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Birth announcement

Brande and Richie Hockensmith, of Martinsburg, welcomed Blair Paisley Hockensmith into the world on May 26, 2021 at 8:03 a.m. At birth, Blair measured 19 inches tall and weighed seven pounds and one ounce. Her paternal grandparents are Rich and Sharyn (deceased) Hockensmith, of Falling Waters. ...

Shepherd University student named Miss West Virginia 2021

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Community Garden Market employee and Shepherd University student Jaelyn Wratchford hugged her fellow two finalists in the Miss West Virginia Pageant at the Airborne Event Center in Martinsburg on Saturday night, as they awaited the results of the final scores from the ...

Memorial sale draws crowd throughout three-day weekend

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Community members and visitors alike turned out in droves for the Mary Stanley Memorial Sale in the War Memorial Building over the weekend. The sale, which began with a pre-sale event for Shepherdstown Community Club members and paying attendees on Friday night, was open to ...

BOE continues to hear comments on math program

CHARLES TOWN — Members of the public continued to bring comments to the Jefferson County Board of Education about a Black Math Genius program that had been slated to run during the summer school session. Controversy over the program, concerning its potential exclusionary title and the lack of ...

Just a touch up

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Independent contractors Nicole Kanode and Fredrica Masini, right, touch up the front of 122 East German Street with paint on Saturday afternoon. The location previously housed Village Florist & Gifts for a number of decades, and will soon be home to a new professional ...

Bingo’s back!: In-person fundraiser return to the fire hall

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The popular Wednesday night bingo fundraiser at Shepherdstown Fire Hall returned last week, after more than a year-long break brought on by the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was an excited crowd who showed up to take their chances at calling “bingo!” or at winning one of the ...

CATF ready for July with PlaycastPlus season planned

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Contemporary American Theater Festival is, for the second summer in a row, finding a creative way to celebrate theater this summer. But, unlike last summer, this year’s events will not only be held online, but also in-person. CATF’s summer season, PlaycastPlus, will ...

‘Ready, steady, go!’: I Steadies to hold 36th anniversary show

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Amp at Sam Michaels Park will be filled with music on Aug. 28 from 4-10 p.m., as The I Steadies roll into town for an evening of music and memories. After multiple reschedulings due to COVID-19 Pandemic-related safety concerns, The I Steadies 36th Anniversary Reunion ...