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'Worth a thousand words': Photographer's work memorializes the lost and surviving farms in the region

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Barbara Keech Photography may be most well known in the area for its pet photography, due to owner and operator Barbara Keech's regular donations of her time and talents to capturing photographs for the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County, Birds of Prey Foundation and East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue. When Keech is not donating her time or working for-profit as a pet and human photographer, she may be found pursuing one of her photographic passion projects. From Aug. 27-29 at Evolve, Keech held an exhibit, "Farms, Farm Life and Farm Animals," featuring two decades ...

Local sports

Jefferson shows heels to Sherando

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — A balanced offense where Evan Tewell, Spencer Powell and Sammy Roberts were among the many Jefferson players who held leading roles in the Cougars’ smashing 41-14 road win last Friday at Warrior Stadium in quieted Stephens City, Va. Continually tiring the Sherando ...

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County News

Commission votes ‘no’ to mask mandate

CHARLES TOWN — The Jefferson County Commission passed a resolution Thursday against instituting a mask mandate in Jefferson County buildings. Included in the resolution was terminology indicating the county would also not enforce or develop a vaccination mandate for county employees. JCC ...



Evans finally made the right choice

Among the angry mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was incoming West Virginia Del. Derrick Evans, R-Wayne, who posted a video online from the Capitol interior yelling, “We’re in! … Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!” His illegal actions demanded a swift and severe ...

Letters To The Editor

Labor Day picnic serenade

Thanks to a dry Monday this week, the Shepherdstown Community Club was able to continue its tradition of bringing the delightful Rohrersville Band to Morgan’s Grove Park as part of SCC’s annual Labor Day picnic. In the pavilion on the knoll, an enthusiastic audience clapped, sang along, ...