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May 15, 2007
The Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Hagerstown has selected Debbie Banister as its Teacher of the Year. Banister, a first-grade teacher at Clear Spring Elementary School, was given the award as part of Wal-Mart's 12th annual Teacher of the Year program on May 8, which was National Teacher's Day. She received a $1,000 grant for Clear Spring Elementary, a $100 gift card to buy classroom supplies, a Teacher of the Year polo shirt and a personalized...
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NEWS
By STEVEN T. DENNIS | June 17, 1998
A storm that blew through the Hagerstown area Tuesday evening cut a path of destruction through the Valley Mall and Wesel Boulevard areas. At Valley Mall, high winds pulled away portions of the roof and smashed a large window in the vacant McCrory's store in the back of the mall. Pieces of roofing and insulation were scattered around the outside of the mall, and firefighters said hundreds of feet of roof had been damaged. J.C. Penney's loading dock was damaged. Trees outside the movie theater entrance were snapped in half.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | January 30, 1999
Marvin Beaty charged out onto the floor of Sam's Club in Hagerstown on Friday morning for his $5,000 shopping spree. But after loading a box of silverware, a drill and a computer monitor onto his cart, he hit a snag: He couldn't think of anything else to buy. "When you can buy it, you can't think of what to get," said his wife, Jean Beaty. Marvin Beaty, who owns a game rental business in Winchester, Va., said he drives about an hour to Hagerstown each month to shop at Sam's Club, which offers its paid members discounts for food and other items that are often sold in bulk.
NEWS
April 19, 2010
The sixth annual St. Patrick's Day Gala, a fundraiser for Washington County charities, took place at the Knights of Columbus Pangborn Council on March 13. Funds from the Tootsie Roll drive were donated to Maria Villa, United Cerebral Palsy and Star Community. Contributions for the Tootsie Roll drive were provided by patrons of Sam's Club and from members of the six Catholic churches in Washington County. Door prizes were provided by Bob Evans, Martin's food store on Dual Highway and Sam's Club.
OBITUARIES
May 25, 2011
MAY 9, 1957-MAY 22, 2011 Lee Ann (Carey) Henson, 54, of Williamsport, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center. Born May 9, 1957, in Hagerstown, but raised in Smithsburg, she was the daughter of Joyce (Eyler) Carey of Smithsburg and the late Robert Carey. Lee Ann was of the Methodist faith. She was a 1975 graduate of Smithsburg High School, during which time she participated in the Olympic tryouts in California for the high jump. She was a proof reader at Double Day Publishing and had also worked at Moore Business Forms and at Sam's Club.
LIFESTYLE
May 16, 2013
The Springfield Middle School Destination Imagination team qualified for the DI Globals on May 20 to 25 in Knoxville, Tenn. Team members include, from left, Emily Becker, Marly Stemper, Monica Becker and Madison Gaines. The team finished third in the state tournament at UMBC to qualify for the nationals. The team, known as the Flying NutJobs, would like to thank the community for its support, including the Williamsport mayor and town council, Sam's Club, Mrs. Ronald D. Smillie, Lincolnshire Elementary, Williamsport Fire Department, Sweet Frog, Martin's, Walmart, family and friends.
NEWS
September 2, 2013
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14 holds a flower sale on weekends during September. Proceeds from donations for blue forget-me-not flowers benefit Washington County veterans and their families. Questions about claims for veterans' benefits will be addressed. For information call Douglas M. Flanigan at 301-491-9051. • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 - Sam's Club, 1700 Wesel Blvd.,  Hagerstown. • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept.
NEWS
Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | July 18, 2013
This week's movie at the Bridge of Life, 14 S. Potomac St. in downtown Hagerstown, is about the ancient war between humans and a race of giants, which is reignited when a young farmhand fights for a kingdom and the love of a princess. The movie is at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20. There will be free popcorn and a drinks. To find out the name of this weekend's movie, call the church at 301-791-1674. Community health fair Make plans to attend the 10th Annual Walnut Street Community Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at 24 N. Walnut St.  Come out and receive free health screenings for breast cancer, diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, dental, and depression and anxiety.
BUSINESS
May 19, 2013
Potomac Bancshares Inc. CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Robert F. Baronner Jr., president and chief executive officer of Potomac Bancshares Inc.,  the one-bank holding company for Bank of Charles Town, announced its quarterly results for the period ending March 31. The Charles Town-based company earned $566,000 or $0.17 per share, compared to net income of $320,000 or $0.09 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. The improvement in earnings is largely the result of declining credit costs to include a reduction in the loan-loss provision compared to a year ago. Loans, net of reserve for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, were $217.4 million, compared to $211.4 million at Dec. 31, 2012, an improvement of 11 percent on an annualized basis.
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