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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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A maze-ing fun

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A maze-ing fun
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Gonna do it again

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Gonna do it again

CHARLES TOWN — Charlie Daniels has been playing professionally since 1958. He has played with countless famous musicians and won many awards, including two Grammys.     His 1979 single, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” is a legendary crossover radio hit staple.   He helped co-write a song made famous by Elvis Presley.   He […]

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Word on the street

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Word on the street

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Robert Frost, the New England poet as beloved as ever nearly a half-century after his death, once explained his work this way: “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” Friday and Saturday in Shepherdstown, the eighth-annual Sotto Voce Poetry Festival will spotlight Frost and other […]

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Historic ‘Asylum’ finds home in Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN – Art lovers can see 20 images from award-winning photographer Rip Smith’s latest project, “Asylum,” in the Old Firehouse Gallery at the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative now through Oct. 28. It’s an insider’s look into the gargantuan structure where mentally ill West Virginians were treated for more than a century starting in 1864. […]

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Out & about

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All about Apple butter: Every Columbus Day weekend since 1974, Berkeley Springs has put homemade apple butter front and center, and this year’s free Apple Butter Festival likely will again draw thousands of visitors. The fun starts with a kickoff parade at 10 a.m. Saturday and continues with live music, an art and crafts show, […]

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Parade prep

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Parade prep

As the end of Shepherdstown’s 250th anniversary celebration nears, organizers are looking for participants for a Coming Home parade set fro 4 p.m. on Nov. 11. conclusion, which will take place the weekend of November 10-11. Peter Smith, who is handling publicity for the 250 events, said the parade will include only descendants and representatives […]

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Community Calendar

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This week Disaster preparedness: Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management holds a family disaster preparedness night at 7 tonight at Independent Fire Company in Ranson. Pre-register by calling 304-728-3329 or email tmehling@jeffersoncountywv.org. Car show: Rock Spring Church’s car show starts at noon Saturday with street rods, muscle cars, antique and custom cars, trucks and […]

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Community Notes

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Jefferson yearbooks: Students at Jefferson High School may pick up 2011-12 yearbooks during their lunch period or daily until 4 p.m. through Friday. Those who attended Jefferson last year may pick up their books daily anytime through 4 p.m. Friday. Students must have photo IDs, school officials say.  Extra books are available and may be […]

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