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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

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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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African music,drums | Tonight Children of Uganda – which earlier this week wowed students from Jefferson High, Wildwood Middle and elsewhere – takes the stage tonight in Shepherdstown. The 8 p.m. performance at the Frank Theater at Shepherd University is the group’s official kickoff for the 2014 Tour of Light. Admission costs $15 or $10 […]

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Unger sworn in as chaplain

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News flash brings flash of inspiration

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Civil War talk | Tonight Dan Hakenson will discuss Col. John S. Mosby’s Loudoun Heights fight on Jan. 10, 1864, tonight at Camp Hill Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry. The talk is part of the monthly Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable. The free program begins at 8 p.m. at the church at 601 W. Washington […]

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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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