Charles County announced last week that all three major national bond rating agencies have reaffirmed the county’s AAA bond rating. Private independent rating services meet with county leaders and fiscal staff annually to evaluate the county’s ability to repay bonds’ principal and interest i…

Next month is Family Caregivers Month, and it’s a great time to learn more about the caregiving support resources available to you and your family. Caregiving for a loved one is time-intensive and sometimes stressful. The Department of Community Services offers several support services for c…

If you enjoy a good jump scare or creepy tale, Charles County is filled with local legends and ghost stories just waiting to be told. As you get in the Halloween spirit this month, you can enjoy many haunting tales at the Port Tobacco Historic Village at 8450 Commerce St. in Port Tobacco, in…

Charles County has access to many ponds, lakes, rivers and streams, which means you have plenty of opportunities to spend time outdoors with family and friends fishing.

As a taxpayer, you are vital in helping Charles County Government provide services to our community. Reviewing the county budget is one way you can find out how your tax dollars are being used. Let’s explore how the budget process works.

If you own a horse, consider taking them for a ride through one of our local riding trails. County equestrian trails are located at Oak Ridge Park at 13675 Oaks Road in Hughesville, Maxwell Hall Park Equestrian Area at 6680 Maxwell Hall Drive in Hughesville and Friendship Farm Park at 4705 F…

Vendors who are interested in doing business with Charles County Government have several opportunities available annually. One of these ways is through the competitive, sealed bidding process.

Give your children a jump-start on learning this summer by bringing them to the 11th Annual Early Childhood Day. Open to children, parents, child-care providers, teachers and other early childhood professionals, this event is a great opportunity to meet others in your community, find availab…

Your home is special — it’s the place you celebrate, spend time with loved ones and break bread with neighbors. If you are a first-time homebuyer in Maryland, there are resources and assistance available so you can buy your new home.

Whether you’re looking for fun or need to cool off, your local pools are a great place to visit this summer. Make a splash and take advantage of open swim times, lap swimming, lessons and other aquatic programs. There are several county pools open this summer, both indoor and outdoor, for yo…

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.