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Independence Day Celebration to be Held at Regency Furniture Stadium

Independence Day Celebration to be Held at Regency Furniture Stadium

Spend your Independence Day with family and friends at the 2017 Celebrate Charles: A Fun-Filled Fourth on Tuesday, July 4 at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Event schedule:  4:30 p.m.       Best of Charles County Marketplace opens Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone opens...
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Spartan Class of 2017 Sets the Tone for Graduations

Spartan Class of 2017 Sets the Tone for Graduations

“Being a Spartan is setting the bar – showing that we are capable of anything we put our minds to.” This message from senior class president Eryn Locks set the stage for the St. Charles High School Class of 2017 graduation, the first of seven Charles County Public Schools high school graduations. A sea...
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Thomas Stone Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2017

Thomas Stone Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2017

Find your purpose. Take the small roles in life. Leave an imprint on the world. These messages, and more, were shared by students in the Thomas Stone High School Class of 2017 during their graduation ceremony held this morning. For the 296 graduating seniors, today marks the first day of the rest of their...
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Warrior Pride on Full Display from La Plata Class of 2017 at Graduation Ceremony

Warrior Pride on Full Display from La Plata Class of 2017 at Graduation Ceremony

La Plata High School celebrated its Warrior Class of 2017 in a graduation ceremony held this afternoon at the Charles County Convocation Center. For the 251 La Plata seniors, today was the day most have looked forward to for several years. “We’ve wished, willed, and prayed that this day would come, counting down the...
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North Point Seniors Celebrate Successes at Graduation

North Point Seniors Celebrate Successes at Graduation

Rounding out the first full day of high school graduations for Charles County Public Schools was the North Point High School Class of 2017. The senior class donned the floor of their soon-to-be alma mater in the Convocation Center tonight, ready to start the next chapter in life. Honored in a ceremony tonight were...
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Lackey Pride Highlighted at 2017 Graduation

Lackey Pride Highlighted at 2017 Graduation

Henry E. Lackey High School is more than a school, it’s a community, it’s a family. “We support each other like a family, and we know that there will always be a sense of belonging to the Lackey community,” said Brett Culhane, salutatorian of the Class of 2017. Teachers, mentors and coaches instill Lackey...
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McDonough Students Celebrate Graduation

McDonough Students Celebrate Graduation

It is the smallest graduating class of 2017 in the county, but Maurice J. McDonough High School seniors graduating June 3 were strong in pride. The class stood united, all clad in purple gowns this year. The theme of connection ran deep during McDonough’s graduation at the Charles County Public Schools Convocation Center in...
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Westlake Honors the Past, Celebrates the Future at Graduation

Westlake Honors the Past, Celebrates the Future at Graduation

The Class of 2017 of Westlake High School capped off graduation season in Charles County on June 3. Honoring 271 seniors, the school celebrated the past and present, while looking toward the future. “Change is not easy for anyone, but the only way to grow is through change,” Chrystal Benson, principal of Thomas Stone...
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St. Mary’s College receives River Champion Award

St. Mary’s College receives River Champion Award

On Sunday, June 4, on behalf of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, President Tuajuanda C. Jordan was given the River Champion Award by the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association during its annual “A River Affair” celebration. The celebration took place on the State House lawn overlooking the St. Mary’s River. This is the seventh...
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29 students participate in 2017 Master of Arts in Teaching Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

29 students participate in 2017 Master of Arts in Teaching Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the state’s public honors college, graduated 29 students with Master of Arts in Teaching degrees on Friday, June 2, in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall. The commencement address was delivered by Elias Vlanton, a retired Prince George’s County teacher and freelance journalist. In 2009 Vlanton was awarded...
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La Plata Native Honored with Dr. George W. Patterson Award for Outstanding Accomplishment

La Plata Native Honored with Dr. George W. Patterson Award for Outstanding Accomplishment

Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) recognized top individuals and teams who contributed substantially to the command’s mission success.  The annual Honorary Awards ceremony was conducted recently at Indian Head, Maryland. Mr. John Cox, a Virginia Tech graduate, and 13-year employee of NSWC IHEDOTD with the Systems...
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Charles County Class of 2017 Receives Nearly $79 Million in Scholarships

Charles County Class of 2017 Receives Nearly $79 Million in Scholarships

Charles County Public Schools will honor 1,965 seniors June 1-3 during graduation ceremonies for seven high schools in the Convocation Center at North Point High School. Students in the Class of 2017 were offered nearly $79 million in scholarship offers, which is an increase of almost $13 million from last school year. Valedictorians and...
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Charter Captain Given Certificate of Appreciation

Charter Captain Given Certificate of Appreciation

The Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Charter Captain Lee Tippett. On Friday, April 20, 2017, at approximately 7:20 p.m, a 32-foot powerboat exploded and caught fire at the fuel dock at the Solomons Yachting Center in Calvert County As flames began to spread to the dock, people cut the lines and attempted to...
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SMECO Applies for Rate Reduction

SMECO Applies for Rate Reduction

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) submitted a filing to the Maryland Public Service Commission on May 31, 2017, to reduce its base energy charges by more than 10 percent for residential customers. If approved, the lower rates will go into effect with August 2017 bills. Austin J. Slater, Jr., SMECO president and CEO, explained,...
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Paddle for First Responders to be Held at Leonardtown Wharf

Paddle for First Responders to be Held at Leonardtown Wharf

The Rotary Club of Leonardtown and the College of Southern Maryland are teaming up for an event which will support St. Mary’s County First Responders. “Our first annual PADDLE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS event,” explains Leonardtown Rotary President Barbara Thompson, “will raise scholarship funds to benefit not only these heroes of our community, but also...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DEWEY

Wednesday’s Pet is DEWEY

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/01/17 DEWEY Featured Pet: DEWEY Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Hound/Pit Bull Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Dewey is a 5 yr. old Hound/Pit-bull mix. He was an owner give up to a shelter in Virginia.  He was...
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NAVAIR Testers Receive Annual Department of the Navy Awards

NAVAIR Testers Receive Annual Department of the Navy Awards

The Department of the Navy (DON) presented two of Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) four 2016 DON Test and Evaluation (T&E) Awards May 24 at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland. For overcoming several major technical obstacles during its first year of flight test, the CH-53K King Stallion Integrated Test Team received the DON...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces June Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces June Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following June monthly promotions and reminders: Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month (Thursday, June 1- Friday, June 30)  During this special month, the shelter is reducing the kitten adoption fees to $50, adult cat fees to $20, and senior cats 6 years and over to $5. Come and find...
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Raytheon Named The Patuxent Partnership’s Member of the Year

Raytheon Named The Patuxent Partnership’s Member of the Year

The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) has named Raytheon as the 2016 Member of the Year. The announcement was made at TPP’s May 23rd Annual Dinner to a sold out crowd of 300 members and guests. “The Patuxent Partnership is fortunate that its member companies are active and engaged in our community. Yet there are companies that...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Correctional Officers

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Correctional Officers

On Friday, May 19, 2017, fifteen correctional officers graduated from the 57th Corrections Officer Entrance Level Training Program held at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy. The program requires each Correctional Officer to complete an eight-week, 320 hour Basic Corrections Academy, which exceeds the state minimum for all Correctional Officers working in local Correctional...
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Burchmart in Leonardtown Sells a $100,000-Winning Super Crossword Scratch-Off

Burchmart in Leonardtown Sells a $100,000-Winning Super Crossword Scratch-Off

“Lucky Catfish” still cannot believe his Maryland Lottery luck. Intuition, a heaven-sent suggestion or a whisper from Lady Luck sent him back to a St. Mary’s County retailer and he hooked a $100,000-winning Super Crossword scratch-off. “I was leaving my dad’s house at noon and decided to stop at Burchmart in Leonardtown,” said the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is RUSTY

Wednesday’s Pet is RUSTY

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/24/17 RUSTY Featured Pet: Rusty Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed:  Pug/Beagle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Rusty is a 1-year-old Puggle.  He is a loyal, loving, and curious boy.  Rusty is a fun boy that gets along great with other dogs.  He...
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5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is Back in North Beach

5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is Back in North Beach

The Dragon Boats are BACK in North Beach as Calvert County officially kicks off the summer with the 5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday June 10th from 9AM – 5PM in North Beach MD. That day, over 5,000 spectators will line the Boardwalk in North Beach to watch as 30 plus teams compete...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital to Host Vendor Fair June 2

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital to Host Vendor Fair June 2

The MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) Auxiliary and Special Activities Committee (SAC) are hosting a Vendor Fair for independent sales representatives this Friday, June 2 (rain date June 9), from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The new event is a co-fundraiser for the two committees open to both the public and hospital associates. When...
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Adult Independence Program graduates celebrated

Adult Independence Program graduates celebrated

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) held its first official graduation ceremony of the 2016-17 school year on Friday, May 19 as school system staff and families celebrated eight graduates of the Adult Independence Program (AIP). Honored were Brandon Garner, Nathaniel Gilchrist, D’Armae Griffin, Thomas McKenzie, Michael Proctor, Devonte Smith, Mariah Viray and Dennis Weeden,...
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