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Summer Internship Program Immerses Students in Naval Research, Engineering, Innovation

Summer Internship Program Immerses Students in Naval Research, Engineering, Innovation

“Young minds find innovation first,” said Dr. James Sheehy, Naval Aviation Enterprise chief technology officer, as he kicked off the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) Presentation Days here July 26 and 27. The presentations were the culmination of the summer internship work of 27 undergraduate and graduate students and Ph.D. candidates who, under...
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Professor of Anthropology Julia King Awarded $240,000 Grant for Native American Study

Professor of Anthropology Julia King Awarded $240,000 Grant for Native American Study

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Professor of Anthropology Julia King, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR), Chesapeake Conservancy, and the state-recognized Rappahannock Tribe of Virginia, have been awarded a $240,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to trace the history and development of the Rappahannock Indians in early...
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William Wayne “Wild Bill” “Bluewolf” Johnston

William Wayne “Wild Bill” “Bluewolf” Johnston

William Wayne “Wild Bill” “Bluewolf” Johnston passed away on Aug 13, 2017 from complications of COPD & Diabetes at his home, with his loving wife, Barbara, at his side. Bill was born October 3, 1953 in Hopewell, VA to the late William Atkins Johnston and Edith Inez Brooks Johnston. In addition to his beloved...
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Ashley Shae “Ashli” Donaldson, 24

Ashley Shae “Ashli” Donaldson, 24

Ashley Shae “Ashli” Donaldson, 24, of Chesapeake Beach passed away August 12, 2017. She was born October 25, 1992 in Takoma Park, MD to Matthew Flynn and Jodi Wayson. Ashley was raised in Chesapeake Beach and graduated from Huntingtown High School in 2010. She attended Frostburg State University and later graduated from Anne Arundel...
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Bertha Mae Cooley

Bertha Mae Cooley

Bertha Mae Cooley sadly departed this life on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born on November 10, 1929. She was educated in the Raleigh, NC public school system. She migrated to Lexington Park, MD in 1954. She was employed by the St. Mary’s County Board of...
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Helen “Elaine” Peed, 79

Helen “Elaine” Peed, 79

Helen “Elaine” Peed, 79, of Waldorf, Maryland, died August 12, 2017 at her residence with Hospice. Elaine was the daughter of Wilbur and Helen Howard. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Leon Peed and her brothers, George and Steven Howard. She is survived by children, Wanda Peed-Erion (Lynn), Denise...
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Florence Lorraine Whitten

Florence Lorraine Whitten

Florence Lorraine Whitten of Callaway, MD passed away on August 13, 2017 in Callaway, MD. Born on September 15, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Jeanette A. Tucker Forrest and Ernest Forrest. Florence was the loving wife of Kenneth Ray Whitten whom she married in Trinity Episcopal Church St. Mary’s City, MD...
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David Leonard Rohls, 65

David Leonard Rohls, 65

David Leonard Rohls, 65, of Newburg, MD passed away at the University of MD Charles Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on October 16, 1951 in LaPlata, MD to the late Elmer Rohls and Agnes Rohls, David is also predeceased by his brothers, James Rohls and John Rohls; and sister,...
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Robert Bruce MacMillan, 78

Robert Bruce MacMillan, 78

Robert Bruce MacMillan, 78, of St. Inigoes, MD passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 16, 1939 in Bay Shore, NY to the late John Joseph MacMillan and Esther Verspoor MacMillan. Robert earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University in...
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Beatrice Banzai Owen

Beatrice Banzai Owen

Baby Beatrice passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2:00pm until time of service 3:00pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD.
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Kathleen Welker Martenis, 81

Kathleen Welker Martenis, 81

Kathleen Welker Martenis, 81, of Solomons, MD passed away on August 14, 2017 at her residence. Born February 1, 1936 in New Castle, PA, she was the daughter of the late Earl Wendell Welker and Frances Willard (Cameron) Welker. Kathleen was a court reporter in Arizona. Kathleen is survived by her husband, Fred Martenis;...
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Patricia Ann Jacobs, 81

Patricia Ann Jacobs, 81

Patricia Ann Jacobs, 81, of Port Republic, MD passed away on August 14, 2017 at her home. She was born on December 15, 1935 in Washington DC to the late Grover C and Evelyn Claridge Woodard. Pat enjoyed volunteering at the Pines Senior Center and doing whatever she could for other people. Pat was...
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Vang Keomanivong, 83

Vang Keomanivong, 83

Vang Keomanivong, 83, of Prince Frederick, MD and formerly of Danielson, CT, passed away on August 10, 2017 at Burnett Calvert Hospice House. Born July 10, 1934 in Savannakhet, Laos, he was the son of the late Thien and Nerth Keomanivong. Vang graduated from Artsaphangthong High School in 1951 and Ny Loy Pachamkhan College...
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Robert Leroy “Bobby” Mister, 82

Robert Leroy “Bobby” Mister, 82

Robert Leroy “Bobby” Mister, 82, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away on August 14, 2017 at the Calvert County Nursing Center. Born December 25, 1934 in Prince Frederick, MD, he was the son of the late George Mister and Suzette (Horsmon) Mister. Bobby was a Custodial Supervisor for the Calvert County Board of Education....
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Residents Urged to Protect Eyes During Solar Eclipse

Residents Urged to Protect Eyes During Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, there will be a partial solar eclipse in Charles County, beginning around 1:18 p.m. The maximum effect will occur around 2:43 p.m. and the eclipse will end around 4:02 p.m. The Department of Emergency Services urges residents to avoid looking directly at the sun at any point during the eclipse....
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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Named in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2017 Edition

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Named in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2017 Edition

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center has been recognized in the most recent Best Hospitals issue of U.S. News & World Report. The hospital was ranked as high performing in the areas of urology, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) procedures, and heart failure procedures. “We’re so proud of our mention in the 2017 Best Hospitals...
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Stay Safe Observing Solar Eclipse

Stay Safe Observing Solar Eclipse

Next week any person within Southern Maryland should be able to witness a partial solar eclipse, weather permitting. NASA’s website stated; “A solar eclipse is one of nature’s grandest spectacles.” There are parts of the country that will be able to witness a total eclipse of the sun; however, within the National Capital Region...
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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty for Conspiring to Provide and for Providing Material Support to ISIS

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty for Conspiring to Provide and for Providing Material Support to ISIS

Mohamed Elshinawy, 32, of Edgewood, Md., pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization; providing and attempting to provide material support to ISIS terrorism financing; and making false statements in connection with a terrorism matter. Acting Assistant...
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Maryland Provides First-Time Hunters Opportunity to Experience Sport

Maryland Provides First-Time Hunters Opportunity to Experience Sport

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering a new hunting license for first-time hunters. The Apprentice Hunting License is available to residents and nonresidents of any age who never held a Maryland hunting license. The apprentice license is $10 for residents and $20 for nonresidents, and provides the same privileges as other Maryland hunting licenses. It allows anyone interested...
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Rachel Yasser To Lead The District Of Maryland’s Opioid-Related Healthcare Fraud Unit

Rachel Yasser To Lead The District Of Maryland’s Opioid-Related Healthcare Fraud Unit

Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning announces the appointment of Rachel Yasser to lead the District’s project targeting opioid-related health care fraud. Yasser, 38, graduated from Columbia University in 2001 and Northwestern School of Law in 2004. She has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Maryland since 2008....
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Police Investigating Crash that Killed 24-Year-Old Calvert Woman

Police Investigating Crash that Killed 24-Year-Old Calvert Woman

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, at approximately 3:10 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick barrack responded to a single-vehicle crash on Plum Point Road and Stinnett Road, in Huntingtown. The investigation revealed, Ashely Shae Donaldson, 24, of Chesapeake Beach, was driving a Toyota Camry on Plum Point Road when her vehicle left the roadway...
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Mechanicsville Man Guilty of Two Anne Arundel County Murders, Faces Life in Prison

Mechanicsville Man Guilty of Two Anne Arundel County Murders, Faces Life in Prison

Christopher Scheibe, 29, of Mechanicsville, pleaded guilty to First Degree Murder for the 2016 killing of a young woman whose body was found in a wooded area behind 2006 Industrial Drive in Annapolis on May 31, 2016 and to Second Degree Murder for the 2012 killing of a young woman whose body was found...
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Charles County Public Schools Launching Text Message Notifications this School Year

Charles County Public Schools Launching Text Message Notifications this School Year

New this school year for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) parents and staff are text message notifications. CCPS has a new notification system called School Messenger, which is used to send systemwide and school emails, phone calls and text message updates. Text message recipients must opt-in to receive text alerts. The text alert feature...
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Charles County Public Schools Unpaid Meal Charge Guidelines, Procedures

Charles County Public Schools Unpaid Meal Charge Guidelines, Procedures

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has procedures that guide how the school system handles unpaid meal accounts. Superintendent’s Rule 3842 outlines how the school system handles negative meal account balances. The Rule applies only to students who pay full or reduced prices for meals. The guidelines do not apply to children who receive free...
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Blood Drive Planned for Sept. 12

Blood Drive Planned for Sept. 12

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Donors of all blood types are needed, with each blood donation having the potential to save three lives. Walk-ins are welcome, though appointments are recommended by calling the hospital’s Health Connections department...
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