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On the home front: Parents discuss sending children to military academies

On the home front: Parents discuss sending children to military academies

When Rene Sykes envisioned her two daughters going off to college, she didn't imagine them in basic training, getting room inspections and parachuting out of airplanes at half-time for shows across the country. But these are exactly the kind of things the two South Carroll High School grads are doing as seniors at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.

Fading light brings shore life at Piney Run into focus

It's practically a perfect evening for a Saturday sunset tour by kayak of Piney Run Reservoir, a 300-acre lake in Sykesville, just south of Liberty Road.

Violations of school bus stop law in Carroll decrease slightly

While drivers continue to ignore the stop arms on school buses at an alarming rate in the state, those in Carroll County are getting slightly better,...

CARROLL SPORTS

Mikey Wynne scores in OT to lift South to 17-16 win at Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic

Mikey Wynne scores in OT to lift South to 17-16 win at Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic

The North and South squads entered Saturday afternoon's Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic tied at 4 wins all-time.

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On the home front: Parents discuss sending children to military academies

On the home front: Parents discuss sending children to military academies

When Rene Sykes envisioned her two daughters going off to college, she didn't imagine them in basic training, getting room inspections and...

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O'Malley defends position on immigrant children and Carroll site

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