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Close-knit: South Jefferson Public Library at the corner of Summit Point Road and Church Street in Summit Point holds a Charity Knit-In from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with Worldwide Knit in Public Day. “Knitters around the world are to knit hats and prayer shawls for a worthy cause. The library will […]

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Top citizen nominations: Nominate a leader as 2013’s Jefferson County Citizen of the Year by today. The Spirit of Jefferson sponsors the Citizen of the Year award. Nomination forms are available at the Spirit of Jefferson office. Questions may be directed to 304-725-2055. Summer camps: The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation hosts a variety of […]

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Curious about George

Martinsburg’s historic train station now is home to a museum that brings to life George Washington – who worked in the Panhandle as a young surveyor – and other highlights of our area’s transportation history. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again […]

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Top citizen: Next week brings the deadline to nominate someone as 2013’s Jefferson County Citizen of the Year. Officials with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce are accepting nominations from the public through June 5. The Spirit of Jefferson sponsors the Citizen of the Year award, which dates to 1979. To nominate someone, write a […]

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History hike: Hikers and history lovers are asked to sign up by Thursday for the second-annual African-American History Hike, a free event put on by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Saturday’s one-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. in the ATC’s Visitor Center at 799 Washington St. Space is limited […]

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Putting state’s woes front, center

Sean O’Leary spent decades working in marketing in New York and Boston before returning to his home state where he’s found success as a playwright and newspaper columnist. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of […]

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In Harpers Ferry, hilly half marathon gets runners moving

HARPERS FERRY – Behind every runner at a race event, there is a different motivation. At the Harpers Ferry Half Marathon on May 11 participants laced up for reasons as varied as a wanting a Mother’s Day treat to tackling a lifelong aspiration. Luckily, a little rain didn’t dampen spirits too much as more than […]

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Wine and Arts Festival: This weekend brings the chance to taste excellent West Virginia wines, see outstanding local artists’ works and enjoy live music at the beautiful, historic Boydville estate in Martinsburg. The Wine and Arts Festival is a Memorial Day weekend staple on the home’s grounds on South Queen Street. The event begins at […]

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Allen honored for history work

ELKINS – Jefferson County author and architectural historian John C. Allen Jr. has accepted an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Davis & Elkins College. Allen’s award came during the school’s commencement ceremonies Saturday. School officials said the award is made in recognition of a leader’s “outstanding achievement in the humanities, original contribution to the […]

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Libraries remain a vital force in our communities

To celebrate last month’s National Library Week, the American Library Association chose the theme, “Communities matter@your library.” The designation offered an ideal time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians, but also a time to reflect on the contributions that your local libraries make to the community. Libraries are reading institutions and […]

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