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Debt, job prospects vex SU students

Shepherd University students say they’re worried about what kind of jobs will be available once they finish their degrees and how they’ll pay back the loans they took to get through school.

Jefferson County officials have approved changes to a school bus garage project near the Shiloh subdivision after residents filed complaints and then a lawsuit.

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Shepherd offers free housing for summer school students

hepherd University is sweetening the deal for students who enroll in summer school: A new program will let them live in apartments on campus without paying any rent.

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Charles Town police continue to wait for answers in the January shooting that left two men dead and one seriously injured.

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Changes in the tax code that kick in July 1 are expected to generate $350,000 a year for Charles Town and $570,000 in Ranson, city officials say.

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Jefferson County students will remain in school until June 15, following a decision this week by the Board of Education to extend the school day by one day to make up for snow cancellations.

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School board members and the public will learn the latest on the search for Jefferson’s new superintendent Thursday morning.

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A good job doing good

Pamela Brannon is looking for someone with office skills – and a heart for orphaned Africans – to join the three-person staff of Children of Uganda, a nonprofit based in downtown Charles Town since 2008.

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Ruby Sales, a noted civil rights activist who nearly died as a 17-year-old working to help fellow black citizens secure the right to vote a half-century ago in her native Alabama, is set to speak in Charles Town this weekend.

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After a lawsuit filed by community members who live near the site of the Jefferson school system’s planned bus garage, school board members will meet Thursday to discuss possible changes to the project.

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