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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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Business Briefs

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Site-selection expert to speak today CHARLES TOWN – An expert in helping businesses select property will speak today at a special event put on by the Jefferson County Development Authority. Vicki Horton, a professional site consultant with more than 20 years’ experience and clients such as Porsche and Russell Stover, will not only offer an […]

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Comeback time

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Comeback time

When cell phones began to become must-haves a decade ago, many predicted it was only a matter of time before the wristwatch would die off. With the phone’s clock feature, who would need a separate timepiece? But time has proven the wristwatch death watch premature, says the manager of Feagans Jewelers at 230 W. Washington […]

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DeFluri’s chocolate adds twist to holiday fruitcake

Fruitcake as a holiday gift long has suffered a bad rap, but the brandy-laced version baked by Trappist monks just up the road from here is a different story. And making Holy Cross Abbey’s gourmet fruitcake even better: a thick coating of gourmet dark chocolate made by Martinsburg’s DeFluri’s Fine Chocolates. Dipping anything in chocolate […]

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Same ‘Olde’ story in Harpers Ferry

HARPERS FERRY – For storekeeper Cindi Dunn, readying for Christmas here means taking a truly old-fashioned approach: The gifts she buys for family and friends all come from local shops, and she urges others to take a step in that direction, too. “I challenge everyone to purchase at least two items that are made by […]

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Class-y start

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Class-y start
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IN BRIEF

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RANSON – Frontier Communications will show off its newly remodeled store on Friday with two special events. An open house, happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1108 N. Mildred St., is open to customers as well as the general public. A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 11 a.m. “We look forward to hosting our […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University journalism students are getting real-world exposure for their classwork, producing stories and videos for the state’s newspapers. For about a month, Mountaineer News Service has been offering free content to members of the West Virginia Press Association. Seniors produce multi-platform packages that target younger audiences and help improve newspapers’ […]

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BARDANE – This weekend brings the grand opening of Brian Bircher and Jennifer Maghan’s Black Dog Coffee Co. The shop, located at 8001 Charles Town Road just off the Bardane exit of W.Va. 9, specializes in coffee by the cup as well as just-roasted in bags for home brewing. Black Dog also is a hub […]

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Business coach’s event targets abuse

CHARLES TOWN – Eastern Panhandle business coach Teresa Holmes-Lindsey says last month’s first-ever Stomp Out Domestic Violence fashion show helped bring awareness to the number of women – and men – who are abused. The “Shades of Purple” fashion show happened Oct. 27 the Charles Town Lions Club. “Although most reports of domestic violence are […]

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