Letters to the Editor

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HARPERS FERRY – Robert Kelly will travel nearly 500 miles to get a Bible into the hands of a descendant of its original owner, a man born in Pennsylvania in 1820. Read more

HISTORY MATTERS
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In the post-Civil War era, Charlestown had at least three women’s academies. In 1882, Mt. Parvo Institute opened at the top of Tater Hill in James Gallaher’s house near present-day 580 W. Liberty St. The Rev. C.N. Campbell rented Gallaher’s property and served as the institute’s first principal. Read more

MARY J.C. HENDRIX
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Following two decades of being the lowest funded baccalaureate institution in the state, Shepherd University finally received an appropriations increase of $3,012,287 and additional authorization for a one-time supplement of $500,000, effective July 1, 2019. This critical funding represents … Read more

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The headlines called it “Record Flood of 1936,” the “Great Potomac Flood” or the “Saint Patrick’s Day Flood of 1936.” Whatever the name, the result was the same: river levels not seen either before or since. Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
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It’s been 10 years since my brother Andrew passed away. It will be 11 years in September. This year is extra special for me because this week I will mark my 24th birthday. Twenty-four is my favorite number. It was my dad’s baseball number, it was Andrew’s baseball number and Andrew was born … Read more

CONTRIBUTED
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You may not know the name Luther Burbank, but if you eat fries from McDonald’s or other processed foods made with potatoes, you’re benefitting from his work. Read more

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CHARLES TOWN – When the Jefferson County Photo Club meets next week, members and guests will focus on shooting shadows, learning about architectural photography with award-winning photographer Rip Smith and more. Read more

CONTRIBUTOR
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Spring is on its way, and we have a fantastic lineup including story hours at 11 a.m. on March 12 and 1 p.m. on March 13 when the theme is Green Day. Kids are invited to wear green to story hour. The following week, the theme will be “Spring is here.” Both will include colorful books and crafts. Read more

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RANSON – Anyone interested in getting healthier can come out this weekend for a fun, family-friendly event here. Read more

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – Panhandle residents who rock around the clock to tunes from the 1950s here on Friday will also be helping the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center. Read more