THIS WEEK

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CHARLES TOWN – Lolita Kirk remembers several flash points during her 30-year career in public health. The mobilization of the health community during the H1N1 influenza pandemic in 2009, she said — that was a hectic, stressful time.

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CHARLES TOWN – State officials, including Gov. Jim Justice, now recognize that Jefferson County and other counties haven’t received as many coronavirus vaccination doses as they should have—and that they’re working to correct the disparity.

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CHARLES TOWN —He once had to go to the food pantry at Jefferson County Community Ministries for help years ago. Now Robert Walsh is paying back that help and has continued to do so for 12 years by coordinating the efforts of the very food pantry that did so much for him.

OPINION

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Last week, Jefferson County Delegate Wayne Clark took a stand for local businesses when he voiced support for House Bill 2025, a bill that will greatly update how our state’s alcohol beverage control board operates.

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One of the great things about living in the U.S. is that our city and county governments are required to keep their citizens informed about their actions. One of the ways they do this is through public notices – the informational notices that have been deemed to be of importance to local constituents. They are required by law to be disseminated by an independent third party to a broad audience within the community.w

SPORTS

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Aaron Scott Roush, 41, of Charles Town, WV, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 in Frederick, MD.

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Roland Cornel Spitzer, 73, of Kearneysville, WV passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, WV.

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Roger Charles Mattei, Jr., 63, of Harpers Ferry, WV, went to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Winchester Medical Center.

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Michael Darren Hitt, 61, of Kearneysville, WV, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

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On Friday, April 23, 2021, Victoria Isabelle Brant of Kearneysville, WV passed away surrounded by her family at the age of 55.

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Sarah Ann (Dunn) Pasman, 84, of Martinsburg, WV passed away peacefully on April 20, 2021 under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle at their Inpatient Facility. She was born June 21, 1936 in Mingo Flats, WV and was the daughter of the late John Henry Queen and Eliza Jane Hall Queen.   

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Thomas Edward Kinney Wilson, 95, passed away on April 21, 2021 in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Tom was born in Darlington, PA on October 15,1925, the second child and only son of Ed and Margaret Kinney Wilson.