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A Christmas catastrophe

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department put out a fire in the basement of 871 Morgan Grove Road on Christmas morning. The homeowner and her family spent the weekend in a local motel, thanks to the American Red Cross, as her home is now without electricity or plumbing, ...

Pappy Van Winkle auction remembers founder, raises funds

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- One of Shepherdstown's great tragedies this past summer, was the loss of Shepherdstown Liquors owner Mohsen Sadeghzadeh, resulting from injuries sustained in a car accident. For the six weeks after his death, his business was run by its manager, Whitney Master, until its new ...

Five female JCESA employees complete training

RANSON — Five women who have completed the requirements for certification in Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2 and Hazardous Materials training gathered Tuesday at the Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency for a brief recognition ceremony -- Kaila Napier, Brittany McLaughlin, Ciara Schult, ...

Dougherty concludes decades of public service

KEARNEYSVILLE -- Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty concluded his term in office at the end of 2020, after having served as the lead law enforcement officer and county treasurer since 2013. Dougherty was appointed to the seat following the resignation of Sheriff Bobby Shirley. He was then ...

Storefront style

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Winners of Christmas in Shepherdstown's business Christmas decoration contest this year were, Kimo Art Gallery, winner of first place; Betty's Restaurant, winner of second place; and German Street Marketplace, winner of third place. Each business was awarded with the honor on ...

A ‘White Christmas’

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Shepherd University Junior Nathan Woodhill shovels snow along German Street last Thursday afternoon. Shepherdstown received 10 inches of snow on Dec. 16.

Ho-Ho-Holidays!: Market features new, returning artisans

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Maryanne Caruso sat beside her daughter, Meredith Caruso, on Saturday afternoon, as they manned their respective tables -- Harper’s Fairies and Meredith -- on the final weekend of the Ho-Ho-Holiday Handmade Market in the War Memorial Building. Maryanne, a longtime ...

Light the Cities campaign announces contest winners

RANSON — Liz Cook, Charles Town Now’s downtown coordinator and Emily Burlett, Ranson Convention and Visitor’s Bureau tourism specialist, took to the airwaves Monday to announce the recipients of top honors in the towns' combined Light the Cities contest. To spark holiday cheer at the end ...