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Open house at Laurel Volunteer Fire Department

The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, 7411 Cherry Lane, will hold its annual Fire Prevention Open House on Sunday, Oct. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Every second counts: Plan two ways out,” which reinforces having a fire escape plan. The open house will include...

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  • Quick early goal propels Pallotti to boys soccer victory over Indian Creek

    Quick early goal propels Pallotti to boys soccer victory over Indian Creek

    As Cameron Lacey’s left-footed shot arced toward the upper left corner with under four minutes to play, Indian Creek and its supporters could feel the positive surge of extra time coming on. However, as was the case the rest of the second half, his shot was just inches high, caroming off the top...

  • Former Laurel resident catches eye of NFL scouts

    Former Laurel resident catches eye of NFL scouts

    Frank Beamer became a legend in southwest Virginia, as he was born in the small town of Fancy Gap, played college football at Virginia Tech and then was the successful gridiron coach of the Hokies from 1987 until he stepped down after the 2015 season. Cam Phillips, who spent part of his teen years...

  • Saint Vincent Pallotti rallies after loss to conference leader

    Saint Vincent Pallotti rallies after loss to conference leader

    The Pallotti boys soccer team faced its toughest test last week in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference when they went on the road to play unbeaten Mount Carmel. Although the Panthers lost, 3-1, on Sept. 13, Pallotti coach Steve Shurman saw some positive signs in the way...

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  • Property management company 'spruces up' Elizabeth House in Laurel

    Property management company 'spruces up' Elizabeth House in Laurel

    Elizabeth House in Laurel received a free makeover from volunteers who work with residential property manager Southern Management Corp.as part of the company’s Spruce Up service project to give back to the community. Managed by Fish of Laurel, the nonprofit meal kitchen started serving meals to...

  • From a barn to a gala, St. Mark UMC celebrates 175 years[West County]

    From a barn to a gala, St. Mark UMC celebrates 175 years[West County]

    Peter Gambrill was a free black man who owned 40 acres of land west of Ridge Road and north of where it intersects with Dorsey Road, in what is now Hanover. “Because he [Gambrill] and his neighbors had to travel some distance to Elkridge to worship at Provident Church in 1842 they began to worship...

  • Honoring fallen heroes with wreaths at Ivy Hill [Old Town]

    Christmas will be here before we know it, Laurel resident Lisa Wright observed last week, and she wants to make sure that our nation’s heroes are not forgotten in the busyness of the holiday season. So on Saturday, Dec. 16, Wright will coordinate a team of volunteers to lay wreaths on the graves...

  • Soldier from Laurel injured in Army base accident that killed 2

    Soldier from Laurel injured in Army base accident that killed 2

    A soldier from Laurel was among those injured when a military vehicle struck them while they were in formation at an Army base in South Carolina, killing two. A statement from Fort Jackson on Saturday identified the dead as Pvt. Ethan Shrader of Prospect, Tenn., and Pvt. Timothy Ashcraft of Cincinnati....

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