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by DAVE McMILLION | September 25, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Controversy continued to mount over the proposed Murphy's Landing subdivision Tuesday night as county planners approved another six-month extension for the 188-home development. Bob Trumble, an attorney representing the developers of Murphy's Landing, asked the Jefferson County Planning Commission for the six-month extension because of the continued intervention in the planning process by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
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by DON AINES | July 15, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Seventy-four years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois and members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People were rebuffed when they traveled from their convention in Washington, D.C., to place a plaque honoring abolitionist John Brown on the grounds of Storer College, a historically black school in Harpers Ferry where Brown's 1859 raid set the stage for the Civil War. On Friday, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond led...
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by DAVE McMILLION | October 29, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A national nonprofit organization announced Monday it was in the final phases of purchasing a 99-acre farm rich with Civil War and civil rights history, saving it from residential development. The Trust for Public Land said it was purchasing Murphy's Farm from the owners of the property, effectively putting to rest plans for the controversial 188-home Murphy's Landing subdivision. Officials with the trust organization said they expect to turn the farm over to the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in a matter of weeks after taking care of remaining details.
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By DAVE McMILLION | June 16, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - He's been credited with forging partnerships to help Harpers Ferry National Historical Park expand by hundreds of acres and overseeing major events at the park, like the 100th anniversary of the Niagara Movement, a meeting of black leaders in 1906 which became the foundation of the NAACP. Murphy's Farm, a 99-acre School House Ridge tract rich in Civil War and civil rights history, was saved from development during Don Campbell's tenure and he is being praised for other projects, like the restoration of the Harpers Ferry Train Station.
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February 2, 2008
IceFest 2008 A weekend of special events featuring ice carving and many other activities. ArtFest will be today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a chili cook-off will be today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Today and Sunday. Downtown Chambersburg, Pa. For a schedule, call 717-264-6883 or go to www.icefestpa.com . Trains for everyone Displays include HO- and O-scale model railroads, trains for kids to operate, artifacts and photos, and historic railroad equipment. Today and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd.
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BY ANDREW SCHOTZ | February 27, 2002
Harpers Ferry, W.Va. - The Harpers Ferry Civil War battlefield is one of the 10 most endangered in the nation, according to a watchdog group's list released Tuesday. The Civil War Preservation Trust named battlefields in Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg, Pa., and six other states as the most threatened by development. The Trust also named 15 other battlefields as "at-risk," one step below the top 10. None of the other 15 are in the Tri-State region. The Trust, a nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, said that 2,729 of the 7,199 acres in the Harpers Ferry battlefield area are protected.
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April 5, 2000
Hubert Sumlin Blues Heritage Concert with David Bennett Cohen Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. Cliffside Inn Ballroom U.S. 340 Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Advance tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and children. Tickets at the door are $15. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-821-5206 or 1-304-535-6881. Proceeds from the concert will support public education and interpretation of African-American history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and specifically, the Niagara Centennial events.
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BY DAVE McMILLION | April 26, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com The superintendent of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park said Thursday he believes the park is close to reaching a deal to purchase the land where the controversial Murphy's Landing subdivision would be built. "We're close on that one," Donald Campbell told the Jefferson County Commission. "I think we have agreed on a price. There are still details to work out," Campbell said. Campbell told the commissioners about the attempt to purchase Murphy's Farm as he gave them a briefing on an effort to expand the national park by up to 1,299 acres.
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January 3, 2012
Plan for countywide MLK Day of Service To the editor: Volunteer Washington County (VWC), a newly formed nonprofit committed to inspiring, supporting and celebrating volunteerism in Washington County, is partnering with many organizations, businesses and civic clubs to hold the first countywide MLK Day of Service and Evening of Celebration. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is celebrated on Jan. 16 and marks the beginning of the service year as millions of Americans honor the memory of Dr. King by contributing their time, talent, voice and money to improve their communities.
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By DAVE McMILLION | January 9, 1999
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County can lay claim to some historic moments in black history, including the Niagara Movement in Harpers Ferry in 1906, which laid the foundation for the NAACP. But now, officials are piecing together the history of another black organization that dates 21 years earlier. In 1885, Charles Town became the home to a local chapter of a national self-help organization known as the Grand United Order of Gallilean Fishermen. The group, which had 205 "tabernacles" throughout the East, was formed to set up banking, insurance, real estate and endowment services for blacks.
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