| Sep 16, 2011
| 3:41 AM
When she was a child growing up in Lothian, Lyndra Pratt loved spending time with her grandmother, Margaret Ann Easton, at Easton's nearby farm.
Naturally, Pratt was curious about this woman she loved so dearly. What, she wondered, had her grandma's life...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 11:20 AM
What has become one of the area's hottest events is set to take place again Sept. 30, and it's not being held in a dance club, hotel ballroom or concert hall, but at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art on the National Mall.
The event, Africa...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 11:33 AM
At a time in their lives when young people feel the pressure of "what's next?" Larry Shirley, of Towson, and Barbara Cook, of Cockeysville, enlisted in the Peace Corps.
That decision changed the course of their lives. The same could probably be said...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 10:59 AM
"This is my favorite show of all time, actually," said director Stephanie Williams about the new musical production she's overseeing for the Red Branch Theatre Company, "Once on This Island."
Ironically enough, Williams wasn't even originally slated to...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 4:49 PM
A Baltimore City police officer was arrested and charged Tuesday with leading a heroin distribution operation, including allegations that he arranged drug transactions while on duty and met conspirators in the parking lot of his district station,...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:44 PM
Howard County students spent part of their weekend celebrating Black History Month with a bit of friendly competition.
Students from 15 elementary and middle schools took to the stage on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Veterans Elementary School in Ellicott City to...
| May 3, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Award-winning Carroll County photojournalist, fine art photographer and author Phil Grout will appear for the opening of his latest exhibition Friday, May 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Off Track Art in Westminster.
The exhibit, "Child of the Universe," is a...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:15 AM
The death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi at the hands of the rebels who deposed him was the best possible outcome of the months-long civil war in that North African country. Had he remained at large, he could have been a symbol of resistance to the...
| May 27, 2012
Over the past few months I have been sharing news of preparations for the annual Relay For Life of Western Howard County. It seems that the event is now just right around the corner and the community is invited to participate in this free, fun-filled...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 3:47 PM
Residents and vendors from the many corners and cultures of Baltimore descended on the campus of Polytechnic Institute/Western High this weekend for the annual Baltimore International Festival.
"I just believe that people need to meet other people," said...
| Apr 4, 2005
SOWETO, South Africa - At yesterday's generally somber Mass, hymn-singing members of the Regina Mundi Catholic Church choir danced a stutter-step down the aisle as congregants slapped hymnbooks to the beat.
Just outside the cavernous sanctuary, cars on a...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:27 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak has not hurt foreign investment in Sierra Leone but will inevitably require more spending to fight it, the country's foreign minister said on Monday.
Sierra Leone is among a group of West African countries...