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Laughing Buddha Restaurant Review

Laughing Buddha Restaurant Review

Since I love Chinese cuisine and the name Laughing Buddha was intriguing, I chose this restaurant to dine with friends. It was a Friday night and parking was scarce. After finding a space at the end of the strip mall, I went in to wait for my friends. The wait staff welcomed me and...
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Ryken’s Robotics Team Captures Prestigious Design Award

Ryken’s Robotics Team Captures Prestigious Design Award

The St. Mary’s Ryken First Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics team brought home the prestigious PTC Design Award from the FTC qualifying round of competition on January 21, 2012, in Aberdeen, Md. The design award recognizes the team with the most compelling functional, aesthetic and industrial design elements incorporated into their robot. To win the...
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The Shalackin’ Will Continue in 2012

The Shalackin’ Will Continue in 2012

With Opening Day vastly approaching, three more signings were officially unveiled Jan. 24 by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Starting pitchers Michael Schlact and Ben Moore will return to Southern Maryland, along with outfielder Casey Benjamin. Entering his eighth professional season, Michael Schlact will rejoin the Blue Crabs for his second season with the team...
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16th Annual Robert Burns Dinner

16th Annual Robert Burns Dinner

The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland (CSSM) is celebrating its 16th Annual Robert Burns Night on Saturday, February 4th 2012, at the Hilton Garden Inn Solomons. This celebration offers a formal evening affair for those who love history, Celtic tradition and Robert Burns, the man and poet. This formal event is held to honor...
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UPDATE: Deputies Apprehend Wanted Suspect

UPDATE: Deputies Apprehend Wanted Suspect

UPDATE 2:15 p.m. According to Charles County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Kristen Timko, the wanted suspect Keyan William Mitchell has been apprehended by officers. More details to follow on his arrest. WANTED: Info Sought The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating Keyan William Mitchell, 22 of Waldorf. Mitchell is wanted for robbery,...
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UPDATE: Man adds Violation of Protective Order to Long List of Charges

UPDATE: Man adds Violation of Protective Order to Long List of Charges

UPDATE Jan. 24 On Monday, January 16, 2012, St. Mary’s County Deputies responded to a residence in Lexington Park, for the report of a violation of Protective Order. Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim/complainant who advised her ex-boyfriend/suspect, Grafton Samuel Robinson, 20 of Saint Leonard, gained access and has been using her Facebook...
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Traffic Stop Leads to Another K-2 Arrest in Lexington Park

Traffic Stop Leads to Another K-2 Arrest in Lexington Park

On Jan. 19, 2012 at approximately 3:01 p.m., Trooper First Class N. Gresko was conducting radar along MD Rt. 246 in the area of Kay Drive in Lexington Park with members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office when he observed a vehicle travelling well over the posted speed limit. TFC Gresko initiated a traffic stop and...
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Visits PAX

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Visits PAX

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Jan. 20, 2012 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 he’s lifted probation from the Short Takeoff, Vertical Landing variant of the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter which is absolutely vital to maintaining air superiority. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Rep. Steny...
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UPDATE: Name Released- Calvert Crash Claims Life of Young Female

UPDATE: Name Released- Calvert Crash Claims Life of Young Female

On Sunday, Jan. 22 around 4:30 p.m., fire and rescue crews from both Huntingtown and North Beach were alerted to report of a serious auto accident on Dalrymple Road in Owings. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle off the roadway which had struck several trees. According to Huntingtown VFD Chief Jonathan Riffe, a black...
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Calvert Marine Killed in Deadly Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan

Calvert Marine Killed in Deadly Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan

A Marine from Calvert County is among the six who were killed this week in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan. Today, the Defense Department identified Cpl. Jesse W. Stites, 23 of North Beach as among those killed. The CH-53D helicopter crashed Jan. 19, 2012 in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand. Stites was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter...
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Huntingtown Volunteers Save Accident Victim’s Life

Huntingtown Volunteers Save Accident Victim’s Life

On Friday, January 20, 2012 at 10:37 a.m., Huntington Fire and Rescue were alerted to a serious auto accident at Route 4 and Plum Point Road in Huntingtown. While units were enroute to the scene, communications advised they had supplemental information that one patient was trapped and unconscious. Units from the Huntingtown VFD arrived on location and...
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Vote for Local Pepper-Hoctor as 2012 Military Spouse of the Year

Vote for Local Pepper-Hoctor as 2012 Military Spouse of the Year

Cast Your Vote for the 2012 Military Spouse of the Year! Kimberly Pepper-Hoctor Southern Maryland is proud to announce California, Maryland resident Kimberly Pepper-Hoctor was been nominated as a Navy branch winner for Military Spouse of the Year. Kimberly is well known for her involvement in the community at Patuxent River. Kimberly works with local...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from 11 p.m. this Evening to 1 p.m. on Saturday

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from 11 p.m. this Evening to 1 p.m. on Saturday

The National Weather Service has Issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of Southern Maryland for Snow, Sleet & Freezing Rain, which is in effect from 11 p.m. this evening to 1 p.m. on Saturday. * Precipitation Type: Snow, Sleet & Freezing Rain. * Accumulations: A coating to one inch of snow & sleet....
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Go Ravens! Governor Declares Purple Friday

Go Ravens! Governor Declares Purple Friday

Photo Courtesy of BleacherReport.com Governor O’Malley today wished the Ravens luck as they continue their success in the playoffs and announced yet another “Purple Friday” this week for state employees, where they will be allowed to dress down in support of the Ravens and wear their team gear to work. “As the Baltimore Ravens...
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Juvenile Stabbed in St. Mary’s

Juvenile Stabbed in St. Mary’s

On January 13, 2012 Trooper First Class E. Page observed a juvenile male standing in the median of Three Notch Rd. in the area of McArthur Blvd., California, Maryland. Contact was made with the juvenile who stated he had been struck in the head with a blunt object and stabbed multiple times by several...
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Two Injured in California Crash

Two Injured in California Crash

UPDATE 8:30 a.m. Two people have been transported to St. Mary’s Hospital as a result of injuries receieved. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Accident Along Three Notch Road and Chancellors Run Road Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident with injuries along Three Notch Road and...
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Lexington Park Business and Community Association Applauds the Town’s Transformation

Lexington Park Business and Community Association Applauds the Town’s Transformation

During its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Lexington Park Business and Community Association reviewed the current status of the Lexington Park master plan – an enormous effort to revitalize and transform the area into a thriving business and community district; safe from crime and prosperous for businesses of all types. During...
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Services for Charles “Jenks” Mattingly III Announced

Services for Charles “Jenks” Mattingly III Announced

The Officers and Members of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department regretfully announce the passing of Charles J. “Jenks” Mattingly, III. Jenks proudly served the volunteer fire service for over fifty years.  He was a Past President and Past Chief of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, and currently serving as Chaplain. In 1995 Jenks served...
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UPDATE: Police Searching for Reckless Driver Involved in Head-on Collision

UPDATE: Police Searching for Reckless Driver Involved in Head-on Collision

UPDATE Jan. 18 OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE On January 17, 2012 at approximately 3:40 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Maryland Rt. 2 and Wayside Drive in Sunderland, for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival units located a 1994 Chevrolet...
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Charles County Chamber Executive Director Dismissed

Charles County Chamber Executive Director Dismissed

Effective immediately, Ms. Arlene McLaren has been dismissed from the position of Executive Director of the Charles County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Details of the dismissal are of an internal employment nature and will not be discussed further. The Chamber wishes her the best of luck in her future endeavors. In the interim, the...
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Police Investigating Shooting in Waldorf

Police Investigating Shooting in Waldorf

On Jan. 13 at 9:56 p.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf for the report of a shooting victim. Officers located the victim, 31, and found he had a gunshot wound to his leg. He advised officers he had been shot moments earlier on Robinson Place. The victim...
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Charlie’s Deli & Ice Cream Shoppe Restaurant Review – CLOSED

Charlie’s Deli & Ice Cream Shoppe Restaurant Review – CLOSED

In the past there was a Charlie’s Deli in LexingtonPark, where people went for great sandwiches and breakfast and then one day it was gone.  But now it has come back again. This time it is located south of Patuxent Naval Air Station’s gate 3. From the outside it didn’t really look like a...
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8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast

8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast

The 8th Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast was held at St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Monday, January 16, 2012. Attendees were delighted with performances by the First Missionary Baptist Church, Spring Ridge Middle School, and the College’s Black Student Union Gospel Choir. Speaking at the breakfast was Dr. E....
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Police on Scene at Bank of America in Lusby

Police on Scene at Bank of America in Lusby

On Monday, Jan. 16 around 10:45 a.m., Maryland State Police responded to the Bank of America in Lusby located at 11780 H.G. Trueman Road after a large hole was discovered in the window of the bank. Investigation revealed a citizen using the ATM discovered a large hole in window of the bank and flagged down a trooper...
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Dealers Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

Dealers Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

St. Mary’s Vice Narcotics Detectives recently made the following arrests: James Deshaun Bowman, 30 of Lexington Park, was arrested after Vice Narcotics Detectives indicted him for felony drug possession. Suspect Bowman was found to be in possession of cocaine and “Oxycodone” in sufficient quantity to indicate there was intent to distribute. Kyrel Antonio Lewis,...
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