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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Marilyn Renee Whitmore began her human journey on July 19, 1966 in Winchester, Virginia. As she slept, with loved ones by her side, she drew her last breath and peacefully left this world on April 6, 2021 at 7:27 pm.  She was only 54 years old.

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Joseph Frederick Mauk, Jr. went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Joe was born Nov. 20, 1949 in Ranson and was the son of the late Joseph F. Mauk, Sr. and Frances L. May Mauk. He was owner and operator of Joe Mauk, Jr. Painting for 40 year…

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Tracy Lynn Anderson, 52, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021, in the Winchester Medical Center.

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Joan Mae Writt Kee, 74, of Charles Town, WV passed away with Grace on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility.

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Leonard Lee “Lenny” Viands who turned 59 years old on March 5th went to be with Jesus on Friday morning, March 19, 2021. Lenny was a cancer patient at Berkeley Medical Center at the time of his passing.

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Francis “Frank” Marshall Burch, Jr., 71, of Charles Town, WV passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

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On Good Friday, April 2, 2021, Alfred Livingston Richards, devoted husband, father of three, and grandfather of seven, passed away peacefully at the age of 86 after a two -year fight with cancer.