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Venus Theatre thrives as home for women empowerment

Playwrights from as far away as Australia and Greece submit plays to Laurel's Venus Theatre. Critics laud the theater's edgy and provocative vision. Audience members drive in from other states. "We're not really a community theater," allowed founder Deborah Randall. Yet seating at this acclaimed...

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Laurel man faces sex offense charges involving family member

A 35-year-old Laurel man was charged with second-degree rape and other sex offenses that involved a family member and a family friend. Warner Jenerio Jude Murphy was arrested at his home in the 14000 block of Yardarm Way on Jan. 30. City spokeswoman Audrey Barnes said he was released on $100,000...

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  • Former Pallotti standout DeShields shines overseas

    Former Pallotti standout DeShields shines overseas

    Former St. Vincent Pallotti basketball standout Keron DeShields admits he is a product of the streets of Baltimore. As a young boy, he lived with his single mother in a one-bedroom apartment in Woodington Gardens, near Mount Saint Joseph High School. They also lived in a small apartment in Woodlawn,...

  • St. Vincent Pallotti wrestling team primed for postseason

    St. Vincent Pallotti wrestling team primed for postseason

    The wrestling coach that started the program at St. Vincent Pallotti High in 1995 is back this season, but the wrestler who had a 136-26 record at the school the past three years is not. Tom Owens left the program after the 2011-12 season and returned to coach again this year. “My daughter was...

  • Staying in shape early pays off now on college court for Laurel resident

    Staying in shape early pays off now on college court for Laurel resident

    Matt Frierson played soccer with the Laurel Boys and Girls Club as a boy, and all of that running has paid off in his current athletic pursuit. The Laurel resident is a sophomore shooting guard for the men’s basketball team at The Citadel, whose style of play is unmatched by any Division I team...

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  • Civic Association plans meeting, Dumpster Day [West Laurel]

    Civic Association plans meeting, Dumpster Day [West Laurel]

    The West Laurel Civic Association Winter 2017 General Meeting will be held on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the West Laurel Community Building on Brooklyn Bridge Road. Mary Lehman, our Prince George's County councilwoman and neighbor, will speak and answer questions. These meetings are very informative...

  • Howard County's sanctuary waffle [Editorial]

    Howard County's sanctuary waffle [Editorial]

    After weeks of stirring the boiling pot of debate over immigration policies, the Howard County Council this week neutered legislation that would have declared the county a "sanctuary" for undocumented immigrants. The council, on a 3-2 vote, approved rules that prohibit police and county workers...

  • Rediscovering World War I in Laurel

    Rediscovering World War I in Laurel

    A well-attended grand opening Sunday presented the Laurel Museum's new exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. "Laurel's WWI: From Here to Over There" allows visitors to learn little-known history about how the war impacted Laurel's townspeople;...

  • Iron fence maker expands in Laurel, to add 50 jobs

    Iron fence maker expands in Laurel, to add 50 jobs

    A distributor of decorative fences and gates is expanding manufacturing operations in Howard County and plans to add 50 new jobs over the next two years. Iron World said Thursday it will invest $1 million to streamline its operations and cut costs to increase sales and boost production by 300 percent....

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