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Hundreds attend mass burial honoring dead who gave bodies to science

Every year for the past five years, Beverly Comer has made the hourlong drive from Belcamp to visit her mother at the Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville — even though she died 15 years ago. A patch of grass near the hospital is the final resting place for her mother, Faye Truscott, and thousands...

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  • Superintendent recommends closing 3 schools; public hearings scheduled

    Superintendent recommends closing 3 schools; public hearings scheduled

    Carroll County Schools Superintendent Stephen Guthrie announced his final recommendation to close three schools for the 2016-17 school year at Wednesday's Board of Education meeting. Under the plan, Charles Carroll Elementary, New Windsor Middle and North Carroll High would be shuttered next year....

  • Learn from past when deciding fate of old school buildings

    Learn from past when deciding fate of old school buildings

    If you think that our present day public discourse regarding the various education issues in Carroll County is interesting, researching the contentious history of education in Carroll County is even more so. On May 4, 1923, the Democratic Advocate ran an article about a political war of words that...

  • Md. 32 reopened after jackknifed tractor-trailer cleared

    Md. 32 reopened after jackknifed tractor-trailer cleared

    Md. 32 reopened around noon after be closed for more than three hours after a tractor-trailer jackknifed Thursday afternoon on the northbound side near Springfield Ave. Sykesville Police Chief Michael Spaulding said no one was injured and there was no damage to other vehicles or property. The crash...

  • Police investigating Eldersburg bank robbery

    Police investigating Eldersburg bank robbery

    The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is investigating a bank robbery that occurred Tuesday morning in Eldersburg and prompted six area schools to go into modified lockdown, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.   The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot toward Ridge...

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