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Howard County

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  • Efforts to help renters become homeowners continue

    Efforts to help renters become homeowners continue
    As high prices, rising rents and tight credit requirements continue to make homeownership difficult for many families, some private and nonprofit developers are trying to find ways to make homeownership more accessible for renters. At least three...
  • Glenelg mountain biker shares passion for county parks in video

    Glenelg mountain biker shares passion for county parks in video
    Mountain biking has had a big influence on Nick Griesser, and his passion motivates him to make others aware of the sport. The Glenelg resident has been biking since he was 10 years old and says he intends to continue mountain biking and "dirt jumping"...
  • Ex-transportation chief seeks political comeback

    Ex-transportation chief seeks political comeback
    Eight years ago, Robert L. Flanagan was one of the most powerful officials in state government, earning $151,262 for overseeing an agency with a $3.7 billion budget and more than 9,200 employees. These days, as a lawyer with a family law practice, the...
  • Baltimore area's 2014 FBS players

    Baltimore area's 2014 FBS players
    Baltimore high school football fans will have no shortage of former players to follow this college season. There are 101 local players — from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County...
  • La Leche League of Columbia meets fourth Friday

    La Leche League of Columbia meets fourth Friday
    These groups meet regularly. Bereavement Support Group — Fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. This group is for adults who are mourning the loss of a loved one. All are welcome; however not appropriate for children. St. Francis of Assisi Church, 8300 Old...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    All Together Now at Howard library branches
    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860. •A Comet is Coming to Mars. Sept. 12, 3:30 p.m. Solar system ambassador Becca Sepan answers questions about Comet Siding Spring making a close approach to Mars in October....
  • Wh'Y' Not Toastmasters meets Saturday

    Wh'Y' Not Toastmasters meets Saturday
    These groups meet regularly. The Bet Aviv Camera Club — Fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. Learn about the many facets of photography. Meetings appeal to photographers of all skill and experience levels. Oakland Mills Meeting House, in Columbia. 410-992-...
  • Howard police identify officers who shot man with knife who died

    Howard police identify officers who shot man with knife who died
    Howard County police Thursday released the identities of the two officers who shot a man holding a knife who police believe was attempting suicide inside his Ellicott City home Wednesday. The man later died, and autopsy results are pending. Police...
  • The mind and soul need treatment along with the body [Commentary]

    The mind and soul need treatment along with the body [Commentary]
    While the roles of depression and addiction in Robin William's suicide were the focus of most news stories about his death, perhaps the headlines should have focused on his recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, highlighting the intricate...
  • The keepers of Howard County history

    The keepers of Howard County history
    As a student at Atholton Elementary and Clarksville Middle schools, Mary Catherine Cochran said her eyes glazed over when teachers explained Civil War battles. It's not that she didn't appreciate history. She did — just on a more local level. "I...
  • A month and a half into pilot, Howard officials share Roving Radish observations

    A month and a half into pilot, Howard officials share Roving Radish observations
    On an overcast day at the North Laurel Community Center, Howard Countians picking up their weekly meal kits from the Roving Radish trickled in, punctuating the midday quiet of the parking lot at the North Laurel Community Center every 15 minutes or so....
  • Downtown Columbia burgeoning as employment hub

    Downtown Columbia burgeoning as employment hub
    In the four years since the approval of the Downtown Columbia Plan – a master guiding document aimed at revitalizing the heart of Howard County's core city – Columbia Town Center's progress toward becoming a true urban destination has been...