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Preservationists work to save Md.'s tobacco barns

Although the region is no longer a tobacco-growing powerhouse, preservationists are working hard to ensure many of the iconic barns in Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties are saved.

Tags: National Register of Historic Places , Preservation Maryland , Tyler Gearhart , National Trust for Historic Preservation , Tobacco Barn Summits , Calvert County , Charles County , Prince George's County , St. Mary's County , barns ,

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 05:14pm EDT

New taxes, fees approved in Montgomery County

If you live in Montgomery County, there are some new taxes and fees coming to help fix a massive budget shortfall.

Tags: Montgomery County budget , ambulance fees , ike leggett , Montgomery County Council ,

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 06:06pm EDT

D.C. throws dogs a bone with new Northwest park

The Newark Dog Park opens in August. It will be located off Wisconsin Avenue at 39th and Newark Streets in Northwest.

Tags: dog park , Adrian Fenty , Northwest D.C. , Wisconsin Avenue , dogs ,

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 01:48am EDT

New charges in post-game violence at UMd.

There are new charges against six University of Maryland students involved in the post-game violence in early March.

Tags: College Park , University of Maryland , Jack McKenna , Christopher Griffiths , Alex Spina ,

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 02:31pm EDT

Resurfacing will smooth nearly 5 miles of Beltway

Maryland will take some of the bumps out of your commute through Prince George's County, but a long-term road resurfacing work that starts Monday will likely mean delays on the Capital Beltway and Md. 4.

Tags: Capital Beltway , Branch Avenue , Pennsylvania Avenue , road work , Maryland State Highway Administration , Westphalia Road , Old Marlboro Pike , Forestville Road , Allentown Road , road resurfacing , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 08:11am EDT

Montgomery Co. schools end 'loss of credit' policy

Beginning next school year, Montgomery County students who miss class or show up late won't be penalized with a loss of credit.

Tags: Montgomery County Public Schools , Jerry Weast , Montgomery County School Board , Laura Berthiaume ,

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 02:44pm EDT

Flavorless steak? Blame cow's diet

Cattle have been getting fatter and fatter, but today's beef doesn't have much flavor.

Tags: steak , beef , cattle , cows , dinner ,

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 10:15am EDT

Local kids get chance to rock out on 'Music Bus'

It was all aboard a "magic bus" Tuesday for some local students interested in making music.

Tags: John Lennon Educational Tour , New Washingtonians at Duke Ellington School , Kevin Hoy , john lennon

Tuesday - 05/11/2010, 04:40pm EDT

Can the oil spill make its way to Eastern Shore?

Scientists say there is a possibility the oil could get caught in the powerful current called the Gulf Stream, and get pulled up the Atlantic Coast.

Tags: Ocean City , oil spill , Gulf Stream , Chesapeake Bay ,

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 04:58pm EDT

New pets cost owners pretty penny in first year

After the cost of adopting or buying a pet, and depending on the animal's size, becoming a dog owner will cost you between $1,300 and $1,800 in the first year.

Tags: pets , pet costs , American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To , ASPCA , dog food ,

Friday - 04/23/2010, 01:54am EDT
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