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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | June 9, 2013
In 2001, officials in the adjoining cities of Ranson and Charles Town, W.Va., met with Dawn Seeburger, owner of a Charleston, W.Va., environmental resource consulting firm, about developing several large brownfield areas that sat useless for decades in both municipalities. That meeting resulted in the ongoing construction of the Ranson & Charles Town Commerce Corridor Project. The 1.5-mile stretch of land across both cities was marked with a number of brownfields that were left behind by industrial and commercial ventures that once provided hundreds of local jobs over the decades.
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OBITUARIES
May 29, 2013
Linda E. Corbin, 68, of Ranson, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va. The service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va.
OBITUARIES
May 14, 2013
Ruth V. Dyer, 93, of Charles Town, W.Va., died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va. Service and burial will be private. Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 14, 2013
The clothes Abraham Lincoln wore to Ford's Theater, the flag on Iwo Jima, Stonewall Jackson's uniform, pre-Columbian textiles and hundreds more artifacts like them have been spread across tables in a small shop in Ranson. Textile Preservation Associates has been conserving artifacts and preparing them for display since it was opened in 1987 by Fonda Thomsen. Cathy Heffner came on board in 1989 and bought the business from Thomsen in 2007. A 1976 graduate of Brunswick (Md.) High School, Heffner's participation in a work-study program in National Park Service conservation labs during her senior year led to a full-time job as a textile conservator with the agency.
OBITUARIES
May 12, 2013
Ruby Maxine Woodward, 55, of Charles Town, W.Va., died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va. The service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
OBITUARIES
May 10, 2013
Howard Kenneth Daniels, 97, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 10, 2013. Born May 4, 1916, in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., he was the son of the late John Hendricks Daniels and Lula Mae McKee Daniels. Ken was a graduate of Shepherdstown High School, and attended Strayer College, Benjamin Franklin Business College and George Washington University. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II in Okinawa and the Philippines. He retired from the Department of Defense in 1973.
OBITUARIES
April 29, 2013
James Elwood Shipe, 76, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va. The family will receive friends at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Paul D. Kemp officiating.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | April 28, 2013
Candidates' signs are popping up around Jefferson County as four of its five municipalities are getting ready for their biennial elections in May and June to reseat or replace mayors and council members, according to city hall records. The four town are Charles Town, Ranson, Harpers Ferry and Bolivar. Residents in the county's fifth municipality, Shepherdstown, vote next year.   CHARLES TOWN: Mayor Peggy Smith is unopposed May 23 in her bid for another four-year term. Two of the four council incumbents running for re-election are unopposed - Chet Hines and Sandra Slusher McDonald - while Rich Bringewatt and Donald Clendenning have challengers.
OBITUARIES
April 21, 2013
David Alan Mahloy Young, 32, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., died Friday, April 19, 2013, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry. A celebration-of-life luncheon will be Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Christ Church, LaPlata, Md.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2012
Frontier Communications showcased its newly remodeled retail store and held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with community leaders Nov. 16 at 1108 N. Mildred St. in Ranson, The store, which has been part of the Ranson community for 15 years, is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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