For over eighteen years, the Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) has offered arts scholarships to a qualified graduating senior from each Charles County public high school who has been accepted to attend a four-year college or university, according to a news release.

Ten young women are competing to become the 83rd Queen Nicotina of the Charles County Fair. They are Georgia Bowling, 17, of La Plata High School, sponsored by the Charles County Farm Bureau; Kelsey Floberg, 17, of La Plata High, sponsored by the Rotary Club of La Plata; Taylor Good, 17, of …

In his role as risk manager for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS), Glenn Belmore is the ultimate multitasker. Not only does he oversee water operations, building inspections and pest management programs, Belmore manages loss prevention, disaster response, fire safety and ADA compliance, a…

Kailee Marshall, a sophomore at Maurice J. McDonough High School, has always been an artist. “She’s a doodler,” said Marshall’s mother, Wendy. When they saw the Charles County Public Library (CCPL) was holding a bookmark design contest, Wendy encouraged Kailee to enter. She did, then pretty …

The talk in area barbershops may soon veer from sports, cars and other topics to the latest adventures of Captain Underpants and what some wimpy kid is writing in his diary.

Metropolitan United Methodist Church is celebrating its 150th Anniversary and Homecoming at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 23. The Rev. Dr. Evan Young, district superintendent of the Annapolis District of the Baltimore Washington Conference, will be the speaker of the morning. On Saturday, Sept. 22,…

Chesapeake Charities of Stevensville announced the honorees to be recognized during its Nov. 15 luncheon, “A Celebration of Charity,” at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. The Philathropist of the Year award will go to The Wills Group of La Plata, according to a news release.

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) appointed Shawn Coates of White Plains to serve the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) as trustee, according to a press release. His term started in July and runs through 2023. Coates replaces Trustee Emeritus Dorothea Smith, whose term expired June 30.

Calvert Marine Museum Curator of Paleontology Stephen Godfrey is the senior author on a paper published online Aug. 10 in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. It is a collaborative effort between Godfrey, Mike Ellwood, Stephen Groff and Michal Scott Verdin — avocational paleontologists who found t…

The Charles Soil Conservation District held its annual Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts (MASCD) Coloring and Poster Contests this past spring. Elementary schools throughout Charles County were invited to participate in the local coloring contest, and elementary, middle and…

Shivani Sharma is only 3, but she’s already crossed off a bucket list item: a ride on a big yellow school bus.

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recently named the lobby, wing and conference room in the Community Education (CE) Building at the La Plata Campus in recognition of the Lilly family and its recent legacy gifts to CSM, according to a press release.