Jefferson County Commission Sparks Backlash After Rejecting NAACP Resolution

A group of about 70 protestors stood outside the Charles Town Library, which is the building that houses county commission meetings. Many among them used nearly an hour of public comment time during the meeting to voice displeasure over the commission’s inaction.

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Jefferson Commissioner’s Photo With Extremist Group Sparks Questions

A Jefferson County commissioner is under scrutiny after a photo of her with alleged members of a hate group circulated on Facebook.

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Civil Rights Legend J.R. Clifford Dies: October 6, 1933

Civil rights trailblazer J. R. Clifford died on October 6, 1933, at age 85. He served in an African American unit during the Civil War and founded Martinsburg’s Pioneer Press, the first black-owned newspaper in West Virginia.

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July 27, 1975: Poet Anne Spencer Dies at 93

Poet Anne Spencer died on July 27, 1975, at age 93. Born Annie Bethel Bannister in Virginia, she and her mother moved to Bramwell in Mercer County, West…

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