March 9, 2013
University System could move to clear way for BOE To the editor: The downtown University System of Maryland at Hagerstown is needing more space. The Board of Education needs a new home. The University System of Maryland occupies a recently renovated building that is likely to be in a mostly move-in condition. The Allegheny Energy building, currently being considered for the BOE, could be suitable for the University System of Maryland due to its anticipated expansion.
June 29, 2009
The Hagerstown Lions Club recently presented $1,000 Massey H. Roe Youth Foundation Scholarships to eight local students. The scholarship winners are: o Lauren Metz, who graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 2008 and is attending St. Mary's College of Maryland o Robert Mothershed, who graduated from North High in 2007 and attends the University of Maryland o Elizabeth Sager, who graduated from North High in 2007 and attends...
December 23, 2012
Residents of Maryland can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two goldenraintrees. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Feb. 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions.
July 31, 2011
Richard Franklin Vining Sr., 78, of Falling Waters, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at home. Born Monday, March 6, 1933, in Star City, Ark., he was the son of the late Homer T. Vining Sr. and the late Neva Dale McGregor Vining. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoyed square dancing, socializing, playing cards and traveling. He also loved to read and cook. He is survived by his four daughters, Kim Bishop of Pennsylvania, Michelle Vining of Maryland, Diana Vining of Maryland and Tana Barnes of Maryland; son, Gregory Vining of California; three sisters, Esther Kent of Mississippi, Fanny Carpenter of Mississippi and Sissy Mercer of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
February 6, 2013
Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone in Maryland who joins the foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm. The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for America campaign. The Tree City USA program has supported community forestry throughout the country for more than 35 years. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions.
December 5, 2012
Same-sex couples in Maryland should be able to start getting marriage licenses on Thursday for weddings to be held on or after Jan. 1. On Thursday morning, Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to sign a proclamation certifying the Nov. 6 election results, including a referendum that affirmed Maryland's new law allowing same-sex marriage. Raquel Guillory, a spokeswoman for O'Malley, wrote in an email on Wednesday that clerks of the circuit court in Maryland's 23 counties and Baltimore City, who issue marriage licenses, will be notified after the proclamation is signed.
April 7, 2013
Sometimes, it's not what you say; it's how you say it. Words - like numbers - are like show dogs. You can make them jump through hoops on command to prove a point. Any subject's validity can be proved or swayed with the right words, creating the right images. In the corporate world, that's called advertising. In the political world, it's campaigning. And in sports, it's known as marketing. People who can sell ice to an Eskimo or water to a drowning man, have a real gift.
December 31, 2003
firstname.lastname@example.org MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Grant Wiley isn't looking to have any tearful, fuzzy moments on Thursday. In fact, West Virginia University's All-American linebacker isn't planning any warm handshakes for Maryland quarterback Scott McBrien. "I'm still friends with him but that's old news," Wiley said of McBrien, a former teammate who transferred to Maryland. "The only thing I plan to do when I see him is to hit him. " So much for friendship. So much for holiday cheer.
September 21, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - David Philistin is hoping it was a bad dream. "They kept running that play and we couldn't stop it," the University of Maryland linebacker said. "I kept seeing it over and over and there was nothing we could do. " If it was a nightmare, Philistin dreamt it with his eyes open. It was Wake Forest marching down the field last year, using a speedy misdirection sweep to score against Maryland in the Demon Deacons' 38-24 victory over the Terps. The loss came in the last game of the regular season and was the difference between the Terps heading to Jacksonville, Fla., for the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game and just waiting around for a bowl bid. Wake got that chance, won the conference title and finished it off by playing in the Orange Bowl.
May 22, 2013
U.S. News & World Report announced recently two news stories that directly relate to Washington County. First, they published their national rankings of high schools, broken down by state. Of Washington County's 10 high schools, eight were ranked in the state's top 58 among 241 Maryland schools. There is no question that such rankings get significant criticism. But, regardless of your belief in their precision, these numbers demonstrate that Washington County is producing many college-ready students.