News | | June 3, 2012
A fight filmed on the steps of the historic Berkeley County Courthouse played out on televisions across the country Sunday night as part of TLC's “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.” Two young Romanichal gypsy women shoved and punched each other following a wedding in the reality series that depicts the everyday lives of families like Mellie Stanley's. She was charged with disorderly conduct after the brawl. Cameras caught Mellie and the maid of honor, Diamond, in what Mellie called “a huge argument.” It centered around comments allegedly made about the bride's mother-in-law.
March 24, 2013
What are the regulations in Maryland for obtaining historic tags for your car or truck? Once you get the historic registration, are there restrictions for how you are allowed to use the vehicle? The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration website at www.mva.maryland.gov provides the following information about historic registration: To qualify for historic registration, your vehicle must not have been substantially altered, remodeled or remanufactured from its original design; must be a passenger vehicle, motorcycle or truck (with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less)
January 23, 1999
In a cold twilight, 10 men quietly stood in front of the dark, rusting, empty building that was once the center of railroad activity in this, the Hub City. It was two days after the last push to save the Hagerstown roundhouse from demolition officially failed. They walked the grounds, remembering their effort to save the buildings that began more than 10 years ago, and said goodbye to their plans to turn the complex into a working museum. Now their efforts turn toward the museum they had hoped would be only a temporary home.
February 20, 2011
Feb. 6 would have been Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday. To honor him, this column celebrates that great champion of deregulation, that reinvigorator of the American economy, that believer in Adam Smith’s invisible hand: Jimmy Carter. Yes, Carter. It was the peanut farmer from Georgia who pushed the United States toward a market economy, not the one-time actor from California. Reagan certainly shared Carter’s vision on deregulation, embracing with bravado policies that Carter launched with grim solemnity.
May 12, 2013
It began with piece of junk mail. Because you were busy, you tossed it on a table, and moved on to other, more important things in your life. But the next day, a magazine and a store catalog landed there, plus several birthday cards from friends and a week's worth of newspapers. Every time you passed by, you considered sorting through the items and discarding what you didn't need. Instead, you continued adding to the pile, telling yourself you'd get around to straightening things up as soon as you had some free time.
May 26, 2013
Maryland's new gun law is set to take effect in October, and gun owners and gun-store employees are scrambling to figure out what the 62-page bill will mean to them. Tim Hafer, a manager at the Downsville Gun Shop and owner of Hafer's Gunsmithing, said the bill is confusing. The bill is written for “lawyers and judges,” he said. “A regular person will not be able to decipher it ... there are questions about everything ... what they will be able to buy and what they won't,” Hafer said.