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Annual Spring Festival in La Plata

Annual Spring Festival in La Plata

Celebrate La Plata, the Annual Spring Festival comes to La Plata Town Hall on Saturday, April 27th from 12 noon to 4PM. This family event will include free activities for children of all ages, live entertainment, craft vendors, delicious food for sale and the La Plata Bed Races. Over 40 craft and business vendors...
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Turkey Hill Park Disc Golf Course Opens April 26

Turkey Hill Park Disc Golf Course Opens April 26

The Charles County Parks Division invites the public to the grand opening of the Turkey Hill Park Disc Golf Course on Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. The Southern Maryland Disc Golf Club (SMDGC) is co-sponsoring the event, which is open to all ages. This 18-hole course will officially be opened to the public...
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SMECO Announces Second Solar Project

SMECO Announces Second Solar Project

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has entered into a power purchase agreement with an affiliate of juwi solar Inc. (JSI) to develop, design and construct the 10.0-megawatt (MW) Rockfish Solar facility. JSI will construct and operate the facility through a wholly-owned subsidiary, and SMECO will purchase all generated energy, capacity, and solar renewable energy...
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Blue Crabs Unveil Second Installment of Promotional Schedule

Blue Crabs Unveil Second Installment of Promotional Schedule

For the lucky 7th season of Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball, the team has been busy working on some great new promotions, giveaways, and appearances along with some of the traditional favorites of Crustacean Nation. The Blue Crabs are announcing the top 25 promotions for the 2014 season in a five-part series. This week...
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Several Reports of Copper Thefts Reported in Charles County

Several Reports of Copper Thefts Reported in Charles County

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several reports of copper thefts in which suspects stole copper wiring from large light poles. The most recent theft occurred at a school. On April 16 at about 3:30 a.m., a patrol officer was conducting a building check at Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Road in Waldorf,...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward for Information in Armed Robbery

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward for Information in Armed Robbery

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identity of the suspect involved in the robbery of an employee of the Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. On March 19 at 9:50 a.m., a male suspect approached an employee who was exiting the...
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And the winners of the Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway are …

And the winners of the Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway are …

We’re happy to announce that the winners of the Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway are … (drumroll please) Angela Stalcup and Chris Kalnasy! Angela and Chris were couple No. 1 in our voting. They’ve won a dream wedding valued at more than $28,000 and featuring the work of Southern Maryland’s best wedding service providers....
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Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off Down to Final Two

Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off Down to Final Two

With live music set to return to Southern Maryland during the 2014 summer at the Guitars & Stripes Country Music Fest on Saturday, May 24th, the Blue Crabs announced that the final spot to perform during the Country Music Fest will be determined through the Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off. On April 3rd at...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Rudy

Wednesday’s Pet is Rudy

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/16/14 is Rudy Featured Pet: Rudy Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Rudy is a 7-year-old sweet male beagle that is in need of a forever home. He was lucky enough at the...
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Virginia Man Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamines

Virginia Man Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamines

On April 12 at 9:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received information that Charles Innis Garber, 35, of Virginia was at a house in the 13000 block of Hill Road in Cobb Island and was possibly in possession of a gun. Officers also learned Garber had an open warrant for failing...
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Apply for National Board Certification

Apply for National Board Certification

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teachers and specialists who hold a Standard Professional or Advanced Professional Certificate and have a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in Charles County on a Maryland professional certificate are eligible to apply for National Board Certification (NBC). Applicants must submit a candidate packet, which includes a...
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Ruble Named National Junior College Athletic Association Vice President

Ruble Named National Junior College Athletic Association Vice President

The College of Southern Maryland Lead Director of Student Life and Athletics Michelle Ruble was elected second vice president for women of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) beginning in August for two years. Ruble is the eighth individual to hold this position since 1975 when the NJCAA became the nation’s first co-ed...
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Sign up now for the 2014 Tot Olympics Games

Sign up now for the 2014 Tot Olympics Games

Magnify your Olympic spirit and watch as your toddler brings their Olympic dream to life. Register your tot for the 2014 Tot Olympics Games event on Saturday, May 10 at Westlake High School (3300 Middletown Road, Waldorf) from 10 a.m. to noon. Opening ceremonies start promptly at 10 a.m. Fun-filled events for children ages...
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11 Year Old Juvenile Charged With First Degree Arson in Charles County

11 Year Old Juvenile Charged With First Degree Arson in Charles County

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, a male juvenile was witnessed pouring ignitable liquid on the rear deck of a residence on Cedar Lane, in Newburg. The juvenile was approached by a neighbor prior to a fire being ignited. The incident was then reported to authorities on April 11th. An 11 year old male juvenile...
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La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Man From Roof After Fall

La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Man From Roof After Fall

On Sunday April 13, 2014 firefighters from the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department responded to Hawkins Gate Road in La Plata for a high angle rescue. Units responded to the scene for a male subject who had fallen from a second story roof onto a single story garage roof. Crews stabilized and packaged the...
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Carol Eaton Named Agnes Meyer Award Winner

Carol Eaton Named Agnes Meyer Award Winner

Gale-Bailey Elementary School first-grade teacher Carol Eaton was introduced to teaching when she was an elementary school student. A teacher at her school took a leave of absence and Eaton, who was a fourth grader at the time, was asked to assist the substitute during reading lessons for first graders. She said although she...
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Kristin Shields Named 2014 Principal of the Year

Kristin Shields Named 2014 Principal of the Year

School pride, hard work and the belief that all children can learn are key messages at Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School. Each morning, Principal Kristin Shields welcomes her students and staff with a positive, upbeat morning announcement or is at the main school doors greeting those who enter with the school motto of “beavers are...
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Early Morning Fire in Waldorf Destroys Family Home

Early Morning Fire in Waldorf Destroys Family Home

Remnants from a charcoal grill started a fire that engulfed a Waldorf home early Monday morning, Maryland Stat Fire Marshal, Melissa Bean reported. Firefighters from multiple Charles County fire companies responded to the 2900 block of Henry Court in the Constitution Hills subdivision, in Waldorf. Five units from Prince George’s County also responded. Once the fire...
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Affordable Live Music Returns to Regency Furniture Stadium This Summer

Affordable Live Music Returns to Regency Furniture Stadium This Summer

Billboard chart toppers will take the stage at Regency Furniture Stadium on Saturday, May 24th for Guitars & Stripes Country Fest. Live music will return to Regency Furniture Stadium once more during the 2014 season. The Blue Crabs will kick off the summer season with the Guitars & Stripes Country Fest on Saturday, May...
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Marijuana Paraphernalia a Sticky Issue Under new Bill

Marijuana Paraphernalia a Sticky Issue Under new Bill

Zooming down the highway late one night, a man is exhausted, not really paying attention to the speed limit. His friend accidentally left a small baggie of marijuana in his car, along with some paper to roll it into joints, which sits in a tiny pile on the passenger seat. Police officers pull him...
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Local Musicians Release ‘Southern Maryland Thang’

Local Musicians Release ‘Southern Maryland Thang’

“Southern Maryland Thang,” a new country single written by Donovan Farrell, was released April 11, along with a video. After writing the driving guitar riff, Farrell said he felt that he wanted to spread the vocal sound through multiple voices including Wes Ryce, Donald Quade, Lindz Owen and John Luskey. Farrell contacted Ryce of...
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Summer School Registration Begins June 25- Charles County

Summer School Registration Begins June 25- Charles County

Registration for the 2014 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Summer School program is June 25-26 at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center. Summer school begins on Tuesday, July 1, at Westlake High School. Walk-in registration times for Wednesday and Thursday, June 25-26, are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registrations will not be accepted after...
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Westlake Senior Selected for Meyerhoff Scholars Program

Westlake Senior Selected for Meyerhoff Scholars Program

Michael Rowley, a Westlake High School senior, was recently selected for the Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). The Meyerhoff Scholars Program is open to high-achieving high school seniors who have an interest in pursuing doctoral study in science or engineering, and who are interested in the advancement of...
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State Highway Administration Unveils E-Road Ready 2014

State Highway Administration Unveils E-Road Ready 2014

After the long and cold winter from western Maryland to the eastern shore, many Marylanders are eagerly looking forward to spring and summer getaways. To help them plan ahead and know where major highway projects are located, the State Highway Administration (SHA) is issuing its annual electronic construction brochure, e-Road Ready 2014, highlighting more...
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Commissioners Recognize April 7 – 11 as Work Zone Awareness Week

Commissioners Recognize April 7 – 11 as Work Zone Awareness Week

On Tuesday, April 8 the Charles County Commissioners recognized National Work Zone Awareness Week. National Work Zone Awareness Week was created in 1999 when the Federal Highway Administration, the American Traffic Safety Services Association, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials signed a Memorandum of Agreement pledging to increase public awareness...
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