| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Alas, they still haven't found the missing star.
But several fragments of the 30-foot-by-42-foot star-spangled banner that flew over Fort McHenry after the Battle of Baltimore are up for sale this week at a Boston auction house.
Pre-bidding is under...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Exploding cannon fire lit the sky and reflected off the water as rain poured down on American soldiers struggling to defend Fort McHenry against a British attack. It was September 1814, and after the Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key penned the...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Paul Mincarelli has been trying for three years to get into international work for the federal government. He says he knows the odds are stacked against him.
Now the competition is likely to get more intense.
Some agencies have begun to limit the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:51 PM
George W. Collins, a pioneering WMAR-TV broadcaster who earlier had been editor-in-chief of the Afro-American newspaper and covered the civil rights movement and political corruption in Maryland, died Thursday of renal failure at Union Memorial Hospital....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:29 AM
The main drag outside this former general store in the homey waterfront community of Havre de Grace — a short hop off U.S. 40 north of Baltimore — is drenched in Americana.
Antiques shops and local art galleries dominate the street,...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:47 PM
The National Aquarium announced Wednesday that it is considering no longer having dolphins on exhibit, putting the popular Inner Harbor attraction at the forefront of a debate over whether keeping the animals in captivity is cruel.
The aquarium is...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, former executive vice president of the Kirk-Stieff Co. who had been active in civic affairs, died May 17 of heart failure at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 92.
Charles Clinton Stieff II was born in Baltimore,...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Maryland’s Taylor Cummings was named a Tewaaraton Award winner Thursday night at the 14th annual ceremony honoring the top male and top female player in the college game at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:18 PM
In an unprecedented move, Albany’s Miles and Lyle Thompson won the 2014 Tewaaraton Award, becoming the first players to share the honor.
The brothers also became the first Native Americans to take home an award given to the top collegiate player...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:10 AM
A throng of students from Elkridge Landing Middle School swarmed across the historic Belmont property in Elkridge last week.
They examined lichen on century-old tombstones, built makeshift erosion filters and dressed up in 19th-century costumes to...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Senior Activity Locations:
North Laurel 50+ Center: 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road; 410-313-0380.
Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center: 7120 Contee Road; 301-206-3350
City of Laurel Division of Senior Services: 422 Montgomery St.; 301-776-6168...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:25 PM
In Harford County Saturday, you could spend your day hunting Easter eggs, flying kites, buying the first locally grown produce of the spring or, if your interests lean toward custom, super stock and classic vehicles, you could visit the third annual...