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Almost time for Pickin’: Back Creek Valley next weekend hosts its sixth-annual bluegrass and barbecue festival, with dozens of bands on the lineup including nationally known acts such as the Kentucky HeadHunters and local favorites including the Back Creek Valley Boys, Lonesome Highway, Stoney Creek, the Speakeasy Boys, Drymill Road and Joe Taxi. Besides music […]

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Fair fun through Saturday

KEARNEYSVILLE – Thousands have swarmed to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds this week, but there’s much more fun to be had before the annual extravaganza of rural life wraps up Saturday night. Tonight brings several contests, including a speed texting showdown and eating competitions in categories from pie to ice cream, plus a demolition derby, a […]

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Back to school means time for after-school snack attacks

RANSON – Today’s the start of a new school year, and that means it’s again time for after-school snacks. If you live with a child, you know that it is extremely important to offer a snack when your child finishes his or her school day.  The perfect after-school snack is something that your kids love, that […]

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Community Calendar

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This week Softball tryouts: Summit Point Tsunami 12U girls softball tryouts will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tryouts will be at 4095 Leetown Rd in Summit Point. Please arrive 1/2 hour early to register and bring a copy of birth certificate. For further questions, contact […]

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Community Notes

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Blood drives: American Red Cross blood drives will be held at the following locations in August: Leetown United Methodist Church, Kearneysville, Aug. 24 from 2 to 7 p.m.; Best Buy, 276 Retail Commons Pkwy, Martinsburg, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Shepherdstown Fire Hall, Aug. 27 from 2 to 7 p.m.; Fellowship Bible Church, […]

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Get Mad: Tonight brings your chance to see the mad skills of Steve Moore, also known as “The Mad Drummer” as the Buckhannon native and the rest of Rick K. & The Allnighters perform at the Jefferson County Fair starting at 7:30 p.m. How big is Moore? Video of his over-the-top performance of ZZ Top’s […]

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Coming together for black history

CHARLES TOWN – Organizers of this weekend’s 20th-annual African American Culture & Heritage Festival want everyone to know about a black history icon’s early life here and his accomplishments as a Harvard-trained physician, influential abolitionist and decorated Union soldier. This year’s three-day festival – which kicks off Friday with a Descendants’ Reception and a party […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Three Jefferson County authors have special events lined up for Saturday: Rob Danno, whose book recounts his faceoff as a National Park Service Ranger with a powerful NFL owner, will speak in Charles Town Saturday morning. Mystery novelist Lauren Carr will hold a daylong writing workshop in Charles Town. and Lyn Widmyer […]

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Community Calendar

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This week Blood drives: A blood drive will be held at Mather Training Center in Harpers Ferry from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org. Softball tryouts: Summit Point Tsunami 12U girls softball tryouts happen Thursday, Tuesday and Aug. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. each day and Aug. 26 from […]

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Hot pick: Children’s reading a program a hit CHARLES TOWN – Debbie Stafford, who heads children’s programming for the Old Charles Town Library, reports that on Aug. 8, the library’s summer reading program, “Elect To Read” ended in a victory celebration. Out of the 92 children who initially registered for the program, 75 attended at least […]

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