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‘Going green’

An auto body repair shop and environmentally friendly practices are usually thought of as a contradiction. But Scott Stewart, owner of Scott’s Auto Body in Ranson, has successfully melded clean practices in his auto body repair business. Stewart has been in business in Ranson for 22 years. Starting with a 200 sq. ft. shop and […]

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New markers to lure bikers, hikers to C&O canal towns

SHARPSBURG, Md. — The installation of historical markers along the communities that line the C&O Canal neared its completion last week with the placement of the sixth one at Snyder’s Landing in Maryland. The new wayside exhibit invites visitors to bike the mile-and-a-half route into Sharpsburg along Snyder’s Landing Road to explore the town and […]

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‘Right hands’ get a hand

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Heather Morgan McIntyre’s plan to add some Hollywood-style flair to the annual tradition of thanking secretaries, administrative assistants and other office workers proved a Hollywood-style hit. McIntyre, the executive director of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, said she wanted to do more than just the standard Right Hands Day. “We didn’t want […]

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Tractor Supply hosts grand opening

CHARLES TOWN – The new 19,000 square foot Tractor Supply outlet off of U.S. 340 in Charles Town held it’s grand opening ceremony on Saturday, attended by local and state politicians along with officials from the Chamber of Commerce. Store Manager Gerald Michaels said the new location is already seeing great business prospects in the […]

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A ‘Main Street’ for Charles Town? CHARLES TOWN – Leaders with the Discover Downtown Charles Town group spent part of Thursday morning working with a consultant on the possibility of bringing a Main Street organization here. Main Street Martinsburg last weekend scored big with its appearance by West Virginia sports legend Jerry West at the city’s […]

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Jacques honored: Set to retire next month as dean of the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Eastern Division, Dr. C.H. Mitch Jacques was honored recently for establishing the popular Mini-Medical School community health education programs in the Eastern Panhandle. Jacques was presented with a plaque by Carol Joseph, physician and community education coordinator for […]

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Fish in a barrel

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Fish in a barrel

A high-tech fish farm outside of Shepherdstown has become a world innovator in the development of new techniques and technologies for the commercial production of fish. The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute is host to 12 full-time research scientists and engineers working to make fish farming economically viable and environmentally friendly. With support from the Atlantic […]

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New chiropractor: Chiropractor Jason Winseck of Charles Town has opened an office at 120 Commerce Circle in Kearneysville. The grand opening for Winseck’s Oasis Health and Wellness is set for May 1 and he will host a Fun Fair and Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12. A graduate of New York […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — An ex-railroad worker from Maryland who ran a West Virginia scrap yard while collecting disability checks has pleaded guilty to tax evasion. Fifty-year-old Kenneth Harold Hogan of Oldtown, Md., pleaded in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg last week to a misdemeanor count of making false statements and a felony count of tax […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Travel + Leisure Magazine Online is declaring Gravity New River Gorge Zip Lines one of the world’s coolest in its April edition. Gravity is part of Adventures on the Gorge in Lansing, a resort offering whitewater rafting and other activities. Partner Dave Arnold tells The State Journal the owners believed in the […]

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