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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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January 3, 2000
By BRENDAN KIRBY / Staff Writer photos: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - From the six large satellite trucks parked at Shepherd College to the cameras set up throughout the downtown, no group provided a more visible presence for Monday's first day of peace talks than the media. cont. from news page State Department officials said they issued about 250 media credentials for the talks, during which Israel and Syria will try to resolve decades of conflict.
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By DAVE McMILLION | November 25, 2007
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. For Roberta Cucuzzella, the Christmas concert at O'Hurley's General Store Sunday was just another reaffirmation of the good life in Shepherdstown. Cucuzzella said she moved to the area about three years ago and has found the town to be a welcome respite from her daily routine. Cucuzzella is a doctor at a children's hospital in Washington, D.C., and commutes to her job about twice a week. Or in other words, Cucuzzella said she commutes "just enough to make you want to come back home.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 22, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Unless something is done soon, bats will go the way of the passenger pigeon. This time it won't be shotguns causing their possible demise, but a nasty fungus called White-nose Syndrome (WNS) that is killing bats by the millions, mostly in the caves where they hibernate, scientists say. The name comes from a white powder that ends up on the muzzles of the animals. The source of the disease is still unknown, scientists said. Volunteers, mostly in eastern West Virginia, including the Eastern Panhandle, conducted acoustical surveys in an effort to estimate bat populations.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | September 16, 2012
Ernest Fuss of Shepherdstown, W.Va., has mild arthritis in his hips and uses a cane, but that did not stop him from making the three-mile walk from Sharpsburg to Shepherdstown Sunday to commemorate the soldiers who died or were wounded in the Battle of Antietam. “It's important to remember how terrible war is,” said Fuss, 63. “People can't imagine what it's like.” The walk was meant to honor those who fought in the battle, and the residents of both towns who assisted wounded and dying soldiers from it. The day after the battle,  thousands of wounded soldiers walked or were carried from the battlefield to Shepherdstown to be treated in houses, according to Sue Kennedy, a member of the Shepherdstown 250 committee who assisted in publicizing the event Sunday.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | October 29, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - New marriage, guitar-playing hubby, an enduring rock-star career - it's safe to say 30-year-old Superchick front woman Tricia Brock Baumhardt is feeling like a super chick. Baumhardt chatted with The Herald-Mail ahead of Superchick's concert in Shepherdstown, W.Va., on Thursday, Nov. 5, which they're co-headlining with fellow sister-fronted Christian band Barlowgirl. Around for more than a decade, contemporary Christian group Superchick has taken on a more poppy feel - though the band still aims to connect to its 8- to 13-year-old fan base.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 4, 2011
The Jefferson County Commissioners are scheduled today to consider whether to commit funds to preserving the site of what locals call "The Battle of Shepherdstown. " Two years ago Congress authorized the National Park Service to find out if the battle was significant enough to become part of such related sites as Antietam National Battlefield or Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The study, in its beginning stages, should be finished in about a year-and-a-half, said Marsha Wassel, spokeswoman for Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
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May 22, 2013
A Shepherdstown man was arrested Tuesday on charges of burglarizing a restaurant, according to the Shepherdstown Police Department. Sean Michael Riley, 30, address unavailable, was charged with burglary, petit larceny and destruction of property in connection with a Sunday evening burglary at Domestic restaurant, 117 E. German St., police said. The restaurant was entered through an unlocked door and several unspecificed items were removed, police said. A wooden mallet was used to break the restaurant's front window, police said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richard@herald-mail.com | February 9, 2012
A lucky spin of the wheel last April 8 turned Allison Speaker of Shepherdstown into the queen of the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival - a title she gives up April 13 when a new spin picks her successor. Speaker, 23, daughter of Homer Speaker of Shepherdstown and Leota Trainer of Hagerstown, graduated from Jefferson High School and Shepherd University. She is a graduate student at American University in Washington, D.C. The nonprofit social and civic National Conference of State Societies has as its members residents of states and the five U.S. territories who work in the Washington, D.C., area.
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June 3, 2008
Jim Auxer easily won the race for mayor of Shepherdstown, W.Va., in Tuesday's town election. According to complete, but unofficial results, Auxer received 175 votes, while opponent John Mathews received 68. In the race for town council, incumbents Wanda Grantham Smith, Howard Mills and Stuart Wallace won three of the five open seats. See Wednesday's Herald-Mail for complete results.
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