THIS WEEK

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CHARLES TOWN—The motto of the United States Postal Service is, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Now visitors to the Jefferson County Museum online or in person can see how the post office system has …

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HARPERS FERRY — It has taken nearly three years, but the Jefferson County Welcome Center, formerly the Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, officially opened its doors Saturday.

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CHARLES TOWN – As many as 1,200 children in Jefferson County could be considered homeless under a broad federal definition of the term, and coordinating the work of about six dozen government and charity social services efforts can better address the problem.

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KEARNEYSVILLE —Back in 2010, the Brown Marmorated stink bug cost farmers more than $37 million with its invasion and destruction of crops, in addition to populating in huge numbers in area homes. However, the future is a bright one thanks to the work of Tracy Leskey of the Appalachian Fruit …

OPINION

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Congressional Democrats are trying to pass the biggest immigration amnesty in decades on a strict party-line vote, using the “budget reconciliation” process to deny Republicans any say in the matter. The proposal could offer citizenship — and work permits — to millions of people who illegally crossed the border or overstayed their visas.

SPORTS

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Peter Hansen Dougherty, 68, died Sept. 12, 2021, at his home in Sarasota, Florida. Unlike most events in his life, his death was completely unexpected and came as a shock to all who knew and loved him.

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Mrs. Mary Lou Langlet passed away on September 9, 2021. She departed this life at her homestead in Charles Town, West Virginia, surrounded by her loving son, Mark Langlet, and her wonderful caretakers, Deanna and David Smith. 

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James L. Taylor passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Jim or Coach Taylor as he was affectionately known, attended Eagle Avenue Elementary School in Charles Town and graduated from Page-Jackson High School. After graduating high school, Taylor enlisted in the US Navy and served in the Kore…

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James Robert Wilhelm, Jr., 67, of Ranson, WV passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility in Kearneysville, WV.

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Edward Joseph Stanton, 81, of Ranson, WV, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Born March 9, 1940 in Hepzibah, WV, he was the son of the late Mark Francis Stanton and Dona Hudson Stanton.  

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Nancye Jane Barksdale Via, 85, of Charles Town, passed away on August 29, 2021 at Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville, West Virginia. Beloved wife of 60 years to the late George Via, she was a devoted mother to her four children, and a loving “Oma” to eleven grandchildren and three gre…

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Mary Ledonia Trice, 89, of Charles Town, WV departed this life on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at Canterbury Center in Shepherdstown, WV.

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Tammy Lynn Turner, 50, of Kearneysville, West Virginia passed away at Berkeley Medical Center on September 4, 2021.

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Frank George Surdu, 80, of Charles Town, WV passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021 at his residence.

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Nancy Carol Benner, 78, of Kearneysville, WV passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021 at her residence.