News of interest to Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties that appeared in the daily Post, May 30 to June 5

Sunday | 30

N.C. Beach Funding Criticized

Records of Hurricane Isabel-related expenditures by the Federal Emergency Management Agency show that FEMA has bought more than $15 million worth of sand to restore eroded beaches, many of them lined with expensive houses and million-dollar lots. In North Carolina, towns that maintain their beaches and are hit by a federally declared disaster are eligible for FEMA aid.

Wednesday | 2

Sailing Coach Has His Bearing

Coach Adam Werblow's sailing teams have brought home 10 national championships in the 16 years he has been at the helm of the program at St. Mary's College of Maryland. He has done it with a mix of the perfect sailing setting, rigorous training and critiques of performance, and by leaving team members free to have fun in their sport.

Friday | 4

Another Snakehead Fished Out

A fifth northern snakehead was caught in or near the Potomac River, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said. The fish was pulled from Dogue Creek in Fairfax County near Mount Vernon.

Friday | 4

Bay Crab Population Inches Up

The Chesapeake Bay's population of blue crabs inched up last year as limits on harvesting continued. Some watermen said higher temperatures and tide changes had more to do with the increased prevalence of the crabs.