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Lancers fulfill 'destiny' with first state title in girls soccer

Linganore prevailed 4-3 in penalty kicks to beat Huntingtown in the Class 3A championship game after 100 scoreless minutes and claim the school’s first state championship in girls soccer.

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Howard School Board scales-back elementary redistricting, eliminates high school moves

After nine months of deliberating redistricting strategies for Howard County schools, the School Board decided Thursday to significantly scale back redistricting at the elementary and middle school levels and halt high school redistricting in preparation for planned school construction, expected to be completed in five to six years.

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Damascus vs. Walkersville, 2 Champions clash

For the first time in 25 years, Walkersville and Damascus, a pair of state champions from a season ago, will meet on a football field. The stakes couldn’t be any higher.

 

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Linganore cheerleading wins state title

Linganore High School cheerleading wins state title.

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Governor reappoints Peters

Undeterred by an unfavorable committee vote and budget language targeting Maryland Planning Secretary Wendi Peters’ paycheck come July 1, Gov. Larry Hogan reappointed her this week.

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Glenelg's 'Aladdin' creates its own magic

The Glenelg High School Drama Club’s production of “Aladdin” features many of the story’s classic moments, from a magical flying carpet ride to a boisterous genie and a street rascal named Aladdin, who wishes to become a prince to win the independent Princess Jasmine’s heart.

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Craft Distilling in Carroll County

After many years of spirits market dominance by industrial-scale manufacturers, small-scale is enjoying something of a resurgence, according to Kevin Atticks, executive director of the Maryland Distillers Guild.

 

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SCHS Seniors Make College Choices

South Carroll’s Henry Cook and Jamar Williams are taking their respective talents to the Division I college level next year.

 

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Motivated Lancers win over Knights

The chatter in the county started almost immediately after Linganore won a state lacrosse title back in May, and it didn’t sit well with Sam Honchalk and Jordan Swoyer.

The Lancers couldn’t continue playing at a championship level, they heard. How could they? They had just graduated a future...Read More »


Mount Airy artist Sara Morris Swetcharnik

Mount Airy artist Sara Morris Swetcharnik spent years studying human anatomy as a drawer, painter and sculptor. She traveled through Spain with her husband, William Swetcharnik, on a collaborative Fulbright in the late 1980s on the Road to Santiago looking at romanesque architecture, figure sculptures and sketching.

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SC's Zolkiewicz Indoor Track Athlete of the Year

The junior won four different races at that meet — believed to be the first time that has happened for individual events at counties — and later posted a second plus two thirds at the state meet, and that helped her earn Times Girls Indoor Track Athlete of the Year...Read More »


Linganore's Blake Wins State Title

Blake scores major upset to win state title; record eight county wrestlers crowned champs

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Linganore welcomes third generation

Linganore Winery, the oldest Maryland winery still owned by the same family, welcomes 25 year old Melissa Aellen as the third generation of the family to participate in wine making.

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SCHS Wins State Wrestling Crown

Welcome to South Carroll High, home of three more individual Class 2A-1A state wrestling champions this season.

 

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Days End Wind Damage

Days End Farm Horse Rescue is picking up the pieces after strong winds damaged shelters, trees, and trailers throughout the property. 

 

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Ridgeville Car Wash Thief Sentenced

A former Ellicott City man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was found guilty of burglary, malicious destruction of property and theft.

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SCHS Chasing Another Wrestling Crown

After all, the Cavaliers have been dominant, winning three straight county titles and the past three Class 2A-1A state championships. Hamper and his team will be going for an epic fourth straight state title Friday and Saturday at Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, but for a change the Cavaliers...Read More »


Train derails in Ijamsville

A CSX train traveling from Cumberland to Baltimore had eight cars derail near Whiskey Creek Golf Course around 8 a.m. on Thursday, CSX spokesman Rob Doolittle said.

 

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Damascus Man Killed I-270 Crash

Two men were killed in a two-car crash on northbound Interstate 270 on Wednesday, Maryland State Police said.

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Mt. Airy's Bolder Restaurant Review

If you’re in search of a good meal, it’s worth a drive to Howard County’s western border. Bolder, a new restaurant in Mount Airy, is a pleasant surprise.

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Morgan's American Grill Review

For nearly 13 years, Morgan’s American Grill has sat tucked in a dimly-lit shopping plaza off of Old National Pike in New Market — seemingly one of the town’s best-kept secrets.

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Man sentenced in connection to burglarizing

A Woodbine man was sentenced in connection to a series of burglaries at homes and the theft of hundreds of feet of cable from telephone poles throughout western Howard County and Carroll County, according to the State’s Attorney.

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Studio teaches students how to carve.

Using small hand tools to manipulate a warthog’s tusk Sunday afternoon, Rose Sims learned the art of carving natural materials under the guidance of Szobrasz Studio owner Ferenc Gregor.

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Kyle Snyder wins gold

The legend of Kyle Snyder continues to grow.
Already an Olympic and World champion by the age of 20, Snyder has started the new Olympic four-year cycle with a new major accomplishment, winning the gold medal at the prestigious Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix on Sunday at 97 kg/213 lbs.

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SC's Zolkiewicz sizzled at Frostbite Invite

Allison Zolkiewicz knows what it takes to succeed in the 500-meter dash during indoor track season.The South Carroll runner competed in the 500 four times last winter and didn’t lose once, capping her sophomore year with a Class 2A state title. This season, Zolkiewicz is picking up where she left...Read More »


Sunday brunch at Brick Ridge

Brick Ridge Restaurant of Mount Airy mixes the allure of intimate dining and bold flavors, especially with its Sunday brunch.

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1,000 new homes near New Market

A development planned for 1,000 new houses north of New Market advanced Wednesday after overcoming a legal challenge in Maryland’s second-highest court.

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Businessman fights back against addiction.

Frank Illiano, a Mount Airy businessman, is mounting an effort to help drug/alcohol addicts better their lives.

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Kittleman Discusses Howard County

Click here to read commentary on Howard County by county executive Allan H. Kittleman.

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Lake Linganore man part of WWII jump

Hank Askin, a Lake Linganore resident,  who takes part in World War II re-enactment events as a hobby, recently returned from WWII Airborne Demonstration Team, or WWII ADT, Jump School in Frederick, Oklahoma. In the nine-day school, Askin, 47, executed six jumps, earning his “blood wings” as a member of...Read More »


Damascus wins 3A State Championship!

Damascus claws its way past Franklin to win a second straight Maryland 3A football title

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Man caught stealing from Walmart

Maryland State Police arrested a man Wednesday, Dec. 6, after he allegedly stole several Dyson vacuum cleaners from the Westminster Target and the Mount Airy Walmart.

 

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T.E.M. Trucking victim of theft.

A grand jury indicted a Westminster woman Thursday, Dec. 1 after she allegedly stole about $40,000 from a Mount Airy company.

 

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Town of Mt Airy to Buy Train Station

Now the former station is in line to be purchased and restored by the town to make it closer to its original form. The Town Council passed a budget amendment on Monday that approved $510,000 for the purchase of the train station.

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Mt. Airy Man Gets 20 Years for Sex Abuse

A former Mount Airy daycare owner was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing two children.

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Mount Airy Q&A session

A question and answer session was held at the Mt. Airy library Thursday discussing the ordinance change allowing a resident to sell antique firearms from his home.

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Fire Destroys Mt. Airy Home

Fire consumed a house north of Mount Airy on Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to Peddicord Road near Woodville Road in Frederick County sometime around 5 p.m. for a fire burning in a home and attached garage. After 6 p.m. the fire was contained and it was mostly extinguished by 10 p.m.

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Hawks' shutdown defense handles Lancers

On Thursday night, it was a perfectly placed corner kick from sophomore Isabelle Eskay that senior defender Susie Midla was able to steer into the goal in the opening minutes of the second half.

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Overturned tractor-trailer blocks Md. 27

The intersection of Kate Wagner Road and Md. 27 in Westminster was closed for much of Thursday after a tanker truck carrying about 7,500 gallons of kerosene overturned in a crash.

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Lake Linganore Deer Population Control

Lake Linganore’s homeowners association is considering a management plan that would let 20 bow hunters kill deer in designated areas away from homes.

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Glenelg field hockey clinches championship

Four first-half goals propelled Glenelg to a 6-0 victory over River Hill in the Class 2A East Region final Wednesday evening.

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Linganore Wins Cheerleading Championship

In a packed auditorium at Urbana High School, teenage girls ricocheted across a gymnastics mat, propelling themselves into handsprings and cartwheels through sheer force of will.

The aim? To win first place Wednesday at the Frederick County cheerleading championships.

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Four County Wins District Title

Four County Little League wins District 2 Title. Click here to read full Carroll County Times article.

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Mayor Rockinberg on ALL AROUND TOWN

Mayor Pat Rockinberg appears on the interview show ALL AROUND TOWN. Click here to watch 13 minute video.

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2 charged in Car Wash Burglary

Two Ellicott City men were charged in the June 1 burglary of the Mount Airy Car Wash on Ridgeville Blvd. Click here to read the full Carroll County Times Article

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Kyle Snyder Olympic Bound

Kyle Snyder from Woodbine will represent the United States in wrestling at the Rio Olympics. Click here to read and watch the full story on WBAL TV.

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Remembering Delaine Hobbs Jr.

Mount Airy recently lost one of its most devoted public servants with the death of former Town Council President Delaine Hobbs Jr. Hobbs, who died on Thursday, May 12, was 81.

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Celtic Festival Mt. Airy

After two weeks of rain, the Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival offered hundreds of attendees the chance Saturday to enjoy some time outdoors in the Scottish highlands of Mount Airy — or so it might have felt, anyway.

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Chef's secrets: Vintage Restaurant

We’ve all been there when it was Mealey’s and many of us have been back since. Serving elevated comfort food, Vintage restaurant, tucked away in historic New Market, has us all rooting for them to make it.

 

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Caboose Nearly Ready

The Town of Mount Airy has another new attraction, but it is not quite ready for prime time. It is a caboose from the B&O Railroad that has been given the name Mackenzie — and a new lease on life.

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No Cicadas in our area for now!

Yes, Brood V will be invading Maryland in the coming weeks but only in a small sliver of far Western Maryland.

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Blossom and Basket 15 Years

On April 23, Blossom and Basket Boutique, at 3 N. Main St., will celebrate the duo’s ownership, which began in 2001.

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Woodbine man guilty of road rage.

A Woodbine man was sentenced to two years after a jury found him guilty Friday of second-degree assault, reckless driving and negligent driving after a 2015 road rage incident.

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Mt. man shot repo agent's vehicle

Carroll County sheriff’s deputies have charged a Mount Airy man with first-degree assault after deputies said he shot a repossession agent’s vehicle with a shotgun early Friday.

 

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LOUYAA to build basketball facility

The Linganore Oakdale Urbana Youth Athletic Association is moving forward with its plans to build a four-court indoor basketball facility, association president Rick Lane said.

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Woodbine's Snyder qualifies for Olympics

Twenty-year-old Kyle Snyder, the youngest world wrestling champion in U.S. history, qualified for his first Olympics with a victory in the 97 kilograms final at the United States Olympic Trials in Iowa City.

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Glenelg softball holds off Centennial

After having won its first three county games by 15 or more runs, Glenelg faced a much stiffer test on Friday afternoon against visiting Centennial. And, while the visiting Eagles battled back from a 7-0 deficit to bring the tying run to the plate in the seventh, the Gladiators ultimately...Read More »


Like night and Day

Great story about Linganore High’s Kaleigh Day, the Senior pitcher, helping the softball team get off to an 5-0 start.

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Glenelg choir students excel!

If you saw “The Music Man” at Glenelg High School, you know that there are some wonderfully talented vocalists at the school. The chorus students are having a fantastic year.

 

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Students in Rotary speech contest

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Westminster Restaurant Week

Restaurateurs across Westminster are hard at work putting final touches on menus, scheduling employees and preparing meals for Westminster Restaurant Week starting this Friday through April 17 at eateries throughout the city.

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Mount Airy Budget Proposal

Mount Airy remains in good fiscal shape despite several large projects scheduled to receive funding for the first time in the next fiscal year, Mayor Patrick Rockinberg said. Those initiatives include a new police force and an engineering design on the Flat-Iron building, one of the town’s major development projects.

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NEW Market Fire Recruitment Day

Several Frederick County volunteer fire and rescue companies will hold open houses Sunday to recruit more volunteer emergency responders. The events are part of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association’s second Statewide Volunteer Recruitment Open House, a recruitment initiative.

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Mount Airy family raises funds to help daughter, Aubrey

Born a fighter: Mount Airy family raises funds to help daughter, Aubrey, overcome medical challenges

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FBI seeks suspect in Md. bank robberies

The FBI is searching for a heavily bandaged man wanted in connection with nine bank robberies in Maryland in a six-month period.

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M.A.Town Council discusses term limits, bans smoking in parks

The topic of term limits for town council members and mayor was discussed Monday night at the Mount Airy Town Council Meeting held last night.  A smoking ban ordinance prohibits smoking in Mt. Airy’s 10 public parks was passes and will be in effect May 1.

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Four County Farm Controlled Burn

After igniting a blaze in nearly every room in the house, firefighters from the Sykesville, Winfield, Lisbon, Mount Airy, New Market and Laytonsville volunteer fire companies just stood by and watched as Billy Crouse’s house went up in flames Saturday afternoon.

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Hostage situation in Union Bridge

A Union Bridge man is in custody after police say he took his girlfriend hostage at knifepoint in the Union Bridge Community Center parking lot. Click here to read full Carroll County Times article.

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Mount Airy Christian Academy

The warehouse of New Windsor nonprofit SERRV International was abuzz with activity Friday morning, as a crowd of high school-aged students from Mount Airy Christian Academy bustled about, pricing, labeling and packaging fair trade goods. Click here to read full Carroll County Times article.

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Mt. Airy Man Sentenced for Guns and Pot

A man who admitted he sold AR-15 style rifles and a large amount of marijuana was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in jail. Click here for full Frederick News Post article.

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Mt. Airy Police Force

Process for building Mount Airy’s police force underway.

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Hamper Coach of the Year

Wrestling All-Metro Coach of the Year: Bryan Hamper, South Carroll.

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Park Avenue Closing

Mount Airy fire company, town officials reach agreement on road closing. Click here to read full Frederick News Post story.

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Frederick woman, third oldest American, dies at 113

Wheat, 113, of Frederick, died Tuesday night at her assisted living facility. She was the third oldest American, according to the American Gerontology Research Group, a group of physicians, scientists and engineers that keeps records of people age 110 and older. She turned 113 in September. Click here...Read More »


Schultz chasing history for Linganore wrestling

Linganore sophomore is clear favorite to win county title at 182. Click here to read full Frederick News Post story.

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Mt. Airy to Consider Creating Police Force

At a public hearing scheduled for Jan. 11, the Mount Airy Town Council will discuss replacing the town’s current contract with the Maryland State Police with a municipal force. Click here to read entire Carroll County Times story.

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Glenelg's Frost Howard County field hockey Player of Year

Click here to read the Baltimore Sun story of the exceptional Noelle Frost, named the Howard County Filed Hockey Player of the Year.

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Howard community against school calendar change.

Dozens of members of the local Jewish community spoke out against a proposal to keep schools open on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for the first time since 1979. Click here to read full Baltimore Sun story.

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Mt. Airy Day Care Owner Arrested

MOUNT AIRY, Md. —A day care owner who has been in business for decades has been charged with sexually abusing two young girls in his care and officials believe there may be more victims, the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office said.Click here to see WBALTV story,...Read More »


Microdistillery coming to Mt. Airy.

Meg MacWhirter, 32, and her business partner and boyfriend, Dan McNeill, moved to Mount Airy, Maryland, in early November. Their plan is to open the town’s first rum and whiskey microdistillery, Miscellaneous Distillery, by early spring 2016. Click here to read full Frederick News Post story.

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SCHS Kelley athlete of the week.

Patrick Kelley of South Carroll High School is a multi-talented athlete who excels in several different sports. Click here to see ABC2 video story.

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Linganore girl's soccer win semi-final.

Linganore girls win state semi-final soccer match. Click here to read Frederick News Post story.

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4 Arrested Mt. Airy Walmart

4 arrests were made following following an assault on a Maryland State Trooper at the Mt. Airy Walmart. Click to read the Carroll County Times article.

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2nd Conviction for Mt. Airy Robbery

A second man was convicted in the 2014 Mt. Airy home invasion. Click to read the Carroll County Times article.

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Mt. Airy Making Strides

The 5th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer was held at Watkin’s Park  on Sunday. Click here to read Carroll County Times Article.

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Capital One Bank Robbed

Maryland State Police are searching for a suspect involved in a robbery at the Capital One Bank in Mount Airy that occurred Monday afternoon. Click here to read latest update from the Carroll County Times.

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Glenwood MS Mold Meeting

Howard County Public Schools officials have scheduled an information session in August to address concerns about mold at Glenwood Middle School. Click here to read Baltimore Sun article.

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Mt. Airy Fireworks

Remensnyder, alongside fellow employees Ky Mahaffey and Aaron Stephens, arrived at the Mount Airy fairgrounds early Friday morning to begin setting up the fireworks show that would thrill crowds more than 12 hours later. Starting at 9 a.m., the three began the long process of setting up the...Read More »


Stephen Hembree vital community member.

Stephen Hembree, the New Market man killed in the Lake Linganore boating accident is remembered fondly. Click here to read full Frederick News-Post story.

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Mt Airy Fire No Injuries Minor Damage

A short circuit in an electrical outlet most likely caused the smoke on Windy Knoll Drive. Click here to read complete Carroll County Times article.

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Lake Linganore Aftermath,Details

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Lake Linganore Boat Accident

A man died and eight others were rescued after their boat went over the Lake Linganore dam Saturday evening, leaving some stranded in the water as rescue crews raced to reach them. Click Here to read the full article from the Frederick News Post.

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SC's Kelly picks Maryland

Silas Kelly is the second South Carroll High School grad to accept a full scholarship to play football for the University of Maryland. Click here to read the full Carroll County Times Article.

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'Ethan's Law' documentary being screened

A documentary called “Ethan’s Law,” filmed after the death of a New Market man who had Down syndrome, will be screened today at the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference. Click here to read Frederick News Post story.

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Mt. Airy Wants to Expand Rails to Trails

The CSX property woud link the east and west sides of existing trail. Click here to read Frederick News Post story.

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SCHS's Joey Thomas Wrestler of the Year

Joey Thomas, a South Carroll High School Sophomore is Carroll County Times Wrestler of the Year. Click here to read entire story.

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Linganore NJROTC students compete

Linganore High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students compete in a National Orienteering Championship Invitational. Click here to read Frederick News Post story.

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The Pony Place of Mt. Airy

Mt. Airy stable owner wants everyone to experience the joy of horses. Click here to read the Frederick News Post Story about Debbie Bird.

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Carroll County Extends School Year

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Utility Helicopter

BG&E Will be inspecting transmission lines and access area during the month of March. Click here to read news release.

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Glenwood Middle School Ellie Feaga

Ellie Feaga, a seventh-grader at Glenwood Middle School, was named Maryland’s top middle school volunteer for 2015 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. This nationwide program honors young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Click here to read Baltimore Sun article.

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Another article about 2/17, Rt. 97 crash.

Click hear to read CBS Local article about fatal crash on Rt. 97 involving 3 Glenelg High School students.

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3 GHS students involved in fatal crash

A Timonium man was killed in a crash on Rt 97 in Howard County that also injured 3 Glenelg High School students on Tuesday, 2/17. Click here to read Baltimore Sun article.

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Damacus Legion Post 171 Scholarships

Deadline approaching for four $1500 scholarship for 2015-2016 rising college freshman. Deadline for applications April 1. Click here to read full Frederick Post News story.

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Mt Airy Task Force asks for Feasibility Study

The Mt. Airy Community Center Task Force has recommended a feasibility study. Click here to read Carroll County Times article.

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New Windsor Holds Off Tax Increase

New Windsor Town Council members agreed at a special meeting Monday they would pass a general fund budget with no real property tax rate increase for Fiscal Year 2015. Read full Carroll County Times article here.

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Mt. Airy Financially Strong

The Town of Mount Airy has released a proposed $4.25 million budget for Fiscal Year 2015 that does not increase taxes and provides for several new capital improvement projects. Click hyere to read the full Carroll County Times article.

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4/9 Chicken deaths investigated

Clcik here to read Frederick News Post article about animal control investigating chicken deaths on the England Acres farm

 

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4/8 Frazier discusses prayer

4/8/2014 Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier leaned back in a carved wooden rocking chair in the Taneytown public library and quietly gave voice to her fears about the direction of the country. Click here to read full Baltimore Sun article.

 

4/7/2014  Mt. Airy Council discusses water allocation, introduces new budget. Changes fitness business ruling. Click here to read Carroll County Times Article.

 

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Mt Airy Zoning Changes

Mt. Airy Zoning Changes to be discussed further. Click to read the Carroll County Times article.

 

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Lake Linganore Water Concerns

Linganore residents ban together on water quality. Read the Frederick News Post article.

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Urbana wins state title

Urbana wins state soccer title capping perfect season. Click here to read full Frederick News Post article.

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Mt. Airy Goddard School

Click here to read about the November 21st per-enrollment event for the new Mt Airy Goddard School. Event posted in the Eldersburg Patch.

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Monrovia Town Ctr debate

Citizens question developer representatives about proposed Town Center project. Click here to read full Frederick News Post article.

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11/6 crash near Winfield VFC.

Pikesville man in serious condition after crash near Winfield VFC. Click here to read full Carroll County Times article.

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Emergency Funds for New Windsor pump.

New Windsor Town Council approves emergency funds to repair broken sewer pump. Click here to read full Carroll County Times article.

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Mt. Airy tables ordinance.

The Mount Airy Town Council failed to bring a  controversial ordinance concerning businesses in residential areas up for discussion or vote. Click here to read full Carroll County Times article.

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Mt. Airy Closures 9/18

The Mt. Airy Library and Senior Center will be closed on 9/18 for electrical upgrades. Click here to read full Carroll County Times Article.

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Mt. Airy Ethics Debate

The Mount Airy Town Council is debating property ownership disclosure by Council Members as part of more stringent ethics requirements mandated by state law. Click here to read Carroll County Times article.

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Murder Charge in Mt. Airy

A 31-year-old Mount Airy man is in police custody and will be charged with murder in the death of his father on Monday afternoon, according to police.

Joseph W. Pine, of the 700 block of Bridlewreath Way, will be charged with first- and second-degree murder in the killing of 63-year-old...Read More »


Damascus Freedom 5K/10K

The Fourth Annual Damascus Freedom Run will take place September 8th. Click here to read full Gazette article.

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Mt. Airy Sidewalk Construction

Construction will begin shortly after Labor Day on sidewalks in Mt. Airy. Click here to read full Carroll County Times article.

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Ijamsville man Drowns

Christopher Michael Roberts, 41, was found dead late Saturday afternoon at the bottom of a swimming pool at the Days Inn on Buckeystown Pike. Click here to read full Frederick News Post Story.

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New Market Reconsiders Annexation

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New Damascus High Principal

Click here to read Gazette article about the new Damascus High principal.

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Mt. Airy Goddard School

Construction will soon begin on a new early childhood education center off Back Acre Circle in Mount Airy.

The Goddard School of Mount Airy, which is expected to open its doors in early 2014, will be a 10-classroom preschool that serves children 6 weeks to 6 years old, according...Read More »


New Market Road Meeting

The State Highway Administration has scheduled an informational public meeting about possible improvements along Main Street (Md. 144) in New Market. Click here for Frederick News Post article

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Mt. Airy Girl Famous

Mt. Airy girl’s photo kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in Times Square. Click here to read full Baltimore Sun Article.

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Middle School Open House

The New Mt. Airy Middle school will be open to the general public for an open house visit on both Aug.8th and Aug. 13th from 5-7PM. Click here to read Carroll County Times article.

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Horror Movie Search

“Blair Witch Project” director searching for Maryland location for horror film. Click here to read full Town Courier article.

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Damascus Freedom 5K/10K

Damascus Freedom run commemorating 9/11 will benefit several veteran’s groups. Click here to read full Gazette article.

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Women in Motion

Five Questions with Sheri Cates and Robin Cooney.Click here to read Frederick News Post story about the Mt. Airy organization, “Women in Motion”.

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Mt. Airy Fireworks

Click here to read  letter from Mayor Rockinberg about the Mt. Airy fireworks from the Frederick News Post.

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Dielman Inn meeting Scheduled

Officials have scheduled an August 5th meeting to discuss the possible future for the historic Dielman Inn. Click here to read full Carroll County Times article.

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Home/Private school funds

Carroll County Board of Commissioners voted to create a 10 person panel to advise on the use of $400,000 designated for home/private schooled children in the county. Click here to read full Carroll County Times article.

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Alzheimer's Campaign

Mt. Airy woman campaigns for Alzheimer’s stamp. Click to read the Frederick News Post article here.

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Van Hollen opens 21771 office.

Chris Van Hollen opens Mt. Airy office. Click here to read full Carroll County Times article.

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New Market Clean Up

The new Market Town Council voted to clean up the town park and fire pond. Click here to read the Frederick Post article.

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Rt 75 Truck Restrictions

New truck restrictions for low tunnel on Rt 75. Click here to read Frederick news post article.

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Wendi Peterson Campaign Annoucement

Click here for Frederick News Post coverage of the Wendi Peterson campaign announcement.

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Liberty Seafood Reopens

Liberty Seafood reopens under new ownership and management. Click here to read full Frederick News Post story.

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Mealy's Closes Again

Mealy’s Restaurant in New Market is closing again. Click here to read full Frederick News Post Article.

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Milkhouse Brewery

Great City Paper article on the Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm. Click here for article.

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No 'rain tax' for Carroll County

Carroll County home and business owners will not be taxed for their impervious surfaces following the county board of commissioners decision to use current county funding to cover state-mandated tax on the storm water coming off of people’s driveways and roofs. Click to read Carroll County Times...Read More »


1735 New Linganore Homes

Frederick County commissioners Tuesday voted to rezone roughly 950 acres in the Lake Linganore community as part of a plan to fill out the development with 1,735 more houses. Click here to read Full Frederick Post article.

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Frederick man killed in Mt. Airy

Brandon Coates died Saturday when a Catonsville man failed to yield the right of way and turned into the path of his motorcycle at West Watersville Road and Arrowwood Circle in Mount Airy. Click here to read full Frederick Post article.

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Baugher's Orchard Hail Damage

Quarter sized hail damages fruit. Click here to read Carroll County Times article.

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CarterQue Swinetastic BBQ Festival

The Carter family, of local CarteQue fame, organized the 3rd Annual Swinetastic BBQ Festival held at the Frederick fairgrounds. Click to read Frederick News Post article.

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4 arrested Sykesville for homemade bomb.

Four arrested for throwing an explosive device towards patrons of a Sykesville restaurant.  Click here to read Sun article.

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Linganore ROTC program threatened.

The Linganore ROTC program must rise to 100 members to avoid losing the county’s only Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program. Click here to read Frederick News Post story.

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Local War Vet Honored

Ijamsville family starts fund to honor fallen son. Click here to read Gazette sotry about Staff Sgt. Michael McCauley, 24, of Yorktown, Va., who took his own life due to post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Carroll County fights "rain tax"

Carroll County looks to delay or minimize new “rain tax” due to kick in on July1. Click hear to read Carroll County Times article.

 

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Violations on Watkins Bldg. Overturned

Carroll County Circuit Court orders the Town of Mount Airy to return fines to builder of the Watkins building surrounding rebuilding after fire. Click here to read full Carroll County Times article.

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Lisbon station fights for contingent firefighters.

No decision has been made pending a July1 deadline concerning contingent firefighters in Howard County.Click here to read latest Baltimore Sun article.

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Carrolltown Ctr. gets $50 million makeover.

Black Oak Associates has proposed tearing down the aging Carrolltown Center and building the Eldersburg Commons, a modern shopping facility that would be anchored by a Walmart Supercenter. Click here to read full Carroll County Times article

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Dogs that attacked livestock killed.

Dogs responsible for attacking local livestock killed. Click here to read Frederick News Post story

 

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Mt. Airy runner safe in Boston.

Sarah Weddle, 27  of Mt. Airy describes her experience finishing the Boston marathon just minutes before the explosions. Click here to read full Gazette story.

 

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Mt. Airy Budget Meeting

Mt. Airy Budget Meeting Monday night.  Click here to read the entire article at Carroll County Times.

 

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1000 homes coming to New Market

The Casey property moves closer to development. 700 single family homes and 300 town homes. Process has a long history and future hurdles. Click here for full Frederick Post story.

Casey Property Planned Unit Development – Fact sheet from Frederick County Community Development Division

 

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Deputies back on full duty.

The three Frederick County deputies involved in the death of Robert Saylor returned to full duty. Details of the internal investigation are sealed by state law. Click here for full Frederick Post story.

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Woodmont meeting.

Opposition to the further development of the Woodmont Academy property in western Howard County was heard at packed meeting. Click here to read full Baltimore Sun article.

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Lu & Joe's Expansion

Lu & Joe’s Mountain View Inn on Ridge Road in Mount Airy is requesting a zoning change from rural conservation to B-1, a commercial zoning, on its four-acre site. Click here to read full Baltimore Sun article.

 

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Monrovia man pleads out.

A Monrovia man pleaded guilty to selling bad meat.Employees of the grocery stores that originally through out the meat, knew of the man as a “dumpster diver”.  Click here to read full Frederick News Post story.

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IHOP Coming to Mt. Airy

The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) is opening a location in the Twin Arch shopping Center.  No one could miss the shuffling of existing tenants to clear the space to the right of Weis Market.  No additional square footage is expected to be added.  IHOP is shooting for a grand...Read More »


Woodmont Academy property meeting.

The Howard County Planning Board will hold an informational meeting at Gleleg High School on Monday, April 8th, at 6:00 to discuss zoning requests concerning the Woodmont Academy property. Click here to read Baltimore Sun article.

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Rival high schools battle.

South Carroll beats Linganore as rival Mt. Airy high schools battle in girls lacrosse. Click here for Gazette story.

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Stricter Cell Phone Law

The cell phone law is likely to change in Maryland, making talking on a hand held phone a primary offense.  Click here to read full Gazette article.

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Mt. Airy balances budget

Mt. Airy unveils balanced budget. Click here to read full Frederick Post story.

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County has money for businesses.

I met Jon Weetman at the Mt. Airy Economic Development Commission meeting.  Carroll County offers many services to those wishing to open a small business or improve an existing business.  Click here to read Carroll County Times article.

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Sheriff requesting more space.

The Carroll County Sheriff is requesting more space both in Westminster and in satellite offices. Click here to read full Carroll County Times story.

 

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Mt. Airy Middle students volunteer

The Mount Airy Middle School Builders Club, a Mount Airy Kiwanis-sponsored community service organization, continues to be busy this year. Click here to read Carroll County Times article.

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Harris Teeter opens Tues

The new Turf Valley Harris Teeter opens Tuesday.  Click here for Baltimore Sun article.

 

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County talks cuts to nonprofits

Nonprofits serving Carroll County’s most at-risk residents spent Thursday afternoon trying to convince the Carroll County Board of Commissioners to not follow through with its plan to cut funding to them over the next five years.  Click here to read about the organizations affected.

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Glenelg baseball looks good.

The Gladiators are poised to go far this year. Click here to read Baltimore Sun article.

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Yes Votes for Gas Tax

The gas tax rate is cruising through Annapolis. Read why some Howard County delegates voted yes. Click here for Baltimore Sun article.

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Mount Airy death ruled a suicide

Mount Airy fire victim’s death ruled a suicide. Dental records identify woman killed in March 17 blaze, but name withheld. Click here to read full Gazette Story

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DOJ meeting about Saylor death.

The National Down Syndrome Society, National Down Syndrome Congress and the local group F.R.I.E.N.D.S., along with other groups, plan to attend the afternoon meeting. The groups are to discuss the death of Robert Ethan Saylor. Saylor died Jan. 12 after he was forcibly removed from the Regal Cinemas...Read More »


Softball teams expect great seasons

Urbana, Linganore and Walkersville set the pace for area softball teams. Click here to read full Gazette story.

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Ravens agree to a deal with Elvis Dumervil.

An offseason of losses gave way to a big Ravens gain Sunday night as they announced that they have agreed in principle on a five-year deal with former Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil. Click here to read Baltimore Sun story.

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Sequestration closes airport tower.

The control tower at Frederick Municipal Airport will close April 7, according to a Federal Aviation Administration decision released Friday.–Click here for full Frederick News Post story.

 

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No Charges Against Deputies

The grand jury will not be bringing charges against the deputies involved in the in-custody death of a New Market man. Click here to read Frederick Post article.

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Pank Land Development

Want to read about the big yellow signs around Mt. Airy?  Click here to access Mt. Airy Planning and Zoning documents.  In the middle of the page under “Work Session Agenda” start with “Pank LLC-OrthoMap” and read the next few documents and you’ll be up to speed.

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Fatal crash closes road Monday

A Woodsboro man was killed in a dump truck accident on Rt. 75. Click here to read Gazette story.

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Local Death Penalty Activists

Activist work for years to end the death penalty in Maryland. Click here to read Gazette Story.

 

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Howard County school safety.

Howard County moving quickly on school safety plans. Click here to read Baltimore Sun article.

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Fatal Fire on Moxton Drive

One woman dies in a house fire in Mt. Airy. Click here to read Frederick News Post article.

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"Urbana Green" project moves forward.

A proposed residential project in Urbana featuring more than 300 apartments and 10 buildings for commercial use is moving forward after getting the initial blessing of the county planning board. Click here to read Gazette article.

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New Market could expand city limits.

3 properties considered for annexation, almost doubling the size of New Market. Click here to read Gazette story.

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Frederick bank robbers still loose.

Bank robbers still loose after big search in Frederick. Click here for the Gazette story.

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Palm scanner ban in MD schools.

A Carroll County Senator proposed a bill to ban biometric scanners in Maryland schools. Click here to read Baltimore Sun Article.

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Lisbon lobbies to keep contingent program

Lisbon fights to keep fire fighters.  Click here to read Sun story.

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Mayor highlights small businesses.

Mayor Rockinberg adds small business highlight to Mt. Airy town website. Click to read Frederick Post article.

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Anti "cyber-bullying" bill.

Grace McComas family testifies for cyber-bullying bill.  Click here to read Baltimore Sun article.

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Man robs same Monrovia bank twice!

Man who robbed the same Suntrust branch in Monrovia twice in two weeks caught.  Click here to read Gazette stroy.

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Join long term cancer story.

Become involved with cancer study.  Mayor Rockinberg poses challenge to enroll 300 people in long term study.  Click here for Gazette story.

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Urbana skateboard fundraising.

Urbana skateboarders raise money for skate park.

 

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Urbana wins team wrestling crown.

Urbana is the first Frederick County team to win the state wrestling championship.  Click here to read Fredercik News Post story.

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Mt. Airy boy learns about guns.

Young man learns how to live safely with guns. A right of passage for many kids in America. Click hear to read insightful Washington Post article.

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Mt. Airy incident triggers new law.

Laser pointer affects police helicopter near Mt. Airy.  Leads to introduction of new bill to criminalize.  Click here to read Gazette story.

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Carroll's "Outdoor School" in jeopardy.

Long tradition of Outdoor School threatened by budget cuts.  Click here to read Baltimore Sun Coverage.

 

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South Carroll Basketball standout.

Mt. Airy teen dominates basketball court.  Commits to Naval Academy for college.  Click here to read Baltimore Sun article.

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Police ask for help with New Market burglary.

6300 block of Boyer Mill Rd. Click here for Frederick News Post story.

 

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Bill introduced to Legalize Pot in MD

Bill similar to other states. Click here to read Gazette article.

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Grandmother of 2 wins lottery in Mt. Airy

Big Lottery Win in Mt. Airy. CLick here to read Fredrick News Post story.

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Wetlands Project in Laytonsville

Work begins on the $4.2 project: Click here for Gazette Story.

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U of M Gymkana Troupe

Teacher former member: Click here for Gazette story

 

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Winning lottery ticket sold in Mt. Airy

26 Million dollar ticket sold at the Mt. Airy Shell – Read Carroll County Times Article

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Mt. Airy - Drug Arrest

Frederick County Narcotics Task Force makes arrest on Mill Bottom Road. Click here to read article.

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Glenelg - Robby Creese breaks record.

Robby Creese, a 2011 Glenelg High school graduate, was named the Big Ten Athlete of the Week after setting another Penn State record, this time in the mile, breaking the 4 minute barrier!  Click here to read more.

 

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First liquor license in Damascus approved.

Gazette – J & P Pizza granted first liquor license in Damascus. Click to read.

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Lisbon - Cuts target Fire Hall

Lisbon hurt by proposed budget cuts.

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Urbana - Landon House Sold

Town Courier:  Historic Landon House Sold

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Damascus Wins Wrestling Title

Gazette: Damascus Wins State Wrestling Title

 

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Crowded Urbana Middle School

Addition for Crowded Urbana Middle School may move up.

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