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Hitting the hay

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- A row of hay bales rest alongside Scrabble Road on Friday afternoon.

Native soil: WVU Extension continues class offerings

CHARLES TOWN — The newest offering by the West Virginia University Extension office is a virtual class about soil testing. Soil testing is vital to any crop or plant, and determines if the nutrients in a specific soil are at an adequate level for the growth of various plants. Nutritional ...

Goodbye, Pressed Flour: Local bakery closure to be permanent

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Six years ago, pastry chef Alisha Hanlin began searching for a local storefront to house her burgeoning bakery business, Pressed Flour. Up to that point, she had been operating her bakery out of various commercial kitchens that she rented. Along with selling her baked goods to ...


SHEPHERDSTOWN -- A jack-o'-lantern perches on top of a lantern post on Shepherd University's campus on Friday afternoon.

Local business criticized over DeVos visit

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — Black Dog Coffee Company, a popular coffee spot in Shenandoah Junction, received criticism on social media last week, after posting a photograph of United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at their establishment, when she visited Jefferson County last ...

Bakerton VFD secures grant for tree planting

BAKERTON — Bakerton Volunteer Fire Department has received a $5,000 Shenandoah-Potomac Garden Council grant, to help plant trees around its station house. BVFD member Ashlee Young applied for the grant, after she became aware of the availability of funds through the Dolley Madison Garden ...