September 30, 2012
Economic Pulse is a snapshot of Washington County's economy. Using the latest sales, construction and employment data, it provides comparative Maryland and national figures.
September 19, 2010
It's not too late. Voter registration in Maryland reopens Sept. 27 and closes Oct. 12. The general election is Nov. 2.
December 2, 2009
NOV. 8, 1954-NOV. 30, 2009 CONWAY, S.C. - Beverly Jean Vaught, 55, of Bryants Landing Road, died Nov. 30, 2009, at Conway Medical Center. She was born Nov. 8, 1954, a daughter of the late Francis and Helen Faye Stultz Sumner. She is also predeceased by her grandparents, Tyler Frank Stultz and Ocie Ruby Stultz; and her aunt, Joan King. Beverly was a nurse in every sense of the word. She enjoyed taking care of others. She loved to sew, cook and collect angels, Santa Clauses, bells and pens.
September 16, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Mort Kunstler tries to get into the minds of his subjects when he paints. "I'm into every person there," he said, gesturing to one of his paintings. "I put myself into each guy. What would he be doing? What would he be thinking?" While painting his newest release, "Maryland, My Maryland," he imagined himself at the scene. It was June 25, 1863, and Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was crossing the Potomac River at Boteler's Ford. The troops were excited as they waded through the water and climbed up the riverbank.
December 6, 2012
Wait, I thought this was a tax hike on the “rich”? To the editor: Maryland is preparing to take the gold medal in a competition only a fool would want to win. If we go over the “fiscal cliff,” my home state of Maryland will see an incredible $7,000 tax hike for a family making just the median income, according to an analysis by the Tax Foundation. This dramatic tax hike ranks as the highest amongst the 50 states and would do untold damage to the state's already fragile economic environment.
March 31, 2008
Hagerstown Community College staff and students will participate in the annual Walk MS on Saturday, April 12, at Antietam Battlefield. HCC academic adviser Monica Hutchins and her team Baby Steps 4 Mommy will be joined by students from HCC's Student Government Association. Hutchins first formed her Walk MS team in 2004 and her team participates every year. Walk MS will be at 11 different locations throughout Maryland and is open to the public. There is no fee for participating in Walk MS, but participants are asked to bring donations and/or pledges to help raise money for the 6,500 people in Maryland living with multiple sclerosis.
May 11, 2009
Hagerstown Community College staff and students took part in the annual Walk MS on April 18 at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. HCC academic adviser Monica Hutchins first formed her team, "Baby Steps 4 Mommy," in 2004. This year, Hutchins' team consisted of more than 35 participants, which included HCC staff and students, as well as Hutchins' friends and family. Hutchins and her team raised more than $2,000 for Walk MS, a feat that earned them the Top Fundraising Team award for 2009.
April 19, 2006
Ever since she attended her first volleyball camp at the University of Maryland a couple of years ago, Kate Zimmer dreamed of playing volleyball for the Terps. The North Hagerstown sophomore never imagined that Maryland would make that dream a reality so soon. "I went down on an official visit two weeks ago and they offered it to me right on campus," said Zimmer, who happily gave the Terps a verbal agreement to don their colors starting in the fall of 2008. It's extremely rare for a college to commit to a player this early, and Zimmer is thankful for and appreciative of the offer.
February 7, 2009
The Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus will hold its annual Singing Valentine fundraiser Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb.14. Costs $40. Reserve early as times are limited. Call 717-328-3674 in Pennsylvania, or 301-730-7078 in Maryland, or go to www.masondixonchorus.org . Reservations will be taken through Wednesday, Feb. 11.