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Back on the bridge

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Community members enjoy walking again on the pedestrian bridge in Harpers Ferry over the weekend. The bridge, which reopened on Friday after being damaged by a train derailment in Dec. 2019, crosses the Potomac River into Maryland.

Hamilton Tavern 1840 celebrates first full year

HARPERS FERRY - One year after opening in Lower Town Harpers Ferry, Hamilton's Tavern 1840 celebrated by moving this spring to a new location, at 914 Washington Street.The new location offers more space than its previous one.Owners Jeremiah and Anthony Brooks decorated the new restaurant with ...

Engineer error named as cause of Harpers Ferry train derailment

HARPERS FERRY - Reports have shown that engineer error is to blame in the Dec. 2019 train derailment in Harpers Ferry that left seven cars over the tracks and destroyed portions of the pedestrian bridge across the Potomac River.The accident occurred in the early morning hours of Dec. 21 when ...

Route 9 at Hillsboro to remain closed through August

HILLSBORO, Va. - As the government continues to encourage commuters to work from home and local residents to partake in minimal travel, the decision has been made to continue working at a maximum level on the ReThink9 project, a comprehensive traffic-calming, pedestrian safety and ...

Survey participants needed for JCDA input

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The Jefferson County Development Authority has been working to regain trust throughout the county over the past couple of years, since its work to lure the Denmark-based company, Rockwool, to the county brought it into public disgrace. As a result of the situation, 12 of the ...

Veteran’s Table feeds local veterans

CHARLES TOWN -- VFW Post 3522, in Charles Town, began the Veteran's Table project just before the COVID-19 outbreak and plans to continue hosting it through the fall.Once a month, veterans receive free groceries at the post home on Liberty Street. According to Auxiliary President Lynne Casto, ...

Resisting Rockwool: Community stands up to protest Ordinance 2017-302

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Over 130 people attended the Ranson Town Council Special Meeting on Tuesday night. The meeting, which was held in Ranson's Town Hall and available for the public to view on Zoom, gave time for Rockwool and its local opponents to present their cases regarding the passage of ...

Back to the ballots: Jefferson County completes election canvass

CHARLES TOWN-After a day-long effort to tally more than 771 additional votes, the Jefferson County Commission released updated numbers from the June 9 Primary Election Monday evening.Commissioners, along with staff from the County Clerk's elections office, painstakingly worked their way through ...