Charles News

Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting to be Held on Dec. 15

The 2012 Comprehensive Plan update process is underway. Over the past year, the county and the public have been working together to produce a new plan that reflects community consensus and identifies ways to maintain Charles County as an ideal place to live, work, shop and play. The Department of Planning & Growth Management...
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Charles County Burglary Report

Charles County Burglary Report

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: BURGLARY: Sometime between 10:50 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 29, suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 15000 block of Burnt Store Road in Hughesville and stole a large flat screen television. Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact the...
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Woman Killed After Vehicle Strikes Tree

Woman Killed After Vehicle Strikes Tree

Maryland State Police in La Plata are investigating a fatal crash that has left a 47-year-old woman dead. Police and rescue responded to report of a serious motor vehicle accident on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 8:28 a.m., along Route 6 in the area of Mill Swamp Road in Welcome, Md. Investigation revealed a 2003...
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UPDATE: Route 301 Reopened in La Plata

UPDATE: Route 301 Reopened in La Plata

UPDATE: NB Route 301 at Hawthorne Road in La Plata has been reopened as of 1:15 p.m., following a serious auto accident. Traffic Alert: Route 301 Shut Down in La Plata Authorities in Charles County are on the scene of a serious multi-vehicle accident in La Plata along Route 301 in the area of Shinning...
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Traffic Alert: Route 6 in Welcome

Traffic Alert: Route 6 in Welcome

UPDATE: One male patient was transported from the scene of this crash and has succumbed to his injures. For more information, click here. Traffic Alert: Route 6 in Welcome Authorities in Charles County are on the scene of a serious motor vehicle accident in Welcome, Md. The accident was reported around 8:30  a.m. on Thursday, Dec....
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La Plata Receives Sportsmanship Award

La Plata High School’s varsity volleyball team received the Lesley Cooke Volleyball Tournament Sportsmanship Award for the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) at the Maryland State Finals on Nov. 19. The State Volleyball Committee recognizes the school that displays the best overall sportsmanship while participating in the tournament with the Lesley Cooke...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPT BURGLARY: On Nov. 27 at 3:51 a.m., an officer patrolling the 3000 block of Market Place observed a man hanging around the breezeway near the California Tortilla. As officers approached, they heard glass shatter and observed the suspect flee. He...
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Masked Suspects Rob Ice Cream Shop

Masked Suspects Rob Ice Cream Shop

On Nov. 27 at 10:17 p.m., three suspects knocked on the back door of the Cold Stone Creamery located at 3063 Waldorf Market Place as employees were closing the shop. The employees opened the door and the masked suspects entered and attempted to steal the proceeds. The employees fought the suspects off but one...
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Intruders Arrested at Local High School

Intruders Arrested at Local High School

On Nov. 25 at 8:35 p.m., officers responded to Thomas Stone High School at 3785 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf for an intrusion alarm. Officers observed one suspect, 18, outside the school and she indicated two additional suspects – a male, 18, and another male, 12 – were still inside. A police K-9 team located...
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SHA to Temporarily Close MD 225 Bridge

Starting Friday December 2, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin bridge structural repairs on the MD 225 (Hawthorne Road) Bridge over Mattawoman Creek near Indian Head, Charles County. Crews will perform preliminary work during the day requiring a single lane flagging operation between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Crews will temporarily close...
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Shop Small Business Saturday Destination Guide

Shop Small Business Saturday Destination Guide

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday.  On Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 comes Small Business Saturday(SM), a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.  Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. Small businesses...
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Daughters Left Behind Benefit: A Heartwarming Success

Daughters Left Behind Benefit: A Heartwarming Success

On Saturday, November 19, 2011, the Daughters Left Behind Benefit was an extremely heartwarming success. Memories Bar in Waldorf was full of giving and kind-hearted people who came out to express their love and support for two beautiful daughters who lost their mother at a very young age. Brooke is 23 months old and...
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Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Assistance to MD Private Nonprofit Organizations

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced this month that certain Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) in Maryland that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans.  These loans are available as a result of a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting...
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Hunter Arrested on Multiple Charges

Maryland Natural Resource Police have charged Michael A. Campbell, 47 of Charlotte Hall, with hunting whitetail deer during closed season, hunting without a license and failing to wear fluorescent orange while hunting. The incident occurred on November 11, 2011 in the vicinity of Bowling Road in Allen’s Fresh of Charles County. The Maryland Natural...
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Rt 234 Bridge Reopens: School Bus Routes Adjusted

School bus locations, pick-up and drop-off times have been readjusted for students affected this school year by the bridge closure on Maryland Route 234/Budds Creek. The changes begin Monday, Nov. 28, when students return to school from the Thanksgiving break. Bus routes were changed for some students attending Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School,...
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Charles County Crime Report

The Charles County Sheriff’s BURGLARY: On Nov. 21 at 1:15 p.m., officers responded to the 15000 block of Regina Avenue in Brandywine for the report of a burglary that just occurred. Witnesses said the suspect broke into a trailer and stole several guns. Officers established a perimeter and a K-9 performed a track. The...
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Police Investigating Shooting in Waldorf

Police Investigating Shooting in Waldorf

On Nov. 20 at 9:11 p.m., officers responded to Ell Lane in Waldorf for the sound of gunshots. Officers canvassed the area but found no signs of a shooting and no victims. At 10:15 p.m., officers received a call from Southern Maryland Hospital in reference to a male who came in with a gunshot...
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Thomas Stone Cadets Place 1st in Drill Competition

Thomas Stone Cadets Place 1st in Drill Competition

Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students from Thomas Stone High School competed in the eighth annual General Colin Powell Drill Competition on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Theodore Roosevelt High School.  Stone was the overall champion, placing first out of 15 schools. The cadets participated in eight out of 10 events. Teams were...
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Three Students Sign National Letter of Intent

Three Students Sign National Letter of Intent

Three student athletes from Thomas Stone High School recently signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) for college sports. Thomas Stone High School seniors, from left, Ella Callahan, Alexis Albert and Emily (Gracie) Herbert, sign college National Letters of Intent Alexis Albert signed a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I softball scholarship with Liberty...
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Schools to Use Collection Agency for Student’s Bad Checks

Schools to Use Collection Agency for Student’s Bad Checks

The Charles County Public Schools food services department is changing the way it handles checks written to student meal accounts, and delivered to the school by the parent or student. The change only involves returned checks, and does not affect payments made on MealpayPlus, the secure, Internet-based system parents can use to deposit money...
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MD 234 Set to Open Today

MD 234 Set to Open Today

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will reopen MD 234 (Budds Creek Road) over Allens Fresh Run by Tuesday evening November 22, restoring a vital business and commuter link between Charles County and St. Mary’s County in southern Maryland. Replacement of the small bridge over Allens Fresh Run became necessary following heavy rains in...
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House Set on Fire: Arson Investigation Underway

House Set on Fire: Arson Investigation Underway

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a case of arson in Charles County. Firefighters from the Waldorf VFD responded to the 5900 block of Walleye Court in Waldorf on Nov. 20 around 7:37 a.m. for report of a house fire. Crews arrived on the scene to discover the interior of a vacant single family...
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Innovative Employment Center Opens in Charles County

Innovative Employment Center Opens in Charles County

“Free Time to Overtime” center aims to link the underemployed with business owners needing help with projects, or needing positions filled at their companies It‘s a match made in economic heaven: Bring together businesses that need employees or help with projects with people who are looking for work. Charles County, Maryland residents and business...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: ATTEMPT THEFT: On Nov. 17 at 3:45 a.m., officers responded to the 2900 block of Halifax Street in Waldorf after a car owner interrupted a theft in progress. The victim heard a noise coming from his driveway and as he investigated, he observed two people...
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Police Seeking Wanted Fugitive

Police Seeking Wanted Fugitive

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate Deante Mandell Duckett, 26, of Brandywine. He has two outstanding warrants including first-degree burglary and possession with intent to distribute narcotics. Duckett is 5 feet 10 inches tall, has a medium build and a scar on his right eye and left hand. Anyone with information about...
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