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Theater fest: The 22nd season of the Contemporary American Theater Festival kicks off Friday, but for those who can’t wait to see the five plays in this year’s repertoire, make plans to head to Shepherdstown tonight for the “Pay What You Can” preview shows. For details or to reserve seats, call 800-999-2283 or go to […]

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Jefferson Memorial Park roundup: The Jefferson Junior USTA tennis tournament was held on June 26 — 27. Local players earning singles trophies were: first place — Grant Davis, Roula Hammer; second place — Carter Davis, Caroline Diehl; third place — Cullen Irving, Carter Davis, Bryce Turney, Lloyd Tracy; fourth place — Cole gore, Isabella Nichols; […]

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Putting ‘Coal Country’ on the map

Doug Estepp is making up for lost time. He was an adult before he heard details about the dramatic, deadly turning points in the American history that happened right in his backyard in Southern West Virginia. He credits John Sayles’ 1987 hit film, “Matewan,” with finally opening the door to discussion of the “mine wars” […]

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Community Notes

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Jefferson Memorial Park roundup: Little League standings — Cubs 2-0, Hawks, 1-1, Vikings 1-1, Owls 0-2. Big League standings — Lions 2-0, Bears 1-1, Blue Jays 1-1, Tigers 1-1. Results — June 19: Cubs 7, Vikings 5; Hawks 7, Owls, 5. June 20: Bears 6, Tigers, 3; Lions 8, Blue Jays, 1. June 21: Vikings […]

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OUT AND ABOUT

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Street Fest: With performances by Christian Lopez and Joe Taxi (shown performing in Martinsburg earlier this month) plus dozens of musicians, free kids’ activities, special shopping deals, raffles and much more throughout downtown, Shepherdstown Street Fest may be the most anticipated event of the summer. The fun starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and continues till […]

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Laying down the slaw

CHARLES TOWN -One of the first things I learned at Marshall University still sticks with me vividly more than a quarter-century later: I’d spent my life eating hot dogs all wrong. My “usual” – with mustard, onions and relish – provoked enormous eye-rolls from my newest friends as we lunched in the Holderby Hall cafeteria. […]

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The ‘Voice’

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CHARLES TOWN – Acclimating zombies. Musicians looking for love. Mother-daughter drama. A dying actress at work on her autobiography.[cleeng_content id="t1" price="0.15" description="Read it now!"] Those meaty topics take center stage this weekend as the Old Opera House hosts its New Voice Play Festival. For theater-goers, the 12th annual festival offers the chance to see four […]

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Local couple lands big win on nationwide game show

SHEPHERDSTOWN — With a daily viewership of almost 10 million, landing a spot on Wheel of Fortune is slim at best. To come away with over $70,000 in winnings is as likely as winning the lottery. Jonathon and Kristen Eyler, of Shepherdstown, have beaten those odds by winning $71,000 in front of a nationwide audience […]

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Community Notes

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Jefferson Memorial Park roundup: The park tennis camp was held on June 11 through 13 with 152 participants. Winning the forehand and serving age group championships were: Grace Taylor, Gaby Smith, Chet Gore, Xzavion Myles, Delaney Thomas, Grace lochnor, Gabe Mejia, Reid Patterson, Sonora Smith, Madison Vickers, Cole Gore, Colton Horseman, Agnese McAllister, Olivia Smith, […]

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Out&about

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New exhibit: The Shepherdstown Museum, inside the Entler Hotel at the corner of German and Princess streets, is open weekends through October and features a new exhibit, “Voices from the Storm: The War as Shepherdstown Saw It,” Part of Shepherdstown’s 250th anniversary celebration, the exhibit was created by Nick Redding (a Shepherd University grad who […]

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