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SHEPHERDSTOWN – Doug Estepp of Coal Country Tours will lead a tour of southern West Virginia that departs Shepherdstown May 16. Destinations will include the Tamarack Cultural Center, the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, the Whipple Company Store, Matewan, the Blair Mountain Battlefield, the Buffalo Creek Memorial, the McDowell County Courthouse, the World War I Black […]

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Community Calendar

TODAY | 26 Affordable Care Act workshops: A free health insurance marketplace workshop begins at 5 p.m. at Blue Ridge Community & Technical College at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive in Martinsburg. Enrollment sessions in two of the college’s computer labs will also be offered. The Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline is Monday. For details or […]

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Healthcare in the crosshairs

CHARLES TOWN – Actor and playwright Michael Milligan brings “Mercy Killers” – his powerful examination of the ills of the American healthcare system that’s been staged off-Broadway and everywhere from Minnesota, Illinois, California, his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and myriad other places – to the Eastern Panhandle this week for six free performances. This article […]

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The Washingtons’ war

What happened after the Founding Father’s kin sided with the Rebels? Abraham Lincoln must have been pained by the number of Washingtons on the other side during the Civil War. He idolized George Washington. One of the first books he read as a boy was Parson Weems’s apocryphal biography of the first president, and it […]

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‘Charles Town may be the most famous place you never heard of’

We wanted to learn more about James Johnston, the D.C. lawyer, writer and lecturer whose essay on the Washington family’s ties to the Confederacy first appeared in The New York Times last month. In addition to his law practice, where his work includes telecommunications, intellectual property and appellate litigation, he’s written more than 80 newspaper […]

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Charles Town Library planning special programs, new exhibit

CHARLES TOWN – With spring almost here, the Charles Town Library has special programs plus a new exhibit. We also recently awarded prizes for the West Virginia Reads 150 challenge. The Charles Town Library will host author Tony Brasunas at 12:30 p.m. March 31. His recently published book, “Double Happiness: One Man’s Tale of Love, […]

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Wildwood’s science outing

Seventh-grade honors science students at Wildwood Middle School recently traveled to the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, Va., to see the special exhibit, “Angling in the Western World” as part of their cross-curricular study of brook trout. Science teacher Carolyn Thomas, art teacher Laura Miller and parents accompanied the students as they viewed […]

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Out&about

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Out&about

Comedy | Friday, Saturday and Sunday Audiences get a second bite at “The Red Velvet Cake War,” a madcap comedy set in Texas during tornado season. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Old Opera House at 204 N. George St. in Charles Town. Tickets start at $10 […]

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Community Calendar

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Community Calendar

TODAY | 12 Blood drive: The American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Public University System, 111 W. Congress St. in Charles Town. Anyone may sign up at redcrossblood.org.   THURSDAY | 13 Budget forum: Citizens are invited to attend the Jefferson County Commission’s community forum at […]

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Biting comedy

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Biting comedy

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