September 1, 2013
A Washington County developer has purchased land along Hagerstown's Dual Highway where cars have been sold for generations, and is planning to build a large office and commercial building there in about two years. The four-acre site, long the home of the Sharrett car dealership and now still one of its two locations, was sold early this summer to Asad M. Ghattas, both Ghattas and Sharrett President Will Perryman said last week. Ghattas paid $2,259,500 for the site, according to deed records at the Washington County Courthouse.
August 23, 2013
Two patients were transported to Meritus Medical Center after a traffic accident on Dual Highway near Hagerstown Friday night, according to a communications supervisor at Washington County Emergency Services. The crash involved a car and a scooter near the intersection with Crest View Road, the supervisor said. Patient conditions were not available. The accident, which occurred in an eastbound lane of Dual Highway, was reported about 8:30 p.m.
August 18, 2013
Hagerstown officials and owner Malik Mehboob officially opened Checkers at 1720 Dual Highway in Hagerstown on Aug. 8. The restaurant features a double drive-in with over-the-top checkerboard squares, chrome styling, red neon signs and classic food. Checkers is open every day from 10 a.m. to midnight. To celebrate the opening, and in appreciation of its guests, Checkers offered the choice of any of its burgers for $1 all day on Aug. 8, with a limit of two per car or customer. “We want to thank Malik Mehboob for bringing Checkers to Hagerstown and for creating 45 jobs, both part time and full time, for the area,” Hagerstown Economic Development Manager Jill Estavillo said in a news release.
July 25, 2013
Hagerstown Police respond to incidents The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following incidents. Wednesday At 3:10 p.m., a personal injury accident occurred at East Avenue and North Locust Street. At 3:49 p.m., an assault was reported in the 600 block of Oak Hill Avenue. At 7:33 p.m., a vehicle was towed on Rowland Avenue. At 10:54 p.m., a personal injury accident occurred at Devonshire Road and West Franklin Street. At 10:54 p.m., drug violations were reported on North Potomac Street.
July 10, 2013
Deadlines for Nightlife and karaoke, open mics, DJs, trivia listings is noon Friday for the next Thursday's edition. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call Lifestyle editor Crystal Schelle at 301-791-7136. Thursday, July 11 The Allstars Band Open jam session with guest host Tom EB, 8 p.m. to closing, Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon, 116 Railway Lane, Hagerstown. 301-791-2611. ClearSpring Bluegrass Band 7 to 9 p.m., Beans in the Belfry Meeting Place and Cafe, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, Md. 301-834-7178.
July 10, 2013
A Hagerstown man charged with firing a handgun as he drove down Dual Highway on Tuesday afternoon was shooting at two people he believed had smashed the window of his vehicle at a hotel, according to charging documents. Andrew Martin Campos, 23, of 117 N. Mulberry St. has been charged with two counts of second-degree attempted murder and other charges, the documents said. He appeared for a bond review hearing Wednesday afternoon via a closed-circuit television between the Washington County Detention Center and Washington County District Court in Hagerstown, where Judge R. Noel Spence maintained the previously set bond at $400,000.
July 3, 2013
Deadlines for Nightlife and karaoke, open mics, DJs, trivia listings is noon Friday for the next Thursday's edition. Send items to email@example.com . For more information, call Lifestyle editor Crystal Schelle at 301-791-7136. Thursday, July 4 Hagerstown Bike Week Various artists, noon to 2 a.m. Cancun Cantina West, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. 301-797-4422. Friday, July 5 Hagerstown Bike Week Various artists, noon to 2 a.m. Cancun Cantina West, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown.
June 16, 2013
The Boonsboro High Class of 1977 alumni will gather for dinner Saturday, June 29, at 6 p.m. at Barefoot Bernie's on Dual Highway. The class meets regularly to keep in touch. To RSVP, call Terri Hollingshead at 301-491-2024 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 9, 2013
A vehicle went off Dual Highway near Checkers restaurant Sunday evening and wiped out a couple of road signs, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor. A person was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown following the 6:56 p.m. crash in the 1700 block of Dual Highway, but the individual did not appear to have any major injuries, the supervisor said.