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Yearbook pickup: Jefferson High’s 2013 yearbooks will be distributed through Friday during all three lunch shifts and from 3 to 3:30 p.m. after school. ID is required to pick up the books. For more information, call 304-725-8491. Students sought: The Lions Club of West Virginia is seeking students to travel abroad next summer. Learn more […]

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Community Calendar

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Tree walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will hold a free tree identification walk at Shepherdstown’s Morgan’s Grove Park at 5 tonight. To pre-register or get more information, email kheldreth@hotmail.com or call 304-229-6229. Birding trip: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will host a bird walk at 8 a.m. Thursday in the Bolivar Heights section of […]

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History takes center stage

This weekend, ‘The Anvil’ brings John Brown’s final days to life he story of abolitionist John Brown is perhaps Jefferson County’s most famous. In the fall of 1859, Brown aimed to take the slavery question into his own hands, leading a ragtag band to Harpers Ferry, where he hoped to seize the federal arsenal, arm slaves […]

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Out&about

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History presentation: Author Bob O’Connor (above) tonight shares details of the remarkable life of a slave and blacksmith-in-training at Beall Air, the Charles Town plantation of Lewis Washington, a descendant of the nation’s first president. O’Connor’s free talk on Catesby – the subject of two of his books – begins at 7 at Camp Hill […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) – Porcupines are re-establishing themselves in West Virginia’s northeastern mountains, from Randolph to Berkeley counties. Sightings of the spiny rodent have been on the rise, though no studies have been conducted to assess their numbers. Often, it’s a hunter’s dog returning to its master with a snoot full of quills that reveals their […]

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For former lawmaker,  life began in New York

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Do you remember those beautiful first flowers of spring you saw this spring? I hope you made notes of the ones you liked. Chances are that the first flowers blooming in early spring were bulbs that had been planted the previous fall or before. According to the West Virginia University Garden calendar, you should order […]

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Community Calendar

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Special history tour: Civil War scholar John Schildt leads an evening tour at Antietam National Cemetery at 7 tonight. The free, one-hour tour begins at the entrance to the cemetery in Sharpsburg, Md. For more, go online to nps.gov/anti. Special speaker: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s program at the National Conservation Training Center will feature […]

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Community notes

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Public input needed: The Jefferson County Commission holds a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Charles Town Library on the proposed stormwater management ordinance and text amendments to the subdivision and land development regulations. Submitt comments to info@jeffersoncountywv.org, P.O. Box 250, Charles Town 25414 or faxed to 304-728-8126. Copies of the proposal […]

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Artomatic for the people

Next month, a free, one-of-a-kind art event debuts in Charles Town Artomatic@Jefferson is transforming available space into a playground for artistic expression while creating community and expanding economic development. The all-volunteer effort will bring a month-long celebration of all the arts to Jefferson County starting Oct. 4. Some 40 visual artists have registered to showcase […]

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