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He was an influential horse racing industry advocate, a respected business and civic leader, and an affable Charles Town native. That’s how area residents remembered Roger R. Ramey, who died Thursday at age 85 after a long battle with cancer.

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RANSON – Retired educators Dorothy Taylor and James Taylor, known for the care and direction they provided for young people for decades, have a unique distinction in the history of Jefferson County.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.