Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets Win State Football Championship Game Three Years in a Row (PHOTOS)

For the third year in a row, the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets have won the Maryland state championship in football. They defeated the Gwynn Park Yellow Jackets, 31-7, Saturday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in...

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Wise Wins 4A State Championship, 38 – 20, Over Quince Orchard (PHOTOS)

The Wise Pumas took home the state 4A championship trophy with a 38-20 win over the Quince Orchard Cougars on Friday night. The football game was played on the first night of December at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in...

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Quince Orchard Cougars Going to States with Semifinal Win over North Point, 40-14 (PHOTOS)

Quince Orchard Cougars traveled to Waldorf, Maryland, Friday night to play the North Point Eagles in the 4A state semifinal match. With a 40-14 win, Quince Orchard Cougars return to the state championship Dec. 1 at the Navy...

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Police Task Force Battles Drinksgiving with Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Thanksgiving is the deadliest holiday on our roads. Over 800 people died nationwide in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday...

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Church in Gaithersburg Providing Turkeys to Those in Need (VIDEO)

  A Gaithersburg church is handing out free turkeys this evening. The Mercy Seat Chapel, 17604 Washington Grove Lane, plans to hand out 500 turkeys before the holiday is out, Pastor Ola Olarinde said. The church bought the...

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Thanksgiving Travel Expected to Hit 12-Year High

The number of Americans traveling this Thanksgiving is expected to hit a 12-year high, according to AAA. More than 50 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more which is a 3.3 percent increase compared to last year. In the...

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December 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Dec. 5 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Montgomery County: 1. Board of Education Meeting: Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith will discuss the framework of his Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget recommendations. The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Open session will begin at […]

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December 4, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in November

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to find out. For the month of November, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction Squad Struggles by Jake […]

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December 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

Maryland’s Favorite Christmas Candy Is…

According to the online retailer, CandyStore.com, consumers will spend nearly $2 billion on candy during the holiday season. In their blog “Most Popular Christmas Candy by State” CandyStore.com created a map of the most popular Christmas candy in each state. So, are you surprised to find Marylander’s buy more Reese’s Pieces during the holiday season […]

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December 4, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 4 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Monday, Dec. 4, in Montgomery County: 1. Government Stuff: Council President Roger Berliner, who gives up the “President” mantle on Tuesday, holds his last meeting with the media at 11:30 a.m. The council’s planning commission discusses regulations on vacant buildings at 2 p.m. Also at 2 p.m, the […]

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December 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Nov. 24-30

Our Top 10 stories spanned the gamut last week. School news, a bad wreck, restaurant news, a new grocery store and some public safety headlines thrown in for good measure. Plus there’s a news-you-can-use item on smoke detectors.

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December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Montgomery County and Prince George’s County authorities sign a Purple Line Community Agreement; Department of Transportation unveils the design for Bus Rapid Transit stations; The first phase of construction of the […]

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December 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Dec. 1 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Dec. 1, in Montgomery County: 1. Hoggle Case: It’s been over three years since siblings Sarah (7) and Jacob (5) Hoggle disappeared from their Clarksburg home in Sept. of 2014. Their mother, Catherine Hoggle, was charged with their murder in September. A status hearing is scheduled for a […]

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November 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Provide a Glimpse into a Missing Person Case

Montgomery County Police recently handled a missing person case involving a Gaithersburg resident who went missing one day in October. Alvaro Cervantes left his home to walk to his bank to deposit coins. When he did not return home as expected, his mother contacted the police and they began a missing person search. Cervantes was […]

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November 30, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Looking to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree? Here are Four Tree Farms

If cutting your own Christmas tree is part of your holiday tradition, here are four options in our area to consider. Gaver Farm Location 5501 Detrick Road, Mt. Airy Days & Hours November 24 – December 23 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Contact phone: 301.865.3515 email: gaverfarm@gmail.com website: gaverfarm.com Products/Services/Trees Cut your own […]

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November 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Nov. 30 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 30, in Montgomery County: 1. Planning Board Meeting: The Viva White Oak Project,  the Blairs Building and an amendment to the Travilah Square Preliminary Plan are on the planning board’s agenda for discussion. 2. Invent the Future Challenge Kick-off Event: This new public-private partnership brings together the County, MCPS, […]

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