While the new school year officially started Sept. 4, a handful of Westlake High School students headed back to school early for an AVID boot camp. First-year Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students attended the program to get a leg up on their studies, according to a news release.
“Kids need to read,” says Becky Fielder, the new owner of The White Rabbit book and gift store located in the Breton Marketplace on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown.
The Maryland State Police crash investigation team is looking into two pedestrian fatalities in Charles County that took place earlier this week.
Fully half of Charles County households whose heads are 65 years old or older had difficulty paying for basic needs in 2016, and 15 percent of those households fell below the federal poverty threshold, according to data released last week by the United Way.
Sen. Thomas M. “Mac” Middleton (D-Charles) received an award Wednesday for his legislative efforts to improve access to oral health care for Maryland residents.
The Charles County Public Schools Board of Education held its monthly meeting for the 2018-19 school year Tuesday in La Plata. CCPS officials discussed a variety of topics including the grading policy, opening of schools, physical rehabilitation textbooks, summer projects, comprehensive main…
Talent, tenacity and teamwork — those are the key ingredients that the Charles County 4-H Lego Robotics Team used to cook up a storm last month at the Maryland State Fair, where the “Big Bots” senior team and “Circuit Breakers” junior team won first and third place, respectively, in the robo…
Quick recaps on Week 3 in Southern Maryland high school football.
Ever wondered what life was like for children during the 18th century? On Sept. 8, the Accokeek Foundation hosted Colonial Children’s Day giving children a hands-on experience of what farm life was like for children at its National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park in Accokeek.
On Saturday, Aug. 4, AVSI Team “Handsome Dad” partnered with the Town of Indian Head and the Charles County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Alliance Council (MAC) for the second annual “Crabby About Alzheimer’s” community crab feast to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Marie’s Diner, a La Plata landmark and staple of breakfast-goers every weekend, is beginning the rebuilding process after Monday night’s car accident that sent four people to the hospital.
As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas, officials are encouraging Charles County residents to prepare for the heavy rains, strong winds and flooding that are expected as far north as the Pennsylvania line.
Representatives of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond met with local business leaders last week to explore ways to stimulate investment in broadband services in Southern Maryland.
Monday’s La Plata Town Council work session was Mayor Jeannine James’ first opportunity to speak with residents regarding last week’s Facebook social experiment, though she would be the only one to discuss the subject.
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 …
Four people were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries Monday evening after an SUV drove through the front window of Marie’s Diner, the popular restaurant on U.S. 301 in La Plata.
A family member recently came over to my house excited about an unusual sighting during his drive. He briefly explained that he saw what appeared to be an airplane without wings driving down U.S. 301 toward Waldorf. I jokingly asked what medications he was taking and he said, “None; I’m tell…
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…