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'We want to show our appreciation’: Mount Airy Middle honors veterans with breakfast, history display

For about a decade students and staff at Mount Airy Middle School have curated a display of artifacts from veterans around Veterans Day. For the first time this year, they also hosted a breakfast.

2019 Fall Carroll County Athletic League Champions

Carroll County’s 2019 fall high school sports regular season featured eight varsity teams that claimed Carroll County Athletic League titles.

James Tipton, North Carroll grad and paralyzed veteran, finds purpose helping others ‘Stand Up and Play’

The week of Nov. 11 will be one of homecoming, remembrance and promise for James “Tip” Tipton. The 1984 graduate of North Carroll High School and 22-year veteran of the United States Air Force will arrive in town from his home in Panama City, Florida on Veterans Day, speak at an American Legion Post 31, in Westminster on Tuesday and hold court at a special fundraiser at Greenmount Station restaurant in Hampstead, Wednesday evening.

Carroll County seizes ‘rare opportunity,’ saves $5M through bond sale after earning top credit rating

Carroll County received the highest credit rating possible two years back-to-back and, as a result, secured a historically-low interest rate in this year’s bond sale, saving the county $5 million in the process, according to a county news release.

Q&A: Lineboro’s Linas Saurusaitis on his Governor’s Service Award and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Linas Saurusaitis is the Emergency Medical Services Captain at the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Fire Rescue Department. He’s also a life member and past chief of the Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department. And he’s also a volunteer with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Dayhoff: Happy birthday to the Marines and Carroll County’s role in the history of the corps

At the beginning of the Spanish-American War, the very first ground military action occurred on June 10, 1898, when Marines were sent in to establish a base at Guantánamo Bay. It was on the second day of military operations that a Carroll countian, Sgt. Charles H. Smith, was one of five Marines killed in that battle.

In search of life: Sykesville woman pens book on first NASA venture to land on Mars, 1976 Viking mission

Patricia Ann Straat, who now resides in Sykesville, in 1970 joined the team that would successfully land the first spacecraft on Mars.

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