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'It Happened Here': Book signing to feature first novel of CATF playwright

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- This Monday at 6:30 p.m., Four Seasons Books will host a virtual book signing for Rick Dresser's first novel, "It Happened Here." Dresser has previously written a number of television series and plays -- seven of which have been featured during the Contemporary American Theater Festival, making him the festival's "most produced playwright," according to CATF Public Relations Manager Gabrielle Tokach. The novel is unique, according to Dresser, because it is entirely composed of dialogue. The closest literary comparison to his novel writing style, is an oral history. "I ...

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Keyser proves Tornado tough

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- We've all heard the age-old axiom, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." The Keyser High football team slightly altered that bromide when it went with, "If at first you do succeed, just keep on doing the same thing". After losing to Point Pleasant in its previous ...

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‘For the 95 that have died’

On Monday, Gov. Jim Justice announced his executive order mandating face coverings to be worn when a person is in a public indoor space where six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. Children eight-and-under, people who are eating and people with trouble breathing or the inability to ...

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Vote for Mike Chapman

As sheriff, Mike Chapman’s experience and skills will provide Jefferson County with a well-managed and responsive sheriff’s department, accountable to the public. I worked in a state government agency in Pennsylvania evaluating law department practices and providing law enforcement ...