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November 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Pet Valu Going Out of Business; 43 Employees Affected in Montgomery County

Pet Valu announced on its website that it’s closing all of its U.S. stores permanently. According to Maryland Department of Labor, there are six Pet Valu locations in Montgomery County, and 43 employees will be laid off as a result: Clarksburg location at 22750 New Cut Road — six employees affected. Damascus location at 9809 Main […]

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October 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Damascus Early Voters Cast Their Ballots

Friday is Day 5 for early voting in Maryland. On Thursday more than 137,000 Marylanders early voted and almost 18,000 were Montgomery County residents, based on unofficial numbers from state and county elections boards. Maryland’s unofficial early voter turnout on Friday as of 4 p.m. is 97,978 and Montgomery County’s is 13,322. As of 10 […]

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October 26, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Arrancó este Lunes la Votación Anticipada en Montgomery

Los votantes del condado de Montgomery pueden emitir su voto para las elecciones generales del 3 de noviembre de 2020 en once centros de votación anticipada desde el 26 de octubre hasta el 2 de noviembre. El horario de atención de cada centro de votación anticipada es de 7 a.m. a 8 p.m. Cualquier votante […]

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October 26, 2020 | Staff Writer

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Early Voting Centers Open Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 in Montgomery County

Montgomery County voters can cast their ballots for the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election at eleven Early Voting Centers from Oct. 26 through Nov. 2. The hours of operation for each early voting center is 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Any registered voter may cast a ballot at any one of these sites using the […]

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October 23, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

After ‘Long Two Years,’ Damascus Alum Funk Returns from Injuries to Lead Terps

“There are very, very, very few people that really understand what the last two to two and a half years have been like for me. From a physical standpoint to a mental standpoint.” Jake Funk missed nearly all of the past two seasons with two torn ACL injuries. But now, as the Maryland Terrapins get […]

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September 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

Frost Advisory Issued for Monday Night, Tuesday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory that begins Monday at midnight and is effective until 9 a.m. on Tuesday for  Montgomery County and surrounding areas. According to the NWS, a frost advisory means that wide spread frost is expected and sensitive outdoor plants may be damaged or killed if left uncovered. NWS […]

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September 14, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Damascus Family Displaced Following Basement Fire

A family has been displaced from their home in Damascus after the basement caught fire around 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, according to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS).  The single-family home on 10200 Peanut Hill Dr off Newbury Road suffered significant damage, but no injuries were reported, MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete […]

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August 26, 2020 | Staff Writer

Damascus Man Dies After His Vehicle Strikes Tree

A man died after a single-vehicle crash on Tuesday morning in Damascus, according to Montgomery County Police. Authorities responded to a serious collision on Damascus Road at Annapolis Rock Road shortly after 8:00 a.m. 48-year-old Andrew Robert Walter of Locust Drive in Damascus was pronounced deceased at the scene. Walter was the driver and only […]

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August 5, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Damascus Cougars Youth Football Coach Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Damascus Cougars youth football coach tested positive for coronavirus on August 2 after practicing with the team in the days leading up to his diagnosis. The unidentified coach is now quarantining and the entire football team is self-monitoring for coronavirus symptoms. In a statement to MCM, the Damascus Sports Association Board of Directors confirmed […]

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August 4, 2020 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood warning until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday for portions of Montgomery County as Tropical Storm Isaias moves quickly through the area. The storm is producing heavy rain and high winds throughout our region. The locations that may experience flooding are Germantown, Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Olney, and Damascus. […]

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