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July 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Annual Barnesville Tournament Celebrates Maryland’s Official Sport

Quick. What’s Maryland’s state sport? Give up? Jousting became the official sport of Maryland in 1962. The Annual St. Mary’s Chicken Dinner and Jousting Tournament in Barnesville has held a tournament every year for more than a century to commemorate the game and its legacy in Maryland. 

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May 14, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Friday for Peace Officers Memorial Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United States flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. Also on Friday, the White House will be lit in blue. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher […]

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April 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Low-Income Residents Who Don’t Qualify for Benefits Will Get Check from County

Montgomery County will give out one-time checks to residents with incomes below 50 percent of the federal poverty level, who do not qualify for federal or state COVID-19 benefits.  The county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is administering the Emergency Assistance Relief Payment (EARP) program, according to a statement from the county. A […]

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June 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know About Flag Day

Flag Day is celebrated in the U.S. on June 14. Here are some things to know about Flag Day. 1. What is the significance of June 14? June 14, 1777 is the day the Second Continental Congress passed the resolution to establish the American flag. 2. When was Flag Day officially established? President Woodrow Wilson […]

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May 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United State Flag to be flown at half-staff on May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. Also, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff. Every year, by a 1962 resolution, the president has the authorization to request May 15 as “Peace […]

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April 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Van Hollen Says There’s More to Do on I-270 Corridor (VIDEO)

Senator Chris Van Hollen said this week’s announcement about the state’s $100 million project to relieve congestion on I-270 is an important step forward. Still, he said, there’s more work to do. “We need to do a lot more to really address the situation on the I-270 corridor,” said Van Hollen.  “The I-270 corridor is […]

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April 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Leggett and Van Hollen Discuss Local and Federal Issues (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Senator Chris Van Hollen met this week to talk about a variety of issues including, the federal budget and transportation issues. “We were meeting about a whole range of issues important to Montgomery County and Maryland,” Van Hollen said.  “I wanted to get an update from him on what […]

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February 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Consumer Alert About Online Scams (VIDEO)

The latest Consumer Alert from the Office of Consumer Protection is about online scams. Watch the alert, below:

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Senator Mikulski’s “Summing Up Speech” (VIDEO)

Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congressional history, delivered her “summing up speech” today. It was a trip down memory lane for Mikulski, who recalled her roots in Baltimore and the neighborhood cause that changed the direction of her life. “I have served in elected public office for 45 years; more than half […]

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November 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Girls Field Hockey: Springbrook Blue Devils Advance After Win Over Clarksburg Coyotes (PHOTOS)

The Springbrook Blue Devils are advancing to the Maryland 4A girls field hockey playoffs after a Wednesday night win, 1-0, against the Clarksburg Coyotes. The Blue Devils will play the Churchill Bulldogs on Nov. 9th at Paint Branch High School in the 4A state semifinal playoff match. Springbrook advances in 4A MPSSAA FH region. Defeats […]

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