• 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.

  • 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.

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

The Charles County Board of Education received a report from the Office of Minority Achievement and Equity on efforts to close the achievement gap and heard from five student members of the Charles County NAACP during its monthly meeting Tuesday.

  • By Paul Lagasse plagasse@somdnews.com

The Charles County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a preliminary Board of Education capital budget request of $37.7 million to fund eight school construction and modernization projects for the 2019 fiscal year.

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  • By DANDAN ZOU dzou@somdnews.com

Nearly three dozen union members picketed outside of the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home over the Veterans Day weekend to pressure HMR Veterans Services to renegotiate their contract terms.