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by RYAN C. TUCK | July 21, 2004 HALFWAY - Joel Merrbaugh sat in his Caterpillar 977L track loader Tuesday morning and stared at his target. Finding a spot he liked, he shifted into gear and thrust the bucket into the back wall of the 2.5-acre former Wal-Mart building off Wesel Boulevard. Merrbaugh was contracted by eciConstruction to begin demolition Tuesday on the former Wal-Mart building that has remained empty since the company left its location between Sam's Club and the Dollar Tree in June 2000.
June 14, 2000
Wal-Mart's Supercenter at 17850 Garland Groh Blvd. will open today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. Jeff Gordon's race car will be at the site, and the Energizer Bunny, Pillsbury Dough Boy and Keebler Elf will be in attendance. A barbershop quartet will sing. "We're thrilled to death it's ready to open," said Lisa Coleman, Hagerstown's Wal-Mart community involvement coordinator. "The store's really come together. We expect thousands of people to be here, waiting at the door.
by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 9, 2007
SPRING MILLS, W.VA. - Berkeley County fourth-grade teachers Melissa Golliday and Wendy Bird are among the more than 4,000 teachers across the nation that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. officials announced are receiving Teacher of the Year honors this week. Golliday, a first-year instructor at Potomack Intermediate School, and Bird, who has taught at Mountain Ridge Intermediate School for two years, were surprised with the honor on Tuesday. "Honestly, I thought we were in trouble for something," Golliday said after being presented with a plaque and flowers in the school's gymnasium.
April 2, 1999
Allen-Boyer Brooke Suzanne Boyer and Douglas Tyler Allen were married Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Hagerstown. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Boyer of Smithsburg. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Allen of Fairlawn, Ohio. The bride is a 1987 graduate of Smithsburg High School, a 1989 graduate of Hagerstown Junior College and a 1991 graduate of Salisbury State University with a bachelor of arts degree in English - secondary education.
August 3, 2008
Beattie-Sizemore Jeff and Chris Beattie of Williamsport, and Cristy Myers of Hagerstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Renee Beattie, to Bryan Keith Sizemore, son of Janie Williams of Hagerstown. Miss Beattie is a 2006 graduate of Williamsport High School. She is attending McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., where she is majoring in psychology. Mr. Sizemore is a 2006 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and an airman first class with the U.S. Air Force.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | October 26, 2012
Hurricane Sandy may still be expected to impact the area by Sunday, but not all local residents were out preparing for it Friday. In fact, some expressed indifference to the storm's arrival, including Hagerstown resident Chuck Holman, who said he plans to do “absolutely nothing” to prepare for it. “I don't think it's necessary because I don't see it being more than just rain,” Holman, 45, said. “I fear nothing like that. It's just nature.” Holman did say, however, that he would vote on Saturday just to make sure he gets it out of the way in case the storm does cause any problems.
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