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Chapman joins staff at JSB

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Jefferson Security Bank has announced the addition of Mike Chapman to their staff, serving as vice president of operations and innovation. The position was recently created and filled by Chapman in February, according to Director of Marketing and Community Relations Sara ...

Save Our Soil: New organization begins fight to protect U.S. topsoil

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Almost two years ago, on Sept. 18, 2019, Shepherdstown Village residents decided they wanted to take action, to protect the soil quality in the United States, by founding the nonprofit grassroots group Save Our Soil. According to SOS Steering Committee member Ellen Smith, the ...

Shepherdstown Shares awards $13,000 in gifts to local businesses

SHEPHERDSTOWN — On Sunday morning, a group of Shepherdstown Shares board members, volunteers and supporters gathered in front of the War Memorial Building to hold a small ceremony and raffle drawing. The event, according to Shepherdstown Shares board member Mark Kohut, was the nonprofit ...

Shepherd plans for in-person, socially distanced May 8 commencement events

SHEPHERDSTOWN — This spring, Shepherd University plans to have an in-person graduation ceremony for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Commencement will be split between two days, May 7 and 8, and will include the class of 2020 graduates who did not get a chance to ...

A ‘History Hero’: Shepherdstown resident awarded state honor

SHEPHERDSTOWN — On March 1, the 25th Annual West Virginia History Day, 17 West Virginia residents were named West Virginia History Heroes, including Shepherdstown resident Eleanor Finn. Finn was nominated for the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History award by Historic ...

‘Springing Forward’: SAIL sponsors virtual reception

SHEPHERDSTOWN — On March 24 at 7 p.m., Shepherdstown Area Independent Living will be holding a Zoom event, “Springing Forward,” to celebrate and honor four new leaders in Shepherdstown. Springing Forward will be moderated by Adam Booth, founder of the 501©3 nonprofit Speak Story Series, ...

Provost’s perspective on the decline in college enrollment

SHEPHERDSTOWN — After decades of growth, college enrollment numbers have suddenly started to decline across the nation. Some of the decline is partly due to the current pandemic. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, international students have been unable to enroll in U.S. colleges, and many other ...

Catrow recognized for 60 years of service

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department normally honors its members at an annual banquet; however, the onset of COVID-19 last March put a hold on that banquet. Had the annual awards ceremony taken place last March, top honors would have gone to some long-time members. Rather ...

‘Loose Cannon’: Shepherdstown native’s debut album released

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Shepherdstown native Olivia Ellen Lloyd’s debut album, "Loose Cannon," was officially released on Feb. 26. It is now available on all streaming platforms. Lloyd is the youngest of four girls. She learned to play music from her father, who was a staple in her hometown’s ...