Howard County

Confederate monument removed from Circuit Court building

After days of calls for the removal of a Confederate monument from the grounds of the Howard County Circuit Court building, County Executive Allan Kittleman ordered it to be taken down late last night. The monument was removed in the early hours this morning. Photos and videos of its removal were...

Ellicott City

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  • Howard County Jewish community raises $10K for Jews in Uganda

    Howard County Jewish community raises $10K for Jews in Uganda

    Famine in East Africa caught the attention of members of the Jewish Federation of Howard County last month when they learned of a small Jewish community in Uganda, known as the Abayudaya, who are suffering from starvation. In partnership with the Howard County Board of Rabbis, the local Jewish...

  • Howard Bancorp to acquire 1st Mariner Bank

    Howard Bancorp to acquire 1st Mariner Bank

    Howard Bancorp plans to acquire 1st Mariner Bank for $163.4 million, creating the Baltimore area’s largest locally based bank. The parent of Howard Bank’s acquisition of Baltimore-based 1st Mariner, announced Tuesday, will nearly double Howard’s assets to $2.1 billion. Ellicott City-based Howard...

  • Howard County 4-H livestock sale builds confidence, lifelong friendships

    Howard County 4-H livestock sale builds confidence, lifelong friendships

    As evening fell on a sticky Friday at the Howard County Fair, an auctioneer in a cowboy hat began rattling off numbers like they were tongue-twisters. But behind the scenes in the barn, the 4-H members lined up in their crisp white shirts could barely hear her over the bleating sheep, the squawking...

  • White House beekeeper sweetens Howard County Fair

    White House beekeeper sweetens Howard County Fair

    A high-profile beekeeper stole the show Thursday morning at the Howard County Fair. White House beekeeper Charlie Brandts demonstrated a honey extraction, even giving attendees a taste of the sweet treat. During his presentation, Brandts, who has served as the White House beekeeper since 2009 and...

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  • Bundles of energy in APL Drama Club's latest

    Bundles of energy in APL Drama Club's latest

    The APL Drama Club's presentation of "Flaming Idiots" by British playwright Tom Rooney at the Kossiakoff Center of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory campus last weekend landed with the energy of gangbusters. Published in 1993, the farce, directed here by Scott Lichtor (with...

  • Former Laurel High standout's opportunity as college coach finally arrives

    Former Laurel High standout's opportunity as college coach finally arrives

    Damian Pitts had been the assistant men's basketball coach at Division II Millersville University for 15 years when his long-time boss and mentor, Fred Thompson, was let go after the 2015-16 season. Pitts, a 1994 graduate of Laurel High School, was a logical and qualified candidate to take over...

  • Laurel back-to-school event gets school supplies to students in need

    Laurel back-to-school event gets school supplies to students in need

    For many students, going back to school means shopping for new school supplies for the coming year. Since not all families can afford new supplies, Laurel Board of Trade director John Donohue said his organization has begun its fifth year of fundraising to purchase and donate these necessities...

  • J. Richard 'Dick' Compton, military physician 'adopted' by Laurel

    J. Richard 'Dick' Compton, military physician 'adopted' by Laurel

    J. Richard "Dick" Compton, a brigadier general with the U.S. Army who had a private medical practice on Main Street in Laurel, and along with his wife, Betty, helped create the Laurel Museum, died Aug. 13 of natural causes at Providence Hospital in Washington. He was 97. Known for his ceaselessly...

Western Howard County

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  • A monumental teachable moment [Editorial]

    A monumental teachable moment [Editorial]

    To Howard County's credit, there has been no rush to summarily remove a marker listing the names of Confederate soldiers from the courthouse grounds in Ellicott City. Instead, county leaders are calling for a broader conversation and asking questions about appropriate options for a monument that...

  • Council members call for Confederate monument to be covered

    Council members call for Confederate monument to be covered

    As county officials continue to consider whether to remove a Confederate monument from the grounds of the county's Circuit Court building, County Council members Calvin Ball and Jen Terrasa released a joint statement Friday calling for the monument to be covered up until it can be moved. "From...

  • What to know before next week's solar eclipse

    What to know before next week's solar eclipse

    The sky will darken, temperatures will drop and animals will go quiet on the afternoon of Aug. 21 when a solar eclipse passes over the continental U.S. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, causing the moon to cast a shadow that will hit the earth, according...

  • Snowball stands help beat the heat in Howard County

    Snowball stands help beat the heat in Howard County

    With the arrival of the dog days of summer, many find relief from the heat and humidity with a simple treat — a snowball. A ball of ice flavored in a variety of ways and often topped with marshmallow, snowballs are a beloved sign of summer when stands across the region open their doors in the spring....

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