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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 ...

Birth announcements

Paula and Michael Laverick, of Martinsburg, welcomed Evangeline Rose Laverick into the world on Jan. 30, 2021 at 12:02 a.m. At birth, Evangeline measured 19.5 inches tall and weighed seven pounds and four ounces. Her paternal grandparents are Gregg and Lori Laverick, of Indiana, Pa. Her ...

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 ...

Volunteers gearing up for 2021 Relay for Life

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Both Jefferson County and Berkeley County are gearing up for another successful fundraising year in 2021, for Relay for Life. Looking ahead to June, when the traditional Relay for Life events are normally planned, the goal remains to secure as much funding as possible to help ...

Taking a ‘day-cation’: National parks offer alternative fun

SHEPHERDSTOWN — As spring approaches, people are hoping to escape their cabin fever and move past the COVID-19 restrictions. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, travel to vacation spots may not yet be the safest choice for many. Visiting a national park on a “day-cation” is one vacation ...

Strutting his stuff

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- A rooster struts in front of a hen by a chicken coop in downtown Shepherdstown Saturday afternoon.