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January 16, 2001
Wise to visit Shepherdstown today By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise today will make his first trip to the Eastern Panhandle since his inauguration in Charleston Monday. Wise will meet with reporters this afternoon at Shepherd College, part of a swing around the state that Wise is making now that he has taken office. Wise's schedule also includes stops in Wheeling, Beckley and Clarksburg. "He'll be meeting with the general public, local leaders and members of the media," a spokeswoman for his office said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | June 17, 2000
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Real estate agent Greg Didden knows how strong the market has been in Shepherdstown in recent years, but he said a deal made in his office last November left him dumbfounded. The owner of an attractive, two-story house at the corner of Church and West German streets listed his house with Greg Didden Realtors for $310,000. The first day it was listed, the owner received two bids for the full asking price, Didden said. The owner told the two bidders to make their best counter offer, and each of them offered almost $17,500 more for the house.
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By Diana Suttenfield | March 23, 2008
Recent publicity about efforts to protect some land associated with the 1862 Battle of the Cement Mill/Boteler's or Blackford Ford/Shepherdstown has raised awareness and interest in other local Civil War battles/skirmishes near Shepherdstown. Of the five listed regional skirmishes and battles, two are noteworthy in understanding the turbulence our area endured: They were the battles on July 16, 1863, and Aug. 25, 1864. The battle in July, one of the most desperate and overlooked cavalry fights of the Gettysburg campaign, was the subject of a 1992 inventory conducted by the United States Department of the Interior.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | December 27, 2010
Shepherdstown musician Terry Tucker, who wrote a song for director Stanley Kubrick's 1972 violent and futuristic film "A Clockwork Orange," has released a new CD that puts to music the words of two late-19th- century poets. Tucker became interested in the poetry of Danske Bedinger Dandridge, (1854-1914) and her poet father, Henry Bedinger, a Shepherdstown native and one-time U.S. minister to Denmark. Dandridge eventually owned Rose Brake, an antebellum brick home outside Shepherdstown.
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by DAVE McMILLION | August 22, 2006
BARDANE, W.Va. - West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin announced Monday that $250,000 in federal funding has been approved for a streetscape project in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and $100,000 in federal money has been earmarked to help purchase land where the Battle of Shepherdstown was fought during the Civil War. Manchin announced funding for the projects while formally opening a new state Division of Highways office in Bardane Monday afternoon. The source for both funding awards came from a federal transportation enhancement program and was dispersed through the state, officials said.
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January 14, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. - "Paul, Face to Face" is the title of a unique theater presentation set for Friday evening, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown. Alexander Cavalli from Austin, Texas, will perform this hourlong production featuring the words of the apostle Paul and using primarily the King James Version of the Bible. Two years ago, Trinity Episcopal Church hosted a similar event that drew much praise from local attendees. Cavalli explains why this presentation is meaningful: "Has there ever been a life lived with more intelligence, courage, endurance, spiritual insight, joy, and unselfed love than the remarkable life of Paul the Apostle?
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 4, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherdstown Public Library has received a $1,793 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to upgrade computers previously granted by the foundation, West Virginia Library Commission officials announced. The grant will allow the library to sustain free, high quality access to computers and the Internet for patrons. "It's very important for libraries to be able to provide this," said Hali Taylor, director of the Shepherdstown library. "This keeps us very state of the art. " Millions of Americans rely on library computers for research, distance-learning classes, health information and communicating with family and friends.
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August 31, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A fanfare of red, white, and blue shrouded Elmwood Cemetery in Shepherdstown Aug. 2 when more than 100 members and guests attended the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution ceremonial grave marking for Henrietta Bedinger Lee. Henrietta was born Feb. 7, 1810, in Shepherdstown, lived during the Civil War, and died Oct. 7, 1898, in Walkersville, Md. "Daughters helping Daughters" took place when two chapters...
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August 21, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Putting your best foot forward is something everyone hopes to do, especially when looking for a new job. Women living in poverty don't get new shoes very often, and sometimes are frustrated or embarrassed that they don't have good-looking shoes for interviews or meetings. They buy new shoes for growing children or for husbands who need work shoes. But they rarely go out to buy them for themselves, unless they are required for work, or they've broken or worn out the shoes they've worn every day for months.
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by DAVE McMILLION | March 21, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The question is: Will he roast the garlic? Les Blank, a prize-winning independent filmmaker known for his works about food, music and other topics, will be in Shepherdstown on Wednesday to talk about food and show two of his films. Blank is known for creating unique backdrops for screenings of his documentaries. When his film "Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers" is shown, Blank periodically puts garlic into a toaster oven to fill the venue with the appropriate aroma.
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