Church defends itself following conviction of former clergyman


1nate-moralesROCKVILLE - The fallout from the May 14 trial of Nathaniel Morales continues for Covenant Life Church and Sovereign Grace Ministries. Covenant Life Church founder and current senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville C.J. Mahaney released a statement through the church denying he protected Morales against the claims made by victims in the criminal and civil suits.


Hometown Holidays rings in its 26th year

hometownholidaysbandHometown Holidays brought music, games and family fun for its 26th year this weekend at the Rockville Town Center.

The festival, which ran from May 24-26, featured five stages and a concert lineup of over 30 bands and other live performances, including Brothers Osborne, John Brown's Body and Kelly Bell Band.


O'Malley and Cardin endorse Leggett

IkeLeggettAfter receiving endorsements from Governor Martin O’Malley, Senator Ben Cardin, Congressman Chris Van Hollen and multiple organizations, County Executive Ike Leggett said he’s happy to have the approval of so many officials.

“I think they’re some of the finer public officials out there,” Leggett said. “They obviously had the opportunity to work with me and to get their stamp of approval is truly an honor.”


Gaithersburg may adopt county minimum wage

gaithersburg buildingAfter a work session of the Gaithersburg mayor and city council on May 12, Gaithersburg Director of Economic Development Tom Lonergan said unless the city passes a resolution or ordinance opposing the county’s increase, it will adopt the Montgomery County minimum wage law.


Teen programs for jobs in Takoma

takoma park logoWith three weeks until the school year ends, 16-year-old Julian Shofar is not worried that he hasn’t secured a summer job.

The Montgomery Blair High School student, who plans to work this summer to earn extra cash, says the city of Takoma Park is an ideal place for teenagers to find seasonal and part-time employment.