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Verletta White backers rally behind Baltimore County school superintendent

On YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, supporters of Baltimore County’s interim school Superintendent Verletta White have been rallying behind the popular home-grown leader as she faces her most pressing public test. Some even took to one of the oldest platforms for social expression: a public podium....

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Here's how to share your blessings this holiday season

Here's how to share your blessings this holiday season

As last-minute shoppers make visits to the grocery store to check off everything on the Thanksgiving list, some area nonprofits are helping those less fortunate dress their Thanksgiving tables. For the past few weeks, members of Valley Baptist Church, in Timonium, have collected food to distribute...

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  • Revised Lansdowne High renovation plan to include new lobby, renovated stadium

    Revised Lansdowne High renovation plan to include new lobby, renovated stadium

    Details on the revised scope for a $60 million proposed renovation for Lansdowne High School were released online yesterday ahead of next week’s meeting of the Board of Education, where plans will be presented to the board. The design for a more limited $30 million renovation was rejected earlier...

  • Krispy Kreme is coming to Catonsville

    Krispy Kreme is coming to Catonsville

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, a chain known for a red “Hot Light” that announces fresh, hot glazed doughnuts, will open a Catonsville location next spring. The company recently got the keys to the location at 6447 Baltimore National Pike, said Alex Newcomb, a Krispy Kreme community ambassador in the...

  • Troubled Spring Grove lacks required citizens advisory board

    Troubled Spring Grove lacks required citizens advisory board

    State law is clear: Every psychiatric hospital operated by the Maryland Department of Health must have a citizens advisory board to help consult with its administrators. Each does except one — the troubled Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville. By law, the advisory board at Spring Grove is...

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  • Sinclair Broadcast plans to keep headquarters in Hunt Valley, double in size

    Sinclair Broadcast plans to keep headquarters in Hunt Valley, double in size

    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Wednesday that the company’s national headquarters will remain in Hunt Valley and expand as it moves to complete its $3.9 billion planned takeover of Tribune Media Co. Sinclair said it plans to invest $12 million to accommodate an expansion that could double the...

  • Jim Brochin joins race for Baltimore County executive

    Jim Brochin joins race for Baltimore County executive

    As Jim Brochin considered where to announce his campaign for Baltimore County executive, he settled on a place with symbolism: Towson Manor Park. The community park in east Towson was almost replaced by a fire station, which was necessary because the county government was selling off the old one...

  • Timonium woman teaches art class aimed at easing stress of veterans, first responders

    Timonium woman teaches art class aimed at easing stress of veterans, first responders

    Until last winter, Vietnam veteran Tom Ziegler, 69, had not sat in a formal art class for decades. As a boy, Ziegler had taken Saturday art classes at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore. Then, in high school, he clashed with his art teacher, whom, Ziegler said, kicked him out of...

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  • Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz joins Democratic race for governor

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz joins Democratic race for governor

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is joining the crowded Democratic field in the race for Maryland governor. Kamenetz plans to launch his campaign Monday morning in Towson, where he has worked as county executive for the past seven years. Kamenetz, 59, said his experience running Maryland’s...

  • Reisterstown readies annual community celebration

    Reisterstown readies annual community celebration

    In her younger days, Tracey Pyser often believed the fireworks at The Reisterstown Festival were being shot off to celebrate her Sept. 11 birthday. She frequently attended the festival, which usually takes place around her big day. Pyser loved the celebration and seeing some friends and members...

  • The 136th Maryland State Fair promises mix of old and new

    The 136th Maryland State Fair promises mix of old and new

    In a room at her family's farm in Glen Arm, 13-year-old Katie Yoder is preparing her rabbits to be the fluffiest, furriest versions of themselves they can be. Katie checks two-year-old Artemis, one of about 30 to 40 rabbits she breeds and raises at Cozy Hill Rabbits and Cavies, in preparation for...

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  • Baltimore area malls fight to remain relevant to shoppers during holiday season

    Baltimore area malls fight to remain relevant to shoppers during holiday season

    Towson Town Center was bustling: office workers hurried through the food court for lunch, a couple strolled past storefronts and a mother photographed her toddler at a reindeer display. With the hyper-competitive holiday season looming, mall owner GGP has unveiled bold new directional signs inside...

  • Towson crime log

    Towson crime log

    The following is compiled from local police reports. It is our policy to provide identification when there is enough information to make identification possible. Towson Doxbury Road, 1500 block. Nov. 11 between 9 p.m. and 11:54 p.m. Vehicle and purse, which was inside vehicle, stolen from residence....

  • Coalition urges limit on when officers can view own body camera footage

    Coalition urges limit on when officers can view own body camera footage

    As more police departments use body cameras, a coalition of civil rights groups is raising concerns about officers’ unrestricted access to view their own footage, saying it can affect their memory of events. The Baltimore County Police Department is among the agencies that allow the practice, according...

  • Stellar Dulaney High athletes choose their colleges [Cockeysville]

    Stellar Dulaney High athletes choose their colleges [Cockeysville]

    A glance at the sports page shows that Dulaney High School has outstanding athletics teams driven by dedicated and talent student-athletes. Many of those athletes have dreams to continue their athletic success on the collegiate level and seven of them — Josh Cornish, Anna Griffith, Maggie Kelly,...

  • Old boats leak fuel, catch fire in Essex

    Old boats leak fuel, catch fire in Essex

    A pile of old boats leaking fuel caught fire in Essex Wednesday morning, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. The Fire Department and the Maryland Department of the Environment were called about 8:45 a.m. about the boats in the 2400 block of Holly Neck Road, Fire Department spokeswoman...

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