White House Christmas tree is from a farm in Shepherdstown

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (WDVM) — Earlier this week the White House displayed its annual Christmas tree in the Blue Room, a holiday tradition. And there’s a special West Virginia connection. West Virginians can take pride that the tree is from the Mountain State, from Shepherdstown in the eastern panhandle, a short 90-minute drive from 1600 Pennsylvania …

New grant to give local restaurant industry a boost

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM) — Some businesses are still struggling since the pandemic began and amidst more restrictions, the restaurant industry is taking yet another hit but there is a new relief program in place to soften the blow. The Restaurant Relief Grant Program will begin its application process for local restaurants in Montgomery County. The county …

Row of townhomes caught fire leaving 15 people displaced

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (WDVM) — Fifteen people are now displaced after a fire ripped through multiple townhomes in Montgomery County. Fire officials say after 11 pm Tuesday night crews responded to 8800 of Swallow Court in Gaithersburg. Investigators say the fire originated at the rear of the row of townhomes from an electrical outlet in an exterior wall. …