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Commission passes budget with no public input

CHARLES TOWN - The Jefferson County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting on March 19; however, no members of the public were present. As a precaution against the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, the commission held its meeting via live-feed only.Commissioners Josh Compton, ...

An Italian view of the coronavirus

MESSINA, SICILY - Hannah Curby has lived as a missionary in Messina, Italy for five years, and is currently witnessing the effects of COVID-19 first-hand.She has been vocal on social media, trying to encourage her American family and friends, including those from her supporting church in ...

State releases coronavirus information to public

MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia, as of Tuesday, had no confirmed cases of the coronavirus; however, neighboring Maryland and Virginia both have seen cases.To educate citizens, West Virginia University put out a fact sheet on the disease to advise precautionary measures.The fact sheet defines the ...

Jefferson Arts Council sponsors student show

CHARLES TOWN -- The Jefferson Arts Council is sponsoring an exhibit highlighting the work of students within the Jefferson County school system. Art educators from various schools selected student artwork to be displayed as part of the exhibit at the Washington Street Gallery, 108 North George ...

Pedestrian bridge remains unusable at Harpers Ferry

HARPERS FERRY -- A train derailment in December that destroyed the pedestrian bridge, Goodloe E. Byron Memorial Pedestrian Walkway, linking Harpers Ferry to the C&O Canal and Maryland Heights remains closed as the early spring draws tourists to the area.The bridge allowing pedestrian ...

Flipping pancakes

CHARLES TOWN -- John Mills, a member of Citizen's Fire Company, shows off his skill at cracking eggs one-handed at the company's annual Pancake Day fundraiser on Tuesday morning. Next, Citizens Fire Department lifetime member Glen Ramsberg flips a few pancakes at each year's event. Ramsberg has ...

Chapman to serve as Relay for Life’s Honorary Chair

CHARLES TOWN -- Life was good for Christina Chapman in 2018. After living in Jefferson County with her family for 20 years, life was altogether going as planned.Then, on Nov. 24, four days before her 49th birthday, Chapman found a lump on her breast. While she normally had annual checkups, she ...

Park system receives grant for mobile recreation program

HARPERS FERRY -- Jefferson County Parks and Recreation was one of 13 recipients of the B.R.I.D.G.E. grant awarded through the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs was presented on Saturday at a ceremony attended by Gov. Jim Justice and HHOMA Director Jill Upson.The $17,000 award will ...