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  1. He's a naturalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    Charles Town resident Dale Nisbet is retiring from his job as natural resource specialist at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park this week after 20 years working in Jefferson County and nearly three decades with the National Park Service. Charles Town resident Dale Nisbet is retiring from his job as natural resource specialist at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park this week after 20 years working in Jefferson County and nearly three decades with the National Park Service.

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  2. Rushing to capture the stories of World War II vets still livingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    Historian Mark Zangara is working hard to preserve the stories of the Americans that journalist Tom Brokaw referred to as the Greatest Generation. With those who lived through World War II aging and many already passed, Zangara recognizes the importance of the WWII History Archive, where he is a board member who also collects oral history interviews.

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  3. Damage' done by Donald Trump, GOP drives some voters to the election booths in ShepherdstownRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    President Donald Trump's administration and opposition to the Republican majority in Congress were among reasons given by some as they cast ballots here in Tuesday's midterm election. Diane Kradel said she felt "more compelled" to vote this year because she wants Democrats to replace Republicans in Congress and in state and local offices.

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  4. Seize the clayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    Anne Rule-Thompson's ceramics feature both figurative work and abstract landscapes wall tiles assembled with glass and other textured materials. Her work can be found at her airy, light filled studio on Washington Street in Harpers Ferry.

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  5. Paul Richard "Tall Paul" AtkinsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 24 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    Paul Richard "Tall Paul" Atkinson, 79, of Charles Town, WV passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at his residence. Born August 18, 1939 in Steubenville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Russell Blair Atkinson and Wanda Sue Scott Atkinson.

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  6. David Tabb finishes 3rd in May, but wins spot on Nov. 6 ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 24 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    Both David Tabb and Ralph Lorenzetti get a coveted checkmark on the anti-Rockwool Jefferson County Vision group's voters guide, though the two are vying for the same seat. Lorenzetti, elected twice as Jefferson County's prosecutor, is the Democratic candidate while auto mechanic Tabb is the Mountain Party candidate.

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  7. Five For Freedom' author set to speak SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    A new book by a former Washington Post reporter examines the roles of Shields Green, Lewis Sheridan Leary, Dangerfield Newby, John Anthony Copeland Jr. and Osborne Perry Anderson - the men of color who worked alongside John Brown in his try to seize the federal armory here in 1859. The Saturday talk by Eugene L. Meyer at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park comes just ahead of the 159th anniversary of Brown's raid, a military exercise many historians credit with sparking the Civil War 18 months later.

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  8. Song pays tribute to John BrownRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    Bill Pratt, Leslie Darr, Joe DeFilippo, Bill Phelan and Sue Tice make up the R.J. Phillips Band, which has recorded a tribute to abolitionist John Brown. It's called "Glory, Glory."

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  9. Heyward Shepherd - tribute' is a racist relic that must come downRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    The Heyward Shepherd monument in Harpers Ferry was covered up for years but returned to display after intervention from the late Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond, Southerners in the U.S. Senate known for regressive views on race. The Heyward Shepherd monument in Harpers Ferry was covered up for years but returned to display after intervention from the late Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond, Southerners in the U.S. Senate known for regressive views on race.

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  10. A new look at John BrownRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    A photo taken after the Civil War showing John Brown's children, Owen Brown, Ruth Brown Thompson and Jason Brown in California, will be on display at the Jefferson County Museum in Charles Town starting next week. The photo as well as letters related to the abolitionist executed in Charles Town in 1859 are on loan from a Massachusetts collector.

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  11. Norma Mae GoldsmithRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    Norma Mae Goldsmith, 92, of Harpers Ferry, WV passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV. She is survived by one daughter, Jeanette Markwood and husband, Greg of Harpers Ferry, WV; one son, Gerald Thomas Goldsmith and wife, Marian of Conowingo, MD; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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  12. Over carrying capacityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2018 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    With archery season opening this Saturday morning, hunters are getting ready to head out into their stands in chase of the "big one". With a population over the carrying capacity, however, hunters should mainly focus on bagging more doe before the king buck.

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  13. Unger: Require public meetings before major projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2018 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    John Unger, who has served in the state Senate since 1999, says he'll introduce legislation next year that he says would allow the public to be better informed about major projects such as the Rockwool insulation factory coming to Ranson. John Unger, who has served in the state Senate since 1999, says he'll introduce legislation next year that he says would allow the public to be better informed about major projects such as the Rockwool insulation factory coming to Ranson.

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  14. Swapping stories - Harpers Ferry Flea Market founder's new book recalls mall's memorable momentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2018 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    Ronnie E. Nowell, who spent more than three decades operating one of Jefferson County's most visible businesses, has written a book, "Harpers Ferry Flea Market: History and Short Stories from West Virginia's Outdoor Mall." The Harpers Ferry Flea Market was a Jefferson County hot spot from 1982 until late 2014.

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  15. Hill Top to honor African-American rootsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    The Hill Top House Hotel that could open to visitors for the Independence Day holiday in 2021 will pay tribute to Thomas S. Lovett, the African-American entrepreneur who built the original hotel in 1888, the developer explained at a public hearing here Friday. "What we're envisioning is that every part of the hotel will have paintings and drawings and historic photographs and portraits," said Karen Schaufeld, who works alongside her husband, Fred Schaufeld, at Leesburg, Va.-based Swan & Legend developers.

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  16. Woodrow "Woody" C. LongerbeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    Woodrow "Woody" C. Longerbeam, 95, of Charles Town, WV passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018 at Willow Tree Center in Charles Town, WV. Woody joined the Army at the age of 17 and retired in 1971 with 31 years of service.

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  17. James "Jim" Walter NicewarnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    James "Jim" Walter Nicewarner, 92, of Harpers Ferry, WV, passed away under the care of hospice at his home, surrounded by his family. Born June 28, 1926 in Millville, WV, he was the son of the late Raymond McKinley Nicewarner and Sarah Elizabeth Caniford Nicewarner.

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  18. Rebecca Lee WiltRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    Born May 10, 1963 in Ranson, WV, she was the daughter of the late Paul Eugene DeLauder, Sr. and Martha Rebecca Ruffner. In addition to her mother, Martha, she is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, David Wilt, Sr., at home; one daughter, Kelly Musgrove and husband, Gary, Sr. of Harpers Ferry, WV; one son, David Wilt, Jr. of Harpers Ferry; one grandson, Gary Musgrove, Jr.; one sister, two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.

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  19. Gladys F. SinghasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    Gladys F. Singhas, 92, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility, Kearneysville. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Grace Stewart, of Charles Town; son, the Rev.

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  20. Marie Elizabeth McDanielRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    Born May 22, 1957 in Leesburg, VA, she was the daughter of the late Grady Wilson Hopkins and Mary Eleanor Howard Hopkins. Marie was very devoted to her family and lived for her children and grandchildren.

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