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  • Flood warning issued for Howard and Carroll counties

    Flood warning issued for Howard and Carroll counties

    A flood warning has been issued for south central Carroll County and northwestern Howard County until 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. That means flooding is imminent or occurring. One to 2 inches of rain had already fallen by 5 p.m., and up to an additional inch of...

  • Howard firefighters join rescue teams, as Hurricane Florence churns

    Howard firefighters join rescue teams, as Hurricane Florence churns

    Howard County sent two firefighters to help rescue teams in high-risk areas expected to be raked by Hurricane Florence as soon as Thursday night. Battalion Chief Stephen Hardesty and Firefighter Dain Yakich traveled to South Carolina around 7 a.m. Wednesday. The men, who did not immediately respond...

  • In wealthy Howard, 25 percent of families struggle to make ends meet, survey finds

    In wealthy Howard, 25 percent of families struggle to make ends meet, survey finds

    A family of four in Howard County needs a combined yearly income of nearly $86,000 to afford basic needs, such as housing, child care, health care and food, according to a new United Way report. An estimated one-in-four households in the county makes less than the $85,800 “survival budget” that...

  • New eating options Roggenart and Urban Plates open in Columbia

    New eating options Roggenart and Urban Plates open in Columbia

    Two new eating options have popped up in Columbia. Roggenart, a 2,100-square-foot European-themed bakery, opened Aug. 24 in a strip mall at Dobbin Center Way. Urban Plates, the California-based chain known for serving sustainably sourced, made-from-scratch meals, opened Aug. 27 in The Mall In Columbia....

  • Howard County officials watching Hurricane Florence's track

    Howard County officials watching Hurricane Florence's track

    Despite uncertainty of the impact Hurricane Florence might have on Howard County, officials are preparing for the worst. The county will monitor water levels in lakes and dams and consider an increase of police and fire staffing in potential high-risk areas, spokesman Mark S. Miller said. The county...

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  • Battle of wills in 'Cuckoo's Nest' at Laurel Mill

    Battle of wills in 'Cuckoo's Nest' at Laurel Mill

    In a change of pace from popular musicals, light comedy and children’s theater, Dale Wasserman’s rarely seen “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” at Laurel Mill Playhouse is almost too much drama for the little theater on Main Street to contain. Based on American author Ken Kesey’s novel published...

  • Rally set in opposition of proposed maglev project

    Rally set in opposition of proposed maglev project

    Susan McCutchen might not have a home in a few years if a proposed high-speed maglev train becomes a reality. One of two proposed routes would cut through several Maryland regions in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties, McCutchen said, including her property in Bladensburg. “This is going...

  • Changes are coming to UM Laurel Regional Hospital

    Changes are coming to UM Laurel Regional Hospital

    Once considered an “aging hospital,” Laurel Regional is getting a second chance. Under new ownership, the 40-year-old hospital is transitioning into a state-of-the-art medical center to serve Laurel and the surrounding communities. In September 2017, the University of Maryland Medical System assumed...

  • Proposed $34 million pipeline in West Laurel to be discussed

    Proposed $34 million pipeline in West Laurel to be discussed

    A proposed $34 million pipeline to be built in West Laurel around Bond Mill Road and Brooklyn Bridge will be the topic of a public meeting on Sept. 18, at 7 p.m., at the Howard Duckett Community Center. Once constructed, a 48-inch diameter raw water pipeline, about 2.5 miles long, will run from...

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