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Mills chosen as Charles Town city manager

CHARLES TOWN — David Mills was selected to be the new city manager for Charles Town in a unanimous vote by the City Council Wednesday. Mills, 47, currently works as economic development director for Ranson. A former city manager for that city, he will assume his new duties June 2. Mayor Peggy Smith cited Mills’ […]

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Growing stronger

With community’s help, fire only a setback After decades of selling plants at the Shepherdstown Farmers Market every Sunday, Jimmy Foltz is finding out just how much support he has in the community. Foltz, 55, who owns Peace in the Valley Herb Farm on Back Creek Valley Road in Hedgesville, makes his living selling seedlings, […]

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2 newcomers win school board seats

CHARLES TOWN – Newcomers Kathy Skinner and Laurie Ogden were the top two vote-getters in Tuesday’s race for the Jefferson County Board of Education. Scott Sudduth also won another term on the board. Skinner finished with 2,026 votes while Ogden had 2,008 and Sudduth came in third with 1,984 on the nonpartisan contest. Voters denied […]

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CHARLES TOWN — A Jefferson County commissioner wants full disclosure from the residents who volunteer on the county’s boards and commissions by having them sign and adhere to an ethical code of conduct at the time they are appointed. Commissioner Lyn Widmyer has introduced a code of ethics that requires appointees to publicly disclose any […]

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CHARLES TOWN — The Charles Town City Council made its selection for the position of city manager Monday, but officials won’t name the person until a formal offer has been made. Three candidates were evaluated during an executive session, which was closed to the public. Charles Town has been without a city manager since March. […]

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Town urged to take time on Hilltop revival

HARPERS FERRY — The decision by an investment group to pull out of restoring the historic Hilltop House Hotel gives the town a chance to prepare for any future plans, a consultant told town residents at a gathering last week. Tony Redman, of Annapolis, Md., who had his own county planning and zoning business for […]

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CHARLES TOWN — Two Republicans will square off Tuesday to see which one will face Democrat Pete Dougherty to fill the two-year unexpired term of Jefferson County sheriff. Doughtery, who was appointed to the position last year by the County Commission following the resignation of then-Sheriff Robert Shirley, is unopposed. Republicans Steven Sowers and Brian […]

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Rx for healthier living Morgan market to become hub for more than food

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Residents who visit Morgan’s Grove Market when the season kicks off Saturday will find new offerings aimed at making it easier to pursue a healthy lifestyle. The market, Shepherdstown’s Saturday hub for local growers, bakers, artisans and crafters since 2011, is expanding into a year-round agricultural campus and healthy living collaborative that will […]

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Out-of-state cash fueling Mooney race

CHARLES TOWN – Conservative Alex X. Mooney notes on his website the “continued momentum” for his campaign for Congress, and the fact that he’s raised more money than his fellow Republicans combined. But what Mooney doesn’t tout is how little of his campaign income is coming from West Virginia donors. Mooney, who resigned as Maryland […]

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Barking lot

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Barking lot

Emmy, a blue heeler belonging to Cory Grace of Harpers Ferry, greets a visitor during an evening outing last week at the dog park at Sam Michael’s Park. Grace, who also has a Lab-pointer mix named Trooper, says they’re regulars at the Shenandoah Junction park. “They need to run every day,” she said.     […]

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