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  • Castonguay paying it back for cancer support

    Castonguay paying it back for cancer support

    What started as an innocuous cough in mid-2002 led to perhaps the most difficult battle of Jeff Castonguay's life. Castonguay, the chief of Carroll County's Bureau of Utilities, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's B-Cell Lymphoma in December 2002, the same cancer that Gov. Larry Hogan is now fighting....

  • Carroll State's Attorney warns about BGE bill scams

    Carroll State's Attorney warns about BGE bill scams

    The Carroll County State's Attorney's Office is warning residents about a utility bill payment scam targeting both businesses and individual residents. The Economic Crimes Unit of the state's attorney's office has received information about several recent incidents in which a caller tells the victim...

  • Living with the ramifications of the deadly Spanish flu of 1918

    Living with the ramifications of the deadly Spanish flu of 1918

    It was Oct. 11, 1918, and the headline of the Democratic Advocate addressed the local impact of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918. The headline read, "The Grip Epidemic: Disease Spreading, But No Occasion for Panic," according to research for the Historical Society of Carroll County by historian...

  • Roscoe C. Born, veteran Washington correspondent, dies

    Roscoe C. Born, veteran Washington correspondent, dies

    Roscoe C. Born, a writer, former Washington correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, and Washington editor of Barron's, died Sept. 30 of respiratory failure at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. He was 95. "He had a wonderful record in journalism, and whenever I needed a certain word, I'd go...

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