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Where the Wilder things are

More than 50 years after Laura Ingalls Wilder’s death, fans still clamor for more ‘Little House’  CHARLES TOWN – There are memoirs and cookbooks, an annual “Laurapalooza” event and even a “Little House” musical: Nearly 60 years after the death of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author is more popular than ever. This article is exclusive, […]

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Community Notes

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After being pensioned as a broodmare, the even-keel disposition of Princess Rooney was as important to Gentry Farm in Lexington as her quality on-track performances had been to owner Paula Tucker and trainer Neil Drysdale. After delivering seven foals, Princess Rooney didn’t produce a youngster for two straight years. In those two years, she willingly […]

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WINCHESTER, Va. — Even with their first summer in Jefferson County six months away, the Charles Town Cannons of the Valley Baseball League are quickly forming the roster for the team’s initial 44-game season in the well-established league. The Cannons are moving to Sager Field at Jefferson High School from Luray (Va.) where they were […]

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Christmas magic needed to stand Big 12 schedule

The one that got away was the loss to Duquesne. A three-point loss to Davidson could be tolerated and the seven-point loss inflicted by conference rival Oklahoma wasn’t unexpected either. But losing to Duquesne was a mess. The Iron Dukes just lost to Robert Morris by a 91-69 score that gave some real indication of […]

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New judge takes bench for 23rd circuit

CHARLES TOWN – Michael Lorensen was sworn in as the newest judge on the 23rd Circuit bench on Friday by Chief Judge David Sanders, following his appointment by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in November to replace Gina Groh, who was named last year to serve on the U.S. District Court. Lorensen he was excited by […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s efforts to improve highway safety are getting help from the federal government. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded more than $859,000 to the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. The grant will be used to improve driver behavior and performance, and to reduce deaths and injuries from motor vehicle-related accidents. […]

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Out&about

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Photography on display This black-and-white image and other works by award-winning photographer Curt Mason will be showcased in the meeting room of the South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point. The new exhibit – the library’s 41st such display – debuts Saturday and will continue through the end of January. A free reception with the […]

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+ Jenny Phillips was initially appointed to the board by then-Gov. Bob Wise in 2005 following the death of longtime state board member Paul J. Morris of Kanawha County. An Elkins resident who made her career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Phillips was reappointed to the board in 2007. She voted against the Nov. […]

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Pink slip

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Pink slip

In Northern Virginia and in our own Eastern Panhandle, November usually marks the arrival of the wind that will persist virtually unabated until April. Most of the corn is in, but a few fields remain standing. For those of us who are unable to quiet our imagination, it’s nearly impossible to do complex work on […]

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