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March 10, 2021 | Rebecca Baldwin and Deirdre Byrne

‘Some People’s Heroes are Other People’s Villains’: Death of ‘Kane’ Brings Backs Good, Bad and ‘Complicated’ Memories

When news of Peter Deibler’s death became public Monday morning, it brought up positive and negative memories for fans and former coworkers. The popular Top 40 radio host and Montgomery County resident — who went by “Kane” on-air — spent much of his career at Hot 99.5 (WIHT), which is based in Rockville. Some of […]

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January 29, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS ‘Looking Into’ Quince Orchard Teacher’s Involvement in D.C. Rally Prior to Capitol Riot

Montgomery County Public Schools is investigating the involvement of a Quince Orchard social studies teacher who appears to have visited Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 to participate in a pro-Trump rally aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 election. The news was first reported by Fox 5. Former President Donald Trump spoke at the […]

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October 27, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Two Suspects Arrested and Charged for Instagram Check Scam

Montgomery County Police have charged two individuals with multiple frauds, forgery, and theft offenses related to a check scam they ran via Instagram. Nasir Eggleston, 24, and Julenni Mora, 25, were issued warrants for their arrest on June 19, 2020. Mora was arrested on June 25 and Eggleston was arrested on September 23. Both suspects […]

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September 18, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Jawando Receives Threatening Comment on Social Media

Less than a month after reporting a racist, threatening comment on Instagram, Councilmember Will Jawando received another threat on social media. Jawando was going to participate in a virtual town hall Thursday night about alternatives to having police in school, he told MyMCMedia. The user made the threatening comment on a post promoting the virtual […]

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August 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando: Instagram Determined Racist Comment Did Not Violate Community Guidelines

Councilmember Will Jawando recently reported a racist, threatening comment made by an anonymous user on Instagram in response to a photo Jawando shared of his toddler-aged son in front of a “Black Lives Matter” sign. After reviewing Jawando’s report, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, said it did not remove the comment—which spelled out the n-word […]

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July 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Blooming Sunflower Fields in Poolesville are Instagrammers’ Delight

The McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville is a summer go-to for residents and anyone who loves photography. The area is home to multiple sunflower fields and peak bloom typically comes mid-July. MyMCMedia spoke with residents enjoying the scenery.

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July 15, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Holy Cross Students are Latest in Growing List Detailing Stories of Racism

The Academy of the Holy Cross students join others, including those at Walter Johnson High School and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, in sharing personal experiences with racism at their school, on Instagram. The account, “blackatahc,” is “an anonymous space for black members of the AHC community to share their stories,” according to the account’s […]

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July 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: In A Summer Like No Other, Poolesville Sunflowers Stand Tall

It’s a summer like we’ve never seen before. Camps are virtual, swim team is (mostly) canceled, and we are all walking around in face masks. But one thing has not changed here in Montgomery County: McKee-Beshers WMA sunflowers have bloomed and are back in full force. View this post on Instagram The bees are abuzz […]

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June 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘I Feel Sick’: MCPS Officials Express Disgust About Sexual Assault, Harassment and Racism Allegations

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials expressed their disgust at a board meeting Monday toward recent allegations of sexual assault, harassment and racism made by current and former students. “When I read things by our African American students at schools where they have had really negative experiences and I read a lot of them over […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Blair High School Principal Acknowledges Social Media Posts About Sexual Assaults

Montgomery Blair High School Principal Renay Johnson sent a message Sunday to the Blair community about recent sexual harassment and assault allegations from students.  Allegations from students across Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are being made anonymously on Instagram, on accounts dedicated to sharing and spreading awareness about the ongoing sexual harassment and assaults of […]

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