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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.
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By KYLE RAIOS/Staff Correspondent | 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.
NEWS
January 28, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- 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.
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by CHRIS CARTER / Staff Correspondent | 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.
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by HEATHER C. SMATHERS | September 22, 2005
While Sharpsburg is most often associated with the Civil War Battle of Antietam, some local historians try not to forget the town's colonial beginnings. Like many towns in Washington County, Sharpsburg can trace its roots to the 1760s. But unlike other towns, Sharpsburg has the distinction of being the first established town in the county, townspeople said in 2004. Joseph Chapline Sr. was a prominent colonial settler who acquired land in Western Maryland, Toole said. He established a town on one of his tobacco fields near the spring that ran through the property.
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by TARA REILLY | February 7, 2006
The Sharpsburg Town Council on Monday adopted a Washington County ordinance that helps ensure schools, roads and other public services are adequate to handle growth. The Town Council approved the county's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO). The county has asked municipalities to adopt APFOs that are similar to the county's ordinance. In return, the municipalities will receive a portion of the county's excise tax. "It's really not going to affect us one way or another," Councilwoman Patti Hammond said.
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By ANDREW MASON | June 28, 2007
MAUGANSVILLE - Ashton Binkley pitched a three-hitter with five strikeouts, Trey Ebersole went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and Sharpsburg capitalized on 10 Maugansville errors in a 16-5, four-inning victory Wednesday in a Maryland District 1 9-10 All-Star Tournament baseball game. "Ashton was phenomenal," Sharpsburg manager Chris Webber said. "He kept his cool out there and did what he needed to do. He only had two walks the whole game. When they did hit it, the defense was there behind him. " Sharpsburg will host Halfway on Friday in a winners'-bracket semifinal at 6 p.m. Maugansville will travel to Federal for a first-round losers'-bracket game today at 6. Sharpsburg jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the top of the first, taking advantage of five Maugansville errors.
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By TIM KOELBLE | June 30, 2007
SHARPSBURG - Most everything Halfway hit found open ground, while it was just the opposite for Sharpsburg in Friday's Maryland District 1 9-10 All-Star Tournament winners' bracket semifinal. As a result, Halfway emerged victorious 10-1 and moves along the unbeaten trail to face Valley, a 5-3 winner over Concococheague, tonight at 6 p.m. in the winners' bracket championship game. "We've got a good-hitting team and found the holes," said Halfway manager Scott Herbert. On Tuesday, Halfway rolled to a 15-5 win over Clear Spring.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | May 16, 2006
SHARPSBURG - Leslie Norris doesn't have to look far for inspiration for her paintings, photographs and monoprints. Her home is tucked away in the midst of 25 acres west of Sharpsburg. Out her ground-floor studio window she can see several of her gardens and plenty of grass and trees. From her front porch she can see the family's man-made pond and occasionally deer. So naturally nature is the major subject of her artworks, which include watercolor, acrylics and mixed media.
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By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437 | May 23, 2008
Students compete in 24 Game Challenge Four Sharpsburg Elementary students competed in the annual 24 Game Challenge May 8 at Hagerstown Community College. Sharpsburg-fifth graders Megan Eichelberger, Kaitlin Robertson, Gunnar Ingram, and Danny Morris competed against students from 25 other elementary schools. Megan Eichelberger was the fifth-grade champion and received a trophy and $100 gift card. Kaitlin Robertson was a finalist, placing third in the competition, and received a plaque as well as $50 gift card.
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