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Adopt-A-Family: Jefferson County Community Ministries matches families who do not have the means to provide Christmas presents to their family members with adopters such as churches, organizations or individuals. Interviews with families in need wind up Oct. 31. For details, contact Carol Pidgeon (304-261-9167 ckpidgeon@aol.com).   Volunteers sought: The City of Ranson Convention & Visitors […]

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ELKINS — With Ryan Graf and Andrew Milliron running 1-2 at the Class AAA, Region II cross country meet staged in Elkins, the Jefferson High boys team successfully defended its region championship from 2011 and started its preparation for Saturday’s state meet at Cabell Midland High in Ona. Graf won the 5K race by 34 […]

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It wasn’t complicated when Rams won in ‘72

When Shepherd completes its season against Fairmont on Nov. 10, there will be a brief on-field recognition of the 1972 team that won a West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship. That team from 40 years ago was an uncomplicated machine that was coached by Walter Barr and had its season in the sun because it […]

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Soldier’s story: Trumble brings ‘Speak the Word Only’ to stage

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Thomas L. Trumble isn’t entirely joking when he says it took 40 years to write “Speak the Word Only,” his new play that debuts here this weekend. “I couldn’t have written this years ago,” explains Trumble, who served in Vietnam as an adviser to an armoured cavalry unit in late 1969 and through 1970. […]

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Out&about

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Dream breakfast For just $15, football fans and track lovers can spend Saturday morning enjoying the West Virginia Breeders’ Classics breakfast – and the chance to mingle with sports legends including Mountain State native Sam Huff (below, the future NFL Hall of Famer and Classics founder in 1959), famed Redskins quarterback Sonny Jurgensen and National […]

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Out of this world

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Out of this world

CHARLES TOWN – Reviewers have likened “The Sugar Bean Sisters,” which makes its debut here this weekend, to “a page from the Weekly World News brought to life.” It’s also been called “richly absurd, surprisingly touching, imaginative and fascinating.” Nathan Sanders’ Southern Gothic comedy has its opening night Friday at the Old Opera House at 204 N. […]

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CHARLES TOWN – In her new book, “The Man from Springfield: William H. ‘Bill’ Loy,” Virginia Loy Michael examines the life of her husband, a political powerhouse in West Virginia for years until his unexpected death in 1985. The 214-page book examines Loy’s life as recalled by his friends, colleagues and in correspondence. Loy was […]

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Feeling cross

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Feeling cross

South Jefferson Public Library’s Ginny Klejnowski and Dana Jenkins show off a Gibson girl in cross-stitch, one of more than a dozen cross-stitch creations by local artists on display at the library in Summit Point through November. An opening reception with refreshments happens from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday. For details, call the library at […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Robert C. Byrd, the West Virginia lawmaker whose remarkable years in Washington included working with White House leaders from Dwight Eisenhower through Barack Obama, is the subject of a just-released book by a longtime member of his inner staff. David Corbin, whose “The Last Great Senator: Robert C. Byrd’s Encounters with 11 United […]

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Out&about

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Out&about

Happy birthday, Sweet Shop! Saturday brings a birthday celebration at the Shepherdstown Sweet Shop as the bakery at 100 W. German St. marks its 30th year. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., owners Pam and Rusty Berry will serve free cake and ice cream along with our freshly brewed coffee. Manager Teresa McBee says the […]

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