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Hiking for a half century

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Hikers make their way down the C&O Canal towpath on Saturday afternoon. The C&O Canal National Historic Park celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday. Prior to the hallmark anniversary, the Towpath Resurfacing Campaign finished resurfacing the 42 miles of towpath ...

‘Thin Times’: Paul Grant poetry book printed posthumously

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Over the years since its establishment out of Four Seasons Books, The Bookend Poets group has drawn a number of talented poets to its monthly meetings. Out of those meetings have developed a number of true friendships, founded on mutual respect for each other's work. One of ...

Legislators discuss upcoming session

CHARLES TOWN — The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce's annual Town Hall Meeting on Jan. 7 allowed legislators to share with Chamber members their insights into the upcoming legislative session. Attending the meeting, which was held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions, were Delegate ...

Board of Education meeting draws public response

CHARLES TOWN — Monday evening’s Jefferson County Board of Education meeting drew a significant amount of public comment, with much of the focus centering on Gov. Jim Justice’s order to return to school in-person. Many teachers mentioned concerns about the safety of returning to the ...

Water rate increase hearing held during Town Council meeting

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Twenty-seven members of the Shepherdstown community tuned into Zoom for Tuesday night's Town Council meeting. The high attendance was due to the meeting's public hearing, before the final vote on a proposed ordinance, which would increase water rates in the amount of five ...

Commissioners look ahead to 2021

CHARLES TOWN — With its first meeting in 2021 this week, the Jefferson County Commission is looking ahead at what will be their focus for the coming year. The five-member governing body will see two new members as Tricia Jackson and Steve Stolipher begin their six-year terms on the ...

Speedway Motors coming to Jefferson County

KEARNEYSVILLE — Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday that Speedway Motors will be locating a distribution center in Kearneysville. The company, founded in 1952, is a family owned business started by “Speedy” Bill Smith, providing a broad selection of high-quality, affordable automotive parts ...