• By Paul Lagasse plagasse@somdnews.com

Given Edith J. Patterson’s background in secondary and post-secondary education, it should come as no surprise that education is a centerpiece of Patterson’s campaign for a second term as a delegate to the Maryland General Assembly.

  • By PAUL LAGASSE plagasse@somdnews.com

Of all the whiskies sold by Tobacco Barn Distillery of Hollywood, only one of them is said to be the antidote for a curse.

  • By PAUL LAGASSE plagasse@somdnews.com and CHARLIE WRIGHT cwright@somdnews.com

The future of Charles County’s flagship solar power project appears to be uncertain due to a last-minute permit revocation by the Town of La Plata.

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  • By DANDAN ZOU dzou@somdnews.com

In three weeks, Erica Michele Killerlane would have turned 25. She died Oct. 5 of an opioid overdose at her mother’s home in Prince Frederick. She was one of 27 people who died from drug overdoses so far this year in Calvert County alone.

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Pathways Inc., a mental health services provider, has expanded to a new address at 2670 Crain Highway, Suite 409, Waldorf. The organization is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday for outpatient evaluation and treatment available by appointment. Treatment begin…

  • By Jamie Anfenson-Comeau janfenson-comeau@somdnews.com

The Charles County Department of Social Services is looking to match teens in foster care with adoptive families and to connect adult youth who have aged out of foster care with families willing and able to provide support as they make their first steps into independence.

  • By CHANGEZ ALI Capital News Service

WASHINGTON — Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) led an unusual hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Nov. 14 examining whether the United States’ nuclear first-strike authority should be maintained solely by the president or shared with Congress.