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More Money, More Problems: When Home Remodeling Doesn’t Pay Off

Although more than half — 53 % — of homeowners feel that now is a good time to renovate a home, you may not want to follow the crowd in this instance. More »

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Increase in Winter Tourism Causes Michigan’s Muskegon State Park To Open 20 Rustic Campsites for Public Use

The Midwest has experienced some of the coldest temperatures and heaviest snowfalls during the 2014-2015 winter season, but that hasn’t stopped Michigan residents from going outside and staying active. In fact, according More »

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Digital Billboards Draw International Controversy

Businesses are always looking for new ways to catch consumers’ attention. Now, thanks to advancing technology, some companies may be able to accomplish this with digital billboards, which feature moving, computer-controlled displays More »

Michigan Township Mends Fences With Its Fencing Rules

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A township in Michigan is looking to mend fences with its fencing rules. In April, Redford, MI will have a public hearing on proposed changes to the township’s rues on fencing, which include a new rule that would allow privacy

Are Nikki Reed’s Diamond Eternity Rings a Sign of Engagement to Beau Ian Somerhalder?

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Actors Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder have been together for over a year, but only recently did celebrity news site Hollywood Life learn that the couple have been engaged. On Dec. 11, the couple walked the red carpet at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball,

Italian HVAC Supplier Expands Into the U.S. in 2015, in $6.1 Million Investment

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Thanks to the expansion of an Italian-based heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) company, Augusta County in Virginia will have 45 new jobs within the next year, nearly half of which will be available within the first quarter of 2015.Provides

Volvo’s Newest Hybrid Electric Bus Includes Silent Engine and 75% Less Carbon Emissions

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It’s no secret that energy efficiency is becoming one of the biggest concerns in the auto industry today. But even though industry experts have often noted that public transportation is significantly more environmentally friendly than driving individual cars, rarely do

5 Tips for Incoming Students

September means that students are flooding back to Hagerstown-area colleges. Here are some settling-in tips for students new to the Hagerstown area: Enjoy the City It’s easy to get wrapped up in campus life, but Hagerstown offers numerous restaurants and

Are You Facebook Friends With the Police?


If you’re not on social media, then chances are most of your friends and family are — a fact that police are using to their advantage. With an estimated 50-80% of all people from various demographics using some social network

How High-Tech Innovations Might Soon Be Able to Transform Your House Into a ‘Smart Home’


When looking at some of the emerging trends for home improvement technology, it might be safe to say you could soon have a smart home as well as a smartphone. Currently, Americans spend approximately $134 billion each quarter on improving

Across the Country, Volunteers Help Restore Homes for Veterans

On September 11, volunteers across the country helped show reverence for those who have served our country in a different way than usual. According to a September 11 Lockport Union-Sun and Journal article, the Home Depot-sponsored effort to fix up

Arrive Alive Simulation Gives HCC Students a Taste of Driving Distracted

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UNITE International gave students at Hagerstown Community College a startling demonstration of distracted driving on Thursday, as part of the organization’s Arrive Alive Tour. Students at HCC were put behind the wheel with cell phones as part of a driving

Reducing Childhood Obesity Should Include Federal Tax on Sweet Drinks, Research Shows

Carbonated drinks in plastic bottles

Childhood obesity is hardly a new problem in the U.S., but now more so than ever before, researchers are striving to find new ways to encourage young Americans — and their parents — to be more conscious about their health.