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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 ...

Needing a provision for automatic recounts

On June 23, Isaac Sponaugle conceded the race for the Democratic Party's nomination for West Virginia Attorney General to Sam Petsonk. The final margin in that June 9 primary contest was 140 votes out of about 170,000 cast, less than one-tenth of one percent.Many states provide for an automatic ...

Wedding announcement

Bethany Pennock, of Shepherdstown, and Kyle Lucas, of Boone, Iowa, were united in marriage on Saturday at Grace Baptist Church. The wedding was officiated by Joe Burwell.Andrew McKnight sang his song, "Alchemy," while the unity candle was lit, and Andie Mattes played Pachelbel's Canon in D for ...

Five local writers honored in annual contest

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- West Virginia Writers, Inc., has named five local residents as winners in its 2020 writing contest. The organization is the largest state-wide writing organization in West Virginia.The annual contest has awarded over $122,000 in prize money since it was founded in 1982. It is ...

A new page: Executive director hired to lead SAIL into the future

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- For many years, Shepherdstown Area Independent Living, Inc., has been run by its members, with only one employee, Linda O'Brien, to manage the organization's administrative work and volunteers.During the group's monthly Brown Bag Luncheon, which is currently being held on Zoom, ...

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, ...

Delegate holds Town Hall at Morgan’s Grove Park

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- After several postponements due to COVID-19 restrictions, Delegate John Doyle held his legislative session wrap-up meeting on June 11 at Morgan's Grove Park. Just over a dozen people gathered to hear Doyle's thoughts about what transpired during the last West Virginia House of ...