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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 ...

Suttenfield exhibit scheduled for September

CHARLES TOWN — The Jefferson Arts Council announced this week that a September exhibition will feature the paintings of Shepherdstown artist Diana Suttenfield. The paintings will be on exhibit the entire month, with public hours on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to ...

Chamber features Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival artists

CHARLES TOWN - The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, like so many organizations, canceled their annual Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival, scheduled for Sept. 25-27. The festival, which has never been canceled before, would have celebrated its 45th season this year.To assist the ...

Two in Harpers Ferry case admit to ethics violations

HARPERS FERRY - While the votes have been counted and a new council member has been sworn into the Harpers Ferry Town Council, additional actions have been taken against one current and one former town council member, in conjunction with the more than year-long battle to count provisional ...

‘We all scream for ice cream’

HARPERS FERRY -- The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce helped Harpers Ferry Ice Cream Shoppe celebrate its grand opening with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 30. The new business opened adjacent to The Clarion Hotel in Harpers Ferry. Shown from left, are JCC Director Heather ...

Food Preservation Series and more offered by WVU Extension Service

KEARNEYSVILLE -- The West Virginia University Extension Service typically focus on their work directly with agriculture producers, 4-H youth and specific community members; however, the COVID-19 Pandemic has caused them to look outside the box and develop programming that is more general and ...

‘Read all about it’: Community increases use of Little Free Libraries

CHARLES TOWN -- As the COVID-19 pandemic State of Emergency continues, libraries across the county are operating on a no-contact basis, meaning patrons are unable to enter the libraries to browse. Patrons are able to check out books online and over the phone, and pick them up at their local ...