Prince George’s County News

  • Appliance Store Helps Fill Void in Boulevard

    The void left by Circuit City at the Boulevard at Capital Centre has now been filled by hhgregg, Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust (Inland Western), the leasing company for the shopping center, announced recently. “The Boulevard at the Capital Centre is a strong lifestyle center ...

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  • Prince George’s Scarred by Foreclosure Crisis

    Behind the palatial facades and well-manicured, verdant lawns of Prince George’s County’s suburbia a secret was brewing. That is, until the fragile foundations of the U.S. housing market fell, exposing a festering sore that has since crippled the nation’s economy and undercut ...

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  • Test of Faith Pushes Local Entrepreneur

    Wanda Childs has reached levels of success she never imagined as an entrepreneur. That’s because her faith in God is what’s kept her doing what she believes is his work. However, it was a lack of faith that almost derailed the entire process. Childs worked for Fannie Mae for over 21 ...

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  • Varying Personalities Meet in Sheriff’s Race

    The race for Prince George’s County sheriff’s seat unites contenders with contrasting management styles and experiences. While all six men – Rafael Hylton, Edward R. Cheeks, Melvin C. High, Danny Hall, Michael T. Gonnella and Louis T. Wood– have backgrounds in law ...

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  • County Officials Try to Break Business Barriers

    Prince George's County officials are desperately trying to grow the commercial tax base in the county. However, they're fearful there are perceived hurdles to making this happen. "In the minds of some, the county may be perceived as a place where it’s difficult to do ...

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  • Mother Mourns the Loss of Her Son

    Aaron Leach repeatedly denied his mother’s request to join the military when he graduated from high school. Leach, 21, was afraid he’d have to go to war and he’d be killed in action. Unfortunately for Leach, his fear came true. However, it was only miles from his home, as he ...

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  • State’s Attorney Candidates Believe in Experience

    The State's Attorney's race in Prince George's County is one that pits foes from different backgrounds against each other. However, the one advantage everyone believes they have is experience. Peggy Magee, a Mississippi native, served in the United States Air Force for 20 years, ...

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  • Golf Course Foreclosures Disappoint Residents

    The lawn is unkempt. Notices litter the doors of the facility. What was once a symbol of pride in Prince George’s County is now nothing more than an eyesore. “The parking lot over there hasn’t been maintained in months,” said disgruntled Upper Marlboro resident Weldon ...

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  • Slain Trooper’s Family Sets Up Scholarship Fund

    The family of slain Trooper First Class Wesley Brown has announced the creation of a scholarship fund in his name to continue the education and mentoring of youth in his foundation. According to the family, the fund will be used to continue Brown’s “legacy and vision for the ...

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  • Local Church Finds its “Sanctuary” in Business

    Pastor Anthony G. Maclin and the Sanctuary at Kingdom Square has a model for success many other churches in the area just don't have. It has its own mall. "I think it's a good thing that people know that they can come somewhere where they can trust you," said Shelley McClain, ...

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