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Howard looks at new ways to talk to teens about safe sex

the Howard County Health Department is looking to reframe its approach to safe-sex talks for teens amid rising rates of sexually transmitted infections. The number of STI cases across the country and in Maryland hit record highs in 2016. Howard County followed suit, reaching its own record of 195...

Ellicott City

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Columbia

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  • Howard's three-time champ spells his way to national stage

    Howard's three-time champ spells his way to national stage

    After more than four hours onstage at the Howard County Library System Spelling Bee, a single word — boudin, a Cajun type of blood sausage — stood between Saketh Sundar and victory. Not that he was rattled. “I had read the word before,” said Saketh, a seventh-grader at Clarksville Middle School....

  • Robert A. Sherrock, corporate attorney and Columbia resident, dies

    Robert A. Sherrock, corporate attorney and Columbia resident, dies

    Robert A. Sherrock, a retired corporate attorney who was an avid football fan, died May 2 from cancer at Howard County General Hospital. The Columbia resident was 74. Robert Aloysius Sherrock was the son of Robert Sherrock, an automobile dealer, and Mary Sherrock, a homemaker. He was born and raised...

  • Dispute over slice of land has pizza food truck in limbo

    Dispute over slice of land has pizza food truck in limbo

    A popular Ellicott City food truck, which has leased a spot on Tonge Row since 2015 and sold pizza daily during warmer months, is caught in the middle of a land dispute between a property owner and the county. Susan Duff, who has leased space on her property to River House Pizza Co., and Howard...

  • Governor, cabinet members tour Howard County

    Governor, cabinet members tour Howard County

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and members of his cabinet kicked off today’s tour of Howard County, with visits scheduled to county businesses and institutions, on a somber note. The morning was overshadowed by the sudden death of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford opened...

  • 'The food's fresher' is the refrain as Howard's farm markets open

    'The food's fresher' is the refrain as Howard's farm markets open

    Farm market season got off to a sunny start on Wednesday at the first market of the year outside Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City. Fifteen vendors are planned for each of the three markets run by the Howard County Farmers Market Board: at the library in Ellicott City on Wednesdays, at Clarksville...

Laurel

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  • City of Laurel: It's 'Laurel,' not 'Yanny'

    City of Laurel: It's 'Laurel,' not 'Yanny'

    A Maryland town is at the center of a viral debate — sort of. Similar to 2015’s “the dress” fiasco (blue and black or white and gold?), the internet is once again divided about what they perceive — and this time it’s over an audio clip featuring the possible pronunciation of “Laurel.” Youtube personality...

  • In diaper business, change is good

    In diaper business, change is good

    After the birth of first child in 2010, Mavis Mbi discovered something about diaper changing. “I always found wipes, diapers, changing pads and ointment were always in different places,”said Mbi, who went online to find what she needed. “I didn’t find anything suitable for what I wanted,” she said,...

  • Self-promoting klansman is finally undone

    The first two parts of this series described local terrorist incidents in 1966 and the first half of 1967 that were all led by Francis Raymond (Xavier) Edwards, a North Laurel-based leader of the Ku Klux Klan, who was a master at manipulating the media and garnering publicity for himself. It was...

  • Laurel police sergeant acquitted in assault case

    Laurel police sergeant acquitted in assault case

    A Laurel Police Department sergeant facing two charges of assault, a single count of use of a firearm in a crime of violence and eight counts of office misconduct was acquitted on all charges Tuesday by a Prince George’s County Circuit Court judge. Sgt. Jason Sarver, of Laurel, a 13-year veteran...

Western Howard County

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Elkridge/Savage

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Clarksville

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  • Long Reach Village Center redevelopment delayed, reviews on hold

    Long Reach Village Center redevelopment delayed, reviews on hold

    Residents will have to wait another year for the redevelopment of Long Reach Village Center in Columbia, after the county’s Zoning Board decided it would not review the project this spring. In October, the Zoning Board announced that all pending cases would need to be scheduled and heard by mid-April...

  • Howard County schools to petition state for waiver after latest snow day

    Howard County schools to petition state for waiver after latest snow day

    The Howard County Public School System will petition the Maryland State Department of Education for a waiver after closing for its sixth snow day of the year on Wednesday. Snow fell Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in the Baltimore area, with 3 to 7 inches expected by the end of the day. The...

  • A night of stars for Howard County's Arts Council

    A night of stars for Howard County's Arts Council

    Local supporters of the arts are planning what to wear for the Howard County Arts Council’s 21st annual Celebration of the Arts on Saturday, March 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Howard Community College’s Horowitz Center. It’s an opportunity to dress up, meet and greet, watch performances and, yes, raise...

  • Howard County women who are leading in the age of #MeToo

    Howard County women who are leading in the age of #MeToo

    The white, one-room schoolhouse in Rockburn Branch Park may be historic, but it hasn’t always stood in the Elkridge park. Pfeiffer’s Corner Schoolhouse, which dates to the 1860s, was moved to its current home in 2003, 15 years after former Hammond Middle School teacher Pat Emard Greenwald helped...

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