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Mt. Hope Missionary Baptist Church elected the Rev. Sterling R. Swann Jr. as its pastor-elect on Dec. 7 and he assumed those duties on Sunday, Feb. 2, according to a news release from the church. He is the 13th pastor of the first African American Baptist church in Charles County, organized …

Leadership Southern Maryland’s new Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2020 held its first of six program sessions on Jan. 17 to kick off the pilot program in the tri-county region, according to a news release.

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The Board of Education at its Feb. 11 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools students for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility, according to a school system news release. Honored were Leo Abramson, Taylor Carter, Kalah…

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North Point High School art teacher James Ball is well known among the school community. As a veteran Charles County Public Schools teacher of 26 years, Ball is passionate about art and art education. He is also dedicated to athletics and coaches several sports at North Point. One would not …

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Two Charles County Public Schools educators achieved national certification last month 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.

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The Charles County Chapter of Project Linus recently collected and sewed over 500 blankets in one day, to be given to local nonprofit organizations in Southern Maryland and surrounding communities, as part of the national organization’s Make a Blanket Day.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Nu Zeta Omega Chapter proclaimed this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as “A Full Day On.” And so it was as the sorority cosponsored a three-prong action plan to engage the Southern Maryland community in attendance at the 16th Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast…

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Thomas Stone High School senior DeJuan Woods Jr. has an ambitious goal for Charles County Public Schools students. As Student Member of the Board of Education and a longtime student government participant, Woods is seeking to eliminate a communication barrier among his peers. “Students have …

Waldorf lost a shining light last month, the second half of a dynamic duo who advocated for education, literacy, nonpartisan political awareness and the Charles County community.

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When Waldorf resident Kelsey Stewart graduated with her degree in communications and social influence from the University of Maryland College Park, she knew she wanted to help communities better understand each other by engaging in meaningful activism. What she didn’t know was that her first…

Mary Anne Onianwah has always been interested in how people connect, it could be why she enrolled in North Point High School’s Cisco Networking Academy Career and Technical Education program.

The Arc Southern Maryland announced the recipients of its 2019 awards, which were awarded at The Arc Southern Maryland’s annual Awards Banquet on Dec. 6, according to a news release from the organization.

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