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TODAY | 22 Blood drives: The American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shepherd University. Anyone may sign up at redcrossblood.org. Other upcoming blood drives in the area happen Friday in Martinsburg at Berkeley Business Park at 5550 Winchester Ave. (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Blue Ridge […]

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9-year-old’s first haircut brings 21-inch donation for Locks of Love

Photos by Claire Ford Ethan May waited nine years for his first haircut ever, and when he left the Hair Cuttery in Charles Town earlier this month after sitting in the stylist’s chair for the first time, he had plenty to show for the trip. The Blue Ridge Elementary student was able to make a donation […]

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Thinking of MLK, W.Va., water and a thirst for justice

[cleeng_content id=”344061864″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]CHARLES TOWN – I hope the water crisis in and around Charleston is over by the time we mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, but in case it’s still disrupting the most basic aspects of life for 300,000 of our fellow West Virginians, the convergence of the […]

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I know this will make me sound like some ultra-serious dieter – which I’m not! – but I love raw celery. The humble celery stalk shines in so many ways, from a bloody mary to a snack stuffed with peanut butter or pimento cheese. To me, it’s the cracker of the vegetable world. It’s what […]

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TODAY | 15 Blood drive: The American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at Gold’s Gym at 64 Somerset Blvd. in Charles Town. Anyone may sign up at redcrossblood.org. Heritage tourism: Today’s the deadline for papers, presentations, workshops, exhibits and posters addressing cultural heritage tourism trends, issues and concerns to […]

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Unger sworn in as chaplain

[cleeng_content id=”390717129″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]KEARNEYSVILLE – Pastor John Unger was sworn in last week as a chaplain with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Reserve. He saids he will focus on giving support to officers, who encounter difficult situations in the course of their service. “The men and women who are out there every day […]

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News flash brings flash of inspiration

[cleeng_content id=”879786358″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Artist finds daily ‘assignment’ in The Washington Post’s front page Rebecca Grace Jones made herself a news addict last month – using The Washington Post’s front-page photo and accompanying text to prompt her to create a new work of art. The resulting 31 pieces of art now can be […]

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TODAY | 8 Free flu shots: Anyone who works or lives in the county is invited to get a free flu shot starting at 8:30 this morning at the Jefferson County Health Department. The shots will be available as long as they last. The health department at 1948 Wiltshire Road in Kearneysville closes at 4:30 […]

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Waxing at Capitol on the wan?

CHARLESTON – Famed architect Cass Gilbert used marble at the West Virginia Capitol building for the same reason the ancient Greeks used it at the Parthenon. They wanted durable, polished floors that would retain their shine with minimum upkeep. The Capitol’s marble has lost some its luster, however. Steve Canterbury, administrator for the state Supreme […]

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Must-see WV

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Must-see WV

[cleeng_content id=”991483166″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]From Blackwater to baths to ramps, trips in the Mountain State make ’14 memorable For many of us, the arrival of a new year brings with it dreams for great adventure. Luckily for West Virginians, the Mountain State is full of one-of-a-kind places that make for a 2014 bucket […]

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