Latest Washington County, Maryland Stories

2014-06-25 23:00:37

Midwest Air Traffic Control Services honored with Willie Card Contract Tower Service Award Hagerstown, MD (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Please join us in congratulating Hagerstown Regional Airport’s (HGR) air traffic controllers for receiving their first Willie Card Contract Tower Service Award. This award recognizes contract service towers that deliver air traffic control safety and service excellence. “Seamless execution gives our passengers and the general aviation community peace of mind...

2014-06-11 23:01:25

Jobs Increase and Unemployment Falls to 6.4 Percent in 2014 from 10. 9 Percent High in 2010 Hagerstown, Md. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Under the guidance of the Washington County Board of County Commissioners, Washington County’s unemployment rate has fallen to 6.4 percent in April 2014, down from 7.3 percent in March. Despite the challenging economy, the Commissioners are pleased to announce the 4.5 percent drop in unemployment under the current administration. Over the past four years,...

2014-02-20 23:00:36

Runners and walkers can register online at raceit.com. Hagerstown, MD (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Will the luck of the Irish carry you to the finish during the Saint Patrick’s Day Run for Your Luck 5k? Open to runners and walkers of all ages, the annual event sponsored by the Washington County Recreation Department, City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Community Free Clinic will take place Saturday, March 15, 2014, beginning at 8:30 a.m. For highlights from last year’s race,...

2012-08-16 23:01:55

Event kicks off an impressive series of fall activities taking place during the 150th Commemoration of the American Civil War´s 1862 Maryland Campaign. Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) August 17, 2012 On September 4, 2012 the world premiere of the documentary film "Maryland´s Heart of the Civil War" debuts during “Frederick Occupied: Civil War Comes to Maryland,” a special event at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland. This kicks off an impressive series...

2011-05-16 17:21:00

CLEVELAND, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Later this week, Cleveland students will travel to the showroom of HGR Industrial Surplus (www.hgrinc.com) to investigate industrial machinery as a part of a science project to build catapults. Teams of students from Robert Jameson Elementary will scour the showroom looking at how the machines were made and how the machines make things hoping to find clues to help them build a catapult. In addition, they will select parts and pieces of the machinery...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'