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CHARLES TOWN — The Rotary Club of Charles Town donated $32,000 to a number of area charities from money raised from its annual J.B. Smith Memorial Golf Tournament. Distributions made from this year’s tournament include $13,000 to the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation; $2,000 to Jefferson High Baseball; $2,000 to Washington High Baseball; $5,000 to […]

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A ‘green’ lantern

Sept. 10 Audubon talk to shed light on frog decline KEARNEYSVILLE – A Shepherd University microbiology instructor will share insights about the decline of frog populations at a Potomac Valley Audubon Society program next month. Laura Robertson’s free talk, “Disappearing Frogs: Global Amphibian Declines and the Chytrid Fungus,” begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at […]

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RANSON – Starting Monday, University Healthcare’s Jefferson Medical Center here will no longer allow tobacco use of any kind, including e-cigarettes. The new policy also bans tobacco use out-of-doors on hospital property, according to Teresa McCabe, the spokeswoman for the hospital system. Also banned: tobacco use on sidewalks, in the parking lots and inside vehicles parked […]

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CHARLES TOWN – City leaders will seek legal advice to settle the redrawing of city ward boundaries, Mayor Peggy Smith told City Council members Monday night. The topic continues to create controversy. Smith said she will contact Teresa Helmick of the Charleston firm of Steptoe and Johnson. She said the city worked with the firm […]

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MARTINSBURG – K. Joy Buck now is a professor at the West Virginia University School of Nursing. Buck’s promotion is among a number of faculty promotions at the West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division. The registered nurse with a Ph.D. teaches graduate-level nursing students and is the principal investigator for Bridges to Healthy Transitions, research […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) – Republican Shelley Moore Capito and Democrat Natalie Tennant will square off in a live televised debate for West Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat. The two hopefuls will meet Oct. 7 in Charleston for the race’s first announced debate. The West Virginia Press Association, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and AARP are organizing the […]

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CHARLES TOWN — Don’t count libraries out yet, says Hali Taylor. Taylor, the director of the Shepherdstown Library, took that message to the Jefferson County Board of Education Monday night. “Libraries are the cornerstone of democracy,” she said. “You have the right to read anything you want to, and no one can stop you. You […]

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CHARLES TOWN — Motorists can expect delays in traffic during this weekend’s African American Heritage Day Parade, according to the Charles Town Police Department. The parade, which will begin at about 11 a.m. Saturday, will start at around Third Avenue in Ranson and follow George Street into Charles Town, until Washington Street. It will continue […]

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China Fortune owner planning new eatery

CHARLES TOWN – There are brighter days ahead for Sen Lin, whose China Fortunate restaurant at 1189 S. George St. in Charles Town has been closed following a fire earlier this summer. Lin has announced plans to open a Chinese restaurant in the shopping plaza near Walmart just off U.S. 340, in the former location […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – Rachel Adams has been awarded the 2014 Paul M. Saab Memorial Kiwanis Scholarship from the Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown. Adams, a graduate of Jefferson High School, is the daughter of Charles and Renee Adams of Charles Town. She plans to attend Shepherd University to study family and consumer sciences, working toward a career […]

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