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Local Digest: Roundup of D.C. area news briefs
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:05:43 GMT

A roundup of D.C. area news briefs.

Montgomery Co. to teach families gardening
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:12:14 GMT

Virginia Cooperative Extension will soon start a family gardening series for families in Montgomery County. The sessions start later this month and run all summer long.

Bill easing Montgomery liquor license restriction passes House -- Gazette.Net
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:48:43 GMT

Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., residents could soon be able to apply for liquor licenses in Montgomery County. Maryland’s House of Delegates passed a bill Saturday that broadens who can apply for a liquor license in the county.

Virginia Tech's "The Big Event" gives back huge in Montgomery County
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:12:33 GMT

Virginia Tech students got excited for “The Big Event,” which brought in thousands of student volunteers to help people living in Montgomery County. Keith Bardsley, who is on the executive board for “The Big Event,” says they were expecting just over 7,000 people to volunteer, but that number grew—7,800 students decided to give back. “The opportunity to give back to your community, no matter ...

Duncan plan aims to attract innovators to Montgomery -- Gazette.Net
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:19:08 GMT

If Douglas M. Duncan is elected as Montgomery County’s next executive, county residents can expect faster Internet speeds, extra lanes on Interstate 270 to help ease traffic congestion and a county government that more readily harnesses data and social media, according to a policy plan released this week by Duncan’s campaign.

Legionnaires from Damascus, Germantown honored -- Gazette.Net
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:03:53 GMT

Wojdan is a school resource officer at Northwest High School in Germantown . He also supports several other schools in Germantown and Gaithersburg , according to a news release from American Legion Post 171 in Damascus , which also serves Germantown.

VDOT announces addition to I81 construction detour
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:13:11 GMT

VDOT has announced an addition to the I81 northbound construction detour.From now until Monday, April 14, traffic is being detoured off I81 northbound at exit 118C in Christiansburg onto Route 11/460.

One hurt in I-81 Montgomery County wreck that has caused major delays
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:47:05 GMT

A Roanoke man was injured in an accident that has backed up traffic on Interstate 81 North in Montgomery County for several hours Friday morning.

Virginia Tech Employee Arrested For Allegedly Forging 133 Meal Tickets
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:07:01 GMT

Blacksburg, VA – A Virginia Tech Catering Services employee has been arrested for allegedly forging about 133 employee meal voucher tickets. Edward Dion Crook II, 22, of Blacksburg, was charged with six counts of misdemeanor forgery and one count of felony embezzlement.

Montgomery County Community College's Alumnus Coach Geno Auriemma Receives American Association for Community Colleges ...
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:00:00 GMT

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montgomery County Community College is pleased to announce that alumnus Geno Auriemma, head coach of the women's basketball team for the University of Connecticut, received the 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award from the American Association for Community Colleges (AACC) on April 8, 2014, during the 2014 Annual AACC Convention in Washington, D.C ...