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Parks and Rec learns lessons at Mac and Brews Festival

HARPERS FERRY - The Amp at Sam Michael's Park was the location for the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation's first fall festival, the Mac and Brews Festival, on Saturday. Drawing over 500 attendees, the event got off to a great start with crisp fall weather and a schedule of exceptional music ...

Court date set for Harpers Ferry election case

HARPERS FERRY - A case involving an ongoing election controversy in the town of Harpers Ferry has been set for hearing in the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court in Charles Town for Oct. 28, 2019 at 2 p.m.The hearing, which will be presided over by Judge Debra McLaughlin, comes on the heels of a filing ...

Court date set for Harpers Ferry election case

HARPERS FERRY - A case involving an ongoing election controversy in the town of Harpers Ferry has been set for hearing in the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court in Charles Town for Oct. 28, 2019 at 2 p.m.The hearing, which will be presided over by Judge Debra McLaughlin, comes on the heels of a filing ...

More than 400 join Eastern Panhandle Walk to End Alzheimer’s

MARTINSBURG -- Martinsburg High School was the starting point for the 2019 Walk to end Alzheimer's that took place on Saturday. A sea of purple shirts could be seen in the bleachers of Bulldog Stadium prior to the start of the two-mile hike through the side streets of the town.Held annually in ...

Children ‘Touch a Truck’ at community event

RANSON -- Calvin Askew, age eight, of Charles Town, stands with Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Rob Sell at Saturday's Touch a Truck event, sponsored by Chick-fil-A in Ranson. Askew said he hopes to be a member of a SWAT team when he grows up.

A ‘super’ day

HARPERS FERRY -- Batman and Superman assist four-year-old Aldrich Hernandez, of Hedgesville, as she walked cross the balance beam at Jefferson County Parks and Recreation's Super Hero Training Day at Sam Michaels Park in Harpers Ferry on Saturday.

An in-house operation: Rippon Brewing debuted at Happy Retreat

RIPPON -- The Morgan family, owners of Rippon Lodge Farm in Rippon, have founded Rippon Brewing to cement the farm's agricultural focus in the future.As Jefferson County's newest brewery, Rippon Brewing's goal is to use local ingredients, including hops, barley, wheat and rye grown and malted ...

‘Hope for the future’: 9/11 remembered in annual ceremony

RANSON -- Independent Fire Company in Ranson once again hosted its annual remembrance ceremony dedicated to those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as those who have continued to fight the fight against terrorism.The annual ceremony began the year after the attacks destroyed the ...

Brewin’ at Happy Retreat

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Weathered Ground Brewery hands out samples of its beer, at the Fourth Annual Craft Beer and Music Festival at Happy Retreat in Charles Town on Saturday. Attendees sample beers from a variety of the 30 craft brewers on hand at the Fourth Annual Craft Beer and Music Festival ...