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NEWS
April 8, 2012
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley appointed two new members to the Hagerstown Community College board of trustees. The appointments of L. William Proctor Jr. and John D. Williamson were confirmed in the Maryland State Senate on March 23. Proctor has been appointed to serve the remaining term of Margaret Hetzer, who recently resigned from the board. His service will begin at the April board meeting and continue through June 2013. Proctor, a Hagerstown resident, is an attorney and partner with Myers and Proctor, P.A. Williamson has been appointed to serve the remaining term of Richard Phoebus, who recently moved out of the state, making him ineligible to finish his term.
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NEWS
January 8, 2008
Why get the lawyers involved? To the editor: From Webster's New World Dictionary, the definition of slander is "the utterance in the presence of another person of a false statement or statements, damaging to a third person's character or reputation. " Why should Bernadette Wagner be accused of "slanderous" comments in regard to a question she posed at a public Washington County Board of Education meeting? There were no false statements made by Wagner. It seems to me that the question of whether a candidate for school board should also have a contract with the board of education is a valid inquiry.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 6, 2005
andrews@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - "No more bus! No more bus!" Rick Toms pounded the podium as he urged the audience to chant along. He was one of about 200 people at North Hagerstown High School on Tuesday evening to root, root, root for a home stadium. The hourlong gathering had the elements and feel of a pep rally, including a band, cheerleaders, balloons and a motivational speaker: former Washington Redskins defensive end Charles Mann. North High Boosters Club Inc. is leading the push to build a stadium for the school, which has used South Hagerstown High School, 3 miles away, for home football and soccer games and track meets.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | October 7, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - The capital campaign to raise $2.3 million to build a stadium at North Hagerstown High School officially was kicked off Wednesday night at a dinner ceremony at which organizers distributed lists of names of potential donors. North High has used South Hagerstown High School's stadium for 47 years because it does not have a stadium of its own. Two North High athletes spoke at the North High Boosters Club Inc. ceremony, held at Tony's New York Pizza and Restaurant.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | February 19, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - A fund-raising effort for a stadium at North Hagerstown High School got a boost Friday with a $100,000 donation from Citicorp Credit Services north of Hagerstown. So far, $1.4 million has been pledged toward the $2.3 million cash goal, said John Williamson, chairman of the stadium committee of North High Boosters Club Inc., the nonprofit organization that raises money to support athletic activities. Williamson said fund raising for the stadium is a cooperative effort of the athletic boosters and band boosters.
NEWS
November 15, 2004
Organizers of the planned new multiuse stadium project for North Hagerstown High School have announced that fund- raising is gaining momentum. Several groups have stepped forward, as have businesses, to contribute to the new stadium campaign. According to stadium committee chairman John Williamson, "several alumni groups have come forward and made donations for the stadium project. In fact, some of the recent donations include seniors of the North Hagerstown High School Class of 2004 donating $2,004.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 7, 2006
HAGERSTOWN The city of Hagerstown will loan $250,000 for the construction of a North Hagerstown High School stadium, money that a recycling company will repay with interest. The Hagerstown City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve the loan, which will pay for synthetic turf, a final piece of the stadium project. Conservit, a Washington County recycling company, promised to give $250,000 to help build the stadium if it has synthetic turf and if Conservit gets naming rights to the field.
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by KAREN HANNA | May 24, 2006
HAGERSTOWN The Washington County Board of Education has agreed to meet Friday to vote on a bid for installing turf at Mike Callas Stadium, despite some members' views that a decision is being rushed. During a sometimes contentious workshop Tuesday, President W. Edward Forrest warned the board was "setting up for some potential problems" by not waiting until its next regularly scheduled meeting to make a decision about turf. Representatives for the committee that has raised about $2.3 million in private pledges toward a stadium at North Hagerstown High School said the board needed to act fast.
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by DAN KAUFFMAN | March 3, 2006
HAGERSTOWN When it came to upgrading the Mike Callas Stadium complex at North Hagerstown High School to USA Track & Field standards, the Tri-State track community got it done in fitting fashion with a rousing sprint to the finish line. It took three weeks, including a frantic final seven days, for Cumberland Valley Athletic Club President Mike Spinnler to raise the $50,000 required by the Callas Stadium committee by the March 1 deadline. Dozens of individuals and a handful of businesses contributed to Spinnler's effort to build a complex capable of hosting high school, college or world-class events.
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by TARA REILLY | May 3, 2006
HAGERSTOWN The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday pledged an additional $300,000 for the Mike Callas Stadium project at North Hagerstown High School. The action, approved by a 3-2 vote, will bring the county's total contribution for the project to $750,000 - all from state Program Open Space (POS) dollars. Commissioners James F. Kercheval, John C. Munson and President Gregory I. Snook voted for making the additional contribution. Commissioners Vice President William J. Wivell and Commissioner Doris J. Nipps voted against it. At the recommendation of Kercheval, the majority of the commissioners decided to reduce POS allocations by $300,000 for gymnasium projects at the planned Maugansville and Westfields elementary schools to come up with the money for the North High stadium.
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