| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Carroll County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, according to the school system website.
School offices, including central office, are scheduled to open at 10 a.m.
McDaniel College is scheduled to open on time as of 8 a.m.
| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:16 AM
Continuing a trend in recent years of massive jackpots, the Mega Millions lottery has reached $344 million after no one won Friday night's drawings.
Four times this year, the Powerball jackpot has passed the $300 million mark. Mega Millions has not...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Writer-director Michael Tully's "Ping Pong Summer," inspired by summer vacations in the Ocean City of the 1980s with his parents, will have its world premiere at January's Sundance Film festival.
The movie was filmed in Ocean City in autumn 2012. Its...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Having grown up in Carroll County, I can tell you that, as late as the 1950s, radio was always a big deal in Carroll County. I remember our first television. It was a nice novelty. We still listened to the radio.
On Nov. 18, 1932, according to the...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 10:12 AM
The weekend after Thanksgiving not only signals the official start of the Christmas season, but also the start of the Christmas tree hunting season.
For many families, holiday traditions include a visit to a cut-your-own tree farm the weekend of...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 9:29 AM
A collision in Mount Airy left two men dead early Thursday, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.
The victims were identified as Ricky Louis Wean, 25, of New Windsor, and Christopher Gerald Goldzwig, 23, of Keymar.
Shortly before 1 a.m.,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The property tax controversies that engulf City Hall certainly raise the issue of administration accountability, but the equity issue goes beyond the taxpayers involved ("Condo owners stunned by unexpected end to tax break," Nov. 21).
If the condo...
| Oct 13, 2013
Nothing says Halloween like a pumpkin, and dozens of Maryland farmers are grateful for that.
The orange harbingers of fall bring crowds to farm stands and pick-your-own fields. They're the centerpiece around which some farms have built themselves into...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Representatives from the Maryland Health Connection will be visiting Carroll County CVS stores and libraries over the next three weeks to discuss health care options for uninsured residents.
The Maryland Health Connection, established through the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Bill Schroeder, owner of a bustling Italian grocery on Westminster's Main Street, doesn't know Rep. Chris Van Hollen's voting history or many of his positions. But he knows his Democratic congressman lives in Montgomery County.
And he finds it...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:55 AM
In the 1970s, South Carroll High School's marching band was in the Macy's Parade. Throughout the '80s and '90s, the band won multiple competitions and traveled around the country participating in parades.
By 2004, it was gone.
The time has come,...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:30 AM
This could be the big summer of cider. We've fallen hard for the crisp dry hard ciders coming out of Millstone Cellars in Monkton, which are so refreshing for hot-weather dining.
The Maryland Wineries will host Locapour - Drink Local, a tasting event at...