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CHARLES TOWN — After spending more than seven years establishing Mellow Moods as a Jefferson County mecca for vegetarians, vegans and other health-minded diners, Phil Masterangelo has announced plans to get out of the business. The move comes just months after Masterangelo opened a second Mellow Moods location on Washington Street in downtown Charles Town. […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Officials with the Jefferson County Animal Control Department are celebrating after winning grants to fight animal cruelty — one that will pay for animal cruelty investigations training and another to shoulder the cost of caring for horses seized from owners who have abused and neglected them. The first grant – $1,500 from […]

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Ayotte: Make Capito my ‘teammate’ in Washington

SUMMIT POINT — President Obama is expected today to deliver his much-anticipated strategy for how to combat the growing Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria and for New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte it can’t come fast enough. Ayotte, who serves on both the Senate’s Armed Services Committee and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs […]

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C-SPAN founder visits Shepherdstown Rotary

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Brian Lamb, the founder and former CEO of C-SPAN, regaled the weekly Tuesday meeting of the Shepherdstown Rotary with stories of his experiences at the helm of the station’s well-known Booknotes program. Lamb, whose broadcasting career began with a DJ stint while still in high school, explained the story behind the birth of […]

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Rock-solid help

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Rock-solid help

Farm market, chef partnering for next week’s ‘Stone Soup’ dinner SHEPHERDSTOWN – Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith, the Charles Town Farmers Market and one of the area’s best-loved chefs are coming together for a unique fundraiser next week. Chef Liz Gallery, who made Stone Soup Bistro a Shepherdstown favorite, will create a special dinner with […]

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OUR VIEW

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W.Va. shouldn’t be dead-last in voting West Virginia lags behind the nation in so many important metrics. We’re one of the least-healthy states, with a high number of smokers or people who are overweight or have other  medical problems. We’re also the “most miserable” state for the fifth year straight, a finding put together by […]

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CHARLES TOWN — Jefferson County school board members say they are taking seriously a report by the American Academy of Pediatrics that maintains that children are starting school too early in the morning. According to the AAP, classes for middle and high school students should start at 8:30 a.m. or later. Studies show that adolescents […]

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Community Calendar

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Community Calendar

TODAY | Sept. 3 Grave presentation: Shepherd University historian Keith Alexander’s talk, “History from the Ground Up: What Our Cemeteries Tell Us About Shepherdstown’s Past,” begins at 7 p.m. at the school’s Byrd Center. Part of Historic Shepherdstown’s annual speaker series, the talk is free and open to anyone; refreshments will follow. For details, call 304-876-0910 […]

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‘Poverty profiteer’ and the truth about W.Va.

A staffer for a West Virginia politician with an office in Washington, D.C. recently referred to Crystal Good as a “poverty profiteer.” Crystal is a poet and a thinker. A West Virginia girl, born and raised, she has lived around the country, but now makes her home in West Virginia. For the record, I’ve never […]

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Life behind (handle)bars

New Charles Town consignment business aims to outfit motorcycle aficionados CHARLES TOWN — Tina Rinner’s driven these days. She wants to give motorcyclists a place to go for reasonably priced biker apparel and other items. Her new store, HD Apparel at 32 Federal Way not far from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, also serves […]

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