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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As a board member, last week, I attended the adult education graduation and listened intently to the important and timely comments of the keynote speaker, W. Va. Delegate, John Doyle (D- Jefferson, 67).

SPORTS

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On Tuesday, July 13 our beloved mom and MeeMaw, Judy Lawson Hibberd formerly of High Point, NC and Loudoun County, VA went to her Heavenly home.  She joined her husband of 55 years one month and one day after his passing.  We can hear him saying to her, “Judy Gail, you ready to hit the road”?  

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Anne E. James Tabb, 92, of Kearneysville, WV, went home to be with the Lord July 8, 2021, at Heritage Hall, Leesburg, VA. Born September 14, 1928, in Charles Town, WV and daughter of the late William McKinley James and Ruth Milbourne Barfield James.

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Doris Jean Stewart, 74, of Kearneysville, WV, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

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Robert Van Ott, “Van” 73, of Harpers Ferry, WV passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at the Hospice Inpatient Facility in Kearneysville, WV.

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Leonard Ray Burdette, 89, of Harpers Ferry, went home to be with the Lord and to be reunited with his wife, Joyce, on July 8, 2021, while in the care of Genesis Canterbury Center.