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October 12, 2003

Shepherd College given Legion award


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Small Business Development Center of the Community and Technical College of Shepherd in Martinsburg has received an award from the American Legion recognizing outstanding service and assistance that contributed to the economic well-being of veterans and the goals of the National Economic Commission of the American Legion.

The center was nominated for cooperating with the WorkForce West Virginia Center to provide services to veterans. The award was one of two presented in West Virginia.

Shepherd explores transcendentalism


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd College's Department of English has launched a Web site titled "American Transcendentalism: An Online Travel Guide."

The site was developed as part of a course taught by Patricia Dwyer and Linda Tate, associate professors. It features information on key Transcendentalist writers including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Frederick Douglass.

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The site also highlights the places that were important to the Transcendentalists including Boston, Concord, Walden Pond, Salem, Amherst, New York, Baltimore and Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Journal entries, poetry and sketches by Shepherd faculty and staff members complement the information on the Web site.

TG Designs opens a second location


TG Designs has expanded to a second store in downtown Hagerstown.

TG Designs II opened on the square of Hagerstown at 2 S. Potomac St. The new store features fresh floral products, gifts, candles, seasonal decor and holiday decorations.

Home Depot plans store in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. - Home Depot has announced plans to open a store in spring 2004 in the former Ward's building at the Frederick Towne Mall.

Home Depot will invest $4 million in renovations to the property, expanding the 113,089-square-foot store to include a 16,700-square-foot garden center. The store will bring 120 to 150 jobs to the area.

Noland Co.'s cash dividend declared


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Noland Co.'s board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 8 cents, payable on Oct. 30 to stockholders of record at the close of business Oct. 15.

This is the 70th consecutive year in which Noland Co., a wholesale distributor of mechanical equipment to the building trades and industry, has paid regular cash dividends.

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