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  • Tourism group adding lights to Antietam illumination

    SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — A state-sponsored Civil War tourism group is asking travelers to add more lights to the 23,000 that will decorate the Antietam National Battlefield during the traditional illumination on Dec. 5. The…

  • Town near Antietam finally joins Civil War tourism program

    CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — The Western Maryland town that witnessed the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War is joining a state-sponsored tourism program it rejected 16 years ago. The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority voted…

  • Town near Antietam finally ready to join tourism program

    SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — The western Maryland town that witnessed the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War is considering joining a state-sponsored tourism program it rejected 16 years ago. The proposal would make Sharpsburg…

  • Antietam battlefield expansion into W.Va. eyed

    SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service says it wants to expand the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg to include about 500 acres in neighboring West Virginia where Civil War soldiers fought the Battle…

  • Md. woman allegedly burned house in foreclosure

    SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — The state fire marshal’s office says a Sharpsburg woman set fire to her house on the day she and her family were to be evicted in foreclosure proceedings. Deputy State Fire…