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Shepherdstown High alums mark 61 years

Graduates of Shepherdstown High School gathered June 8 in the banquet room at the Martinsburg Holiday Inn, each searching for the familiar faces of classmates unseen for many years. Guests arrived at the tables, their eyes searching the faces of those already seated. Flickers of recognition became wide-eyed surprise, smiles brightened and turned to laughter, […]

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State of celebration

For 150th birthday, West Virginians share why they cherish life here This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click “buy” and view it instantly. Exclusive content Already have a Cleeng account? Welcome […]

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CHARLES TOWN – With the 150th anniversary of West Virginia’s creation on Thursday, a number of special events are planned in the Panhandle and elsewhere in the Mountain State. A look at some of what’s coming up:  Lower Town inside Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Thursday hosts a naturalization ceremony for 20 newly minted Americans. […]

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West Virginia is nothing if not a dual-natured state. On one hand, it was during the “War between the States” that a dedicated, wily few decided to form a new free-leaning state – finally wresting unsuspecting Eastern Panhandle slavery-leaning counties from the Old Dominion by hook or by crook to secure the railroads heading west. […]

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Our state has a unique history

West Virginia does, in fact, have an amazing history. Residents of Berkeley and Jefferson counties might have a unique perspective on that history though. Many of those old Berkeley and Jefferson County families and their descendants trace their roots deep into old Virginia and those ties remain strong today. When the state was formed in […]

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My name is Paul Jackson and I have so many reasons to be proud of the state I live in — West Virginia. One reason for being proud of living in the state is that 88 years ago — on June 20 — I was born in Millville. I have lived in the state all […]

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Two ‘green’ thumbs up

Volunteers from the Ranson branch of BB&T, along with area residents, took a break Tuesday while working in the new community garden on West Third Avenue in Ranson. The garden came to fruition through the efforts of the City of Ranson as well as from BB&T, which donated $2,200, and The Pollination Project, which provided […]

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BEST OF THE BRUNCH

At the Bavarian and other eateries, weekends offer ideal time to indulge SHEPHERDSTOWN – Brunch provides the perfect excuse to put off weekend chores and unwind from the stresses of a long week. Gather friends or loved ones and take in the simple pleasure of a thoughtfully prepared, thoroughly delicious midday meal. This article is […]

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Arts, crafts festival: Visitors can see how 200 of the East Coast’s top crafters and artists work during the 42nd annual Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival. The festival happens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Sam Michaels Park at 1330 Job Corps Road in Shenandoah Junction. Put on each spring […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The Charles Town Library invites all children to register for our Summer Reading Program, “Dig into Reading.” Children who read consistently over the summer are less likely to suffer a drop in skills and are able to easily resume learning when they return to the classroom in the fall. Weekly (or even […]

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