On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Charles County Arts Alliance held its annual gala to award $71,334 to 21 area schools and 18 nonprofit organizations in order to enhance their programs in the fields of visual, performance and literary arts, according to a news release.

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative employees held two fund-raising events and recently donated $57,450 to three organizations in Southern Maryland: The Arc Southern Maryland in Calvert County, Spring Dell in Charles County and Bay Community Support Services in St. Mary’s County. Each org…

The Charles County Board of Education at its Dec. 10 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools staff members for their commitment to student success and support of the school system, according to a school system news release. Honored by the board were Cynthia Asimenios, Linda Breiti…


Turning triple digits is a milestone most people don’t see, but lifelong Charles County resident Inez Hamilton is one of the few who has.

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. She has her workshop in the Bryan Roads Shopping Center where, after bargain shopping all year for toys, she gave them away to hundreds of children Saturday in the Bryans Road Shopping Center Community Outreach Center.

In January, four Charles County Public Schools students will learn first-hand how bills and laws are passed by Maryland legislators. Seniors Jake Burgess, Jamarr Joshua Johnson, Kathleen Martinez and Natalie Yeager were recently chosen to represent CCPS in the 2020 Maryland Student Page Program.


A local hard rock band is looking to put Southern Maryland on the map with a new album being released in January followed by a national tour.

The College of Southern Maryland welcomed 153 recipients of the Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship to its campuses this fall — helping to launch the inaugural semester for the state initiative aimed at helping Maryland’s families afford college. CSM has the second most Promise Sc…

The Board of Education at its Nov. 12 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools staff members for their contributions to students and the school system. Honored were Renard Barnes, Amanda Nadeau, Christina Trest, Sabryna Valen and Bianca Watson.

The Board of Education at its Nov. 12 meeting honored four Charles County Public Schools students for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Logan Bivens, Ashani Davis, Brady Freundel and Shirley Luu.


It’s not often that a string quartet or vocalist performance opens a formal business meeting. On Nov. 6, the La Plata Business Association’s monthly meeting began with student performers from La Plata High School showcasing the talents of Charles County Public Schools students. For the past …