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Fundraising, planning continues for Laurel's Fourth of July

On Saturday, July 1 an estimated 50,000 spectators are expected to fill Laurel to celebrate Independence Day with a morning parade, afternoon games, car show, evening music and a nighttime fireworks display. The festivities will be the fruit of nearly a year of work by an all-volunteer group of...

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Laurel man faces 50-year prison sentence for human trafficking

A Laurel man, who is a registered sex offender, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the human trafficking and prostitution of two teenage girls in Howard County. Arthur Billy Coleman, 47, was sentenced in Howard County Circuit Court on May 5, following his guilty plea to charges of human trafficking,...

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  • Pallotti baseball squad eyes playoff berth in MIAA B Conference

    Pallotti baseball squad eyes playoff berth in MIAA B Conference

    Senior third baseman Devin Brogden has played for four head coaches in four seasons on the varsity baseball team at St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel. “They have all been different,” said Brogden, one of the team’s top hitters this season and a college prospect. This year he is playing...

  • Pallotti girls lacrosse squad stays atop division

    Pallotti girls lacrosse squad stays atop division

    For several years, Mark Mozier has helped high school lacrosse players get recruited, and he is also involved with club programs through Crofton-based Uproar Lacrosse. A few years ago Mozier hired as head coach at St. Vincent Pallotti High and he is now in his fourth season as the girls’ varsity...

  • Former midfielder thrives in new position for James Madison lacrosse squad

    Former midfielder thrives in new position for James Madison lacrosse squad

    Emma Johnson was a standout lacrosse player in the midfield during the latter stages of her career at Atholton High School. But the Laurel resident is now thriving as a freshman defender at Division I James Madison University, where she started the first 14 games for the Dukes this season. “It...

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  • Sail away singing with Playhouse's 'H.M.S. Pinafore'

    Sail away singing with Playhouse's 'H.M.S. Pinafore'

    The nostalgic strains of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan beckon theatergoers to a forerunner of modern musical theater in Laurel Mill Playhouse's current run of "H.M.S. Pinafore," which debuted in 1878 London. The operetta — directed and produced here by Michael V. Hartsfield and Maureen Rogers,...

  • Falconry initiated lifestyle change away from the streets

    Falconry initiated lifestyle change away from the streets

    Rodney Stotts says he remembers sitting in silence in a parked car with a gun on his lap at age 17, waiting for his latest drug dealing transaction on another pitch-black night in Washington, D.C.'s Valley Green Community housing projects. His days spent dealing cocaine, marijuana, prescription...

  • New spins on tea times help attract new audience

    New spins on tea times help attract new audience

    Typically featuring clotted cream, scones and a pot of hot water, tea time conjures up images of hats, china and good manners. While that beloved image still rings true, tea time has evolved to include everything from literary readings to trivia as a means to attract a new audience to an old tradition....

  • Seven men arrested in Howard County prostitution sting

    Seven men arrested in Howard County prostitution sting

    Men from Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Harford and Prince George's counties were arrested Monday after police said they were caught by an undercover officer posing as a prostitute. Howard County police said seven men were arrested at a hotel after they responded to a advertisement placed on...

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