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Engagement

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[cleeng_content id=”877797892″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] Timothy and Kim Nicewarner of Rippon are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany A. Nicewarner, to Michael L. Lang, son of Donald and Mandy Lang of Stephens City, Va. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy in Stephens City. She is studying cosmetology in Winchester, Va. The prospective groom […]

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Weddings

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Weddings

[cleeng_content id=”875777952″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] Gardner-D’Angelo Blair Gardner and Ryan D’Angelo were united in marriage Aug. 3, 2013, at Charles Town Baptist Church. The Rev. Brian Hotaling officiated. The bride, the daughter of Marsha and Charles Gardner Jr. of Middleway, wore a white gown and carried a bouquet of white roses with a spray of purple flowers. She […]

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Tuning in

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Tuning in

[cleeng_content id=”945509153″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]They’ve been having music nights at O’Hurley’s General Store every Thursday night for the last 34 years, minus Thanksgiving or when Christmas or New Year’s falls on a Thursday, Robert “Doc” Thatcher tells a recent visitor at the store’s front desk as he greets guests who’ve come in to […]

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SLANESVILLE – This year has begun with a goal-driven Ken Hechler on a mission. I have set a goal of visiting 50 schools, colleges and universities this year. When I mentioned this to a friend of mine, I was told, “Do you realize that’s an average of one school a week if you take off […]

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Community Calendar

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TODAY | 22 Blood drives: The American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shepherd University. Anyone may sign up at redcrossblood.org. Other upcoming blood drives in the area happen Friday in Martinsburg at Berkeley Business Park at 5550 Winchester Ave. (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Blue Ridge […]

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9-year-old’s first haircut brings 21-inch donation for Locks of Love

Photos by Claire Ford Ethan May waited nine years for his first haircut ever, and when he left the Hair Cuttery in Charles Town earlier this month after sitting in the stylist’s chair for the first time, he had plenty to show for the trip. The Blue Ridge Elementary student was able to make a donation […]

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Thinking of MLK, W.Va., water and a thirst for justice

[cleeng_content id=”344061864″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]CHARLES TOWN – I hope the water crisis in and around Charleston is over by the time we mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, but in case it’s still disrupting the most basic aspects of life for 300,000 of our fellow West Virginians, the convergence of the […]

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I know this will make me sound like some ultra-serious dieter – which I’m not! – but I love raw celery. The humble celery stalk shines in so many ways, from a bloody mary to a snack stuffed with peanut butter or pimento cheese. To me, it’s the cracker of the vegetable world. It’s what […]

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Community Calendar

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TODAY | 15 Blood drive: The American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at Gold’s Gym at 64 Somerset Blvd. in Charles Town. Anyone may sign up at redcrossblood.org. Heritage tourism: Today’s the deadline for papers, presentations, workshops, exhibits and posters addressing cultural heritage tourism trends, issues and concerns to […]

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Unger sworn in as chaplain

[cleeng_content id=”390717129″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]KEARNEYSVILLE – Pastor John Unger was sworn in last week as a chaplain with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Reserve. He saids he will focus on giving support to officers, who encounter difficult situations in the course of their service. “The men and women who are out there every day […]

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