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February 18, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Metro Teams Dominate at Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic

Three Metro Volleyball DC teams, featuring players from Montgomery County, won the finals in their respective divisions at the Mizuno Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. The 18, 17 and 16 travel teams from Metro won their respective divisions. Northwest High School’s Jenaisya Moore led the 18 […]

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February 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter Storm Watch Starts Tuesday Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a winter advisory alert starting Tuesday night. Expect “heavy snow, mixing with and eventually changing to sleet and then freezing rain.” According to NWS, “Snow accumulations of 5 or more inches and ice accumulations of a quarter-inch or greater are possible.” The alert is in effect through Wednesday evening. […]

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February 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Librarian Returns Super Overdue Book

Meet Mora Gregg, the woman who mailed her overdue book to Silver Spring Library 73 years later. Gregg did a Skype interview with MCM’s Deirdre Byrne, where she explained why she decided to return a book checked out in 1946. Gregg believes her mother checked out the book “The Postman” when Gregg was a toddler. […]

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February 15, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery County Reaching Out to Amazon Again

Amazon’s latest moves for its new headquarters means Montgomery County is reminding the online retailer its proposal is still on the table. “Yes, Montgomery County has reached out to Amazon and will look to re-engage with them. Unfortunately, I can’t comment further,” said David Petr, president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. […]

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February 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Bloomberg’s Wealthiest Towns List Includes Potomac, Travilah

Bloomberg News published its annual list ranking the wealthiest towns in the U.S. Wednesday. Both Potomac and Travilah rank on the list. Travilah, a census-designated place in Montgomery County, earned the 24th spot on the list (last year Travilah ranked 25th on the list). According to Bloomberg, the average household income in Travilah is $284,682. […]

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February 15, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett to Serve on University System Board of Regents

Former Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has been appointed to the University System Board of Regents, Gov. Larry Hogan’s office announced Friday afternoon. “It’s something that feels somewhat natural to me,” Leggett said. “It’s something I may have wanted to do later on.” Leggett retired from public office in December, after serving 12 years as […]

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February 15, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Brookeville Once Was U.S. Capital Briefly. Very Briefly.

With Presidents Day on Monday, a local historian says several presidents have passed through Montgomery County. The tiny town of Brookeville can claim to have been the “U.S. Capital for a Day.” On Aug. 26, 1814, President James Madison rode into the town after trying to stay one step ahead of the British during the […]

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February 15, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Officials say Closed Doors Can Save Lives During a Fire

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Chief Spokesman, Pete Piringer says closed doors during a fire is important, and could determine life or death in some situations. Watch the video to hear more details.

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February 15, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

photo of Maryland State Police traffic stop at night

Local Emergency Officials Stress Importance of the ‘Move Over Law’

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials want to send a reminder regarding the “move over law,” which requires motorists to change lanes to give safe clearance to law enforcement officers, firefighters, ambulances, utility workers, and in some cases, tow-truck drivers. Pete Piringer, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, says a number of Maryland […]

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February 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Pays Tribute to Teenagers Killed By Guns

One year after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School paid tribute to those killed by senseless acts of gun violence. As a memorial to those victims, 671 white T-shirts were hung on a fence outside of BCC’s campus, along East-West Highway in Bethesda. Each of these shirts had the […]

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