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Dem icon ready to boost Tennant

Elizabeth Warren set for rally in Shepherdstown SHEPHERDSTOWN – The former Harvard law professor who became a progressive icon after leading the congressional task force overseeing the bank bailout will be here next week to urge voters to send fellow Democrat Natalie Tennant to join her in the U.S. Senate. Elizabeth Warren, elected to the […]

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John Brown tours tell the ‘rest of the story’

CHARLES TOWN — You might say Dennis Frye has hit one out of the park — the  Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, that is. Frye, the chief historian at Harpers Ferry, has launched a new walking tour of downtown Charles Town that he says is aimed at expanding the definition of history. “This is our […]

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‘Sorry’ for Saturday

Mayor laments bike race street closures CHARLES TOWN – Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith wants to apologize on behalf of the city for any inconvenience or loss of business caused by Saturday’s Two Cities Criterium. “The Council had good intentions,” Smith said. “We had hopes of supporting the businesses downtown. It didn’t turn out that […]

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RANSON – With smoking banned at the hospital Martinsburg as part of the Berkeley County Clean Air Ordinance that took effect Tuesday, officials say the facility in Ranson will follow suit later this summer. “The thought is that Jefferson Medical Center will adopt the same tobacco-free campus policy as Berkeley Medical Center in August or […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – In a life filled with honors and achievements, most recently his selection this week as the 2014 Distinguished Citizen of Jefferson County, Sheriff Pete Dougherty has faced his share of tough moments, too. For Pete Dougherty, one difficult, defining moment came in 2006. The native New Yorker had to accept that Sandy Dougherty […]

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Newcomers to join school board

CHARLES TOWN – Three Jefferson County parents will be sworn in as school board members Monday. Kathy Skinner and Laurie Ogden are newcomers to the board while Scott Sudduth will return for a third term. Voters selected the trio in a nonpartisan election May 13. They’ll serve four-year terms. The new members will be sworn […]

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Maryland educator is new JHS principal

CHARLES TOWN – A veteran Maryland educator is the new principal at Jefferson High School. Kenneth M. Garvey, of Libertytown, Md., served in military intelligence in the Army and has experience as a math instructor and assistant principal in Frederick County, Md. The 55-year-old also worked as a co-principal in Delaware. “We are excited by […]

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Dairy Queen slated for 2015 reopening

RANSON — The owner of the Dairy Queen destroyed in a May 19 fire says the store will be rebuilt on the same site and could reopen by the beginning of next year. Store owner Vicki Peterson, 49, said as many employees as possible were relocated to other stores in the area following the May […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — When it comes to winning funding for a new bike path in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County Commissioner Lyn Widmyer hopes the second time’s the charm. Her initial effort to get the commission to allocate $36,000 — the balance of an unused $75,000 grant commissioners approved last year — to pay for newly discovered maintenance […]

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Uplifting outing

Ready to Relay Stephen Goodyear of Rhode Island and his 5-year-old grandson Alex Leigh of Round Hill, Va., examines an elaborate Lego village set up during Saturday’s Relay For Life of Jefferson County at Charles Town Middle School. Alex’s grandmother, Lark Goodyear, is a cancer survivor. She also took part in the Jefferson Relay last June. Dozens of local residents and out-oftowners spent more than 12 hours Saturday at the annual fundraiser […]

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