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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 9:25am  ET

Flickr photo by ehpien

Prosecutors Drop Georgetown Prep Gun Charge — Montgomery County prosecutors this week dropped a gun charge against a former Georgetown Prep employee who brought a Smith & Wesson revolver to his office with the intention of having work done to it after school. Police charged the man, 51-year-old Stephen Lafferty, with bringing a gun on to school grounds. But the law forbids guns at public schools, not private ones. State’s Attorney John McCarthy said the General Assembly should close the loophole, a move sure to raise the ire of gun rights advocates. [Washington Post]

Sidewalk Work In Parkside — Montgomery County expects to begin curb and sidewalk repairs this month in the Parkside subdivision of North Bethesda. The work will take about two weeks, weather permitting and will happen between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the week. There may be minor traffic delays due to temporary lane closures, parking restrictions and flaggers directing traffic through the work zone. Contact project inspector James Jackson or program manager John Birton at mcdot.highway at montgomerycountymd.gov. [Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center]

Sculpture Honors Twist & Shout Club — The “Full Twist” sculpture at the new Gallery of Bethesda apartment building has been installed. The weekend-only Twist & Shout music club on the first floor of the American Legion Hall on Auburn Avenue closed in 1998. [Robert Dyer at Bethesda Row]

‘Merry Makers’ Giving Away Samples, Gift Cards At Westfield Montgomery — Westfield Montgomery Mall is promoting its “Merry Makers,” a group of actors dressed in holiday costumes who are giving away gift cards, free samples and purchasing gifts for random customers at the mall this holiday shopping season. [Westfield Montgomery via YouTube]

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