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by DAVE McMILLION | March 18, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two Harpers Ferry, W.Va., residents entered guilty pleas Thursday in U.S. District Court in connection with a vandalism incident in December at Jefferson Rock, a popular tourist attraction in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Steven Nicholas Hopkins of 448 Persimmon Lane, entered a guilty plea to one count of an indictment charging him with causing damage to Jefferson Rock by painting it red, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Johnston.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | December 24, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Park rangers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park are doing all they can to ensure the view from Jefferson Rock is still "worth a voyage across the Atlantic," despite a recent act of vandalism. Late Tuesday or early Wednesday, someone painted the top of the famous rock red, and used red paint to write graffiti on nearby rocks, said Chief Ranger Jennifer Flynn. "'Peace' is really the only word we could read," Flynn said of the graffiti.
NEWS
September 8, 2004
Visitors to Harpers Ferry, W.Va., descend the steep stone steps from the upper town portion on Tuesday. The stone trail leads to Jefferson Rock, which has a great view of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.
NEWS
July 27, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three Harpers Ferry, W.Va., men on Tuesday were ordered to pay restitution and perform community service at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park following vandalism last December at Jefferson Rock, a popular attraction in the park. In the vandalism, the top of Jefferson Rock was painted red and graffiti was painted in red on nearby rocks, said Chief Ranger Jennifer Flynn. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge W. Craig Broadwater ordered Robert Owen Hopkins Jr., 20, and Steven Nicholas Hopkins, 19, both of Box 38, Blue Ridge Acres, to perform 250 hours of community service at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and to pay restitution of $3,644.
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October 9, 2007
Appalachian Trail hiker and artist Lou Murray was the guide for a historical walk along the trail through Harpers Ferry, W.Va., on Sept. 30. The hikers visited and took photos of such sites as Jefferson Rock, Storer College and John Brown's Fort. On Oct. 14, Murray will lead a four-mile, three-hour walk on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland with stops for shooting photos. Participants will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Martin's Food Market on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. The cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple.
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by MARLO BARNHART | January 23, 2005
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. - Three Harpers Ferry residents indicted Jan. 19 in connection with last month's vandalism at Jefferson Rock turned themselves in to federal authorities Thursday and are free on personal recognizance bond, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Johnston. Robert Owen Hopkins Jr., 20, and Steven Nicholas Hopkins, 18, both of 448 Persimmon Pear Lane; and Nicholas Brian Vlachos, 22, of 151 Blue Ridge Acres, are named in the three-count indictment. According to a press release from Johnston's office, brothers Robert and Steven Hopkins and an unnamed juvenile are alleged to have conspired to willfully injure the historic rock between Dec. 20 and 22 by painting the top red, using paint they purchased and brought to Harpers Ferry.
NEWS
May 1, 2001
Some highlights along the trail Maryland HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> Crampton Gap to Weverton - The 6.7-mile span features a memorial to Civil War newspaper correspondents, a museum and the ruins of Gathland. Weverton Cliffs offers a view of the Potomac River gorge. HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> Annapolis Rocks - Intersection of U.S. 40 and Interstate 70. Overlooks the valley around Hagerstown. HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> Black Rock - 3 miles north of U.S. 40 access. HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> Pen Mar Park - Features an impressive westward view.
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By DAVE McMILLION | April 9, 2008
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park was identified as one of 55 national parks across the country Tuesday with private land for sale within their borders that needs to be acquired to protect wildlife, natural and cultural resources. The report by the National Parks Conservation Association is the first comprehensive look in many years at land for sale inside parks, according to a news release from the organization. The 28-page report, "America's Heritage: For Sale," said a "significant and growing number" of the country's 391 National Park Service units face threats on their resources because of development on private land inside their borders.
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By DAVE McMILLION | August 23, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County officials on Thursday were briefed on a proposal to expand Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) National Historical Park by about 800 acres, which would include the Old Standard quarry, where a controversial $250 million office project was proposed. The head of an organization that works to enhance scenic areas around the park asked the Jefferson County Commission to support a resolution urging Congress to expand the park, but the commission did not take any action.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE and CLYDE FORDs | April 23, 1998
by Joe Crocetta / staff photographer see the enlargement See more photos HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - With the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers as a backdrop, President Clinton addressed the nation Wednesday about the need to protect scenic sites. Clinton used his Earth Day speech to call for nearly $1 billion to be spent over the next five years to repair and maintain national parks.
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March 14, 2012
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society invites hikers of all ages and abilities to join veteran trail hiker Dave Michener for a short hike up to Jefferson's Rock at Harpers Ferry on Sunday, March 25. Participants will meet at the Harpers Ferry train station at 9 a.m. Anyone with an interest is welcome. There is no fee for the hike but parking in the train station lot will cost $5. On the way back to the train station, the group will hike along part of the Appalachian Trail. This hike will be relatively easy but it will include some steep steps.
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By DAVE McMILLION | April 9, 2008
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park was identified as one of 55 national parks across the country Tuesday with private land for sale within their borders that needs to be acquired to protect wildlife, natural and cultural resources. The report by the National Parks Conservation Association is the first comprehensive look in many years at land for sale inside parks, according to a news release from the organization. The 28-page report, "America's Heritage: For Sale," said a "significant and growing number" of the country's 391 National Park Service units face threats on their resources because of development on private land inside their borders.
NEWS
October 9, 2007
Appalachian Trail hiker and artist Lou Murray was the guide for a historical walk along the trail through Harpers Ferry, W.Va., on Sept. 30. The hikers visited and took photos of such sites as Jefferson Rock, Storer College and John Brown's Fort. On Oct. 14, Murray will lead a four-mile, three-hour walk on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland with stops for shooting photos. Participants will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Martin's Food Market on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. The cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | August 23, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County officials on Thursday were briefed on a proposal to expand Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) National Historical Park by about 800 acres, which would include the Old Standard quarry, where a controversial $250 million office project was proposed. The head of an organization that works to enhance scenic areas around the park asked the Jefferson County Commission to support a resolution urging Congress to expand the park, but the commission did not take any action.
NEWS
July 27, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three Harpers Ferry, W.Va., men on Tuesday were ordered to pay restitution and perform community service at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park following vandalism last December at Jefferson Rock, a popular attraction in the park. In the vandalism, the top of Jefferson Rock was painted red and graffiti was painted in red on nearby rocks, said Chief Ranger Jennifer Flynn. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge W. Craig Broadwater ordered Robert Owen Hopkins Jr., 20, and Steven Nicholas Hopkins, 19, both of Box 38, Blue Ridge Acres, to perform 250 hours of community service at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and to pay restitution of $3,644.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | March 18, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two Harpers Ferry, W.Va., residents entered guilty pleas Thursday in U.S. District Court in connection with a vandalism incident in December at Jefferson Rock, a popular tourist attraction in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Steven Nicholas Hopkins of 448 Persimmon Lane, entered a guilty plea to one count of an indictment charging him with causing damage to Jefferson Rock by painting it red, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Johnston.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | January 23, 2005
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. - Three Harpers Ferry residents indicted Jan. 19 in connection with last month's vandalism at Jefferson Rock turned themselves in to federal authorities Thursday and are free on personal recognizance bond, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Johnston. Robert Owen Hopkins Jr., 20, and Steven Nicholas Hopkins, 18, both of 448 Persimmon Pear Lane; and Nicholas Brian Vlachos, 22, of 151 Blue Ridge Acres, are named in the three-count indictment. According to a press release from Johnston's office, brothers Robert and Steven Hopkins and an unnamed juvenile are alleged to have conspired to willfully injure the historic rock between Dec. 20 and 22 by painting the top red, using paint they purchased and brought to Harpers Ferry.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | December 24, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Park rangers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park are doing all they can to ensure the view from Jefferson Rock is still "worth a voyage across the Atlantic," despite a recent act of vandalism. Late Tuesday or early Wednesday, someone painted the top of the famous rock red, and used red paint to write graffiti on nearby rocks, said Chief Ranger Jennifer Flynn. "'Peace' is really the only word we could read," Flynn said of the graffiti.
NEWS
September 8, 2004
Visitors to Harpers Ferry, W.Va., descend the steep stone steps from the upper town portion on Tuesday. The stone trail leads to Jefferson Rock, which has a great view of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.
NEWS
May 1, 2001
Some highlights along the trail Maryland HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> Crampton Gap to Weverton - The 6.7-mile span features a memorial to Civil War newspaper correspondents, a museum and the ruins of Gathland. Weverton Cliffs offers a view of the Potomac River gorge. HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> Annapolis Rocks - Intersection of U.S. 40 and Interstate 70. Overlooks the valley around Hagerstown. HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> Black Rock - 3 miles north of U.S. 40 access. HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> Pen Mar Park - Features an impressive westward view.
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