Impenetrably packaged and playing hard to get [For Better or Worse]

Impenetrably packaged and playing hard to get [For Better or Worse]

Retail packaging is getting out of hand. I'll bet it's easier to break into Fort Knox — or out of Shawshank — than it is to get into most products these days.

North Carroll Middle flooded with calls after erroneous report of shooting 

North Carroll Middle flooded with calls after erroneous report of shooting

North Carroll Middle School was flooded with phone calls Tuesday after an erroneous news report that a student had shot and killed herself inside the Hampstead school.

Men's Wearhouse terminates Jos. Bank's tuxedo supplier contract

Men's Wearhouse terminates Jos. Bank's tuxedo supplier contract

The Men's Wearhouse plans to end the contract that supplies tuxedo rental inventory to Hampstead-based subsidiary Jos. A. Bank, the Houston-based men's retailer said Wednesday.

Garden bounty snuffed by a kiss-of-death thumb [Column]

Garden bounty snuffed by a kiss-of-death thumb [Column]

By now I should be offering people bumper crops of homegrown vegetables. Sadly, my success with outdoor plants is no better than my aptitude with houseplants. Basically, if it's green, I will kill it....

Carroll parents discuss sending children to military academies

Carroll 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...

Violations of school bus stop law in Carroll decrease slightly

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, according to a Maryland State Department of...

A tradition of Greek restaurants in Carroll County [Eagle Archive]

A tradition of Greek restaurants in Carroll County [Eagle Archive]

When Westminster was first laid out by William Winchester in 1764, it was located on one of the three main routes west in what we now know as Carroll County. Today these routes are known as Route 30,...

New security measures balance keeping schools welcoming and safe

New security measures balance keeping schools welcoming and safe

Going to visit your child at school this year?

Newcomers add to flavor of Restaurant Week in Carroll County

Newcomers add to flavor of Restaurant Week in Carroll County

Diane Hale was mulling what to do to attract attention to her winery, Galloping Goose, in Hampstead, when she started thinking about Carroll County's annual Restaurant Week promotion.

Finksburg woman designs app for Towson attractions

Finksburg woman designs app for Towson attractions

Life is finally starting to settle down for Brooke Bianchetti, who graduated from college, accepted a full-time job and moved to Finksburg all within a few weeks this spring.

Oil from wormseed plants a cash crop for Carroll County farmers [Eagle Archive]

Oil from wormseed plants a cash crop for Carroll County farmers [Eagle Archive]

This Tuesday's topic for the monthly Box Lunch Talk presented by the Historical Society of Carroll County will be the history of the production of wormseed in Carroll County.

Serious crash on Westminster Pike near Carroll-Baltimore county line

Serious crash on Westminster Pike near Carroll-Baltimore county line

A trash truck and a sports utility vehicle collided on Md. 140 in Baltimore County near the Carroll County line Wednesday afternoon.

Customer service for new cellphone is never a direct line [For Better or Worse]

Customer service for new cellphone is never a direct line [For Better or Worse]

Originally, mobile phones were the size, shape and heft of your average brick. People would walk down the street yelling, "Guess where I'm calling from!" into the mouthpiece.

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.


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