Letters to the Editor

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

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

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

CONTRIBUTED
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Through the partnership of the Shepherd University Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities, the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, and the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, Shepherd University is able to bring to the community the award-winning new film “H… Read more

COLUMNIST
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KEARNEYSVILLE – You know how they say “the grass is always greener on the other side?” The same also seems to be true for the garden. Maybe you never knew where to start, maybe flipping through a seed catalog or the seed rack at the store was intimidating because of the endless choices, or m… Read more