The school year is coming to an end, but not to worry, there are many fun, educational activities and programs available in Charles County this summer to keep your children busy. From local camps to educational activities and programs, your child will wish their summer could last forever.

Charles County offers some of the most scenic bike routes in Maryland. From riding through John Wilkes Booth’s escape route to cycling past wildlife on the Indian Head Rail Trail, bike riders of all interests and abilities can enjoy a great range of historical and environmental cycling exper…

Spring is here, and that means the beginning of farmers market season! Homemade treats, locally-crafted libations, freshly-grown produce, locally-raised meats and farm-fresh eggs are just a sample of what you can find at a Charles County farmers market. Although each of our three markets are…

It’s springtime, which means you might be spending more time outdoors enjoying and maintaining your yard. After you garden, weed and trim your trees, there are several ways to dispose of your yard waste instead of at the landfill. The Department of Public Works encourages you to consider com…

Spring is here and it is a great time to review preparedness information for severe weather. During the spring season, Charles County is at risk for rainstorms, flooding, damaging winds, tornadoes, hail and lightning.

Have you thought about vacating your 9-to-5 job and going into business for yourself? Whether your dream is starting a home-based business or starting an internet company that becomes the next Amazon, the idea of owning and operating a small business can be fascinating, but the reality is of…

Charles County is surrounded by water — from the 300 miles of shorelines along the Potomac and Patuxent rivers to neighborhood lakes and ponds to residential and public pools. Practicing good watershed stewardship protects water quality and reduces the potential for water pollution. Charles …

Books open the imagination and bring life to fictional and non-fictional stories. The Charles County Public Library helps to bring these endless possibilities to our community through online databases, digital resources and so much more.

All entrepreneurs share the dream of starting their own business and jumpstarting their success. Minority-owned and women-owned businesses often face unique challenges. These businesses tend to be smaller and generate lower profits than other businesses. Minority entrepreneurs are also less …

Maryland is among the top five states with the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. A state of emergency was announced in 2017 by Gov. Larry Hogan (R) to address the opioid epidemic. This is a crisis that impacts many throughout …

The winter season is here, which means snow, ice, freezing rain or sleet could be in the forecast in the coming months. During these times, it is vital that you have preparedness practices in place before a winter storm occurs. The Department of Emergency Services and Department of Public Wo…

Whether you need a lift to a doctor’s appointment or to the grocery store, getting to your Charles County destination is possible through our VanGO transportation system. VanGO offers many public routes that operate on fixed schedules, as well as more specialized services for those unable to…

The holiday season has begun, which means you may have extra shopping bags in your car or additional packages sent to your home. Avoid holiday theft scrooges by taking precautions before, during, and after your next shopping trip or online purchase.

The county commissioners are proud to be able to support our veterans for the sacrifices they have made to protect our country. To better assist the 17,000 veterans living in our county, Charles County has created the Veterans Corner and the Commission for Veteran Affairs.

Charles County Government is partnering with National Research Center Inc. to conduct the National Citizen Survey (NCS). We are seeking your input on a variety of questions on the quality of life in the community, local policies, demographics, rating of local government services, and your us…

It is a little less than a month away from General Election Day, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6. If you are a registered voter, we encourage you to participate in this year’s election. There are several ways you can vote, including absentee voting, early voting, or election day voting.

Charles County has 382 farms spread across approximately 46,000 acres that contribute to the local economy and culture. To help meet their business needs, last year, the Charles County Board of Commissioners provided funding for the Economic Development Department’s agriculture business deve…

Access to clean water is essential to your health and well-being. The Department of Public Works Utilities Division is responsible for ensuring the county’s water supply is safely and effectively managed and wastewater is handled appropriately to protect public health. County staff operate t…

September is National Preparedness Month and it is a great time for you and your family to review preparedness information for severe weather. During the fall season, Charles County is at risk for hurricanes, high winds, and severe thunderstorms. The Department of Emergency Services reminds …