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November 8, 2012
Historic Christ Reformed Church in Shepherdstown will welcome Emma Kathleen “Katie” Morgan as the guest preacher on homecoming Sunday, Nov. 11, at its 11 a.m. service.  A recent Master's of Divinity graduate from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Morgan is the daughter of D.L. and Tara Morgan of Shepherdstown, and the granddaughter of Mary Ann Morgan, organist and director of music at Christ Church. The church, founded in 1747, is a congregation of German Reformed heritage within the United Church of Christ.
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NEWS
January 11, 2013
A two-story house was heavily damaged in a Friday night fire that drew firefighters from three counties, Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Zac Morgan said. The 6:45 p.m. fire at 199 Berridge Drive apparently started upstairs, but the cause still was under investigation, Morgan said Friday night. The two occupants escaped injury, as did all of the responding firefighters, he said. The fire took about 45 minutes to bring under control and the house likely will be a total loss, Morgan said.
NEWS
March 8, 2011
The Harlem Globetrotters have announced that their 2011 “4 Times the Fun” World Tour stop in Shepherdstown tonight is completely sold out.   Any fans that missed the chance to purchase tickets to see the Globetrotters in Shepherdstown can find information on other stops on the 2011 tour by visiting www.harlemglobetrotters.com .
NEWS
July 12, 2011
 The Rev. James Ellis III, 32, was recently appointed associate pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown. He began his new position on July 1. Ellis most recently served as associate campus minister at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He was born in Okinawa, Japan, but spent most of his young life growing up in Maryland. He attended public schools in Prince George's and Charles counties and graduated from Westlake High School in Waldorf, Md., in 1997. Before joining the ministry, Ellis spent several years as a multimedia producer/editor at companies such as USAToday, National Public Radio, The Washington Post and Teen People magazine.
NEWS
April 1, 2012
The Shepherdstown and Martinsburg (W.Va.) Rotary clubs held their annual World Affairs Seminar for area high school students March 16 at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services' National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown. The seminar was co-sponsored by the training center and its theme was “Connecting With Nature.” It included a series of presentations, discussions and hands-on activities intended to foster greater engagement in the natural world and appreciation of the importance of good stewardship.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | April 25, 2011
The Source is a downtown Shepherdstown store different from the specialty and gift shops that line both sides of German street. A back wall in The Source holds bumper stickers and slogans that would warm a liberal’s heart with messages like “I love my country but I think we should start seeing other people” and “Suburbia: Where they tear out trees & then name streets after them.” Another wall is a living community bulletin board....
NEWS
June 13, 2011
"One With Life," the conservation film co-produced by Audra Haddock Martenot, adjunct faculty member at Hagerstown Community College, and Rob Owens, president and owner of Eagle Rock Productions, will debut Tuesday at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown. Filmed by Eagle Rock Productions, "One With Life" provides an intimate look at a growing, worldwide movement that emphasizes the need for people to connect with nature, with a special emphasis on the importance of engaging and encouraging children to explore the great outdoors.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | October 9, 2011
For nearly four years, an obscure silent man has stood in front of the wall at McMurran Hall holding up his anti-war sign, a Sunday morning fixture in the middle of downtown.   He was there Sunday morning. “I'm out here because I wonder why the United States is invoking itself in foreign conflicts in which it has no vital interest,” said Howard Fezell, 59, of Shepherdstown, a Frederick, Md., attorney. He began his weekly vigil in November 2007, and has rarely missed a Sunday, standing with his sign between 9 and 10 a.m. like a mailman, never deterred by the weather.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | October 27, 2012
In 1980, Shepherdstown opened its first public sewage treatment plant, and for the first time in the town's history, it stopped dumping raw sewage into the Potomac River. The town reached another milestone Friday, when it dedicated a new ultramodern, high-tech $10.1 million sewage treatment plant that doubles the capacity of the old plant to 800,000 gallons per day as well as meets new federal mandates to protect the Chesapeake Bay. West Virginia's eight easternmost counties are under the same mandate.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | January 16, 2011
In 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s interior secretary signed the order creating an 8.9 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Range, saving what today has grown into 19 million acres of protected wilderness in Alaska’s northeast corner. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed landmark legislation, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, which created the 19.6 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Carter will speak Tuesday on the first day of a three-day symposium at the National Conservation Training Center on the 50th anniversary of the refuge.
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