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Buffalo Wild Wings Officially Open for Business

Buffalo Wild Wings Officially Open for Business

On Monday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m., the latest new restaurant in Lexington Park held a ribbon cutting to officially mark open for business. Hundreds of people waited in line for up to 24 hours for their chance to receive free Buffalo Wild Wings for a year. The first 100 people, tired and plenty hungry, received...
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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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All Invited to Hospice of St. Mary’s Festival of Trees

All Invited to Hospice of St. Mary’s Festival of Trees

On Saturday, Dec. 3 at the James A, Forrest Tech Center in Leonardtown, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hospice of St. Mary’s presents its fourth annual Festival of Trees. The Tech Center is located a 24005 Point Lookout Rd in Leonardtown between Leonardtown High School and Leonardtown Middle School across from the St....
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Intoxicated Burglar Shot by Homeowner

Intoxicated Burglar Shot by Homeowner

On November 20, 2011 at 4:58 A.M., police units responded to a private residence in St. Inigoes, Maryland for the report of a burglary to an occupied dwelling and a subject being shot.  Upon patrol units arrival it was determined the suspect had broke into the victims home, had been shot and had fled...
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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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Sunday Crash Leaves Three Injured

Sunday Crash Leaves Three Injured

 Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating an accident in Charlotte Hall that left three injured. Fire crews from Mechanicsville and rescue crews from Hughesville, Benedict and Mechanicsville responded to the 37500 block of Charlotte Hall School Road shortly after noon on Sunday, Nov. 20 for report of an accident with injuries. Investigation revealed...
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Police Searching for Wanted Suspect in Leonardtown

Police Searching for Wanted Suspect in Leonardtown

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are canvassing an area of Leonardtown near Cedar Lane Road for a suspect who bailed out following a car wreck. The wanted suspect caused an accident involving another vehicle and then fled on foot from the crash site. The incident was reported shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov....
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Woman Flown Out After Being Kicked by Horse

Woman Flown Out After Being Kicked by Horse

On Sunday, November 20 around 6 p.m., rescue crews were called to the 49500 block of Diamond Lane in Dameron for report of traumatic injuries. Rescue crews arrived on the scene to discover a 65-year-old female had been kicked by a horse resulting in injury. The woman was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter...
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UPDATE: Plane Crashes at Chesapeake Ranch Estates Airport

UPDATE: Plane Crashes at Chesapeake Ranch Estates Airport

UPDATE Nov. 21: The pilot of the single engine plane that crashed in Lusby at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates airfield on Nov. 20 has been identified as Stephen Waugh, 46 of Lusby. Waugh’s passenger was his 16-year old son Phillip Waugh-Merkley. Waugh was a recent Republican candidate for Maryland Senate for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties...
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Silent Angel Memorial 10th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Silent Angel Memorial 10th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron and the Silent Angel Memorial would like to invite the family and friends of homicide victims of St. Mary’s County to attend the Silent Angel Memorial Tenth Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Bay District Firehouse, 46900 South Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park, Maryland on Sunday, November 27, 2011...
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Red Ribbon Cutting at SolomonsTown Center Park

Red Ribbon Cutting at SolomonsTown Center Park

 Tuesday afternoon the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners traveled to Dowell to officially open the new park. It is located next toAnnmarie Gardens and differs from other parks in the county as the fields are set up for junior soccer and lacrosse. The fields can also be quickly converted to full soccer or football...
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Westlawn Inn Restaurant Review

Westlawn Inn Restaurant Review

 This charming Victorian house, built in 1926 and recently bought and refurbished by Lee Travers, was originally a boarding house and a guesthouse for visitors to the Chesapeake Bay in North Beach. It began a new life as Mr. Traver’s restaurant in 2004. The front porch beckons one to come and sit for awhile...
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It’s Almost Time: Buffalo Wild Wings Grand Opening

It’s Almost Time: Buffalo Wild Wings Grand Opening

On Monday, November 21 Buffalo Wild Wings in Lexington Park will host a Grand Opening as they open their doors to the public at 10 a.m. The restaurant will be giving away FREE wings for a year to the first 100 people in line. It’s a Wild Wing tradition that people begin camping out...
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Great Mills Crash Leaves One Injured

Great Mills Crash Leaves One Injured

On Thursday, Nov. 17 around 7:54 p.m., police and rescue crews responded to the 21100 block of Great Mills Road near the intersection of Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills for report of an accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to discover two vehicles, a Chevrolet Aveo and a Pontiac Grand Am involved...
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Accolades for St. Mary’s Ryken Students

Accolades for St. Mary’s Ryken Students

From the left (back row): Alex Wyvill, Michael Booz and Nathan Luke; From the left (front row): Amanda Rankin, Aryton Starks and Jennifer Pietsch St. Mary’s Ryken High School is proud to announce that three students in the Class of 2012 have been named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program and one...
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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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Calvert Youth in Good Hands According to America

Calvert Youth in Good Hands According to America

On Thursday, Nov. 17, America’s Promise kept its promise to American Youth by honoring one of the top 100 communities in the nation – Calvert County. According to Senior Director of America’s Promise’s 100 Best Communities for Young People Partnerships and Programs, Jordan LaPier, “Calvert County has won this honor for two years in...
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Schools Prepare for Elementary, Middle School Redistricting

Schools Prepare for Elementary, Middle School Redistricting

Elementary and middle school boundaries for three Waldorf schools will change next year as Charles County Public Schools prepares to balance enrollments. Superintendent James E. Richmond informed the Board of Education on Nov. 8 that a review of enrollments shows that Theodore G. Davis Middle School, William A. Diggs Elementary School and Mary B....
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Test & Tune this Weekend at MIR

Test & Tune this Weekend at MIR

On Sunday, Nov. 20, MIR will host another full day of Test & Tune. Timed runs, grudge runs, testing, and tuning all day long! MIR will also have a free $1,000 to win gamblers race for the bracket racers. So bring your grudge matches, street cars, pro cars, bracket cars, imports, motorcycles, and Jr....
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Amish Furniture Market Destroyed by Fire

Amish Furniture Market Destroyed by Fire

Maryland State Fire Marshalls are investigating a structure fire that has completely destroyed an Amish Furniture warehouse in Charlotte Hall. Over 45 firefighters from Bel Alton, Hughesville, Newburg, La Plata, Waldorf, Mechanicsville, Benedict and Seventh District VFD’s responded to the blaze at Stoney Creek Furniture located at 9700 Bowling Drive on Nov. 16 at...
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Food Drive Benefitting SOMD Food Bank

Food Drive Benefitting SOMD Food Bank

The Southern Maryland Food Bank is in need of food! This Friday, November 18, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will be joining 98.3 STAR FM for a food drive to help stock the food bank’s pantry. Donations can be made at the radio station in Mechanicsville from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. or at...
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Three Arrests Made for Manufacturing, Detonating IED’s

Three Arrests Made for Manufacturing, Detonating IED’s

An ongoing investigation by Deputy State Fire Marshals has lead to the arrest of one adult and two juveniles. Brandon W. Kitchen, 19 of Chesapeake Beach was charged with Manufacture, Possession, and Use of a Destructive Device and two counts of Reckless Endangerment. Two juveniles of Chesapeake Beach were charged with Manufacture, Possession, and...
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Don’t Miss 19th Annual Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic

Don’t Miss 19th Annual Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic

The Chesapeake Bay’s Largest Fall Rockfish Tournament – November 19 & 20 19th Annual Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic…Bring Home an Early Christmas Present! Join thousands of recreational and professional anglers as they compete for top honors and a chance at some big money in this year’s Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic, the Bay’s largest fall...
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Staff Recommends One -Time Incentive Pay

Staff  Recommends One -Time Incentive Pay

The Board of County Commissioners for Calvert Countywas given a recommendation from staff at the public hearing, to give a one- time pay increase for eligible county employees to be taken from health care savings. In 2010 and 2011 there were no step increases or Cola given. For 2012, the staff devised a plan...
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A Doggone Fun Day at School!

A Doggone Fun Day at School!

Mrs. Fry’s and Mrs. Miller’s  Pre-K classes at Kings Christian Academy recently hosted a couple of special visitors during their “What I want to be when I grow up” day. Lola Hoeg, a 7 year old Golden Doodle, and the Chesapeake Pet Resort & Day Spa mascot, Lucy, delighted the room full of excited...
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