Mt. Airy club offers early start to young triathletes

Mt. Airy club offers early start to young triathletes

On a beautiful sunny evening, approximately 20 kids wearing bathing suits and swimming caps tear into Lake Linganore, swim feverishly and then bound out of the water.

Tour of Westminster trees taps roots of city's history [Column]

Tour of Westminster trees taps roots of city's history [Column]

On Aug. 14, the University of Maryland Extension-Carroll County agent for home horticulture, Steve Allgeier, will again conduct a walking tour of Westminster trees.

Cycling's connection to Carroll County includes clubs and races in 1800s [Eagle Archives]

Cycling's connection to Carroll County includes clubs and races in 1800s [Eagle Archives]

According to the website for the Le Tour de France (Letour.com), the final, 21st stage of this year's 101st edition of the famed European bicycle race will take place on July 27. For the riders, it...

Two additional vaccinations required for students in Carroll County

Two additional vaccinations required for students in Carroll County

Although it's still mid-summer, the first day of school is not far off. In addition to choosing a backpack in which to carry their new pencils and notebooks, some Carroll County students also have...

Carroll's first student representative on state school board eager to learn from experience

Carroll's first student representative on state school board eager to learn from experience

Most high school students aren't interested in understanding state budget documents, reviewing policy or improving education systems.

Park designation for July a signal for Carroll residents to get out and move

Park designation for July a signal for Carroll residents to get out and move

Since 1985, July has been declared National Parks and Recreation Month by the National Recreation and Park Association.

Dinner out for anniversary sets the table for married couple [Column]

Dinner out for anniversary sets the table for married couple [Column]

"This is nice," Doug sighed, settling himself into the restaurant booth. "This is really nice."

Man found dead in Carroll County was murdered, police say

Man found dead in Carroll County was murdered, police say

Maryland State Police ruled Saturday that a man whose body was found Friday in a rural part of Carroll County was murdered.

Body found near woods in eastern Hampstead area

Body found near woods in eastern Hampstead area

The body of a man was discovered along a wooded area in northern Carroll County early Friday morning, Maryland State Police said.

Carroll County microbrewery celebrates two-year anniversary

Carroll County microbrewery celebrates two-year anniversary

It started with a home beer-brewing kit — a gift to contractor Henry Ruhlman from his sons, Matt, Daniel and Michael.

Two incumbents ousted in Carroll commissioners race

Two incumbents ousted in Carroll commissioners race

With school funding one of the top issues in the Carroll County Commissioners’ race, Republican candidates who received the backing of the local teachers’ union won in four of the five...

Primary election turnout slow and steady in Carroll

Primary election turnout slow and steady in Carroll

After record numbers during the weeklong early voting period, turnout was slow and steady Tuesday morning for the primary election.

Men's Wearhouse closes deal to buy Jos. A. Bank

Men's Wearhouse closes deal to buy Jos. A. Bank

Men's Wearhouse closed its $1.8 billion deal to acquire Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., the company said Wednesday, putting an end to what had been a pitched takeover battle between the...

Playing the numbers game when changing cellphone plans [Column]

Playing the numbers game when changing cellphone plans [Column]

You can't swing a dead charging station anymore without hitting a cellphone plan that claims it's better than the one you've already got ... or so it seems at first glance.

Once a NICU baby, now she'll walk in fundraiser for GBMC

Once a NICU baby, now she'll walk in fundraiser for GBMC

Mandy Standiford was working at her desk in Hunt Valley earlier this spring when she saw a flier for Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Father's Day 5k Run and 1-mile Fun Walk on June 14

Humanist group asks judge to order 'permanent injunction' against Carroll prayer

Humanist group asks judge to order 'permanent injunction' against Carroll prayer

The group battling with Carroll County commissioners over Christian prayers at their meetings asked a judge Tuesday to order a "permanent injunction" on the practice, which they say alienates some...

Jos. A. Bank posts quarterly loss related to merger with Men's Wearhouse

Jos. A. Bank posts quarterly loss related to merger with Men's Wearhouse

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., likely a few weeks away from finalizing a $1.8 billion deal to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse, posted a $37.1 million first-quarter loss stemming from merger-related...

Carroll Hospital Center CEO to retire

Carroll Hospital Center CEO to retire

John M. Sernulka, CEO of Carroll Hospital Center, plans to retire July 1 after 26 years at the facility, according to the hospital's board chairman. Leslie Simmons, hospital president, will become...

Special Olympics torch run heading across Carroll County on Wednesday

Special Olympics torch run heading across Carroll County on Wednesday

Law enforcement officers representing the agencies throughout Carroll County will hits the road Wednesday, June 4 beginning at 8 a.m. in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics...

Motorcycle memorial honors police officer killed in Catonsville

Motorcycle memorial honors police officer killed in Catonsville

Chuck Schneider never worried about his son, Jason, as he led Baltimore County SWAT team raids, because his oldest child "was born to do the job."

Sheriff's deputy involved in five-car accident on Route 140

Sheriff's deputy involved in five-car accident on Route 140

A Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputy suffered injuries in a crash on Route 140 in Finksburg on Friday in an accident that ultimately involved five vehicles and sent five people to the hospital.


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