CHARLES TOWN – In an effort to jump-start the Hill Top House Hotel redevelopment project stalled by more than a decade of municipal-level delays in Harpers Ferry, state Sen. Patricia Rucker (R-Jefferson) announced Saturday that she plans to introduce legislation this week to break the impasse by directing West Virgi…
People might say a crow is a crow, but in the Potomac and Shenandoah Valley when you see a crow it could be one of three different species. By far the most common is the American crow, followed by the slightly smaller Fish crow. Occasionally a Northern raven will join them. All three species…
Have you ever felt your clinic visit was rushed, especially when dealing with a chronic condition? Clinicians and patients face many obstacles when trying to help patients manage chronic conditions, the biggest one being limited time. A condition such as obesity or Type 2 Diabetes at their r…
Sixteen public offices in Jefferson County are up for grabs in this year’s primary election set for Tuesday, May 12. Some nonpartisan contests will be decided by the primary election’s results, including two school board seats and three magistrate judge positions.
The idea of building a new and expanded Jefferson County government office building has had a long history, Commissioner Patsy Noland recalls.
Following this week’s observation of Martin Luther King Day and in anticipation of next month’s celebration of Black History Month, it’s worth recalling the outsized role the little village of Harpers Ferry has played in this nation’s long march towards black Americans’ advancement as full and free citizens of the United States.
It was at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, after all, that abolitionist John Brown led his ill-fated raid on the federal armory in October 1859, a tectonic move, according to James W. Loewen in “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong” that made the idea of emancipation of this nation’s 4 million enslaved people seem not so “radical” after all.
So, with last week’s wintry blast, it was too soon to assume that high school sports schedules were on a normal tilt. Last Tuesday’s snow caused an early dismissal and a snow day on Wednesday, which put schedules back into a tizzy.