July 26, 2011
Editor's note: This is the seventh in a series about neighborhood grocery stores. Family-owned grocery stores used to thrive in small towns across America. Now, many are ghosts in old business directories. But in Sharpsburg, where the past looms large, one such store is still keeping the locals happy. Canned foods line the shelves, milk fills the dairy cooler and cookies, soda and candy satisfy the sweet tooth. Need fishing supplies? You can buy that, too. Want a homestyle meal?
November 5, 2003
John Burns attaches a refurbished cross to the steeple of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg Tuesday. Burns and others from Carson Roofing replaced the shingles on the roof and steeple of the church.
November 12, 2007
Sharpsburg Elementary's October Citizenship Character Counts! drawing winners are, front row, from left, Jessica Smith, Sadie Phifer, Gracie Roupe; and back row, from left, Hannah Whitmore, Madison Ingram and Kaitlin Robertson.
July 8, 1997
SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg's mayor and Town Council will hold their regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 14, said Mayor George Kesler. The meeting was postponed from Monday, July 7, because not enough council members were expected to be present to declare a quorum, Kesler said.
February 3, 1997
SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg tax collector Maxine Campbell was honored Monday night for 20 years of service to the community. Campbell retired as tax collector on Jan. 1, she said. She started the job in 1976. Mayor George Kesler presented her with a plaque. She also received a large plant from town officials.
December 22, 2010
A Sharpsburg teen died Wednesday when the vehicle he was riding in struck a fence and two trees, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Reed Alexander Cantler, 14, was pronounced dead at the scene of a late afternoon crash on Geeting Road near Sharpsburg, Washington County Sheriff's Department Deputy 1st Class David Izat said. At about 3:50 p.m., Reed and three other Sharpsburg teens were traveling southbound on Geeting Road when the driver lost control, a sheriff's office news release said.
January 28, 2009
SHARPSBURG --Â A fire caused about $120,000 in damage to a Sharpsburg home early this morning, the state fire marshal said. The fire at 16321 Woburn Road was reported by the home's residents at 12:11 a.m., he said in a news release. About 70 firefighters from Sharpsburg and the surrounding area responded to the fire, which took about an hour to control. The fire started in the kitchen, and is believed to have been caused by a kerosene heater malfunction, the fire marshal said, A 2000 Toyota Tundra pickup truck and a 2002 Subaru station wagon were also damaged in the fire.
July 8, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- It was a game of give and take for South Mountain and Sharpsburg on Wednesday. Sharpsburg did much of its taking in the first inning, grabbing a 7-0 lead on the way to a 13-7 win over South Mountain in the opening round of the Maryland District 1 11-12 All-Star Tournament. It didn't take long for Sharpsburg to claim the lead. Luke Harsh led off the bottom of the first with a first-pitch single straight up the middle, then scored from first on a double by Dalton Stewart.
February 21, 2013
A 66-year-old woman from Sharpsburg is Washington County's latest lottery jackpot winner. The woman claimed a $625,000 Multi-Match jackpot Friday, according to a press release from the Maryland Lottery. She correctly matched all six numbers in the Feb. 11 drawing. “I found out I won late Monday night when my twin sons woke me up with the news,” the woman said in the release. “They came knocking on my door screaming that I had hit the jackpot.” The woman's sons checked her ticket online and saw that all her numbers matched.
July 9, 2006
SHARPSBURG - Just as one man's trash can be another man's treasure, one team's blunder can be another team's blessing. Sharpsburg committed four errors, walked three batters and hit another in the second inning to help National score nine runs and pave the way toward an 11-1 drubbing in the winners' bracket of the District 1 11-12 All-Star Tournament on Saturday afternoon. Sharpsburg falls to the losers' bracket and must travel to Maugansville on Monday, while National will travel to West End. Both games begin at 6 p.m. National had just three hits in its nine-run second inning, but took advantage of two fielding errors, two throwing errors and some heads-up baserunning to plate its runs.