| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Maryland utilities participating in a voluntary program that encourages the use of suppliers owned by minorities, women or disabled veterans spent 11 percent less on contracts with such businesses last year even as total contracting grew modestly.
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:36 AM
A handful of Anne Arundel County liquor stores are taking advantage of new liquor laws in hopes of cashing in on beer drinkers' interest in craft brews.
They've installed taps in their stores to dispense specialty beers into refillable glass jugs...
| Jul 5, 2013
Board members to take oath
Teresa Milio Birge of Odenton, Andrew Pruski of Gambrills and Else Drooff of Arnold will be sworn in as members of the Anne Arundel Board of Education at a ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday at the county courthouse in Annapolis....
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Pop quiz: What's the home-improvement project that comes closest to paying for itself when you sell?
Not a snazzy new kitchen or bathroom. A lowly steel front door.
So says Remodeling magazine in its annual survey breaking down the cost benefits of...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Elliott Franklin Sears, a World War II veteran who later worked as an assistant chief engineer for the Navy Department in Washington, died Sept. 5 of heart failure at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Southern Maryland. The longtime Woodmoor resident...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 4:26 PM
When developers promised to build a $38 million, 700-seat elementary school in Odenton, Anne Arundel County officials embraced the proposal as a way to ease overcrowding in other area schools. They even tentatively gave the school a name: Evergreen...
| Oct 13, 2012
Vocus Inc. is hiring hundreds of people, betting big that it will become a leading digital marketing firm for small and medium-sized businesses.
The Beltsville-based technology company is on track to hire around 500 people this year at its headquarters...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:17 AM
Last winter, Leann Kwak put her senior year at Arundel High School on hold to pursue her dreams as a chart-topping pop singer. For nearly three months, thousands of TV viewers determined whether or not she'd move on to the next round of the competition....
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:07 AM
More than 50 restaurants have signed onto the Maryland's 'True Blue' certification program and marketing campaign. Launched this spring by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the 'True Blue' certification program allows restaurants serving DNR-...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Harford County's Board of Estimates has approved several contracts, totaling more than $2.2 million, that were requested by the county's information and communication technology director, including one for more than $600,000 for copiers.
About 140 black/...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:42 AM
Inside the Maryland Food Bank's 90,000-square-foot warehouse in Halethorpe, a half dozen volunteers hustled to box, weigh and sort cartons and cans of food sitting on a stationary conveyor belt Thursday morning.
In motion, the conveyor belt makes this...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 3:07 PM
Youngsters opened a classroom door at Crofton Elementary School and entered what appeared to be a crime scene: a masking-tape outline of a body, a hammer, a tennis ball covered with dog hair and a "Caution: Do Not Cross" sign.
They were walking in on a...