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Bret Michaels Set to Rock the Marine Museum May 27

Bret Michaels Set to Rock the Marine Museum May 27

Bret Michaels is set to rock the house on Sunday, May 27 at Calvert Marine Museum with many fan favorites. Michaels started his music career in Pennsylvania where he picked up the guitar. Michaels along with drummer Rikki Rocket, bassist Bobby Dell and strummer Matt Smith started playing the local circuit in 1983. The...
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Head-on Collision Leaves Two Injured

Head-on Collision Leaves Two Injured

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating a serious motor vehicle crash in Thompson’s Corner that left two injured. Fire and rescue crews responded to the 28200 block of Thompson’s Corner Road in the area of Millwood Lane on Tuesday, May 15 around 4:14 p.m. Crews arrived on scene to discover two vehicles to...
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Student Leaders Selected for 2012-2013 School Year

Student Leaders Selected for 2012-2013 School Year

Student members of the Charles County Association of Student Councils (CCASC) recently elected new officers for the 2012-13 school year. The new CCASC officers are: · Dion Anderson, president, junior, Westlake High School; · Ciara Albrittain, first vice president, freshman, La Plata High School; · Taylor Ivy, second vice president, eighth grader, John Hanson...
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3-year-old Boy Struck and Killed in Waldorf – Child Identified

3-year-old Boy Struck and Killed in Waldorf – Child Identified

UPDATE May 16 The CCSO has identified the child who was struck by a car on May 15 on Sugarberry Street in Waldorf as Elias Masanaa Charles-Kabongo, 3, of Waldorf. A preliminary investigation revealed the child had been seated in a car seat in the back seat of his mother’s vehicle as she was...
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Commissioners Support Torch Run for Special Olympics

Commissioners Support Torch Run for Special Olympics

On Tuesday, May 15, the Charles County Commissioners showed their support of the 2012 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland being held on June 7. The County Commissioners encourage county employees to participate in the event and/or purchase and wear their t-shirts to support this worthwhile fundraiser. Torch Run/Walk t-shirts are $10...
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Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Police Blotter

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: BURGLARY: Between May 13 and May 14, a homeowner reported someone broke into his house in the 1200 block of Adams Court in Waldorf and stole cash, clothing, jewelry and electronics. Officer R. Horrocks is investigating. CAR REPORTED STOLEN: On May 13 between 8...
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BECA Awards Scholarships

BECA Awards Scholarships

On Friday, May 9, St. Mary’s County Business, Education and Community Alliance awarded students from across the region hard-earned and well-deserved scholarships. In all there were 19 individuals or companies on hand to present scholarships in varying amounts to St. Mary’s County High School graduating seniors. In addition to those individuals and companies, BECA...
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O’Donnell Calls for a Tax Freeze

O’Donnell Calls for a Tax Freeze

On Monday Annapolis introduced a bill to increase income taxes on individuals who earn more than $100,000 and couples who earn more than $150,000 – even though the budget was already balanced. With unemployment still high and the economy stalled Annapolis is redefining wealth, while Maryland already has one of the highest combined local...
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CSM Observes 53rd Spring Commencement

CSM Observes 53rd Spring Commencement

The College of Southern Maryland celebrated 508 candidates for degrees and certificates during its 53rd spring commencement ceremony held May 10 at the La Plata Campus. “We come to celebrate the achievements of our 508 graduates,” said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried. He spoke about the savviness of graduates who avoided huge student loan...
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Summer Fun Events Coming to Regency Furniture Stadium

Summer Fun Events Coming to Regency Furniture Stadium

  On Saturday, June 23, from 12 p.m.-6 p.m., the Charles County Tourism & Recreation Expo & Symposium will be held at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf).   The Symposium celebrity guest speaker is Charles Mann . . . An athlete, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Mr. Mann is a former twelve-year veteran...
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CCAS Announces Summer Concert

CCAS Announces Summer Concert

The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society Presents:  “Steal Away-An Evening of Spirituals” On Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 3:30 p.m., the Chesapeake Choral Arts Society, under the direction of Michael K. Santana, will present “Steal Away – An Evening of Spirituals” at the College of Southern Maryland...
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Summer Camp Open House

Summer Camp Open House

Greenwell is holding two summer camp open house events. Wednesday, May 16 from 4pm – 7pm Saturday, May 19 from noon – 3pm Try some camp activities with a counselor; meet the director; see the park; register for camp! Greenwell offers nine weeks of summer camps including Camp Greenwell, Horse Camp, Int. Horse Camp, Fishing Camp...
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CCSO Pistol Team Aims to Raise Money for March of Dimes

CCSO Pistol Team Aims to Raise Money for March of Dimes

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office pistol team recently hosted a pistol match to benefit March of Dimes. The event, held at the CCSO pistol range, consisted of six teams representing the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Charles County Detention Center, U.S. Park Police, FBI, and Harford County Sheriff’s Office. Nearly $1,000 was raised. Match relays...
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Cankerworms Defoliate Trees in Southern Maryland

Cankerworms Defoliate Trees in Southern Maryland

Leonardtown, Md. (May 10, 2012) ─ Residents in Southern Maryland may have noticed that inchworm-like creatures have wasted no time feasting on the area’s foliage since they appeared in early spring. With this year’s higher populations, the cankerworm has devoured tree leaves throughout Charles and St. Mary’s Counties. The worms are now finished their...
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Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Police Blotter

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: BURGLARY: On May 6 at 8:54 a.m., officers responded to the 9500 block of Dewberry Drive in Faulkner for the report of a burglary. A preliminary investigation showed unknown suspect(s) broke into a house and stole a jar of coins. Some of the coins...
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Info Sought: Cash Reward

Info Sought: Cash Reward

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft that occurred last month at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center and is asked for the public’s assistance in identifying the two suspects pictured in security camera photographs. The suspects entered the community center, located at 3090 Crain Highway in Waldorf, shortly after noon on April...
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Mechanicsville Men Jailed on Burglary Charges

Mechanicsville Men Jailed on Burglary Charges

On May 6, 2012 the victim reported to police his residence had been burglarized between April 27, 2012 and May 6, 2012 and firearms, ammunition, a knife and money had been stolen from the residence. The case was forwarded to BCI for investigation. On May 9, 2012 detectives from the Bureau of Criminal Investigations,...
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BB Gun, Box Cutter Found in Student’s Locker

BB Gun, Box Cutter Found in Student’s Locker

On May 9 at 8:08 a.m., officers responded to Mattawoman Middle School at 10145 Berry Road, Waldorf, after a school administrator learned a BB gun, box cutter and a pair of boot spikes were in a student’s book bag and locker. A school resource officer charged the student with possession of weapons on school...
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Couple Busted Stealing Scrap Metal from CSX Tracks

Couple Busted Stealing Scrap Metal from CSX Tracks

On May 8 at 11:40 a.m., officers observed a pick-up truck parked on the shoulder of the roadway near the CSX tracks on Gallant Green Road near Truman Manor Drive in Waldorf. As the officers checked on the vehicle, they observed Robert Franklin Reick, 37, and Toni Lee Adelman, 46, both of Waldorf, walking...
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Leonardtown’s Elizabeth Fazio to Compete for Miss Maryland

Leonardtown’s Elizabeth Fazio to Compete for Miss Maryland

Elizabeth Fazio of Leonardtown, MD is a 2012 graduating senior at St. Mary’s Ryken High School. Elizabeth was crowned the 2011 Queen of Tolerance. A part of the honor of being Miss Queen of Tolerance, she was invited to compete in the Miss Maryland Pageant. The winner of the Miss Maryland Pageant goes on...
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Civista Wins Workplace Excellence Awards

Civista Wins Workplace Excellence Awards

Civista Medical Center has received the Workplace Excellence and Health & Wellness Trailblazer Award for the 8th consecutive year. Civista was one of only 71 businesses in Maryland to receive the awards. Each year The Alliance for Workplace Excellence recognizes excellent places to work throughout the mid-Atlantic region. These awards recognize businesses that promote...
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Woman Killed in Charlotte Hall Accident

Woman Killed in Charlotte Hall Accident

Maryland State Police in La Plata are investigating a fatal crash in Charlotte Hall that has left one woman dead. On Wednesday, May 9 2012 at approximately 5:05 p.m., a Chrysler 300 M, bearing Florida registration was traveling east bound on Maryland Route 234 just past Trinity Church Road in Charlotte Hall. Investigation revealed...
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CSM Graduate to Earn 6 Degrees—And it’s Just the Beginning

CSM Graduate to Earn 6 Degrees—And it’s Just the Beginning

A Classical Girl in a Historical World CSM Graduate to Earn 6 Degrees—And it’s Just the Beginning Jennifer Robertson, 20, of Mechanicsville will gather six associate’s degrees when she crosses the stage at the College of Southern Maryland’s 53rd Commencement on May 10 in La Plata. A 2009 graduate of Chopticon High School, Robertson...
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5th Annual Calvert Wine & Arts Fest

5th Annual Calvert Wine & Arts Fest

Sample the best Patuxent Wine Trail wines with a $15 souvenir tasting glass at the 5th Annual Calvert Wine & Arts Fest Saturday,  May 12 ,from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Sunderland. Shop from outstanding Southern Maryland juried artisans. Delicious food, live entertainment, children’s crafts, mason jar raffle...
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Local Fishing Report

Local Fishing Report

Local Fishing Report for week of May 7, 2012 By Ken Lamb of the Tackle Box, 301-863-8151 Rockfishing was slow this week with a few bright spots here and there. Trollers found the fish hesitant in the cool and windy conditions. A big crab shed on the full moon brought the fish ashore to...
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