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Virginia Tech student charged in teen's death says she was also bullied

Natalie Keepers told a judge that she was bullied — just like the 13-year-old girl she is accused of plotting to kill. And like seventh-grader Nicole Lovell, the 19-year-old Virginia Tech student had endured health challenges, though Keepers' were of the emotional variety: suicidal thoughts, cutting...

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  • Clarksville Car Wash reopens with new owners [Clarksville]

    Rob Schruefer wants everyone to know that the Clarksville Car Wash reopened Jan. 18, just in time to flush away all the mud and snow-melting chemicals from your vehicle. Owners of local companies, On The Spot Detailing and Pro Wash Auto Spa, have purchased the business.They look forward to meeting...

  • Mount Hebron students protest 'hateful' video

    Mount Hebron students protest 'hateful' video

    More than 150 students from Mount Hebron High School in Howard County walked out of classes Tuesday to protest a video released last week on social media depicting a white student calling blacks an inferior race. Shouting "Stop the silence! Start a conversation!" the students, along with several...

  • Howard County Council members propose 'citizen funded campaign system'

    Howard County Council members propose 'citizen funded campaign system'

    Two Howard County Council members proposed a new publicly funded campaign system Monday that matches small campaign donations using public funds. Proposed by Council members Jon Weinstein and Jen Terrasa, the resolution — called a "citizen funded campaign system" — is a major change to the county's...

  • Howard superintendent seeks contract renewal

    Howard superintendent seeks contract renewal

    Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose has told the school board that she is seeking renewal of her contract, school spokesman John White said. Board members must vote on approval of Foose's four-year contract and salary package by March 1. Foose's current contract, which expires in June, pays...