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NEWS
August 18, 1997
By JENNYLYNN BROWN Staff Writer SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The command from the pulpit of Asbury United Methodist Church Sunday afternoon matched the theme of this weekend's fifth annual Jefferson County African-American Cultural and Heritage Festival: Let There be Unity. Nearly 100 people attended the interdenominational worship service at the Rev. Ernest Lyles' church on Route 480. The service was the final event in the three-day celebration, which included a Friday night banquet at Shepherd College featuring syndicated talk show host Joe Madison and a Saturday afternoon parade in Charles Town, W.Va.
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NEWS
May 3, 2005
As a resident of Hagerstown, and I want to be perfectly clear about this, I would just like to say that we are not racists simply because we don't want to name anything in town after a black man. The urban media feel differently, of course, writing up grandiose articles blaming, among others, "old-timers" for perpetuating sentiments in "this blue-collar town" (read, "hick city") that hold desegregation to be right up there with gay marriage and low-rider pants on the scale of bad ideas.
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by TIM ROWLAND | May 3, 2005
As a resident of Hagerstown, and I want to be perfectly clear about this, I would just like to say that we are not racists simply because we don't want to name anything in town after a black man. The urban media feel differently, of course, writing up grandiose articles blaming, among others, "old-timers" for perpetuating sentiments in "this blue-collar town" (read, "hick city") that hold desegregation to be right up there with gay marriage and low-rider pants on the scale of bad ideas.
NEWS
July 31, 2010
"I agree with Barry Martin in his letter to the editor. People should remember who was there first. ... If you don't like it, go back to where you was before moving here. " -- Boonsboro "I want to complain about President Obama. Ever since he's been in office I've been unemployed. And times are rough, and all the stress and everything. I think it's because of the unemployment issues, and I go out every day, I go on the Internet every day, and still no job ... I submit my resume and I never hear nothing back, and I wait for months and months, and I just think something's wrong there.
NEWS
February 28, 2002
If you go: Buffalo Soldiers Day, featuring displays, memorabilia and re-enactors Saturday, March 2 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Martin Luther King Center 131 W. North St. Hagerstown Free
NEWS
September 16, 2000
Buffalo Soldier exhibit unveiled By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer On today's date in 1891 Hagerstown native and Buffalo Soldier Cpl. William Othello Wilson received the Medal of Honor for braving hostile Indians in South Dakota to get help for a wagon train under siege. On Saturday, Wilson was honored again with the unveiling of an exhibit panel telling the story of his bravery. The panel stands on the Medal of Honor Triangle, a small grass island at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, Forest Drive and Jonathan and Charles streets in Hagerstown.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2011
(Editor's note: This story was edited at 5 p.m. May 31 to correct information about the number of Medal of Honor recipients in Washington County.)   His supply train surrounded by Indians, Capt. John S. Loud circled the wagons and looked for someone to get an urgent message to his commanding officer. Two Indian scouts refused to carry the message through the gauntlet, but Cpl. William Othello Wilson stepped forward and volunteered. With a volley of rifle fire from his fellow cavalrymen, Wilson took off on horseback with the Sioux in pursuit.
NEWS
By GUY FLETCHER | May 30, 1998
by Richard T. Meagher / staff photographer see the enlargement When William O. Wilson of Hagerstown died more than 70 years ago, it seemed that any recognition of the valor that earned him the nation's highest military honor died with him. For years no one even knew where he was buried. But Saturday morning, more than 150 people gathered beneath the hot sun at Rose Hill Cemetery for a belated tribute to Wilson, the only Washington County resident ever to earn the Medal of Honor.
NEWS
November 11, 2002
Allegheny a friend To the editor: Regarding Allegheny Energy, the letter by Dominick J. Perini hit the nail on the head. His experience should be weighted heavily. As a young engineer, my company shipped my family all over the U.S.A. We worked and lived with five different electric utility companies. Allegheny has been the outstanding best of these. This includes dependability of service, reasonable cost and response to any problems. Any thoughts by Hagerstown's City Light of "pulling the plug" on Allegheny Power should be tabled for at least three years.
NEWS
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 14, 2006
New York-area artist Mort Kunstler's latest painting, a nod to Washington County's Civil War heritage, will be the focal point at a Benjamin Art Gallery show this weekend. The Hagerstown gallery will host an art show and signing Saturday that shares the painting's namesake, "Maryland, My Maryland," which also is the state song. The original will be on display Saturday and during a preview reception with food, wine and live music Friday, said Molly Amos, Benjamin Art Gallery director.
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