| Feb 5, 2013
| 3:36 PM
The embattled Fairplay Volunteer Fire Co. was one of the main talking points Tuesday during the annual State of the County report.
The issue came up when the Board of Commissioners for Washington County fielded questions from local business people who...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 11:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry, President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of state, collected pledges of support Thursday and testified at his confirmation hearing that U.S. foreign policy should be defined by a helping hand as well as...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Political slogans and pictures from the past can sometimes be confusing because modern times suggest a different meaning. In the 1900 U.S. presidential campaign, William McKinley used the slogans "Protection and Prosperity" and "Four more years of the...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Members of a group seeking to restore fire and ambulance service to the Fairplay area outlined their plans Tuesday and asked for the support of the Washington County Board of Commissioners.
“We want to say thank you to the commissioners who are...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:33 PM
The cost to developers for mitigating the impact of residential projects on schools is a negotiated process, but it would be replaced with a standard formula under a plan outlined Tuesday for the Washington County Board of Commissioners by Planning and...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Now that we've raised the "mission accomplished" banner on the "Arrested Development" reunion, can we get the wheels in motion and reassemble the cast of another dearly departed cult TV favorite -- "Freaks and Geeks"?
"Oh, we couldn't afford them,"...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Many of us believe the college admissions process has spiraled out of control. Plenty among us also feel that our education system has become too test-centric.
And at the intersection of the two lies the SAT, the most dreaded, derided and feared test...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:18 PM
A consolidation of two emergency services committees will include more members of the public than fire and ambulance professionals following a vote Tuesday by the Washington County Board of Commissioners.
The board voted 3-1 that the makeup of a new...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Today, they chair a banking institution with billions in assets, provide medical care for hundreds of families, recruit big-name economic development prospects, head a public library system, lead the YMCA, own a restaurant and steer Washington County...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 4:08 PM
“Shotgun Mythos,” a new sci-fi/noir digital film series being launched on the Web by a Martinsburg video-production company, is not a low-budget film. It’s a no-budget film.
The film is being produced by Clint and Darla Gaige of...
| May 9, 2013
The list of residents who once lived in the Hagerty and Lloyd Historic District reads like a who's who of famous Aberdonians: author L. Frank Baum, philanthropist C.C. Lee, U.S. Sen. James Henderson Kyle and F.H. Hagerty.
Kathie Allstot led a walking...
| May 4, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Mr. William McKinley Landis, 69, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Julia Manor Nursing Home in Hagerstown.
Born Aug. 15, 1943, in Frederick County, Md., he was the son of the late William McCleery Landis and Helen Elizabeth McKinley.