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January 3, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Bresee Ready for Spotlight at National High School All-America Game

Bryan Bresee’s Damascus High School football career is over but he has one more game to play before he heads to Clemson to begin his college career. Bresee will play in the All-American Bowl in San Antonio Saturday at noon with some of the nation’s other top high school players. The game will be televised […]

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January 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Damascus Library Expands Hours Beginning Sunday, Jan. 5

Good news for library lovers in Damascus. Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) officials have announced that Damascus Library, which is located at 9701 Main Street, will expand operating hours beginning Sunday, Jan. 5. They will be adding three morning hours on Wednesdays and two evening hours on Thursdays. “I am pleased these hours are being […]

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January 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Investigate Fatal Christmas Morning Shooting in Damascus

Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Christmas morning in Damascus. According to a police statement, investigators are treating the case as a domestic-related homicide. Germantown district officers responded to the incident—which occurred at the home located in the 28900 block of Kempton Road in Damascus—on Dec. 25 […]

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December 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Issues Dense Fog Advisory for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a dense fog advisory for Montgomery County until midnight Friday. Areas of dense fog will reduce visibility making driving dangerous. Motorists should be aware that when encountering a patch of dense fog visibility will be reduced to less than one-quarter mile. The NWS advises motorists to slow down, […]

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December 6, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Damascus Dominates Linganore in Maryland 3A State Title Game

Last year, Damascus came into the Maryland 3A state championship game riding a 53-game winning streak and having won three state titles in a row. Then something unexpected happened — they lost to Oakdale. With a chance to reclaim the championship trophy, the Swarmin’ Hornets left nothing to chance Thursday night routing Linganore (12-2) 38-0 […]

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December 3, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Northwest, Damascus Heading to Annapolis for State Title Games

Two Montgomery County teams, Northwest and Damascus, are gearing up for their respective state football title games on back-to-back nights this week at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The Swarmin’ Hornets of Damascus (12-2) take on the Linganore Lancers (12-1) from Frederick in the 3A state championship game on Thursday at 7 pm. The […]

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November 25, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Bresee’s Breakaway Run Seals Deal for Damascus

The fact that the nation’s top-rated high school football player — Damascus defensive lineman Bryan Bresee — made the biggest play of the game came as no surprise. What was stunning was that the Clemson-bound senior clinched the win for the Hornets on offense…as a running back. With just over a minute to go in […]

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November 22, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Bresee, Damascus Hyped for Third Round Playoff Test vs Franklin

Four Montgomery County football teams are still alive heading into the third week of the playoffs. In 4A play: Quince Orchard (11-0) hosts Arundel (8-3) Northwest (10-1) hosts Paint Branch (10-1) Winners advance to the state semi-finals next week. In 3A play, 9-2 Damascus, led by Clemson-bound defensive lineman Bryan Bresee, the best player in […]

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November 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 8 in Montgomery County

Cooler temperatures today. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Nov. 8. 1. Manufacturing Business Networking Forum: Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz will attend this outreach and networking forum today in Rockville. The event is designed to connect local manufacturing companies in Montgomery County with manufacturing executives […]

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October 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Oct. 26

Montgomery County residents can safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescriptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, a day set aside as the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Residents are encouraged to bring in medications containing controlled substances but will accept any medications brought for disposal. All sites will take pills […]

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