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Brown-Pearson Milton and Lynn Brown of Charles Town announce the engagement of their daughter, Kasha Michelle Brown, to Kevin Pearson, the son of Richard and Kim Pete of Lakeland, Fla. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Jefferson High School who earned a degree in fashion merchandising from Fairmont State University. She works as a […]

At Identity Crisis, cancer fundraiser comes dressed up as nonstop fun in Shepherdstown

What do you get when you mix a VIP party at Wild Goose Farm, an enthusiastic gaggle of costumed revelers, a red carpet, a dance party and a slew of supportive Shepherdstown’s business owners together on a Saturday night? The answer can only be an “Identity Crisis” – the annual costume-studded event organized by Tara […]

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Farmland program adds 40th property

CHARLES TOWN — Jefferson County added its 40th farm to the county’s farmland protection program, bringing to 4,028 the number of acres preserved. An agricultural conservation easement was purchased for $290,640 to add the 76.5-acre Circle N Farm, which is owned by William and Deloris Nicewarner, on Aug. 19. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural […]

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Engagement

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Kirby-Cassidy John and Rebecca Kirby of Charles Town announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Ayres Kirby, to Thomas Michael Cassidy, son of Thomas and Alice Cassidy of Hamilton, Va. Kirby is a graduate of Jefferson High and Louisiana State University, where she earned a dual bachelor’s degree in anthropology and criminology. Cassidy is a graduate of Loudoun Valley (Va.) High and Randolph […]

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Anniversary

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Anniversary

[cleeng_content id=”585625791″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Mankins’ 50th Dan and Jeannine Mankins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 25. The couple, who married in Oakland, Md., in 1964, are natives of Tunnelton who now live in Grafton. He started his career in Shepherdstown, where he worked as a teacher and principal at Shepherdstown Elementary School. He retired in 1999 as principal of Anna […]

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Meals on Wheels gets birthday bash gift  Instead of presents, 10-year-old Sam Lake raises $280 in donations

[cleeng_content id=”700158373″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]CHARLES TOWN – Sam Lake of Charles Town likes many things: math, history, soccer, basketball—and helping others. That’s why last month, as he planned to celebrate his 10th birthday with a party at Skyline Paintball & Laser Tag in Winchester, Va., he decided to use his birthday as a […]

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Happy Birth Days

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[cleeng_content id=”339281536″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] It’s a girl:  | Layla Kay Isabella Lowe Megan and Josh Lowe of Martinsburg welcomed a daughter, Layla Kay Isabella Lowe, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg. She weighed 5 pounds and measured 17 inches long. The baby’s grandparents are Debra Young of Ranson, Albert Grimsley of Edgewater, Fla., and Bill and Sandy Heeter […]

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Engagement

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Engagement

[cleeng_content id=”801718640″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Penner-Bauer Eileen Penner and Andrew Bauer of Arlington, Va., are engaged. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Thomas and Anne Hayes-Penner of Fairport, N.Y. The prospective groom is the son of Jim and Terry Bauer of Shepherdstown. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in evolutionary biology in 2007 and from Cornell University with a […]

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Saying farewell to the DuBoses
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My bolt into the wild, blue yonder

[cleeng_content id=”420855673″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Falling nine thousand feet out of the sky takes almost no time. In fact, it doesn’t feel like falling at all. There’s more sensation of gravity to be found in stumbling down the stairs or stepping off a ladder. At about three miles from the ground, being in midair […]

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