The gun owner next door

Montgomery County residents applied for nearly twice as many handgun licenses in 2020 than the year before—and the surge in demand isn’t slowing down

Sidelined

They’ve put in the hours, trained hard, and dreamed. On the cusp of reaching the next level, these elite high school athletes have had to push through lots of setbacks. Meet five Bethesda-area teens who haven’t let the pandemic slow them down.

Bethesda interview: Manu Raju

CNN chief congressional correspondent Manu Raju on being inside the Capitol as insurgents stormed the halls, and what it’s like to cover the Hill during a pandemic

Backyard vows

A Chevy Chase couple who got together more than 40 years after meeting in high school married in a quiet outdoor wedding

Escape artists

Inspired by the scenic beauty in Montgomery County’s 93,000-acre agricultural reserve, the members of the Countryside Artisans include painters, potters, a blown-glass maker, a stone sculptor, and a farmer who grows tea

By their side

College sophomore Nick Opack has Type 1 diabetes. So does his younger sister and their father. For years they’ve relied on dogs who are specially trained to detect the scent of low blood sugar and alert them when something is wrong.

Building up

A roundup of major development projects in the Bethesda area that are under construction or recently completed

The agent

Rockville’s Doug Neustadt does more than help his clients get signed by NBA teams. He’s played hours of Monopoly with Wizards rookie Deni Avdija.

In character

After debuting on Broadway at age 12, B-CC senior Cole Edelstein is looking forward to a future on the stage

Common ground

Nearly six years ago, a white man walked into a Black church in Gaithersburg hoping to show his support after a national tragedy. Out of that visit came an unexpected gift.

A shameful past

Montgomery County is one of the most progressive and diverse counties in the country—but it also has a long history of racism