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John Christopher Walker | Obituaries  Cecil Daily

John Christopher Walker (Chris), 68, passed away unexpectedly on February 23, 2019 in Winter Haven, Florida. Chris was the son of the late George Martin ...



Stephen Parker Lamb | Obituaries  Cecil Daily

Stephen Parker Lamb of Amarillo, Texas, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2019 in Union Hospital of Cecil County, Elkton, MD, at the age of 63, following ...



Hometown USA: A New Day Is Dawning for Rising Sun, Maryland  Agriculture.com

Executive Editor Betsy Freese returns to her hometown, Rising Sun, Maryland, to uncover the town's changes since she graduated from Rising Sun High School ...



Perry, of RSHS, named 2019 CCPS Teacher of the Year  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — Josie Perry, a social studies teacher at Rising Sun High School, was named the 2019 Cecil County Public Schools Teacher of the Year on Tuesday ...



Rising Sun High Class of 2018 celebrates a new dawn  Cecil Daily

NORTH EAST — Rising Sun High School was treated to a beautiful setting sun as 286 members of the Class of 2018 graduated on Thursday evening on the ...



Rising Sun High School First Marking Period Honor Roll  Cecil Daily

Grade 9 Distinguished Honor Roll. Hannah Baker, Jenna Bell, Anna Birney, Faith Brooks, Anna Carder, Rachel Chapman, Maria Consiglio, Ella Cost, Nathaniel ...



CCPS Teacher of the Year Perry seeks to unite village  Cecil Daily

RISING SUN — Josie Perry always knew she wanted to work in a profession where she could help people, but the idea of teaching simply wasn't on her radar ...



Former CCPS teacher who killed puppy gets 6 months  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — A former Elkton High School physical education teacher received a six-month jail term Monday for fatally kicking a puppy named “Buck” that he ...



Cecil County School of Technology graduates 294 | Schools  Cecil Daily

NORTH EAST — The Cecil County School of Technology awarded certificates of completion to 294 students in 20 vocations Tuesday night in ceremonies held ...



Rising Sun, county at odds over utility expansion  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — Rising Sun officials have an aggressive plan to provide water *service* for those who want it surrounding their borders. The problem, in their eyes, ...



Lola Emily Coale  Cecil Daily

Lola Emily Coale, 96, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on March 19, 2019. She was born the fourth child of six on.



Harry Potter Night enchants community at RSHS  Cecil Daily

RISING SUN — Cecil County Public School students, families and community members stepped into the wizarding world for a night of magic and merriment ...



Rising Sun High School Third Marking Period Honor Roll  Cecil Daily

Grade 9 Distinguished Honor Roll. Mara Antognoli, Brietta Bishop, Sean Brady, Sarah Cervantes, Jacob Chapman, Eva Cook, Thomas Dymowski, Katie Gibson, ...



Thomas “TJ” James McMillan  Cecil Daily

Thomas “TJ” James McMillan of Rising Sun, MD, age 22, passed away tragically on Friday, November 2, 2018. He was born in Lancaster, PA on July 20, 1996 to ...



CCPS shuffles four principals, 17 assistant principals | Schools  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — As the new school year approaches, Cecil County Public Schools students prepare to enter new grades and even new schools. But the students are ...



H.S. SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Tigers aim for another deep playoff run  Cecil Daily

NORTH EAST — Rising Sun broke through with a trip to last season's 2A state semifinals, just one year after falling in the East Region final.



'Principal for a Day' provides peek into CCPS schools  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — They came from all corners of the county Monday morning, but at the Cecil County School of Technology, students are a family, Principal James Miró ...



Rising Sun High musical draws controversy over religious themes  Cecil Whig

RISING SUN — A national organization is demanding Cecil County Public Schools cancel a school musical set to be performed this weekend because the ...



Cecil teens take drug prevention advocacy to Capitol Hill  Cecil Daily

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Wait, you guys came up with the PSA ideas or you acted in them?”



Rising Sun High grads give bittersweet goodbye to Gellrich  Cecil Whig

NORTH EAST — Rising Sun High School Principal Anne Gellrich gave her final graduation speech Thursday night at commencement exercises for the Class of ...



Conowingo man killed in crash with trash truck  Cecil Daily

CONOWINGO — A Conowingo man was killed in a Friday afternoon collision with a trash truck, according to police.



RSHS student banned for making 'veiled threats' about graduation  Cecil Whig

RISING SUN — A 17-year-old Rising Sun High School student has been banned from school grounds after making a “veiled threat” about graduation in a ...



Rising Sun High student injured in school assault  Cecil Whig

Rising Sun — An ambulance transported a student from Rising Sun High School to Christiana Hospital in Delaware on Monday after a fellow pupil attacked him ...



Cecil shuffles four principals, 17 assistant principals | News  MyEasternShoreMD

ELKTON — As the new school year approaches, Cecil County Public Schools students prepare to enter new grades and even new schools. But the students are ...



Elkton-area girl, Del. man injured in Rising Sun High accident  Newark Post

An Elkton-area teen and a Delaware man suffered injuries on Wednesday morning in what investigators are describing as a T-bone collision at an intersection ...



Summit keys youth into drug epidemic's response | Schools  Cecil Daily

ELK NECK — Next year a new batch of cleverly crafted ads will begin airing on TVs and computers across the county.



County schools participate in nationwide walkout on school safety  Cecil Whig

CECIL COUNTY — Cecil County Public School students were among the millions of students across the country who walked out of class Wednesday morning to ...



State dismisses serial rape case against Elkton teen  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — Prosecutors have dropped their criminal case against Isiah Lavonte McCargo — a teen who had been jailed approximately one year and nine ...



Rising Sun High teacher shocked by state Teacher of the Year win  Cecil Whig

Rhonda Holmes-Blankenship, an English teacher at Rising Sun High School, was named the 2012-13 Maryland Teacher of the Year at a gala reception Friday ...



Cecil scholarship honors beloved CCPS educator  Cecil Daily

NORTH EAST — In the wake of the untimely passing of Bettie Murray, of Rising Sun, family and friends are honoring her memory through the creation of the ...



Rising Sun High teacher named Maryland Teacher of the Year  Cecil Whig

Rhonda Holmes-Blankenship, an English teacher at Rising Sun High School, was named the 2012-13 Maryland Teacher of the Year at a gala reception Friday ...



Gilpin Manor ready for first day of school  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — After crews worked feverishly all summer to complete construction on the new Gilpin Manor Elementary School, the building will be ready to open its ...



PHOTOS: Rising Sun Little League Major baseball stays alive with win over Elkton  HeraldandChronicle.com

Rising Sun remained alive in the District 5 Major baseball tournament with a 14-3 victory over Elkton in four innings Tuesday night, July 10. Rising Sun scored ...



Buckley promoted to CCPS associate superintendent  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — As Cecil County Public Schools prepares to say goodbye to Superintendent D'Ette Devine later this week and welcomes incoming Superintendent ...



Cecil County's corollary sports program continues to grow  Cecil Whig

ELKTON —There was little room to navigate through the enthusiastic crowd of spectators, staff, local officials, coaches and students who packed the 32-lane ...



CCPS announces 10 principal moves in system | Schools  Cecil Whig

CECIL COUNTY — More than a third of the county's schools will have new leaders next school year as 10 schools — including two high schools — are slated to.



Aberdeen begins new year on gridiron; Chris Matlack now in charge  Baltimore Sun

When the Aberdeen Eagles varsity football team opened camp last week, a new face, but familiar face, was leading the charge. Chris Matlack, a 33-year old ...



Michael S. Ayers Sr.  Cecil Whig

Michael S. Ayers Sr., 60, of Wheeler Hill Rd., passed away Friday (March 3, 2017).



Missing Rising Sun teen found safe  Cecil Whig

ELKTON — A Rising Sun teenager who disappeared last week was located Wednesday night in Baltimore, according to police.



Rising Sun High senior class throws 'beach party' prank  Cecil Whig

Early Wednesday morning, a dump truck arrived at Rising Sun High School and dropped 18 tons of sand onto the rear parking lot.



John L. Thomas, Jr. | Obituaries  Cecil Daily

John Littleton "Tommy" Thomas, Jr. died peacefully following a brief hospitalization at Kaiser Medical Center in Baldwin Park, CA on July, 4, 2018 at the age of ...



Jim Schulte takes over as Newark girls basketball coach  Newark Post

Jim Schulte is the new girls basketball head coach at Newark High, but neither the team nor the school is new to him.



Lynnette Dawn Brinton | Obituaries  Cecil Daily

Lynnette Dawn Brinton, 56, of North East, MD, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 in the Suburban Community Hospital, Norristown, PA.



Sopa returns to roots  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Shortly after it was announced that Denise Sopa was being transferred for the new school year, she headed to Bay View ...



Rise 'N Grind will open in Rise 'N Sun  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Growing up, Angelina Vanderhoef delighted in making a perfectly prepared cup of coffee for her parents. Now, Vanderhoef ...



School bus crash injures two students, driver  Cecil Whig

COLORA — A crash involving a Cecil County Public Schools bus and a pickup truck at a Colora intersection Tuesday afternoon sent two students to an area ...



Rising Sun teen killed in Conowingo crash  Cecil Whig

CONOWINGO — A teen who graduated from Rising Sun High School earlier this month was killed Friday when he inadvertently touched a live wire, after the car ...



School board approves uses for nearly $5 million in fund balance  Cecil Whig

ELKTON — The Cecil County Board of Education in a 4-1 decision Monday night voted to pull nearly $5 million from its fund balance to pay for five construction ...



Calvert tourneys raise questions on balancing residents' needs  Cecil Daily

CALVERT — As Cecil County focuses its efforts on expanding Calvert Regional Park, county Parks and Recreation officials are faced with questions on how to ...



La Plata volleyball sweeps Rising Sun, headed to 2A state final  So Md News

COLLEGE PARK — Monday evening at the noisy, cozy confines of the University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum, the La Plata High School volleyball had to ...



John Carroll student, Joshua Hamer, laid to rest  Baltimore Sun

A funeral *service* will be held Tuesday morning for Joshua "Josh" Evan Hamer, the John Carroll School student who died from injuries when a vehicle in which ...



Local coach with Ripken ties forms travel baseball team  Cecil Whig

Matt Backert, a Rising Sun graduate and the former director of Ripken Baseball Operations, has formed a travel baseball team for area youth. The Maryland ...



CCPS announces two principal changes for next school year  Cecil Whig

CECIL COUNTY — One year after a principal shuffle that saw more than a third of the county's schools get new leaders, Cecil County Public Schools has ...



Four county teams qualify for Destination Imagination Globals competition  Cecil Whig

CECIL COUNTY — Students on this year's county Destination Imagination teams found themselves seeing red, feeling blue and, in the end, winning gold.



Dorian Vincent Rasnake | Obituaries  Cecil Whig

Dorian Vincent Rasnake, 31, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his home. Dorian was born in Newark, DE, ...



DUI: Head-on collision avoided, driver almost hits police officer  HeraldandChronicle.com

... ​ A Rising Sun woman has been charged with driving under the influence, negligent driving, reckless driving, failure to maintain traffic lane, and speeding ...



Rising Sun Middle School to put on 'Seussical Jr.'  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Rising Sun Middle School has never hosted its own school play. There's a first time for everything. And they aren't kicking back ...



Bellefonte state playoff run brings back memories for coach Dan Fravel  Centre Daily Times

Dan Fravel paused for eight seconds to gather his emotions. “You'll understand here in a second,” the Bellefonte coach said, tears forming in his eyes.



Crash near Calvert sends three to hospitals  Cecil Daily

CALVERT — A crash involving two sport utility vehicles and a pickup truck near the recently opened Dollar General store sent three people to area hospitals ...



Rising Sun Marching Band performs in Walt Disney World  Cecil Whig

RISING SUN — Students in the Rising Sun High School Marching Band had a fairytale ending to a year of hard work when they performed outside Cinderella ...



New CCPL director reflects on career, future goals  Cecil Whig

ELKTON — For Morgan Miller, becoming the Cecil County Public Library director was both a job she was destined for and one she never dreamed she'd hold.



Rising Sun's Hildebran steps down, Crouse takes over as athletic director  Cecil Whig

Rising Sun athletic director George Hildebran has stepped down from his position, the school announced earlier this week.



School Bus crash injures four  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Maryland State Police are on scene investigating a school bus crash which occurred earlier this morning, June 13, on Route ...



Middle school gym class isn't what it used to be  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Decades ago, middle school gym class meant mandated one piece gym suits and showers following the physical activity.



School board leaders Branch, Wintersgill say goodbye | Schools  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — Cecil County Board of Education President Dawn Branch and Board Member Wendy Wintersgill participated in their final school board meeting ...



Mattix on Matters: New beginning for local tattoo artist  Cecil Whig

While I was out and about . . . Justin Holcombe, a 2000 graduate of Rising Sun High School, has come home to establish his business and help his community.



Dollenger named next tech school principal  Cecil Whig

CECIL COUNTY — School officials have named current Perryville High School assistant principal David Dollenger as the new Cecil County School of ...



Cariello retirement leads to CCPS administration changes | News Archive  My Eastern Shore

ELKTON — The retirement of longtime Cecil County Public Schools administrator Vincent Cariello has set off a range of changes among the system's leadership ...



Cecil NAACP promotes voting rights at 56th annual banquet  Cecil Daily

CHESAPEAKE CITY — When Laurabelle Hope helped found the Cecil County chapter of the NAACP in 1962, she was *fresh* out of college, but already she ...



Rising Sun town officials show support for police  Cecil Whig

RISING SUN — Back in October 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed a bill designating May 15 of every year as Peace Officers Memorial Day so this nation ...



Taking on teen suicide prevention  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. On January 31, with the parting words "I'm sorry, Mom" posted on social media, Daniel Carducci took his own life.



Agents talk to students about parole, probation | Schools  Cecil Whig

RISING SUN — People often think of parole and probation officers as tough, authoritarian figures who are eager to send people back to prison. The reality is ...



Bo Manor High turf field tops parks budget request  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — To nurture the Cecil County Department of Parks and Recreation's blossoming local and regional success, County Executive Alan McCarthy's ...



Neighbors express concerns over proposed chicken farm  Cecil Whig

RISING SUN — More than 100 people gathered at the American Legion on East Main Street on Monday night to voice their concerns about the pending ...



20th St. Mary Anne's Garden Market could be 'biggest ever'  Cecil Whig

NORTH EAST — This weekend, garden-goers will have the opportunity to flock to St. Mary Anne's Episcopal Church for the 20th annual Garden Market.



Former Rising Sun pitcher Benjamin makes first collegiate start for Delaware  Cecil Whig

BEL AIR — While the rest of his teammates took to the dugout railing to watch the top of the first inning unfold, Cole Benjamin sat alone in the middle.



A night for heroes; Cecil honors its own  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Kevin Vaughan couldn't possibly count the number of 911 calls he's taken in his 11 years of *service*. Vaughan, a dispatch ...



'Heathers' at Streetlamp Productions is a stunner  Cecil Whig

RISING SUN — High school is tough, but at Veronica Sawyer's Westerburg High School in “Heathers — The Musical,” you may end up dead, or laughing ...



Teen sentenced for molesting girl in his neighborhood  Cecil Whig

ELKTON — A North East-area teen who molested a girl in his neighborhood two years ago, when he was a 17-year-old high school student, received a two-year ...



Garrett Frock is Rising Sun Middle's map master  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Garrett Frock had what it takes to earn the title of Geography Bee champion for Rising Sun Middle School. Frock, an eighth ...



Comcast NBCuniversal Awards $110,000 In Scholarships To 101 Maryland High School Seniors  PR Newswire

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $110,000 in scholarships for the ...



Lyon's Pharmacy closes its doors  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Robert Irvine couldn't save Elkton's Lyon's Pharmacy. But according to store owner Marybeth Sniadowski-Cole, it wasn't lack of ...



Tyler Ray Hess | Obituaries  Cecil Whig

Tyler Ray Hess, age 19, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014. He was born March 31, 1995 in Newark, DE to Tory Ray Hess and ...



Janet R. Null | Obituaries  LancasterOnline

Janet R. Null, age 96, formerly of Cochranville, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community. She was the ...



Cecil Eats: Granite Run Taproom brings craft-focused fare to Port Deposit  Cecil Whig

PORT DEPOSIT — This is not a town of gentle delicacies. To capture the historic river port's truest self, you have to find a way to navigate both the remarkable.



Stepping Out: Vans keep Rising Sun's mayor stylish  Cecil Whig

Who: Travis Marion, 28, mayor of Rising Sun. In 2014, Marion became Rising Sun's youngest mayor. One of Marion's passion projects while in public *service* ...



Couple charged in rape of disabled daughter  Cecil Whig

CECIL COUNTY — A married county couple is facing criminal charges after the husband allegedly raped his mentally challenged, adult stepdaughter while his ...



Nelson named to Hall  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Perryville's Economic Development Coordinator may find a way to use his big honor to the town's advantage.



Little-Allen  Cecil Whig

Stacey Ann Little and Christopher Matthew Allen, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., are engaged to be married.



Rising Sun Middle School holds Skate Night  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Scott Oshiro didn't immediately lace on his wheels. Oshiro, a special education teacher at Rising Sun Middle School, wanted ...



Cecil College starts new social media campaign using students  Cecil Whig

NORTH EAST — As with any important invention, when social media cropped up over a decade ago, it carried with it plenty of unrealized potential.



No one injured when school bus crashes; no students were on board  HeraldandChronicle.com

No one was injured in a school bus accident which occurred on Wednesday, June 1 about 7:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Telegraph Road, Rising Sun. Maryland ...



Mattix on Matters: Phys ed teacher opens fitness center  Cecil Whig

While I was out and about ... Dreams are starting to come true this year for one Cecil County Public School physical education teacher. David Blankenship, who ...



CCPS honors educators for 30-plus years of service  Cecil Whig

ELKTON — Those who know about math, English, field hockey, basketball and more, teach.



Cecil Marine waited decades to come home | Memorial Day 2016  Cecil Whig

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As a fine mist fell over the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, dozens of schoolchildren from around America scurried past the stark black ...



Thousands of schoolchildren take the plunge  WBAL Baltimore

The Polar Bear Cool School Plunge is a one-day event where students from 73 schools make good on their promise to take a dip in the chilly Chesapeake Bay ...



Salisbury names Phi Eta Sigma freshmen  Cecil Whig

SALISBURY — Salisbury University recently announced those freshmen inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman honor society. They include:



APGFCU awards college scholarships to Cecil teens  Cecil Daily

Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union (APGFCU) is proud to announce the winners of its annual STARSS college scholarship competition. This year ...



County teams compete in corollary athletics bowling finals  Cecil Whig

ELKTON — Despite Mother Nature's best attempts, Cecil County Public Schools finally held its county corollary athletics bowling finals at Elk Lanes on Friday.



Lori A. McDowell  Cecil Whig

Lori A. McDowell, 46, of Oxford, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at her home.



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