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Past articles by Joe:

Daniels happy to return to his old stomping grounds

FRANKFORD -- When Charlie Daniels takes the stage at the Sussex County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 24, it will be a familiar position for the Country Music Hall of Famer. → Read More

Locked-out Sunrise House staff rallies over working conditions, contract talks

Workers at the Lafayette-based Sunrise House -- a substance abuse treatment center -- gathered on Sunset Inn Road mid-day Wednesday to bring awareness about what they believe is poor working conditions and poor-faith contract negotiations. → Read More

SCCC approves new degree options, certificates

The Sussex County Community College Board of Trustees approved a dozen new degree options and certificates during its meeting Tuesday night which will soon be available in an effort to meet the needs of its students. → Read More

Mt. Olive woman gets 30-year sentence for murder

Asked if she had anything to say before being sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of her boyfriend in 2014, Virginia Vertetis only said three words, "no your honor." → Read More

No more plea negotiations for Sussex man in drug case

There will be no more plea negotiations between the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office and Christopher Banta -- the Sussex man charged with running a drug operation out of his home -- after several months of no progress. → Read More

Pre-trial conference for accused Green home invader scheduled for next week

A trial date will be set next week for the accused Green Township home invasion suspect who was severed from his remaining codefendants after claiming to be a sovereign citizen. → Read More

Drug court entry possible for Sussex man charged with robbery of borough gas station

Entry into the state's drug court program is possible for the Sussex man accused of robbing the US Gas station at the intersection on Loomis Avenue and Route 23 with a hammer earlier this year. → Read More

Local company celebrates 20 years of selling all-natural farm raised meats

Ostrich and bison and Berkshire pigs, oh my! → Read More

Medicine Wheel Festival continues today

Long before pharmaceutical companies cornered the market on medicines, nature provided people with plants to help fight their ailments. → Read More

Bourbon Street Blues festival kicks off Waterloo concerts

To paraphrase Maria Von Trapp, the Fields at Waterloo were filled with the sound of music Saturday during the 10th annual Bourbon Street Blues Festival at the Waterloo Village Concert Field. → Read More

SCCC's 3 Wishes: Mother, father, son attend college together

Some families live together. Some work together. Some vacation together. But for the three Wishes of Vernon, they go to school together. → Read More

Wantage woman injured trying to rescue animals in barn fire

A Wantage woman suffered burns on her arms after she attempted to rescue animals from a fire in her barn, officials said. → Read More

Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against alleged Green Twp. home invader

A judge denied a motion filed by one of the alleged Green Township home invaders to dismissed the charges on Tuesday. → Read More

Homeowners, dog escape injury in early morning Frankford fire

No one was injured when a fire broke out at a Wykertown Road home early this morning. → Read More

Diner owners sentenced to probation for arson

The owners of Jerzeez the Diner who admitted in March to burning the building down to collect the insurance money were each sentenced to five years probation on Friday. → Read More

Center offers training with impaired-vision goggles

It's been well documented that long-term alcohol use can do damage to the human body including liver disease and brain damage. → Read More

Bank robbery suspect convicted of unrelated charge

The Wantage man accused of robbing the Lakeland Bank on Route 23 in Wantage in January 2015 was convicted Wednesday of an unrelated charge that he ran from a Sussex County Sheriff's officer in 2014. → Read More

Student food pantry officially opens at SCCC

What was once just an idea by a couple of members of the Sussex County Community College Strategic Enrollment group became reality Wednesday as a food pantry for the school's students officially opened. → Read More

Warwick woman found not guilty due to insanity is doing well in treatment

Pamela Parol -- the Warwick, N.Y., woman found not guilty by reason of insanity in 2013 after attempting to run over an a man whom she believed was the devil -- is doing well in treatment and wishes to seek full-time employment, her attorney said. → Read More

Vernon man detained after sexual assault allegations

The Vernon man arrested last week on charges that he sexually assaulted a trio of girls while they were under the age of 13 was remanded to the county jail pending the outcome of his cases -- he was charged in April with attempting to sexually assault a te → Read More