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  • Key's manuscript to appear with 'Banner' that inspired it

    Key's manuscript to appear with 'Banner' that inspired it
    Some things just naturally go together, like peanut butter and jelly. This summer, Francis Scott Key's original manuscript for "The Star-Spangled Banner" — America's national anthem — will be reunited for the first time with the flag that...
  • Lawmakers look to boost small contractors

    Lawmakers look to boost small contractors
    Like any construction firm hoping to break into government contracting, Linwood Scott's company needed to obtain a surety bond — a type of insurance — in order to win its first job. But getting the bond, which is required for contracts...
  • The past is prologue for Elkridge's Belmont Manor

    The past is prologue for Elkridge's Belmont Manor
    From the front steps of its large manor house, the Belmont estate in Elkridge looks the same as it has for more than two centuries, with rolling pastures and woodlands as far as the eye can see. Inside, the house retains much of its character from when...
  • Rare Vietnam-era helicopter for sale on Craigslist

    Rare Vietnam-era helicopter for sale on Craigslist
    For sale: painstakingly restored Vietnam War-era Marine helicopter. Records missing, but mounts, gun replicas and rocket pods included. The blades spin, but the 1965 UH-1E Huey gunship is not flyable. To view, visit Cevon McLean's backyard in Lothian....
  • London calling?

    London calling?
    As excitement builds for this week's opening of the Summer Olympics, many an armchair athlete may yearn to hop a transcontinental flight to London. But if a trip overseas isn't in the cards right now, why not discover a taste of jolly olde England closer...
  • Letter: Helping tell Smithsonian stories

    Editor: As Journey Stories comes to a close, I would like to thank the Harford County community for its support and participation as we explored our heritage and enjoyed the Smithsonian Exhibit at the Abingdon Library. There was something for everyone...
  • Editorial: Good stories

    A geographical blessing we in Maryland share is our proximity to our nation's capital. Regardless of politics,Washington, D.C., is a majestic city whose stature in national and world history is on par with the likes of London, Rome, Tokyo, Madrid,...
  • Baltimore County grad wins national art awards

    Baltimore County grad wins national art awards
    Dylan Guest's elementary school world was full of frustration and embarrassment. Everything about his special education classes was a struggle. He came home each day demoralized and asked his mother why people called him a "retard." And then in fifth...
  • Terps' Katie Schwarzmann, Alex Aust named women's Tewaaraton finalists

    Terps' Katie Schwarzmann, Alex Aust named women's Tewaaraton finalists
    Maryland midfielder Katie Schwarzmann and attacker Alex Aust are among five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, presented annually to the nation’s top college lacrosse player, when the list of nominees was whittled down from 25 on Thursday....
  • Former Hopkins coach, AD Scott to receive Spirit of Tewaaraton Award

    Former Hopkins coach, AD Scott to receive Spirit of Tewaaraton Award
    The Tewaaraton Foundation has named former Johns Hopkins lacrosse player, coach and athletic director Bob Scott as the recipient of the 2013 Spirit of Tewaaraton Award. Scott will be honored May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the...
  • Ellicott City photographer brings nature to life

    Ellicott City photographer brings nature to life
    With its triangular, armored head, bulging eyes and serrated forearms, the predator attacking its prey is a menacing sight. The Transformer-like creature on the computer screen in George Grall's home office is actually a Carolina mantis chowing down on a...
  • Melvin B. Lowe Jr., floral designer

    Melvin B. Lowe Jr., floral designer
    Melvin B. Lowe Jr., a floral designer and funeral home attendant who was also a partner in a special-events and decorating company, died Sept. 27 of renal failure at his Washington home. The one-time Northeast Baltimore resident was 47. "Melvin was a...