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.

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.

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...

Aquatics instructor at summer camp charged with solicitation of a minor

Aquatics instructor at summer camp charged with solicitation of a minor

An aquatics instructor at a summer camp for youngsters at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor, police said.

Family, friends mourn camper killed by falling tree in Carroll County

Family, friends mourn camper killed by falling tree in Carroll County

At the funeral Tuesday for Justin Nicholas Diggs, family and friends remembered a child who loved the outdoors, God and helping others.

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.

One dead, eight injured by falling trees at Carroll County summer camp during storm

One dead, eight injured by falling trees at Carroll County summer camp during storm

One child was killed and eight others were injured by falling tree branches at a Christian summer camp in Carroll County during Tuesday night's storm, a fire department spokesman said.

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."

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.

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...

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...


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