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‘Anvil’ writer forged remarkable life

CHARLES TOWN – When the author of “The Anvil” passed away in early 1993, the news merited coverage in The New York Times, a worthy end for a Charles Town resident who was one of West Virginia’s most revered writers and the scion of a powerful Mountain State politician. During an amazing writing career that […]

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Historic celebrations

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Historic celebrations

CHARLES TOWN — Local fans of history can look forward to more than this month’s production of “The Anvil.” Besides the play at the historic courthouse in Charles Town where the doomed abolitionist was convicted of treason in 1859, the September calendar includes a number of somber remembrances, lectures, a gala to commemorate a future […]

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Community Notes

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Volunteers needed: Fundraiser volunteers are needed for the 19th annual haunted fairgrounds being held Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27. This event is sponsored by the Kiwanis and Country Roads Car Club, with money going to help the food pantry, Panhandle Free Clinic, fire and rescue organizations and Santa’s Toy Shop. Earn a […]

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Community Calendar

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This week   NARFE 2250 to meet: The Jefferson County Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at noon on Wednesday at Billies Restaurant in Ranson. Guest speakers will be candidates for Assessor and County Commission.   AARP meeting: The Jefferson County Chapter #799 of AARP will meet on Thursday […]

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Writer’s Return

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Writer’s Return
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Fit as a fiddle

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Fit as a fiddle

This weekend’s Pickin’ in the Panhandle barbecue and bluegrass festival puts more than two dozen top bands on three stages for three days – a deluge of outstanding music that’s predicted to draw crowds of 10,000 or more. This year ’s festival, the sixth-annual event, will feature as its Saturday evening headliner the Kentucky Headhunters. […]

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Community Calendar

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This week Running clinics offered: Dr. Mark Cucuzzella will be conducting running clinics geared to runners of all levels. Two clinics will be offered Friday. At 4 p.m., the clinic will cover stability, mobility and strength. At 5 p.m., the topic will be running form. Clinics will be held in the Aerobics Room in The […]

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Reel fun

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Reel fun

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Friday night’s showing of a quirky comedy from Australia that explores middle-age angst and the life of drag queens will kick off the Shepherdstown Film Society’s fall series. “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” begins at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall on the campus of Shepherd University. As with the other […]

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Better days for dogs
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Community Calendar

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This week Boot drive and barbecue: Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Department will be having a boot dive and barbecue event on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Pulled pork, cole slaw, boardwalk fries and fresh-squeezed lemonade will be on the menu. Birding trips: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor birding trips Saturday and Sept. […]

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