January 30, 2008
Birthdays Today --Â Brenda Unger, Smithsburg, turns 42. · If you'd like your birthday or wedding anniversary to appear in The Herald-Mail, mail the information to The Herald-Mail, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741; fax it to 301-714-0245; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org two weeks prior to the date. Please include names, age at birthday or number of years married, addresses and phone numbers.
March 10, 1998
Franklin Co. jobless rate rises YORK, Pa. - The jobless rate in Franklin County, Pa., rose nearly 1 percent from December to January, according to preliminary figures released Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The rate hit 4.8 percent in January, up from 3.9 percent the month before, according to the report. The number of people listed as unemployed went up by 700 to 3,500. That coincided with a drop in the number of people employed from 69,700 in December to 69,000 in January.
June 6, 2006
HAGERSTOWN What some might consider the day of the devil has arrived. Today's date - June 6, 2006 - is seen by some as the sixth day of the sixth month of the sixth year (after 2000) or 666. In the Bible, 666 is known as the number of the beast. Are you spooked? No way, according to most local clergy and residents who were asked. "It's just another date," said the Rev. George Limmer, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hagerstown. "It's just another day on the calendar.
October 26, 2008
Name of business: Virginia Barbeque Owners: Brian and Barbara Shank Address: 11205 John F. Kennedy Drive, Rosewood Commons Shopping Center, Hagerstown Opening date: Sept. 15 Products and services: "First Virginia Barbeque in the state of Maryland and 12th overall. We serve different barbecues --Â Virginia and North Carolina, which are both pork, and Texas, which is beef and chicken. All meat is hand pulled after being smoked. We have a number of home-cooked sides also.