Damascus Swarmin Hornets Quarterback Kinard Recaps State Win (VIDEO)

Damascus High School football team quarterback Julian Kinard tells MyMCMedia he was emotional after his win for the Class 3A state football championship.

Berliner Expects Leggett to Veto Minimum Wage Legislation, Faith Leaders Ask Leggett to Sign It (VIDEO)


At his weekly briefing on Monday, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said he expects County Executive Isiah Leggett to veto legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. Berliner’s remarks followed a minimum wage prayer breakfast by rabbis and other members of the clergy at the Council Office Building. Those supporters […]

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Wind Advisory Extended, Trees and Powerlines Reported Down in Montgomery County


It’s a wet and windy day in Montgomery County. Over 2,400 Pepco customers are without power at 12:30 p.m. in Montgomery County, according to online outage maps. Pepco spokesperson Marcus Beal said a downed tree brought down some power lines in the Bethesda area earlier today and left about 1,200 customers in the dark. Beal […]

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Earlier Filing Deadlines in 2017 for Forms W-2 and 1099

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Starting in 2017 employers and small businesses face an earlier filing deadline of January 31 for Forms W-2. The new January 31 filing deadline also applies to certain Forms 1099-MISC reporting non-employee compensation such as payments to independent contractors. Also of note is that the IRS must also hold some refunds until February 15. A […]

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Firefighters Investigate Hyattstown House Fire (PHOTOS & VIDEO)


UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a house fire in Hyattstown. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said one person was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to Piringer, the fire occurred on Haines Road after 2 a.m. on Monday. He said damages are estimated at $500,000. According to […]

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Wind Advisory, MC Students Head Back to School Top Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 23, in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, Jan. 23, in Montgomery County: 1. Don’t leave the house without your umbrella. The National Weather Service reports that rain is in the forecast, and a wind advisory is in effect from 5 a.m – 4 p.m. so you may want to secure any outside objects before you […]

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National Weather Service Issues Wind Advisory for Montgomery County


UPDATED The National Weather Service has extended the Wind Advisory until 7 p.m. on Monday. 11:30 update: Wind Advisory expanded. Flood Watch issued for enhanced rainfall on eastern mountain slopes. Reports of snow above 3,000 ft. pic.twitter.com/wnuFCEiBNI — NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) January 23, 2017 The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Montgomery County, […]

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"21 This Week" Topics: Minimum Wage Legislation, General Assembly (VIDEO)


Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. Aiken and panelists discuss the minimum wage legislation passed by the County Council, the Maryland General Assembly, and more. This week’s panel of political observers includes Henry Hailstock, Phil Bell, William Askinazi, and Susan Heltemes. You can watch the show in its entirety, below: “21 This Week” airs on Channel 21 […]

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Thousands Travel to D.C. for Women's March (PHOTOS & VIDEO)


Hundreds of thousands of people attended the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Local Metro stations and trains were packed with people, many who were carrying signs with messages. Metro officials report that as of 11 a.m. on Saturday, ridership was 275,000. According to Metro’s Twitter account, that’s eight times a normal Saturday and […]

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Hundreds Rally for Causes at UnNaugural Concert in Silver Spring (VIDEO & PHOTO)

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The music of protest and progress stirred rousing applause at the UnNaugural Concert: Playing It Forward Voices for Social Justice, in Silver Spring. Some 500 people, including several Montgomery County and Maryland elected officials attended the sold out event at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center. State Senator Cheryl Kagan is the founder and executive producer […]

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Acts Warm Up for Sold Out UnNaugural Concert (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

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Progressive-minded people, political leaders and representatives from  nonprofit organizations are preparing to show support for their causes at tonight’s UnNaugural Concert. Tickets are sold out for the 500-seat auditorium inside the Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College in Silver Spring. Five musical acts are performing at tonight’s concert. Nationally-touring groups, including Sweet Honey in the […]

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Phyllis Armstrong

About Phyllis Armstrong

Phyllis Armstrong is a multimedia journalist with more than 30 years of experience in writing, reporting and broadcasting. She covered a wide range of news interests and issues as a general assignment reporter for WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. from 1984 to 2009. Phyllis has continued to produce feature stories about local restaurants, culinary professionals and minority achievers for several online publications. Cooking, reading and Tai Chi are among are favorite things to do.


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