| Dec 29, 2012
| 4:36 PM
For many Carroll residents, a visit to the Pleasant Valley Christmas Train Garden is a touchstone of the holiday season that brings them back year after year.
And each year for the past 30 years, there have been others who discover the garden's magic...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:01 AM
In November, two educators from our community experienced a unique opportunity. Addie Kaufman, principal of Marriotts Ridge High School, and Kathy McKinley, principal of Mt. View Middle School, traveled to China for a one-week educational tour as part...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:20 PM
When Sandy Hook Elementary students resumed classes today in a repurposed school in a neighboring town, craft snowflakes from around the globe greeted them, adorning hallways, staircases and classrooms.
The Connecticut PTSA wrote on its website that...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Howard County Police investigators have confirmed the teenage driver of the Honda Civic struck by a Mack truck outside of Mt.Hebron High School on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 3 failed to stop at the stop sign when exiting the school parking lot. ...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Two men were assaulted and one was robbed by a group of men outside of Looney's Pub in Fulton last week after an argument inside the pub escalated, according to Howard County Police.
Currently only one man, Michael Hadley, 37, of the 7300 block of...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Last Friday, a mentally ill man attacked 22 elementary school children in China, yet none of them died ("Man with knife attacks Chinese kids; 22 hurt," Dec. 15).
Why? Because his weapon was a knife. Presumably, guns are much harder to come by in China....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Over the course of a year, the Central Maryland Correctional Facility's laundry plant in Sykesville processes some 2.2 million pounds of laundry.
Typically, that load consists of towels, sheets and some everyday items usually gathered from nonprofits...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 11:10 AM
W. Kennedy Cromwell III, a retired foreign service officer who spent the majority of his 32-year career in Africa, died Dec. 13 from complications of a stroke at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville.
The former Washington and Annapolis...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 9:03 AM
100 Years Ago
Watches and Watchter
From the Laurel social column:
"Mrs. Mayor George W. Waters, Jr. visited relatives in Baltimore during the past week.
"Dr. Millard M. Wachter of Long Island, Kansas, a brother of Mr. J. W. Wachter , manager of the...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Just a few days before their live performances of "The Nutcracker," the intensity and concentration were evident on the faces of the teenage performers at the Carroll County Dance Center in Sykesville.
Each of the cast members at this rehearsal had...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 12:07 PM
Some might see an odd destiny — if not exactly Jerry Garcia’s “long strange trip” — in the formation of the 3-year-old Jazz Docs band.
Its five members form a sort of Venn diagram — with Ellicott City dentist Hank...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Residents of Carroll County filled the public hearing room at the County Office Building on Dec. 11 to voice opposition, support or in some cases indignation over the county's proposal to render English as the official language of the county.