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A civil life

James Tolbert remembers when his neighbors along Academy Street owned their own homes, when they tended to vegetable gardens in their backyards and when the businesses and bars and pool halls that lined South West Street bustled with activity on Friday and Saturday nights.

Crash victim ‘generous with time and talents’

A 32-year-old Shepherdstown man whose car crashed on his way home from work Feb. 17 is being remembered for his contributions to the American Conservation Film Festival and other community efforts.

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School board president Scott Sudduth says the $100 million spent in Jefferson County on new schools and school renovations since 2007 wouldn’t have happened if the county commission hadn’t implemented impact fees.

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Jefferson County Commissioner Walt Pellish said he is confident that the decision last week by the commission to cut impact fees will reap dividends in the form of new building and increased revenue.

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All Good organizer promises good for county

The organizer of a summer music festival set to happen in Jefferson County said the event will live up to its name.

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When the Jefferson County Museum reopens for the season next month, its leaders plan to make a splash worthy of the start of the institution’s 50th year.

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Driven to make a difference: Bikers aid abused kids

Amber Knuckles of the Safe Haven Child Advocacy Center in Martinsburg is a big fan of Bikers Against Child Abuse.

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Sheriff vexed by delays in IDing skeletal remains

Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty calls it one of the most frustrating situations he’s encountered – the fact that he’s still looking for answers more than 14 months after skeletal remains were found in the Bloomery area near the Shenandoah.

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Civil rights icon to help Zion mark 200th year

With 2015 marking Zion Episcopal Church’s 200th year in Charles Town, leaders plans to use the celebration to shed light on the church’s ongoing commitment to equality and social justice.

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Opposition building to stop summer music fest

A Jefferson County commissioner says he will try to get the County Commission to schedule a public hearing so residents can have their say about an outdoor music festival scheduled for this summer near Summit Point.

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