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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 ...

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 ...

Family-friendly county events to fit within social-distancing guidelines

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — The next few months will be some of the busiest at Jefferson County Parks and Recreation, as its staff prepare for Halloween and Christmas events. This year, however, the Halloween and Christmas events will be looking a little different than in the past. “COVID-19 has ...

Rockwool facility on target for April opening

RANSON — Activity at the Rockwool site, located on approximately 130 acres in Ranson, is reaching its busiest time, according to public affairs manager Paul Espinosa. Work is moving on schedule, for a planned spring 2021 opening of the plant, which will manufacture stone-wool ...

Republican party hosts ribbon cutting

CHARLES TOWN -- The Jefferson County Republican Headquarters held a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of its location at 1012 E. Washington Street in Charles Town. Community members can visit the location to pick up campaign signs for local, state and national Republican candidates. Pictured, ...

Ready or not, school is coming

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- Teachers have returned to their school buildings, as the opening of live and virtual classes is set to begin on Tuesday. Parents have selected one of the two options -- to place their children in regular or virtual classrooms during the COVID-19 Pandemic -- and must now ...