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Board of Education staff action discussed by JCC

CHARLES TOWN — The Jefferson County Commission heard comments from several members of the public last Thursday, following the addition of an agenda item pertaining to the Jefferson County Schools superintendent and disciplinary actions taken against two bus drivers. Commissioner Steve ...

Birth announcement

Shaunice Segar and Geoffrey Walker, of Shepherdstown, welcomed Jaxsen David Walker into the world on Dec. 14, 2020 at 9:52 p.m. At birth, Jaxsen measured 20 inches tall and weighed 7 pounds and 7.8 ounces. His paternal grandparents are George C. Walker and Barbara D. Walker, of Shepherdstown. ...

Hiking for a half century

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Hikers make their way down the C&O Canal towpath on Saturday afternoon. The C&O Canal National Historic Park celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday. Prior to the hallmark anniversary, the Towpath Resurfacing Campaign finished resurfacing the 42 miles of towpath ...

‘Thin Times’: Paul Grant poetry book printed posthumously

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Over the years since its establishment out of Four Seasons Books, The Bookend Poets group has drawn a number of talented poets to its monthly meetings. Out of those meetings have developed a number of true friendships, founded on mutual respect for each other's work. One of ...

Legislators discuss upcoming session

CHARLES TOWN — The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce's annual Town Hall Meeting on Jan. 7 allowed legislators to share with Chamber members their insights into the upcoming legislative session. Attending the meeting, which was held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions, were Delegate ...

Board of Education meeting draws public response

CHARLES TOWN — Monday evening’s Jefferson County Board of Education meeting drew a significant amount of public comment, with much of the focus centering on Gov. Jim Justice’s order to return to school in-person. Many teachers mentioned concerns about the safety of returning to the ...

Water rate increase hearing held during Town Council meeting

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Twenty-seven members of the Shepherdstown community tuned into Zoom for Tuesday night's Town Council meeting. The high attendance was due to the meeting's public hearing, before the final vote on a proposed ordinance, which would increase water rates in the amount of five ...