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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Firefighters Investigate Cause of Barn Blaze at Woodmont Country Club (VIDEO)

Over 75 firefighters responded to a barn building fire at the Woodmont Country Club overnight in Rockville. It happened in the 1200 block of Rockville Pike last night around 11 p.m., according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the barn fire is contained and under control. The roof […]

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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 12, in Montgomery County

Five things to know today, Feb. 12, in Montgomery County: 1. Bitter cold and a chance of snow: the National Weather Service indicates that there is a potential for travel difficulties during tonight’s evening rush hour. 2. Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger and State’s Attorney John McCarthy are expected to meet with reporters today to […]

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February 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Governor Larry Hogan Orders Maryland State Flag to Half Staff

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half staff from now thru sunset on Feb. 20. This order is in honor of two Harford County Sheriff’s Deputies, Deputy Patrick Dailey and Deputy Mark Logsdon, who died in the line of duty on Feb. 10. Today flags are flying at half-staff […]

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February 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

March 5 Snow Next Day Bethesda Roads

Bitter Cold and Chance of Snow

The National Weather Service has indicated that there is a chance of snow on Friday evening as temperatures continue to plunge this weekend. Commuters are advised to prepare for possible travel difficulties. IMPORTANT: DC/Balt metro. Tho not certain, be aware of possibility of travel difficulties fm brief #snow Fri eve. pic.twitter.com/AWxwJnOptX — NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) […]

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February 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Germantown Indoor Swim Center Hosts College Meet Today thru Sunday

The Germantown Indoor Swim Center is hosting the Landmark Swim and Dive Championships Feb. 11 – 14, and that means significant changes to the facility’s operating hours this weekend. You can review schedule changes on the Swim Center’s website, here. Read more about the college championships, here. #Germantown Indoor Swim Center is hosting a college […]

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February 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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What’s Open, What’s Not on Presidents Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule for Presidents Day, Monday, February 15: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – closed. Recreation – aquatic facilities and community centers open; aquatics programs will meet as scheduled; all other classes and programs cancelled; administrative offices and senior centers closed; 55+ Active […]

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February 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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RMHS Gym Closed Until March Following Snow Damage Last Month

The gymnasium at Richard Montgomery High School (RMHS) is closed this month after the floor was damaged last month during the blizzard. That means sporting events and Physical Education classes at the school have to be relocated for the next three weeks. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Spokesperson Derek Turner said repairs are now underway […]

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February 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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MCPS District Opens Two Hours Late on Tuesday

The Montgomery County Public Schools district is opening two hours late on Tuesday morning because of weather conditions. What that means is that bus service will be provided on a two hour delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin […]

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February 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Rockville Leaders Vote, 4-1, Against Confederate Soldier Statue Move

The Rockville Mayor and Council has voted, 4-1, against accepting the Confederate Soldier statue from Montgomery County and relocating it to the Beall Dawson Historic Park. City Council member Beryl Feinberg opposed the motion. The monument, which is owned by Montgomery County, currently sits in front of the Red Brick Courthouse. After the statue was […]

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February 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Nancy Navarro on MCPS: “There’s a Sense of Urgency” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro is “excited” about the Board of Education’s selection of Dr. Jack Smith as the next superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). As for the work ahead, she said, “there’s a sense of urgency.” Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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