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Residents find ways to cope with high temps

CHARLES TOWN – As thousands in the Panhandle continue to endure the heatwave that began June 29, health officials say they’ll provide free cooling stations as long as they’re needed. The one set up at the Jefferson County Health Department at 1948 Wiltshire Road in Kearneysville will operate at least through Friday, said Jennifer Maggio of […]

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Big Red gets ‘Grand Slam’ of Triple Crown records

The best of all time just got even better. Secretariat, the larger-than-life thoroughbred from nearly four decades ago, has finally been given his due by the people now in charge at Pimlico, the race track where the Preakness Stakes takes place. It was in 1973 when Secretariat was at his record-busting best. He had set […]

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CHARLES TOWN (AP) — The discovery of 10 exotic cats in a vacant house in Charles Town has led to animal cruelty charges against the property’s owner.   Charles Town police tell media outlets that officers found nine Savannah cats and a serval in the house last month. A man checking on the house called […]

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The Ranson Festival and Car Show, sponsored by The Ranson Convention and Visitor Bureau, will start Saturday at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Vendors will be able to setup at 8 a.m. Tables will be provided. Site with electricity will be $50 and without will be $35. The Ranson Car Show registration will […]

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A slammin,’ jammin’ good time takes me back to the day

INWOOD–Renowned venue Shiley Acres reopened last Saturday amidst a huge crowd, perfect weather and the sounds of hard rock. The first concert bill included local favorites Dirty Deal, Blackmail and Kix, as a tribute to the days of old. A few changes from the old days were evident. The ubiquitous sea of coolers were replaced […]

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Library wants community feedback

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The biggest stumbling block toward converting the former Shepherstown landfill to a new public library is also its biggest asset, according to the director of the state’s brownfields assistance center. Brownfields are abandoned and contaminated lands, such as landfills, that through reclamation may be made available for re-use. What often holds back development […]

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Shepherd senior first baseman Nathan Minnich has been the NCAA Division II National Player of the Year for the 2012 season. Minnich batted .500 and hit 21 home runs during Shepherd’s 46-game regular season. Minnich actually led the country in homers per game (0.46), on-base percentage, and slugging percentage (1.037). His .500 batting average was […]

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WESTON— In winning the team championship by almost 100 points at the Class AAA, Region II Meet, Jefferson swept all four of the relays that were held. Of the 171 points the Cougars literally amassed, forty of those points came from winning the 4×100, 4×200, 4×400, and 4×800 relays in the meet held last Thursday […]

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Area forests bugged by invasive insects

Trees in and around Hampshire County are being damaged and destroyed by invasive species, according to the state Department of Agriculture. “We have a lot of problems with forests right now,” said Quentin “Butch” Sayers, the assistant director for plant industries division and the forest health protection program for the state at New Creek. “Invasive […]

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Churches of Jefferson County – Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church

Standing majestically along the hillside overlooking the historic town of Harpers Ferry and the picturesque Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church has long been a spiritual beacon to nearby residents and visitors alike. The church literally arose from the ashes of the Civil War. During the Civil War, the “Blue Church,” as […]

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