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  • Bishop Leighton remembered as feisty shepherd

    Bishop Leighton remembered as feisty shepherd
    The Episcopal Church in Maryland celebrated the life of its 11th bishop with all the formality and ceremony of a cathedral funeral Saturday, while remembering a man known as a fierce champion for society's outsiders. "Bishop David Leighton knew the...
  • Carroll County school system has come a long way in 148 years [Commentary]

    The beginning of the Carroll County school year is less than two weeks away. Stores are advertising back-to-school sales as folks prepare for the end of summer vacation and the first day of school on Aug. 26. This news is greeted with sadness for...
  • Evening tours in Sykesville in search of ghostly evidence

    Ivy Wells doesn't believe in ghosts. But, she admits, a couple of odd occurrences at Sykesville's Town House have piqued her interest. "A faint hint of cigar smoke permeates the Town House," Wells said on the lingering aroma at the facility on Main...
  • Carroll Restaurant Week starts Sunday

    Carroll Restaurant Week starts Sunday
    Carroll County’s third annual Restaurant Week starts Sunday, Aug. 18, with 28 restaurants participating countywide. The event showcases county eateries by offering patrons the opportunity to visit a new restaurant or try an old favorite at an...
  • Carroll County announces school safety program

    Carroll County announces school safety program
    Carroll County Public Schools joined with local law enforcement agencies Friday to announce the Adopt-A-School Program, which aims to increase school security and enhance health and safety instruction with the participation of police officers....
  • Playground dedication at Mechanicsville Elementary honors drowning victim

    Mechanicsville Elementary School's celebration of the opening of two new playgrounds on Saturday will be both a joyous and sad occasion. The event will also honor Nathan Chris Baker, 5, who had just entered kindergarten at Mechanicsville when he died...
  • Fatal Pigtown shooting brings city count to 20 in 80 hours

    Fatal Pigtown shooting brings city count to 20 in 80 hours
    An infant child was found next to her dying mother just before dawn Tuesday after police say a man broke into a Pigtown home, killed a young couple and shot two others — a grisly scene that brought to 20 the number of people shot in the city in a...
  • Electrical fire closes Eldersburg Martin's

    Electrical fire closes Eldersburg Martin's
    An electrical fire at the Martin's grocery store in Eldersburg Wednesday morning is expected to close the store for a couple of days. The two-alarm fire, reported at 8:55 a.m., caused the store to be evacuated, but no employees or customers were...
  • Carroll teen, passersby help mother remove children from burning van

    A 15-year-old Liberty High School student and two passersby are being credited with helping a woman pull her three young children from a burning vehicle Tuesday afternoon in Marriottsville. "We are grateful for the driver's quick reaction in removing her...
  • Traffic: Collision on MD 32 in Sykesville

    Traffic: Collision on MD 32 in Sykesville
    A collision on MD 32 North in Sykesville, just north of West Friendship Road, has closed the northbound shoulder at 8:42 a.m. Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. In other local incidents, a water main break in the Perry Hall...
  • Back Story: Spinning the tale of the snallygaster

    Back Story: Spinning the tale of the snallygaster
    Since we're on the cusp of Halloween, better beware of the possible return of the dreaded snallygaster, which has periodically been scaring the dickens out of Marylanders since the mid-1700s. The what? The snallygaster is a half-bird, half-reptile...
  • State plans new detention center for girls in Carroll County

    State plans new detention center for girls in Carroll County
    The state Department of Juvenile Services plans to replace its rundown detention center for girls with a new, 48-bed facility in Carroll County — a size that is raising questions among advocates for troubled youths. Juvenile Services Secretary Sam...