective response, the meaning and intensity it holds from person to person is different. Everyone experiences fear. Yes, everyone. For some people this, in […]

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Natural is focus of  photography studio

A trio of photographers who started their own business more than four years ago are finding success by capturing babies, families, engaged couples and others in natural settings that highlight their authentic selves. Co-owners Jennifer Gustines, 26, Tara Showen, 33, and Lisa Mercer, 29, launched the Charles Town business Tiptoe Studios in mid-2008. Their motto […]

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Business in brief

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Funeral home offering 2013 calendars HARPERS FERRY – Officials at the Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home are working to get out word that their free 2013 desk calendars are available. The calendars are a long-standing tradition for the business. Normally, the funeral home mails out calendars to clients but officials there have created a Plan […]

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West Virginia both ‘odd’ and ‘wonderful’ says author

SHEPHERDSTOWN — When area entrepreneur and author Jeanne Mozier wrote a novel in the 90s “full of politics and magic and sex and food and underwear” and based on her experience with a Senatorial campaign, she couldn’t find a publisher and her book was never printed. She noticed, however, that Ivana Trump had written a […]

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