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Journalism ‘absolutely essential to a functioning democracy’

Journalism ‘absolutely essential to a functioning democracy’

Journalists from Oakland, Hancock and Hagerstown weigh in By Kevin Spradlin ENGL 336 * Profile: The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown (with video) * Profile: The Garrett County Republican in Oakland (with… Read more »

Key to success: ‘You don’t keep everybody happy’

Key to success: ‘You don’t keep everybody happy’

Goal is to report “properly and fairly” on every issue By Kevin Spradlin ENGL 336 * Video – an interview with Mary Sincell McEwen OAKLAND, Md. — For more than two… Read more »

Without quality news source, ‘all you have is that noise’

Without quality news source, ‘all you have is that noise’

Womer: ‘The community is kind of always changing. We just need to be aware how it’s changing.’ By Kevin Spradlin ENGL 336 * Video HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The building at… Read more »

The Hancock News: ‘We think there’s value in the print edition’

The Hancock News: ‘We think there’s value in the print edition’

When it comes to covering town news, “we take that tradition pretty seriously” By Kevin Spradlin ENGL 336 HANCOCK, Md. — The Hancock News is unique among newspapers that agreed to… Read more »

Quest for 41: ‘It is the journey that matters’

Quest for 41: ‘It is the journey that matters’

Hamlet man completes trek to all NC state parks “A fun yet challenging adventure” ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C., Nov. 13, 2016 — Hammocks Beach and Fort Mason state parks comprised the… Read more »

Lonaconing native Thomas receives state appointment

Lonaconing native Thomas receives state appointment

For the Potomac Valley Herald Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Stephen T. Moyer has appointed government communications veteran Robert B. Thomas Jr. as director of communications. The… Read more »

Mayor: ‘If you want to find fault … find a new home’

Mayor: ‘If you want to find fault … find a new home’

Grim responds to resident’s gripes about Christmas tree lighting ceremony By Kevin Spradlin Potomac Valley Herald By most accounts, the Christmas gala in downtown Cumberland Friday night was better than… Read more »

Miners add 57 to National Honor Society roster

Miners add 57 to National Honor Society roster

  By Kevin Spradlin Potomac Valley Herald FROSTBURG — Toss aside the negative, Master Rick Rando suggested. The guest speaker for the ninth induction ceremony for the Mountain Ridge High… Read more »

Frostburg woman charged in stabbing

Frostburg woman charged in stabbing

Staff report FROSTBURG — A 25-year-old city woman is being  held after a a Thursday morning stabbing on East College Avenue. Melissa McAteer has been charged with first degree assault,… Read more »

Wind advisory until 11 p.m.

Wind advisory until 11 p.m.

Staff report FROSTBURG — The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory through 11 p.m. Wednesday in the Frostburg area. The affected area includes the West Virginia towns of… Read more »

Deer killed, illegally butchered behind Frostburg home

Deer killed, illegally butchered behind Frostburg home

Staff report FROSTBURG — Officers with the Maryland Natural Resources Police received a tip on Sunday that someone had shot two deer and was butchering them behind a home off state… Read more »

5 Bittinger firefighters recognized

5 Bittinger firefighters recognized

Staff report BITTINGER — Five young men with the Bittinger Volunteer Fire Department in northeastern Garrett County have earned continuing education credit. Dan Warnick, Tom Diehl, Darrin Yoder and Justin… Read more »

Spradlin: Mayor vows to clean up snow ordinance

Spradlin: Mayor vows to clean up snow ordinance

I’m new to living in the city of Frostburg. I attended my first public meeting on Monday night to bring up a gripe — and was thankful the mayor and… Read more »

City moves forward with chicken ordinance

City moves forward with chicken ordinance

More than 6 in 10 respondents say hens should be allowed By Kevin Spradlin Potomac Valley Herald * Survey results FROSTBURG — More than 60 percent of people who responded… Read more »

Scholl, Gardner run to Seaboard Festival 5K victory

Scholl, Gardner run to Seaboard Festival 5K victory

Staff report * Preliminary results (PDF) Updated – 10 a.m. 11/1/2015 * Start line video – Ready, set, go! * Official event website * Event Facebook page * Mangum Track Club… Read more »

Cardiac Cards earn 99th win in 9-inning thriller

Cardiac Cards earn 99th win in 9-inning thriller

What it was like to wear red in a sea of black and gold By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Video: ‘Let’s go Pedro!’ Alvarez flies out with bases loaded *… Read more »

Offstein holds off Buckbee in XC clash

Offstein holds off Buckbee in XC clash

Horner leads wire to wire Northern girls, Fort Hill boys claim team titles By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photos – more than 1,700 images * Results * Interstate Classic coverage… Read more »

Play, hard work key themes to Labor Day Parade

Play, hard work key themes to Labor Day Parade

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – more than 800 images MOUNT SAVAGE, Md. — Members of youth sports teams, 4-H clubs, the Frostburg Dance Academy and many… Read more »

Runners size up foes at Interstate Classic

Runners size up foes at Interstate Classic

Merritt, Lindsay win Small School division races Boonsboro boys, Smithsburg girls top team standings By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – more than 1,200 images * Results: * Large School… Read more »

The Pee Dee Post ceases operation

The Pee Dee Post ceases operation

Staff report ROCKINGHAM — The Pee Dee Post has ceased operations as a daily digital newspaper effective immediately. Kevin Spradlin, owner and managing editor, said Saturday that revenue in recent months… Read more »

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