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March 28, 2011
Traffic was snarled Monday afternoon after a vehicle crashed in the Dual Highway median at the intersection of Interstate 70, according to a Maryland State Police spokesman. Gary Leslie Smith Sr., 59, of Hagerstown, told state police he fell asleep in the Ford Ranger he was driving when the accident occurred, Trooper Charles Faith said. Faith said Smith was coming off Interstate 70 and was about to proceed west on Dual Highway at about 4:15 p.m. when he went straight into the median.
July 6, 2011
The left lane of Dual Highway eastbound is closed from Mount Aetna Road to just beyond Edgewood Drive for wedging and milling. The closure is part of the expansion project of the Dual Highway and Edgewood Drive intersection, Kellie Boulware, a spokesperson for the Maryland State Highway Administration, said. Closure of the lane is expected to last until 3 p.m. today, according to Boulware. Tomorrow the next eastbound lane is expected to be closed in the same location between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., she saidd.
March 5, 2012
Hagerstown police were investigating a Sunday night armed robbery at the 7-Eleven store at 1623 Dual Highway. The robbery was reported at 9 p.m.. when a man who had been standing in the store for several minutes pulled a handgun and demanded cash and cigarettes from the cashier, police said. The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. A K-9 team tracked the robber to an area nearby, but he was not found, police said. The case was remained under investigation Monday morning, police said.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | July 14, 2011
Patsy Kline said she had been up since 7 a.m. Thursday holding a yard sale. "We do this every year, sometimes twice a year," she said. "This has been going on for about 15 years. " Kline of Wolfsville, Md. and her parents, Clarence and Elsie Flook, are holding a three-day yard sale at the Flooks' home at 1546 National Pike, which is on Dual Highway between Mount Aetna Road and Edgewood Drive. "I love doing this because we meet people from all over the United States," Kline said.
By DAVE McMILLION | | June 28, 2011
A Washington County grand jury Tuesday indicted a 43-year-old Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and 12 other counts in the shooting death of Heather Harris in her Dual Highway home on June 10, according to court records. The Washington County State's Attorney's Office presented the case against Randy Houston McPeak to the grand jury on Tuesday. County Circuit Court officials received the indictment later in the day, according to court officials and Deputy State's Attorney Joseph Michael.      McPeak has been scheduled for his first appearance in Washington County Circuit Court on July 14 at 9:30 a.m., court officials said.
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | | June 13, 2011
Neighbors of the Hagerstown woman found shot in the head Friday during a seven-hour standoff between a gunman and police on Dual Highway said she had not lived in the home very long. Other than an occasional wave or “hello” between neighbors, she kept mostly to herself. Heather W. Harris of 1606 Dual Highway was pulled from her house Friday evening by police after sustaining life-threatening injuries, police said. She was taken to Meritus Medical Center, where she remained in critical condition Monday morning, a hospital representative said.
November 2, 2011
A pedestrian was reportedly struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning in the 800 block of Dual Highway, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. Police responded at 6:50 a.m.  The scene was cleared by 7:25 a.m. No other information was immediately available.
July 1, 2011
Police responded to an accident on Interstate 70 southeast of Hagerstown at about 9:50 a.m. Friday, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. The accident happened at the Dual Highway (U.S. 40) overpass at exit 32. Police cleared the accident scene by 10:10 a.m.
March 12, 2013
A man made off with an undisclosed amount of money following a robbery at Brother's Pizza Express at 1732 Dual Highway Tuesday afternoon, said Sgt. John Lehman of the Hagerstown Police Department. The man showed a handgun during the 3:50 p.m. robbery and escaped in a vehicle, Lehman said. No one was hurt Lehman said. Lehman declined to give more specifics of the robbery Tuesday night because of an ongoing investigation.
By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | | 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 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.
By DAN DEARTH | | 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 . 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
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.
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