Several North Point High School and Robert D. Stethem Educational Center students placed in the SkillsUSA regional competition, held Feb. 6-9 at the James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center. Medalists are eligible to compete in the SkillsUSA state competition being held at multiple venu…

More than 170 students participated in the Charles County Public Schools winter chess tournament held Saturday, Feb. 23 at Henry E. Lackey High School. Registrations increased from the fall event, with 125 participants competing in October to 170 at the winter event. The tournament is open t…

Midshipman Taylor Hightower, daughter of Jureka and Will Hightower of White Plains, recently completed Sea Year training at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., according to a news release.

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The College of Southern Maryland has, for the fifth consecutive year, been identified as a Military Friendly post-secondary school for veterans and their spouses. The 2019-2020 Military Friendly listing, which is determined by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business headqua…

Each year the Charles County Volunteer Firemen’s Association and Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services hold an Installation of Officers Banquet in January. This year, member departments awarded three distinguished volunteers for their many years’ service to their volunteer…

The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors Inc., recently awarded one of the 2018 Center for Credentialing & Education professional development awards to Lisa R. Connors of Bryantown. The goal of this scholarship program is to advance the professiona…

The Arc Southern Maryland awarded members of the community for their support of the organization, which provides support and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities, during its annual awards banquet, which was held Dec. 7.

Sugar Faces Senior Dog Rescue of Southern Maryland has announced that two of its adoptable dogs will compete in this year's televised Dog Bowl II. The pup-to-pup competition will air during the Road to the Puppy Bowl XV at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 on Animal Planet. The one-hour special is …

On Dec. 8, 50 students made up of St. Mary’s Ryken High School choral students and SMR Youth Honors Chorus members (fourth to eighth graders from local public and private schools) traveled to the White House to sing to guests in the East Room, according to a news release from the school.

Five Charles County Public Schools teachers recently achieved national certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, according to a school system news release. National Board Certified Teachers complete a rigorous assessment process to be eligible for the designation.

The rhythms of music from around the world echoed through the hall the the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints in White Plains on Dec.14, as over 50 children sang joyfully for their family and friends as part of Charles County’s new children’s choir, Children’s Voices of Southern Maryland.

Southern Maryland once again wrapped the College of Southern Maryland Foundation in overwhelming generosity when 270 donors gave more than $136,000 toward CSM student success during the Nov. 27 social media event, #GivingTuesday, according to a CSM press release.

Dumping out-of-date textbooks in a landfill didn’t sit right with Brian Richard, warehouse foreman with Charles County Public Schools. So, the day representatives of the Book Project through the World Bank Family Network reached out to CCPS nine years ago was a good one. “We have not dealt w…

North Point High School sophomore Alyssa Gerhart was one of two students nationwide to receive the Military Children Act of Valor Award given by the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82, La Plata, has joined with Wreaths Across America to honor veterans by placing wreaths on the graves of veterans. The project began in 1992 and has grown every year. The unit will sponsor wreath sales in the “3 for 2 program.” For every two wreaths spons…