Around the region – December 7 |

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The distillery will host a craft fair on Saturday

KEARNEYSVILLE – On Saturday, Devil’s Due Distillery will be hosting a Holiday Craft Fair at 315 James Burr Blvd. in Kearneysville.

Owners Wylie McDade and Brian Halbert invited local artists and artisans to participate in this third craft fair held at the distillery.

Some of the unique items that will be featured include: Custom barrel art and barrel decor; handmade glass clocks, jewelry and unique glass trays; handmade ceramics and fairy tale books written and illustrated by a local artist; candles and perfumes; organic soaps, ointments and oils; handmade quilts and quilted articles; one-of-a-kind ceramic Christmas ornaments; wood engravings, slates and personalized; and handcrafted jewelry and semi-precious stones.

This is a great opportunity to purchase handmade gifts, which will delight recipients on Christmas morning, while supporting local artists.

Tours of the distillery and product tastings will also be offered.

The show will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shepherd creates allies for the Appalachians

SHEPHERDSTOWN – The Shepherd University Foundation announces the creation of Allies for Appalachia, a group dedicated to supporting the work and community outreach of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities at Shepherd and its campus programs.

The goal of the center is to tell the story of the Appalachians and to improve the state and region both economically and culturally. By participating in Allies for Appalachia, community members can support student travel, scholarships, presentations, and the full range of programs the center offers each year.

The centre’s educational programming is extensive – from summer institutes for teachers to the West Virginia Fiction Contest, the annual ‘Anthology of Appalachian Writers’, the Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Project, the Shepherd Speaks Project. StoryCorps or one of the Global Appalachia programs that broaden the horizons of students and community members, ”said Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, director of the center. “Everything the center does stems from the importance of telling the story of the Appalachians, a much maligned and often stereotypical region.”

Allies for Appalachia will receive early notification of community programming, early access and invitations to all programs and events, free access to all Appalachian Studies university courses, and preferential access to Celtic Roots Global Appalachia travel programs .

Membership is available at the following levels: Supporter $ 50, Sponsor $ 100, Support $ 500, Benefactor $ 1,000, and Donor $ 5,000.

For more information, visit the Allies for Appalachia web page.

Virginia hunter accused of fatal shooting

MADISON (AP) – A West Virginia hunter who shot dead a man he mistook for a bear has been arrested, authorities said.

The man was charged last week with negligently shooting and failing to provide assistance, West Virginia Natural Resources Division Sgt. Larry Harvey told WCHS-TV.

The hunter told authorities he saw what he believed to be a bear in the distance on Wednesday and shot, but saw nothing fall and found nothing after a search, so he left, said Harvey.

Authorities said David Green, 30, wore a black shirt while digging in the area for roots. Crews found her body with a gunshot wound after her family reported her missing, Harvey said.

After hearing of the body, the hunter contacted authorities, officials said.


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