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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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One smart cookie

Sarah Whitacre Schottler’s career making gorgeous, hand-decorated sugar cookies – think Martha Stewart-level perfection – started as she planned for her 2001 nuptials.

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From school board to schools chief

Alan Sturm, who’d hoped to return to the Jefferson County Board of Education earlier this year after a two-term absence, will get a chance to work with the school system after all.

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Halloween fun pays off at Christmas: Haunted Fairgrounds proceeds lift Santa’s Toy Shop, other charities in Panhandle

Haunted Fairgrounds founder Ron Nowell spends weekends in October trying to scare the life out of thousands of visitors, but the big payoff comes long after Halloween.

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When it comes to cankerworms, Shannondale’s not out of the woods yet

Camille Campbell speaks for the trees.

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