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Still growing strong

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Still growing strong

This New Year’s Eve, organizers of the nonprofit Ranson Old Town Community Gardens are celebrating a successful year and feeling excited about the growth to come in 2015.

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No bad heir days

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It’s not unusual for people to spend decades building a family farm, store or other business, then begin to wonder who’ll take over once they retire or pass away, explains an expert behind a free workshop planned for next month.

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When is 72 hours three days and when is it four?

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Bringing history home

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Bringing history home

When the Jefferson County Museum reopens in March, it will mark its 50th year by displaying an exciting acquisition – letters to President George Washington, a land grant from 1766 and hundreds of other documents all tied to Battaile Muse, one of the county’s earliest residents.

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After police lodged more than 300 charges of animal cruelty against a Maryland farmer who sells meat and eggs at area farm markets, the Charles Town Farmers Market is moving ahead with a formal program to give shoppers more information about its growers and producers.

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Christmas on a grand scale

Decorating for Christmas at the home of Greg and Tracy Clark takes a little bit of doing.

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Happy Retreat deal ‘a great Christmas present’

Charles Town officials have sealed the deal on a plan to buy property at the historic home of George Washington’s brother Charles, the founder of Charles Town, bringing to a happy end a long-sought effort to preserve the estate.

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Mission Road game plan?

What happens when a fire or other emergency cuts off access to Mission Road?

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Two bids were awarded Monday night by the Jefferson County Board of Education that will move forward plans for a new school bus garage, replacing the Shenandoah Junction facility that’s more than 40 years old.

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Perry Room a hidden treasure at Washington Street library

The Charles Town Library hosts a treasure trove of West Virginia history in its Thornton T. Perry II Room – but few seem to know it exists.

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