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‘Read Aloud’ volunteers prepare to encourage literacy in local kids

March 16, 2018 People with a passion for reading to children gathered last Saturday at the Tate House in Charles Town to receive instruction from members of the Read Aloud West Virginia organization. more »»

Town Council approves upcoming events

March 16, 2018 After opening with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Girl Scout Troop 40339, event requests took center stage at Tuesday’s monthly Shepherdstown Town Council meeting. more »»

County Commission proposes FY19 budget

March 16, 2018 After weeks of deliberation, the Jefferson County Commission held a public hearing March 8 to present the budget numbers for fiscal year 2019. more »»

Local parks department provides childcare services during strike

March 9, 2018 The local parks and recreation departments worked to provide an option for childcare as parents were faced with school closures during the nine-day teachers’ strike. more »»

Schools re-open after bill passes

March 9, 2018 School buses were rolling along West Virginia highways Wednesday morning as students headed back to school after a nine-day work stoppage that covered all 55 counties. more »»

Local church offers lunch to students during strike

March 9, 2018 New Street United Methodist Church opened its doors Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to serve a hot lunch to kids who weren’t receiving meals due to the teacher work stoppage. more »»

Governor, teachers come to table for potential resolution to strike

March 2, 2018 The chant of “55 Strong” could be heard statewide as teachers in every West Virginia county participated in a work stoppage that began last Thursda. more »»

Shepherdstown medical office building proposed

March 2, 2018 A proposed medical office building is on tap for the Shepherdstown area, intended to serve Shepherd University students as well as local residents. more »»

Progress made on dedicated water line

March 2, 2018 Director of Public Works Frank Welch says the new dedicated water line, which began last November, is about 75 percent finished and barring any unforeseen weather events, should be completed by the... more »»

Residents plan to make Mellow Moods employee-owned establishment

February 23, 2018 Nearly every day for the past 10 years, Bradley Sanders has had his breakfast at Mellow Moods, and he’d like to continue the tradition. more »»

Protesters gather to raise equality awareness

February 23, 2018 Presidents Day brought a couple dozen people to the “wall” in Shepherdstown to help raise awareness for the Black Lives Matter movemen. more »»

County commissioners hear final budget requests

February 23, 2018 An intense two days of presentations ended last Friday evening as the director of the Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency closed out the budget request interviews for this budget season. more »»

‘Fat Tuesday’ is the day for pancakes

February 16, 2018 Citizen’s Fire Company in Charles Town kept with tradition on Shrove Tuesday, holding its annual Pancake Day fundraising even. more »»

Bill permitting guns on university campuses advances

February 16, 2018 A bill that could allow students and faculty members to carry guns on state university campuses was approved Friday by the West Virginia House Education Committe. more »»

Jefferson teachers ‘Walk In’ to protest

February 16, 2018 Last Friday, teachers all around Jefferson County participated in a “Walk In,” during which they gathered together before school began to wave posters and draw public attention to rising insurance... more »»

Young professionals discuss working in W. Va.

February 16, 2018 “The Struggle to Stay” has become somewhat of a catchphrase among the younger generation of West Virginians. more »»

Council approves events, allocates project money

February 16, 2018 Town Council met Tuesday at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Several familiar events were approved for the upcoming spring month. more »»

County challenged to meet requests

February 16, 2018 Jefferson County Commissioners began the week talking dollars; on Monday they spent their day hearing from multiple departments seeking dollars from the county’s annual budge. more »»

Loss of Knott leaves hole in community

February 16, 2018 Jefferson County lost an active member of the community on Feb. 5, with the passing of Shepherdstown resident Bernard W. Knott. In 1970, he married the love of his life, Adele Abrahamson. more »»

Shepherdstown resident helps with hurricane devastation recovery in St. Thomas

February 9, 2018 It’s been five months since the U.S. Virgin Islands were slammed with back-to-back hurricanes, and there are still many people displaced and areas without power. more »»

 
 
 

 

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