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‘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 ...

Harpers Ferry finally sees an end to election debacle

HARPERS FERRY - After more than a year, four provisional votes in Harpers Ferry were counted, causing a one-person change in the makeup of the town council.Nancy Singleton Case, one of two candidates who challenged the refusal of the town's canvassing board to count the provisional votes, was ...

Board of Education meetings cover unity, special education and re-entry plans

CHARLES TOWN - The Jefferson County Board of Education held a special meeting on July 23 to receive an update on the re-entry plan for local students, as well as an update on changes in the county's unity and cultural diversity programs.The board also held a lengthy discussion on special ...

Summer in the Mountains: Homeless shelter fundraiser set for Saturday

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION - Black Dog Coffee in Shenandoah Junction will be the site for Summer in the Mountains, a fundraising event earmarked to assist the homeless and less fortunate in the community. Recipients of the proceeds include the Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission, Bethany House and ...

Commissioners hear concern over solar ordinance, call for public workshop

CHARLES TOWN - Members of the Jefferson County Commission heard concerns during their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, over a proposed zoning ordinance amendment that will allow solar farms in Jefferson County.In addition to some members of the public who called in to comment on the ...

Commissioners hear concern over solar ordinance, call for public workshop

CHARLES TOWN - Members of the Jefferson County Commission heard concerns during their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, over a proposed zoning ordinance amendment that will allow solar farms in Jefferson County.In addition to some members of the public who called in to comment on the ...

Jefferson BOE discusses re-entry plan; approves bond call

CHARLES TOWN - More than 160 individuals tuned in to the Jefferson County Board of Education meeting via Zoom Monday evening where discussion centered on the proposed re-entry plan for students this fall, as well as the content of the bond approved for the November general election ...

Ranson votes for Rockwool

RANSON -- The Ranson Town Council voted five-to-one in favor of Ordinance 2017-302 on June 30. The ordinance changed the town's comprehensive plan, to allow heavy industry to be allowed in the former location of Jefferson Orchards, which is near a few local schools and housing developments. ...

County town hall meeting focuses on health concerns

CHARLES TOWN - A town hall meeting was held via Zoom last week, featuring a public question-and-answer session with Jefferson County Health Department Director Dr. Terrence Reidy, West Virginia University Dr. David Baltierra and sanitarian Gillian Beach.Reidy opened the meeting presenting the ...