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SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2013
Blocking and tackling are usually the most important things in football. Clear Spring knows those techniques will take them places. But they add two more factors on their list - health and prayer. Coach Craig Bathgate admits he's pretty happy with the team he has taking the field for the 2013 season, but it doesn't mean he isn't looking for a safety net or two. “We have to pray to stay healthy and we have to play iron man style,” he said. Health is important when you only have 25 players on the roster.
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LIFESTYLE
By TAYLOR ECKEL | taylor.eckel@herald-mail.com | July 20, 2011
This weekend, area chefs will have the chance to test their culinary skills and creativity in the second annual Washington County Ag Expo & Fair Iron Chef Cook-offs. The Iron Chef 2011 Cook-off will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. For those whose specialty is a burger, the Iron Chef Burger 2011 Cook-off will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Both cook-offs will take at the Twigg Cycle Activity Tent on the grounds of the Washington County Agriculture Education Center. There is a $50 registration fee for the cook-off and a $30 registration fee for the burger cook-off.
NEWS
August 13, 2000
The iron-y of it all - Forrester puts away woods to win WACO By LARRY YANOS / Mail Sports Editor photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer Drew Forrester proved to be an iron man Sunday at Beaver Creek Country Club. Forrester discarded his driver after the fifth hole of the final round of the 17th annual Washington County Open Championship and used a 2-iron off the tee most of the remaining holes to claim the championship. continued The 37-year-old member of the Mount Pleasant Country Club near Baltimore carded a 71 Sunday and finished with a two-day total of 145. Greg Henry and Tim Reeves tied for second at 149. Forrester opened tournament play Saturday with a 74 and was one shot behind co-leaders Henry, Reeves and Kenny Smith entering Sunday.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | August 30, 2011
Gold and silver apparently are not the only "precious" metals in the world, at least in the eyes of area thieves. In fact, just about any item containing copper or any other increasingly valuable metal - from heat pumps and air conditioners to catalytic converters - continues to be a target for theft, according to law-enforcement agencies in Washington County and the Eastern Panhandle. Utility manhole covers, grates from car washes and items made with iron and steel also have been carted off to recycling facilities for quick cash, police said this week.
LIFESTYLE
By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | September 11, 2012
Everyone comes for Civil War battle re-enactments - the smoke, the noise, the advancing lines of men and horses. But who stays for dinner after the battle? As spectators dribbled out of the grounds after Saturday's  "Maryland, My Maryland" re-enactment of the Battle of South Mountain, Sharon Jackson poked the fire at the 27th Virginia Company C encampment. Jackson is from Pennsylvania, but she's with the 4th Texas Company B. But on Saturday, her unit was on campaign, so she was adopted as a cook by the 27th Virginia.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | July 21, 2012
Hundreds of people got a heavy dose of excitement Saturday night at the Washington County Ag Expo & Fair during an action-packed bull-riding show, sanctioned by the Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association. Twenty-two bull riders competed in the show, each vying for the top prize of $2,500, according to Cindy Scott of Buck Wild Rodeo Company LLC, which put on the event. Scott said they also had about 23 female barrel-racing riders, and a handful of “little cowboys” that took part in the miniature bull riding and Mutton Bustin competitions, which featured children ages 4 to 7 riding sheep.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | November 30, 2008
Lemon juice is what makes L. Bruce Massey's sweet potato pie taste more like sweet potato. "It neutralizes the flavors," Massey explained to The Herald-Mail from his kitchen table, over a slice of pie. In Massey's recipe, the clove, nutmeg and cinnamon triumvirate is not required, though a tablespoon of cinnamon is optional. He specifies orange sweet potatoes - Georgia jets or red jewel. Never use canned. And yes, there's lemon juice. The effect is a light, creamy pie with a clean taste of sweet potato.
NEWS
By ED MALISKAS and JOEL MALISKAS / Special to The Herald-Mail | October 10, 2009
The year is 1959. African-Americans from Hagerstown, Winchester, Martinsburg and Charles Town travel over dark, back-country roads to a common destination in southern Washington County. Hundreds of black people gather every weekend for this vital mission - to let the good times roll. Music-lovers spill out of jam-packed cars and tumble out of pickup trucks. They stream toward the rhythmic sounds throbbing from a low-lying block building. At the far end of the long narrow structure, an electrifying young entertainer dominates the event.
NEWS
July 14, 1998
photos: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro MONT ALTO, Pa. - The anvil on a sawed-off tree trunk next to the coal-fired forge at Antietam Iron Works was made in England, but no one knows when. A man just showed up with it one day and asked Austin Gunnell if he wanted to buy it. It weighs nearly 400 pounds and was forged from a single chunk of iron. Its builder welded an inch-thick sheet of steel on the top so it would keep its shape when iron is pounded into different forms.
NEWS
November 6, 2005
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