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This week's top five stories (in no particular order):
- The situation surrounding The Key School's purchase of the Annapolis Golf Club took a big step forward when a group of concerned Annapolis Roads residents filed a lawsuit in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Wednesday. The group, Preserve Annapolis Roads, is asking the court to say just what the 70-plus acres can be used for and to prohibit anything that's not allowed.
- The build-up to Black Friday nearly threatened to overshadow Thanksgiving. But if the crowds in the early morning at Westfield Annapolis mall and other stores around Parole, such as Best Buy and Target, were any indication, that's just what many people were waiting for.
- Some Patch bloggers wondered, though, whether the holiday was getting lost in the shopping shuffle. Danna&Ianthe said they aren't convinced it's necessary to buy Halloween candy in one aisle and pick up Christmas lights in another.
- The owners of Floyd's 99 Barbershop said they plan to open their first mall location in Westfield Annapolis by Nov. 30. Last week workers were putting the finishing touches on the new shop near Chipotle. Just in time for Black Friday the new storefront was on display.
- On Tuesday, a car left the road on Spa Road and crashed head-on with a utility pole, causing a minor rush-hour back up. The crash, near Hunt Meadow Drive, snapped the pole. Baltimore, Gas and Electric Co. work crews were on the scene to repair the pole, but no outages were reported.