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SWaN Group reaches out to talk street purchase

HARPERS FERRY — After many months of silence about the Hilltop Hotel project, leaders of the SWaN Group met last Monday evening via Zoom with Harpers Ferry town council members to open back up discussions on the potential purchase of some of the town streets. Negotiations around the hotel ...

Turkey meets Easter Bunny: County event creates family fun

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- The entirety of 2020 has been a bit topsy-turvy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it should have come at no surprise that Jefferson County Parks and Recreation hosted an egg hunt in November. When the pandemic hit Jefferson County in March, all of the department's programs ...

Several local incumbents lose seats in election

CHARLES TOWN — After 10 days of extensive lines during early voting, many Jefferson County residents found more of the same, as they traveled to their regular precincts on Election Day. Two hour wait lines could be found in the county's more populous polling locations. Voter turnout hit ...

S’more movie magic

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- Skylar Lankford roasts marshmallows over the fire pit at Sam Michaels Park, during the "Hocus Pocus" outdoor movie screening on Friday.

Voter turn-out heavy for first week of early voting

CHARLES TOWN — Lines have been prominently extending from the door of the Jefferson County Courthouse down several blocks, as voters take advantage of early voting hours for the General Election. The early voting polls opened Oct. 21 and will run through Saturday with hours from 9 a.m. to 5 ...

BOE seeks approval of levy and bond on November ballot

CHARLES TOWN -- As early voting began this week in Jefferson County, voters saw two items on the ballot -- a levy and a bond -- for consideration from the Jefferson County Board of Education. The levy is one that has been in place since the 1940s, and must be renewed by vote every five years. ...

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 ...