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In the early eighteenth century, adventurers on foot or on horseback splashed across a river called Cohongoronto on their way either into or out of the Valley of the Shenandoah River. These early pioneers were smart enough to follow existing trails, sometimes no more than an animal track, wh…

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CHARLES TOWN – Superintendent Bondy Shay Gibson, after facing questions and concerns about a summer school course aiming to boost lagging math skills of black students, has temporarily postponed the Black Math Genius Program that was scheduled to begin this past Monday.

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CHARLES TOWN—He’s fascinated by mysterious people who influenced our nation’s history, but they have to have a local connection, too. Area author Bob O’Connor found what he was looking for, making her the title character of his latest book, “Veil of Secrecy – Mrs. Slater – The Missing Lincol…

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION—Efforts to ensure that Harpers Ferry’s drinking water is permanently protected continue to take place at 3.1 acres of farm land located in Shenandoah Junction. Those responsible for the project met on the land June 10 to check on its progress and educate the public about …

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CHARLES TOWN – About 20,000 vaccinations were administered since April during the twice-weekly vaccination clinics set up at a Hollywood Casino parking deck in Charles Town. Those drive-through clinics wrapped up last Thursday, yet another sign that the coronavirus outbreak could be tamed, a…

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION—After more than 157 years, military institutions are still teaching the strategies used by Confederate army cavalry battalion commander John Singleton Mosby, during the American Civil War, who captured Duffields Station in 1864 with no loss of life to his men and no injur…

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RANSON – Incumbent Mayor Keith “Duke” Pierson, an integral figure in recruiting the Rockwool factory to Ranson, held off two challengers by 29 votes in this year’s city election.

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