| Aug 10, 2013
| 2:39 PM
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...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:55 AM
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...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:41 AM
A house fire in Westminster Monday afternoon caused about $60,000 in damages and has displaced a family of three, according to a notice of investigation from the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
The fire started in the basement of a two-story home in the...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:40 AM
How does Marriotts Ridge High School end up with so many award-winning vocalists and vocal ensembles? One explanation may lie in the partnership between the high school and its feeder schools (Burleigh Manor Middle, Mt. View Middle, Manor Woods...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:07 AM
The stranger showed up Tuesday morning at the Jacob family home in Sykesville in a black car with six chickens and a bundle of apologies.
The mystery of the Sykesville chicken heist was solved.
"I swear to you, you couldn't make this up," said Karen...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:45 PM
A Washington state man found guilty of first-degree murder and other charges in September stemming from a 2012 Eldersburg shooting was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility for parole Tuesday in Carroll County Circuit Court.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Two men charged in connection with a string of daytime burglaries that occurred across the county last March were sentenced to serve 20 years in prison in Howard County Circuit Court last week.
Christopher Michael Kelly, 40, of the 10700 block of...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Ruut was destined to become a singer/songwriter.
One of four daughters born in Finland to parents who were classical musicians, Ruut DeMeo — who goes professionally by her first name, Finnish for Ruth, pronounced "Root" — spent her childhood...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A trip to England inspired Dawn Pritchard to pursue opening a lavender farm in Carroll County and now with the help of the Carroll Biz Challenge, she may be open one year sooner than expected.
Pritchard, founder of Silver Linings Lavender Farm, a...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:20 AM
Did you know that only 5 to 6 percent of eligible Girl Scouts receive their Gold Award each year? This exclusive leadership award represents the highest level of achievement for Girl Scouts, who must complete at least 80 hours of work towards a service...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:25 AM
An accidental fire that started in a void space above Jin's Asian Bistro in the Oklahoma Center shopping center became a two-alarm blaze that damaged several units of the Eldersburg strip mall late Thursday night, the Office of the Maryland State Fire...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:44 AM
The Carroll County Bureau of Utilities has repaired a sewage leak in Sykesville, but not before an estimated 77,500 gallons of effluent leaked from a pipe each day over the past 12 days, according to a Carroll County government press release.