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Retired Nurse Still Numb Over $50,000 Scratch-off Win

Retired Nurse Still Numb Over $50,000 Scratch-off Win

After years of playing Maryland Lottery scratch-offs and other games, a retired nurse from Glen Burnie found an instant ticket that delivered a real treat – a $50,000 top prize! “It’s a miracle,” said the happy grandmother of five. “You don’t know how to feel. I still feel kind of numb, kind of otherworldly....
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Nammo to Bring More Than 130 New Manufacturing Jobs to Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head

Nammo to Bring More Than 130 New Manufacturing Jobs to Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head

The Nammo Group, based in Norway, will bring more than 130 new manufacturing jobs to Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Indian Head in Southern Maryland over the next five years. As part of an agreement signed today, Nammo Energetics Indian Head, a Maryland corporation, will partner with the installation’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division...
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Envelope Factory Supervisor Stuffs Pockets With Cash

Envelope Factory Supervisor Stuffs Pockets With Cash

When William Bailey walked into the package goods section of the Sunset Restaurant in Glen Burnie this week to check his Powerball tickets, he was hoping he could cash them for enough money to buy a few more tickets. Instead, he got the surprise of a lifetime: One of the 58-year-old’s tickets was worth...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Dexter

Wednesday’s Pet is Dexter

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/18/2017 Dexter Featured Pet: Dexter Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Dexter is a cute little Beagle. He has had obedience training from Think Like A Dog and graduated with excellence! Dexter is...
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$1.35 Million Jackpot-Winning Multi-Match Ticket Sold in Glen Burnie

$1.35 Million Jackpot-Winning Multi-Match Ticket Sold in Glen Burnie

A lucky Multi-Match player will be starting 2017 in style after purchasing a jackpot-winning ticket worth $1.35 million in Glen Burnie for the Jan. 16, 2017, drawing. The winning ticket with the numbers 19, 22, 25, 27, 28 and 33 was sold at the Atomoco gas station located at 7444 Furnace Branch Road in...
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NASA Contractor is Maryland’s Newest Millionaire

NASA Contractor is Maryland’s Newest Millionaire

One minute she was hungry, a Prince George’s County woman told Maryland Lottery officials, and the next minute she couldn’t imagine eating a bite. That was her reaction to discovering a $1 million scratch-off prize while waiting for her order at a restaurant. “I scratched my 100x The Cash ticket there at the table...
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WWII Veteran Who Lost His Home in Fire is Halfway to Reaching Goal to Rebuild

WWII Veteran Who Lost His Home in Fire is Halfway to Reaching Goal to Rebuild

David Triantos who is 88 and a veteran of WWII lost his wife of 50 years in September. His only asset was his home. On December 20, 2016, his entire home and car burnt to the ground, His family found out that he had somehow cancelled his home insurance, leaving him penniless and hopeless. He...
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Pax River Sailor Named Regional Junior Sailor of the Year 2016

Pax River Sailor Named Regional Junior Sailor of the Year 2016

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Timothy Godden, of Naval Air Station’s Air Operations Department, was named Naval District Washington’s Junior Sailor of the Year during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Dec. 20. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Charles Rock, commandant, Naval District Washington, spoke of the professionalism and dedication necessary...
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Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Calvert County’s eclectic restaurants will showcase their creative cookery and offer delicious and budget-friendly deals during the fifth annual Restaurant Week Feb. 17-26. Coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Restaurant Week will feature restaurants that draw on the region’s bounty to offer unique dining experiences. Whether your favorite fare...
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Dads Can Share a Special Pre-Valentines Dance with Their Daughters at Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

Dads Can Share a Special Pre-Valentines Dance with Their Daughters at Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

Dads … looking to share a unique experience with your daughter? Well, check out the annual Daddy Daughter Dance. For the fourth year, the Department of Recreation and Parks will host the pre-Valentine’s Day event on Saturday, February 4, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., at the Chancellors Run Loffler Center in Great Mills. The...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ROMEO

Wednesday’s Pet is ROMEO

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/11/17 ROMEO Featured Pet: Romeo Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Missing right eye Breed: Hound Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Romeo was a stray, that no one ever claimed. He is a 1-year-old incredibly sweet, fun dog. Romeo came into rescue...
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Safety Seat Checks Scheduled for January 19th in St. Mary’s County

Safety Seat Checks Scheduled for January 19th in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will host safety seat checks on Thursday, January 19, 2017, from 3 pm until 6 pm at the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, located at 21685 FDR Blvd in Lexington Park, MD. Certified technicians will check your child’s car seat for proper installation and car seat use. To...
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Navy’s Jammer Team Recognized for Defense Department Acquisition Excellence

Navy’s Jammer Team Recognized for Defense Department Acquisition Excellence

The Next Generation Jammer Increment 1 (NGJ Inc 1) team’s “revolutionary approach in the evolution of Airborne Electronic Attack” earned it one of three Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD (AT&L)) David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Awards. During a Pentagon ceremony Jan. 6, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and USD...
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Calvert County Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

Calvert County Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In addition: • The three county senior centers will be closed Jan. 16 and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. • There will be no county bus service Jan....
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Honor Veterans with Commemorative Bricks in Support of Solomons “On Watch” Memorial Statue

Honor Veterans with Commemorative Bricks in Support of Solomons “On Watch” Memorial Statue

The Calvert County Department of General Services is coordinating the annual “On Watch” memorial brick campaign taking place now through April 28, 2017. For a limited time, the public may purchase memorial bricks to be placed at the Veterans Patio, located at the World War II “On Watch” Memorial Statue in Solomons. The bricks...
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Sheriff’s Office Attends Leonardtown Square’s First Friday at NolanStrong Event

Sheriff’s Office Attends Leonardtown Square’s First Friday at NolanStrong Event

It’s not unusual that 4-year-old Nolan Scully wants to be a law enforcement officer when he grows up, but Nolan faces an unusual challenge in his quest. When he was only three years old, Nolan was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer. He is currently undergoing treatment for that cancer, and courageously...
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Pay Me! Scratch-off Delivers 1st Top Prize to Hughesville Grandma

Pay Me! Scratch-off Delivers 1st Top Prize to Hughesville Grandma

The holidays came early for a 58-year-old grandmother from Hughesville. Rita Windsor was traveling with her son to see holiday lights when they made a lucky stop for hot chocolate. Wayne Windsor suggested they buy their hot beverage at Sheetz #318 in Great Mills. While there, they also decided to buy scratch-offs. Wayne purchased...
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Ringing in the New Year with Robotics

Ringing in the New Year with Robotics

Thanks to The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) members, AVIAN, LLC and RPI Group, Inc., Margaret Brent Middle School’s (MBMS) robotics team has new robotics equipment … and just in time for this year’s VEX IQ challenge. Student participation in the robotics program exploded this year, jumping from two students last season to over 30 participants...
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U.S. Marines Veteran Wins $30,000 Keno Tripler Prize in Charlotte Hall

U.S. Marines Veteran Wins $30,000 Keno Tripler Prize in Charlotte Hall

While purchasing his daily Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets one day last month, a St. Mary’s County retiree decided to play a game of Keno at his local Lottery retailer, Lighthouse Liquors. That decision gave the veteran Marine a $30,000 Maryland Lottery surprise! He joins other lucky Keno players who won prizes during...
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St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at CSM Earns Accreditation

St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at CSM Earns Accreditation

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has conferred accreditation on the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at the College of Southern Maryland, located at the La Plata Campus. Accreditation indicates that the center meets MSDE standards of excellence. “Being an accredited center is public recognition that we have voluntarily achieved standards above and...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Adds Mental Health Component

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Adds Mental Health Component

The holidays can be a particularly stressful time for individuals at risk for mental health issues. Parties, large family gatherings, and other seasonal events can exacerbate raw feelings and create negative situations. If feelings of discontent are combined with alcohol or drugs used to self-medicate, a hostile environment may result. As first responders to...
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Fire Sprinkler Activation Stops Fire and Saves Lives at Seniors Apartments

Fire Sprinkler Activation Stops Fire and Saves Lives at Seniors Apartments

Deputy State fire Marshals investigated an accidental fire that occurred at the Morningside House of St. Charles four-story assisted living facility at 70 Village street in Waldorf, Charles County. The property is owned and operated by the Senior Lifestyle Corporation. The 11:47 p.m. fire activated the smoke detection system and fire sprinkler system allowing...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Buster Brown

Wednesday’s Pet is Buster Brown

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/28/16 is Buster Brown Featured Pet: Buster Brown Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua/Min Pin Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Buster Brown is a handsome 1-year-old Chihuahua mixed with maybe...
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TRACK SANTA – LIVE

TRACK SANTA For 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the...
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Five-Year-Old Boy Shows Support for Law Enforcement Officers

Five-Year-Old Boy Shows Support for Law Enforcement Officers

With a series of small gestures, Brady hopes to make one BIG impact in his community. According to Brady’s mom, “He doesn’t like it when his friends say cops are bad or that they are scared of them. He wants everyone to know that police are amazing and here to help keep us safe.”...
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