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Lisa Prejean | April 5, 2012
My son pulled into the gravel parking lot at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown anticipating a challenging yet fun soccer practice with his teammates. He parked his car far enough away from the field to avoid stray balls. He opened his driver's side door and was slightly startled to discover that a woman had approached his car. Her cell phone was dead. Could she borrow his? My son was uncertain of what to do, but he noticed she had a small child, and he took pity on her. As he was dialing her home number, he noticed her little boy bending over and picking up some rocks.
NEWS
October 21, 2007
Music lovers rock to the sounds of Alter Bridge Saturday at Downtown Live in Hagerstown. For more photos, go to www.herald-mail.com," scroll down to Photo Store and click on "Downtown Live. "
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | June 23, 2013
“I don't like to comment myself about heaven and hell,” remarked Mark Twain. “I have friends in both places.” Often, however, people do have conversations about these faraway places, and about how we might get there. As for me, I'm not exactly sure that even a GPS could be an absolute tool in securing my arrival. People either are greatly concerned about their respective eternal resting place and their salvation, or could care less because they believe living this life is as good or as bad as it gets.
NEWS
April 16, 2012
Maryland State Police said no injuries were reported after someone threw rocks from a highway overpass on Interstate 68. The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. Sunday at the Sandy Mile overpass just west of Hancock, according to a state police news release. Troopers said one car was damaged. Anyone with information may call state police at 301-739-2102.
NEWS
February 5, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police are investigating a string of more than 10 incidents in the Tavern Road area in which homes and cars have been damaged by someone throwing rocks, the Martinsburg Police Department said in a news release. The vandalism has been occurring since mid-December and the incidents happen in the late evening, the release said. Rocks are being thrown from a passing vehicle, police said. Anyone with information may call 304-264-2100 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.
NEWS
October 6, 2000
Jefferson rocks Musselman on gridiron By DAN SPEARS / Staff Writer SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - According to Emily Post's rules of etiquette, the Musselman football team did the right thing Friday night by giving Jefferson running back Damon McDowell a present for his birthday. Applemen coach Denny Price didn't want his team to buy out the store in the process. McDowell returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, then torched Musselman for 172 yards rushing and two touchdowns as the Cougars pulled away for a 29-6 victory at Cougar Field.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | February 10, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com FUNKSTOWN - One might call John and Donna Asher's new business "rocky," but it's not because they are struggling to make a go of it. "A lot of our business is personalized rocks," said Donna Asher as she tidied up the showroom at Heartstone, at 32 W. Baltimore St. in Funkstown. Donna Asher, a former flight attendant, and her husband, a retired firefighter turned car salesman, are from Michigan. On their trips back home, they collect the smooth, rounded river rocks that are common in Michigan and bring them back to their new shop.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | January 30, 2008
POINT OF ROCKS, Md. - A driver was killed Tuesday in a collision with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 15 just north of Md. 464 in Point of Rocks, Maryland State Police said in a news release. The accident happened at about 2:27 p.m. when a southbound passenger vehicle was struck in the rear by another vehicle, sending it into oncoming traffic, police said. The passenger vehicle was struck by a northbound tractor trailer, killing the driver of the vehicle, police said. Police were withholding the names of the involved parties pending notification of the victim's family, police said.
NEWS
April 17, 2008
POINT OF ROCKS, Md. (AP) -- Frederick County animal control officials say a man looking for mushrooms and a place to hunt in a wooded area near Point of Rocks found the bodies of dozens of dogs and a few cats. The man found more than 70 animal carcasses about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday off Rock Hall Road near Md. 28. Frederick County Animal Control Division Director Harold Domer says it's not clear yet whether the 70 to 72 dogs and two or three cats had been euthanized. Investigators believe the bodies could have been placed in the area for about two months and might have accumulated over a period of time.
NEWS
December 28, 2007
POINT OF ROCKS, Md. ? A Frederick County, Md., woman and a Virginia man and his son were identified by Maryland State Police today as those who died Thursday night in an accident in Frederick County. Police said the dead are Jennifer M. Adel Carter, 27, of Point of Rocks; and Robert S. Stegner, 49, and his son, Sean M. Stegner, 14, both of Clifton, Va. Police said the accident, which involved four vehicles, occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. on U.S. 15, south of the U.S. 340 split and north of Point of Rocks.
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | September 10, 2013
Rockin' at River Bottom II, a rock concert sponsored by the Town of Williamsport and Antietam Cable Television, is Saturday. Gates open at 11 a.m. at Williamsport's River Bottom Park. Those who arrive early are invited to check out the newly restored cannons and the panoramic view of the Potomac River at Doubleday Hill, adjacent to River Bottom Park. Don Jamieson of VH-1's “That Metal Show” will host the event. The band, Ever Rise, kicks off the concert at 1:30 p.m.; Sharpening Stone plays at 3 p.m.; So Low begins at 4:30 p.m.; Rhino Bucket plays at 6 p.m.; and Steelheart goes on stage at 8 p.m. Bands plan to hold meet-and-greets with fans.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 1, 2013
Dozens of people listened to the acoustic sounds of Brian Keith & Kerch perform rock and folk music Sunday afternoon at Hagerstown's City Park. The concert was part of the Arts in the Park summer Sunday series, said Heather Holman, president of Historic City Park Neighborhoods 1st. The neighborhood group and the City of Hagerstown's Parks and Recreation Division have partnered on the series, which has held events on several Sundays this summer....
SPORTS
June 30, 2013
Gio Gonzalez pitched seven shutout innings, Ian Desmond homered off a backup catcher and the Washington Nationals roughed up rookie Zack Wheeler and the New York Mets 13-2 Sunday for a much-needed road-series win. Adam LaRoche homered and Desmond and Denard Span had RBI doubles in a four-run second to spoil Wheeler's home debut, which became such a laugher that catcher Anthony Recker pitched the ninth inning. Jayson Werth also homered against the Mets' touted rookie as Washington finally gave Gonzalez (5-3)
EDUCATION
June 30, 2013
As a result of Washington County student efforts, more than 12,649 phone books were recycled, saving 14 cubic yards of space in the county landfill as part of the Washington County Solid Waste Department's 2013 Phone Book Recycling Challenge. Leading the collection effort with a total of 3,458 phone books, the Washington County Board of Commissioners recently recognized the outstanding achievement of Fountain Rock Elementary School, this year's first-place winner. Fountain Rock Elementary averaged more than 19 phone books collected per student.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | June 23, 2013
“I don't like to comment myself about heaven and hell,” remarked Mark Twain. “I have friends in both places.” Often, however, people do have conversations about these faraway places, and about how we might get there. As for me, I'm not exactly sure that even a GPS could be an absolute tool in securing my arrival. People either are greatly concerned about their respective eternal resting place and their salvation, or could care less because they believe living this life is as good or as bad as it gets.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | June 19, 2013
It has the smell of teen spirit.   Or at least the band rehearsing Monday night at Evolution Rock School hopes to make the audience feel like they have the stage presence and musicality of Nirvana.  Nine bands from the performance-based music school will take the Academy Theater stage at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, for Summer Jam 2013. The school, which is owned by Cindie and Chris Figgatt, accepts students from age 5 to adult who want to learn how to let out their inner rock stars.
OBITUARIES
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | June 15, 2013
Millard “Sam” Rock raised four daughters and was a father figure to many over the years. His sunny disposition reflected his boundless faith, which he was eager to talk about with everyone he met. “He influenced so many people's lives,” said daughter Kristi Lisech of Stafford, Va. Life did not get off to an easy start, though. Sam was the youngest of seven children and named for his father, Millard Harry Rock. When he was 2, Sam and his mother both were diagnosed with tuberculosis and sent to a sanitarium.
NEWS
Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown | June 9, 2013
The Ashley Throckmorton Foundation will hold the second annual “Rock the Throck” soccer tournament Saturday, June 22, starting at 9 a.m. at the Hagerstown Soccer Club on Cearfoss Pike. The event will include music, 50/50, raffles, face painting, inflatable bounce and vendors, including Thirty-One and Origami Owl. Ashley Throckmorton died at age 25 on July 30, 2011, from an undiagnosed heart condition. The foundation is committed to spreading heart awareness and to supporting a local family whose lives have been greatly altered because of their child's disease.
OPINION
May 22, 2013
I'm a born troublemaker. At the grocery store, I'm always asking the cashier if SHE would like to donate $1 to the United Children's Fund. But I would never have the chutzpah to initiate the movement that is currently sweeping New York City, meaning that it will hit Hagerstown somewhere around 2015: Punk rock nostalgia. Writing in Vanity Fair this month, James Wolcott says that the very idea of punk nostalgia flies in the face of self-destructive (and decidedly un-touchy-feely)
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