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Warm weather, sunshine greeted runners at 36th annual Westminster Main Street Mile
Warm weather, sunshine greeted runners at 36th annual Westminster Main Street Mile
At 85 years old, runner Yvonne Aasen came across the finish line in the first of two race heats of the Westminster Main Street Mile on Wednesday evening to the wild applause and cheers of the hundreds who had crowded Main Street. Aasen seemed unfazed as she took deep breaths, looked up and simply...
Firefighters respond to house fire in Westminster
Firefighters respond to house fire in Westminster
Carroll County firefighters responded to a house fire Wednesday morning in the 1300 block of Western Chapel Road in Westminster. According to Westminster Volunteer Fire Company Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff, a call was received at about 10:30 a.m. for a house fire at a single family split-level home....
7 drug overdoses reported Friday morning
7 drug overdoses reported Friday morning
Health Department issues alert; Sheriff's Office investigating possible tie to bad batch of heroin
Westminster man charged after car collides with ambulance at crash scene
Westminster man charged after car collides with ambulance at crash scene
A Westminster man has been charged in a reported hit-and-run incident after he allegedly drove through a crash scene on Md. 140 on Friday, striking an ambulance, then drove away. Gregory M. Jones, 68, of the 1700 block of Peppermint Lane, is charged with failure to stop after a crash involving...
Firefighters respond to early morning house fire in Westminster
Firefighters respond to early morning house fire in Westminster
About 30 firefighters from responded to a house fire in the 600 block of Barnes Ave. in Westminster early Thursday morning June 16. Units from Westminster, Gamber, Reese, Winfield, Pleasant Valley and New Windsor fire companies responed according to Kevin Dayhoff, public information officer for...
Dayhoff: Wakefield Valley Trail network takes another step forward
Work will take a step forward this spring on completing another phase of an extensive walking and biking trail that is being built around and throughout the City of Westminster and central Carroll County.Roads, trails and transportation issues in Carroll County have been a contentious issue since...
Westminster native Stewart Zendgraft, witness to history, has died at the age of 97 [Eagle Archives]
Joseph "Buck" Stewart Zendgraft, a World War II veteran, local historian and community leader has died at the age of 97.Zendgraft was a widely known citizen and highly esteemed Westminster institution. He died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Lorien of Taneytown. A Westminster native, he was born Sept....
Police believe owner of JeannieBird bakery killed in Md. 27 crash
Police believe owner of JeannieBird bakery killed in Md. 27 crash
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Collision closed road for nearly 10 hours
Remembering the romance of the rails in Westminster [Eagle Archives]
Remembering the romance of the rails in Westminster [Eagle Archives]
On Dec. 26, 1896, an article in the local newspaper, the Democratic Advocate, carried a lead article on the new train station that had opened in downtown Westminster near the intersection of the railroad tracks and Main Street. Sadly, for reasons that no one today seems to fully comprehend, the...
Science halls at McDaniel closed after chemical spill
Science halls at McDaniel closed after chemical spill
Two science halls at McDaniel College in Westminster will remained closed as a precaution until Monday, following a minor chemical spill Thursday morning. No one was injured and the spill posed no danger to the public, according to college and Westminster fire company officials. The chemical, No....
There could be more than smoke in Carroll's Cuban connection [Eagle Archives]
The Dec. 30, 1899 issue of the Westminster American Sentinel newspaper carried a community report from the Manchester correspondent about the Christmas season. According to research for the Historical Society of Carroll County by Jay Graybeal, the paper reported, "Our cigar factories, the chief...
Historical society's meeting offers visitors a step back in time
Historical society's meeting offers visitors a step back in time
The history of Westminster and Carroll County is much more than buildings, signs and spaces and empty, memorized, meaningless dates without a human context. Carroll County has been fortunate to have many native sons and daughters who made a great difference and contribution to our community. This...
Learn from past when deciding fate of old school buildings
Learn from past when deciding fate of old school buildings
If you think that our present day public discourse regarding the various education issues in Carroll County is interesting, researching the contentious history of education in Carroll County is even more so. On May 4, 1923, the Democratic Advocate ran an article about a political war of words that...
Westminster's long history of meeting demands for green space [Eagle Archives]
Westminster's long history of meeting demands for green space [Eagle Archives]
Debate and discussion over Westminster's role in providing citizens with parks and room for recreational opportunities has ebbed and flowed since the 1870s. A case in point was an editorial written more than 90 years ago in which the Democratic Advocate lamented about "Westminster and the Recreation...
Swindles and scams a real problem in Carroll County for decades
Swindles and scams a real problem in Carroll County for decades
Last month, the Carroll County Chief Deputy State's Attorney, Kathleen Murphy, and chief investigator, Dean Brewer, visited the Taneytown Senior Center to discuss what signs to look for in order to avoid being scammed. State's Attorney Brian DeLeonardo was also present to kick off this new community...
Name on elementary school is also Carroll's connection to 1927 flood
Name on elementary school is also Carroll's connection to 1927 flood
Despite a dire weather forecast earlier this month, we dodged a weather bullet when Hurricane Joaquin stayed out to sea. South Carolina was not so lucky. The national news media has carried a number of stories about flooding there that was so bad that Gov. Nikki Haley said, "We are at a 1,000-year...
Anne Arundel County Public Schools employee salaries, $75,000 and up
Anne Arundel County Public Schools employee salaries, $75,000 and up
This is a searchable database of Anne Arundel County Public Schools employee annual salaries for fiscal 2016. This list contains those who earn $75,000 and up. It includes full-time and part-time employees. Click here for the database of employee salaries under $75,000. Source: Anne Arundel County...
Westminster house fire brings heavy firefighter response
Westminster house fire brings heavy firefighter response
No injuries, $100K in damages in fire in Greens neighborhood; seven fire companies respond
Living with the ramifications of the deadly Spanish flu of 1918
Living with the ramifications of the deadly Spanish flu of 1918
It was Oct. 11, 1918, and the headline of the Democratic Advocate addressed the local impact of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918. The headline read, "The Grip Epidemic: Disease Spreading, But No Occasion for Panic," according to research for the Historical Society of Carroll County by historian...
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