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‘A light’ that is missed

CHARLES TOWN – An ardent art collector since she bought her first watercolor at age 20, the late Susan Ford Pritchard enlivened the Panhandle’s art scene in 2010 with the creation of Washington Street Gallery & Gift. The gallery later became an arts co-op and then transformed again late last year when it moved to […]

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Fit for Freedom

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Fit for Freedom

Some 300 youngsters turned out Saturday for Shepherdstown’s Freedom’s Run free kids’ race. Others ran a marathon, half-marathon, 5K and 10K. PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER JACKSON [slideshow gallery_id="1"]

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CHARLES TOWN – Hollywood Casino doesn’t have as much to fear from a study as recent news reports might indicate, the study’s author said in an interview. Sage Policy Group Chairman and CEO Anirban Basu said a report from the Oct. 11, Charleston Daily Mail warning of $1 billion in lost revenue to West Virginia […]

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RIPPON – A former chairman of the Jefferson County Planning Commission says the 2005 panel missed an easy solution that would have prevented the current crisis in the Ryan’s Glen subdivision, which is currently threatened with the possibility of multiple eminent domain seizures to make way for a bypass around Rippon on U.S. 340. “In […]

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MARTINSBURG – Dana Knowles’ knitted Kuphs don’t just keep wrists warm and lend pizzazz to cold-weather outfits. These funky fashion pieces look good and do good, too. Every time a fashion lover buys a Kuphs set online, at her downtown Martinsburg store Day’ Javu or from other retailers, Knowles donates $1 from each sale to […]

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Udder disaster?

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CHARLES TOWN – A strike by workers at the dairy that supplies milk to schools in the Eastern Panhandle has left them unable to fill orders and left Jefferson County Schools to scramble for alternative sources. Assistant Superintendent Ralph Dinges said the school system was told last Wednesday that the strike at the Potomac Farms […]

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Play puts West Virginia’s dramatic birth in spotlight

SHEPHERDSTOWN – As a Pittsburgh native who settled near Romney in 1970 when he married a West Virginian, Thomas Rodd says too many people – including state residents – don’t appreciate just what a one-of-a-kind start the Mountain State had. With the sesquicentennial of West Virginia’s birth coming in June, Rodd is out to change […]

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Master plan

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Master plan

BAKERTON – With his 94th birthday just weeks away, Dr. Donald Cameron “Doc” Master says he’s grateful for everything he’s experienced, from a sometimes-controversial political career that landed him on “Oprah” to his middle-of-the-night calls to care for ailing farm animals, to building his own plane to time spent with his large family and eclectic […]

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HARPERS FERRY – After six years of work, the Elks Run Study Committee has released its final report on the Jefferson County stream. Elks Run provides water for all residents served by Harpers Ferry Water Works, which includes more than 1,300 people in the towns of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar alone. “It was difficult because […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Residents of the Ryan’s Glen subdivision say they support the four-lane expansion of the southern section of U.S. 340. They just don’t want to see it built through their neighborhood. “We want everyone to know that nobody in our community is anti-340,” said Ryan’s Glen Homeowners Association media spokesman Mike Brust. “Ultimately […]

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