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On Friday, March 1, Charles County Public Schools hosted guest readers at schools throughout the county as part of its Read Across America celebration. The annual event highlights the importance of reading. Guest speakers visit elementary school classrooms throughout the day to read fun and …

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The Father Martin Society is hoping to keep alive the memory of the early 20th century pastor by keeping active his legacy to the Catholic community in and around Waldorf and helping to share his story.

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A new African-American history book by a College of Southern Maryland professor will be released by the University of Illinois Press this spring. “Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story” is the first book by CSM professor of history Cicero Fain III. In the book, Fain tells the story of the A…

The Maryland Writers’ Association created the Writers’ Round Table Program to encourage writers, poets, playwrights and authors through monthly articles and activities.

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Volunteers with the Charles County Chapter of Project Linus, known as "blanketeers", made and collected over 400 blankets on Make a Blanket Day, Feb. 15, to distributed to local hospitals and agencies working with children.

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Last year, the Key Club at Henry E. Lackey High School only had two members. Although the two students made an impact, Principal Kathy Perriello knew there were others who liked to give back to the community but just did not know how to get involved.

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When Bel Alton native Cecelia Yates was born, the United States had just finished fighting in the First World War, when the cost of gas was about 25 cents per gallon and a dozen eggs could be had for approximately 35 cents. She would marry her husband, James Yates, before the Second World Wa…

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The music of African American history – from the spirituals sung by enslaved peoples to jazz, rock, rap and R&B of the 20th century – helped shape and define this nation.

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One Charles County native is pursuing her dreams in Los Angeles — appearing on television and making her music debut — while trying to raise awareness of type I diabetes, following a diagnosis last year that changed her life.

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The year 2019 holds endless possibilities for more than 50 students who recently graduated from the College of Southern Maryland Adult Education Program with their Maryland high school diplomas. The Southern Maryland residents who span in age and life experiences all achieved the same academ…

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Charles County Public Schools held a unique recognition ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 22 to honor a group of special teachers. Honored during the ceremony were nominees for the 2019 Washington Post Teacher of the Year and Charles County Teacher of the Year award programs. This is the first year …

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The Newtowne Players current show, “She Loves Me,” is an adorably sweet love story about chance meetings, love letters and lonely hearts — perfect for warming up chilly February nights as it plays from now until Feb. 17.

The Charles County Public Library system revived its Adopt-a-Book program last fall to help residents get involved with the library’s book collection — and to have patrons share their favorite books with the wider reading public.

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Mental health issues and the strains they can place on a family are center stage in the Port Tobacco Players’ most recent production, the musical “Next to Normal.”

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Bright smiles and big caps adorned with colorful decorations set the mood Thursday in La Plata for the College of Southern Maryland’s 20th Winter Commencement, as nearly 550 degrees and 250 certificates were conferred to 541 candidates, ranging in age from 18 to 63.

Various verses of gratitude could be heard over and over again during the 2018 College of Southern Maryland Foundation Scholarship Reception – the annual event that has scholarship donors meet with their recipients to enjoy lunch and their shared commitment to education.

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A pair of fitness instructors spoke to Mattawoman Middle School students this week to talk about the dangers of smoking tobacco and e-cigarettes as part of a “Kick Butts 4 Health and Fitness” presentation.