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Civil rights icon to help Zion mark 200th year

With 2015 marking Zion Episcopal Church’s 200th year in Charles Town, leaders plans to use the celebration to shed light on the church’s ongoing commitment to equality and social justice.

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Opposition building to stop summer music fest

A Jefferson County commissioner says he will try to get the County Commission to schedule a public hearing so residents can have their say about an outdoor music festival scheduled for this summer near Summit Point.

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‘Happy’ to JAM: Jefferson kids ready to have fun as they get fit

Students in Jefferson County will spend a minute Thursday morning rocking out to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” as part of a worldwide fitness initiative called JAM Day.

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An award-winning approach at SU

Growing up in Buffalo, N.Y., Chiquita Howard-Bostic initially envisioned a career in urban planning.

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The city of Charles Town’s $4 million renovation of the historic Charles Washington Hall could start as soon as next month.

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Virginia, Maryland ready to steal Bloomery away

The economic development director for the town of Altavista, Va., admits the email he sent Tuesday morning to Linda Losey of Bloomery Plantation Distillery might seem opportunistic.

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SOUR TURN

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SOUR TURN

The owners of a popular Jefferson County distillery are hoping the state will recognize that their tasting room is different from a liquor store, and therefore subject to different regulations, or … else.

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The case for Main Street

Amy Panzarella said she remembers when walking along a sidewalk in downtown Charles Town was a challenge.

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Ranson’s mayor facing ‘formidable’ health foe

The world has changed in all kinds of ways since 1987, but the same man remains at the helm of Ranson, and Mayor A. David Hamill says he’ll continue even as he faces a health crisis.

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West Virginia’s public libraries can’t continue to keep their doors open without a permanent, stable funding source, area librarians recently warned lawmakers in Charleston.

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