North Potomac

July 17, 2019 | Michelle Queen

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NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 5:30 p.m. for Montgomery County. Significant lightning may occur during the storm. Expect hail capable of producing damage and damaging winds. Outdoor activities should be postponed and those outdoors should take shelter inside. Outdoor activities should be postponed and those outdoors […]

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July 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning for Montgomery County Includes Bethesda and Silver Spring

UPDATE 10:22 a.m.: The National Weather Service has expanded the flash flood warning to include Silver Spring and Bethesda.  The warning now extends until 1:45 p.m. for Montgomery County. According to the warning, widespread flash flooding has been reported in the county. Three to six inches of rain fell in the I-20 corridor and surrounding […]

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July 1, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Two People Nearly Drowned, Officials Share Pool Safety Facts

Fire officials say over the weekend, someone nearly drowned- making it the second incident within the past two weeks. This weekend, a 20-year-old man had to be rescued from a pool on the 1000 block of Travis Lane in Gaithersburg. Last week, a four-year-old was saved by a lifeguard at the Stonebridge Community Pool in […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Electric Blanket Causes House Fire in North Potomac

An electric blanket left on a bed in a North Potomac home caused a fire and $150,000 worth of damage, said Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. According to Piringer, MCFRS received a call about the house fire on Dunleith Place from neighbors at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Piringer said […]

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March 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

North Potomac Ranked Nationally, Locally as Great Place to Live

The website Niche has ranked North Potomac as the 13th best U.S. suburb to raise a family, as well as the best place to live in Maryland. In an email, Jessica Hair, who works in media relations for Niche said, “North Potomac rose to #13 by excelling in factors like area public schools, cost of living, […]

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March 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Chase With Alleged Carjacker Ends In Crash

A 19-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a carjacking that occurred in North Potomac early Wednesday morning, according to a Montgomery County police statement. Police did not name the woman, from Alexandria, Virginia, because she was waiting to appear before a District Court Commissioner, according to the statement. The incident occurred about 12:03 […]

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February 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rabid Raccoon Found in North Potomac

Authorities say a raccoon was captured Monday near Jones Lane and Quail Run Drive in North Potomac, and has tested positive for rabies. Anyone who believes they have been in contact with the animal is asked to call 240-777-1755. A rabid raccoon was found in January in the Kentlands.

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Meet the 11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Helping Furloughed Federal Workers

One of North Potomac’s youngest residents, Bella Berrellez, 11, has one of Montgomery County’s biggest hearts. Bella, a fifth-grade student, is devoted to helping furloughed federal workers struggling from the government shutdown. Bella became interested in helping furloughed workers because her mother, a Food and Drug Administration employee, is furloughed. Seeing her mother not receiving a paycheck inspired […]

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November 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and What’s Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – Closed. Public Libraries – Closed on Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12. County liquor stores – All retail stores are open normal hours. Recreation – Aquatic and community centers open as scheduled; senior […]

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August 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Portions of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 5 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Potomac, North Potomac, Redland, Darnestown, Derwood, Cabin John and Washington Grove. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Power outages may […]

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