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Saluting a legacy of Maryland leadership and decades of strong support of higher education, the College of Southern Maryland Foundation raised nearly $300,000 to establish the Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. Center for Leadership at CSM during a festive and celebratory evening of music, great fo…

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Lexi Maynor, 15, has been moving to her own beat since she was two years old, and now she’s tap danced her way into two national dance championships.

The College of Southern Maryland continues to make it easier, and more affordable, for CSM graduates to continue their academic journey to a four-year institution. CSM graduates who meet certain criteria are now given priority enrollment or guaranteed admission into 46 colleges and universit…

Anytime a safe, nurturing opportunity is provided, allowing writers to share their literary works in public as well as grow in confidence and knowledge — history is made. That’s exactly what took place, Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Waldorf West Branch Library.

“There’s less screaming around here.”

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Bryans Road Shopping Center Community Outreach Center hosted its second annual Car Show and Concert event. The day started out gloomy and cloudy, but by 10:50 a.m. the cars started rolling in and continued coming in until 2:30 p.m.

Sixteen high school students from Aire-sur-la-Lys, France, will visit several churches in Southern Maryland on Sunday, Oct. 20, to learn more about their countryman, the Rev. Narcisse Martin, who was also born in Aire-sur-la-Lys and served as pastor of St. Peter’s Church in Waldorf from 1894…

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History came full circle at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Oct. 5, as the church installed its new pastor, the Rev. William A. Coates, great-great-grandson of the church’s founder.

The College of Southern Maryland invites high school and college students interested in a career in education to a teacher education open house on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Leonardtown campus.

Indian Head Elementary School students and staff got a wild hair last month when the school — along with Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School and the F.B. Gwynn Educational Center — participated in Attendance Awareness Month with a Spirit Week that called on students and staff to sport crazy …

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South Potomac to host coffee house

Winter Nicole Aughtry was born to Ashley and Derrick Aughtry of Waldorf at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center at 1:35 p.m. on Sept. 12, 2019. She weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.Her grandparents are Deborah Eaton of Suitland and Steve Aderholt …

Michael Spooner of Lanham, a student at the University of Maryland College Park, is the recipient of a $1,250 scholarship established in the memory of lifelong White Plains resident and author Veronica Coates, who died in 2017.

A 2011 Maurice J. McDonough High School graduate and Waldorf native is serving with the U.S. Navy attached to a forward deployed submarine squadron consisting of some of the world’s most advanced nuclear-powered submarines.