| Mar 23, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Not too long ago, Carroll County faced a problem: Rapid growth had brought crowded classrooms to the northeastern part of the county, and planners expected many more homes to be built in the area.
"At one point, they were 400 kids over capacity at North...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Sykesville Police are looking for a white man, possibly in his 50s, balding with short white hair, following a reported attempt to pick up an 11-year-old girl on March 12 around 7 p.m. in Sykesville.
Police said a man driving a dark car, possibly a...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Howard County Police are investigating if two men arrested in an Ellicott City residential burglary Thursday are linked to a string of daytime burglaries occurring in Ellicott City, Elkridge, Marriottsville, Clarksville and Sykesville, according to a news...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Sara Knutson Cullen was as comfortable in a dress and stiletto heels as she was smoking cigars and flying Black Hawk helicopters in Afghanistan — a driven and level-headed 27-year-old whose dreams stretched far beyond her roots in Carroll County,...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 6:44 AM
Choosing a first bike can be daunting, but these tips can help narrow down the options.
At first glance, the wall of children’s bicycles at any area bike shop or big-box retailer can be paralyzing: Spider-Man bikes, Littlest Pet Shop bikes,...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:00 PM
In-patient units at Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville have become troubled environments where serious assaults on hospital staff are common, according to a scathing new report from a consultant for the Maryland health department.
| Apr 4, 2013
| 2:54 PM
When it came time for Stephanie Blatchley and her husband, Tyler, to buy their first house, the young couple knew exactly what they wanted.
Having grown up in western Howard County, she was most comfortable in a country setting. Both of them wanted to...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:29 AM
When taking note of local high school plays, remember that several private schools also offer spring productions. This year at Chapelgate Academy, students will perform "Harvey," a comedy best-known for its 1950 film adaptation starring Jimmy Stewart.
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
It was supposed to be both winter's last blast and Baltimore's first significant snowfall in two years, but stubbornly warm air took the "snow" out of Wednesday's snow day for many Marylanders.
While weather forecasts had the region preparing for the...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
When Ken and Julie Giradini work side by side, sparks fly. Literally.
In their studio located in the woods off a winding road in Sykesville, the Giradinis create works of art from metal.
The couple, who have been married 26 years, met in a pottery...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Letter writer Ruth Fleishman's fear that quarterback Joe Flacco may not renew his contract with the Ravens reminded me of an old Irish folk tale ("Flacco holding out? Say it ain't so, Joe," Feb. 16).
In a small town in the west of Ireland along the...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:47 AM
100 Years Ago
The iceman cameth
From the social notes: "Prof. Charles Kolb of Westminster was the guest Saturday and Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Barnes.
"Mr. Washington Ridgley spent several day last week with Mr. and Mrs. Charles...