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The month of March has been totally unbelievable as a virus from China has brought America and Cumberland to nearly a complete standstill. As I write this column I find myself in the house under orders from the governor and trying to make the best out of a horrible situation.

• Allegany County Public Schools will reclaim April 9 as a makeup day. Teachers and students will continue with online learning platforms and supplemental work. ACPS will be closed April 10-13 for the Easter break. Student meals will not be available on those days. The third marking period r…

OAKLAND — Southern Garrett High School’s Army JROTC programs received a 93.87% score as part of the Army Cadet Command’s recent certification process.

MCHENRY — A law review article concerning the legal history of the West Virginia code written by Garrett College’s Dean of Student Affairs Robert “JR” Kerns Jr. has been cited in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States.

OAKLAND — The Garrett County Commission for Women is accepting applications for its 2020-2021 academic year scholarships. The organization is granting $500 scholarships for up to five recipients. 

• Nicole Christian, McHenry, graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences in Lexington with a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies.

CUMBERLAND — Allegany College of Maryland faculty Jaime Striplin, Rebecca “Becky” Ruppert and Lynn Grimm will receive League Excellence Awards, President Cynthia Bambara announced. 

KEYSER, W.Va. — Nominations for Mineral County’s 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year are being accepted from faculty, parent coordinators, colleagues, students, former students, parents, members of parent or booster groups and citizens of the community. Forms are available at all schools and at th…

 • The six videos that were recommended for approval to include with health curriculum by the Garrett County Board of Education are available at

KEYSER, W.Va. — Katherine Capaldi, a mathematics teacher at Keyser High School, has been selected for participation in Mountaineer Mathematics Master Teachers (M3T), a partnership between the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services and Pocahontas County Schools suppo…

CUMBERLAND — The Bishop Walsh School Board has announced the retirement of Raymond Kiddy as principal at the end of the school year.

FROSTBURG —At the 155th commencement ceremonies at Frostburg State University in December, the following area residents were among the nearly 325 total candidates for degrees.

FROSTBURG — At the 155th commencement ceremonies at Frostburg State University in December, the following area residents were among the nearly 325 total candidates for degrees.

KEYSER, W.Va. — West Virginia University Potomac State College is one of only 10 colleges authorized to offer the West Virginia Invests Grant Program. The state-funded financial aid program is designed to cover the cost of basic tuition and fees for certificate and associate degree programs …

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FLINTSTONE - Royston Linwood Parker, 90, of Flintstone, passed to his eternal home Saturday, April 4, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, ( is handling arrangements.