September 21, 2010
Traffic was backed up Tuesday afternoon while emergency crews dealt with three traffic accidents in Hagerstown, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said at 3:15 p.m. The accidents were reported at Eastern Boulevard and Dual Highway, Edgewood Drive and Dual Highway and Commonwealth Avenue and Frederick Street, the dispatcher said. At least one of the accidents involved injuries, the dispatcher said. No additional information was available Tuesday night. View Hagerstown traffic accidents in a larger map
December 1, 2011
The right northbound through lane of Edgewood Drive just north of Dual Highway in front of PNC Bank is closed just north of Dual Highway. Work crews from Quinn Building Company are installing a new driveway entrance at the bank, according to a traffic advisory from the City of Hagerstown's website, www.hagerstownmd.org . The left lane is still open. Closure is expected to remain in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the advisory. Emergency vehicles can pass through the area while the work is being performed.
May 22, 2009
Dual Highway at Eastern Boulevard is again open after an accident involving five to seven vehicles just after 8 a.m. closed the highway this morning, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. Two people were transported from the scene to Washington County Hospital, the dispatcher said.
March 21, 2011
Golden Living Center residents, patients and staff celebrated American Heart Month in February with the staff wearing red each Friday during the month to show awareness. The center is at 750 Dual Highway in Hagerstown.
March 27, 2012
Construction has begun at the site of a new Sonic drive-in restaurant on Dual Highway near Edgewood Drive in Hagerstown. Crews broke ground March 16 at 1710 Dual Highway, with plans of opening by mid-May, a Sonic franchise official said Monday. Nick Stamnos, director of operations, said a job fair is planned for April 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in a conference room at the Hampton Inn, 1716 Dual Highway, just behind the construction site. The company seeks to hire 80 or more entry-level positions, including cooks, skating carhops, drive-through workers and switchboard operators, Stamnos said.
July 1, 2011
Hagerstown area needs to step up recycling efforts To the editor: Why does the Hagerstown area make it so challenging to be “green?” I moved from Montgomery County, Md., to Hagerstown in 2010. From day one, I used the recycling receptacles off of Dual Highway. They were often full. And nonrecycling trash was usually stacked next to them. Earlier this year, the Dual Highway recycling receptables were removed. I now have fewer options for recycling, and these are further away and usually overflowing.
August 14, 2012
Hagerstown police are searching for a man in a reported armed robbery Tuesday night of a Dual Highway cellphone store, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. A white man with a handgun entered Boost Mobile at 1201 Dual Highway and robbed the store before fleeing, the dispatcher said. There were no reported injuries and the call for the robbery went out at 6:27 p.m., the dispatcher said. The man, believed to be between 18 and 20 years old, is approximately 6 feet tall and 120 pounds with blond hair.
January 17, 2012
Authorities are investigating the theft of several paint guns and other items that were taken during a burglary Monday at a Dual Highway auto-body repair shop, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. The burglary was reported at 8:38 a.m. at the Sharrett Collision Center at 1333 Dual Highway east of Hagerstown, according to a sheriff's office news release. Deputies said that in addition to the paint guns, the burglars made off with a DeWalt buffer and a battery-charger box. Anyone with information may call the sheriff's office at 240-313-2172.
November 21, 2012
Deep Stretch Yoga is from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays at Chakras Reflexology and Spa, 1423 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Developed by owner Jessica Shaool, Chakras' Deep Stretch Yoga combines the benefits of yoga, exercise and meditation with intense bodywork and massage taken from the Thai tradition. The class guides students through yoga poses and deep breathing while the instructor or assistants manually stretch each student to deeply penetrate and relax the muscles to release tension in the body, restore health and maximize results.
September 26, 2011
Potomac Heights Elementary School in Hagerstown welcomed approximately 300 people to its back-to-school picnic Sept. 12. Those attending included students, parents, grandparents, siblings, school staff and other guests. The theme for the picnic was anti-bullying, featuring a presentation by school counselor Beth Hofmann, and an anti-bullying song led by music teacher Laura Baker and performed by students in grades three through five. Food and drinks were provided for all who attended.