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County Commissioner Stephen Wantz, R-District 1, said during Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting he asked for the health department, and the department of rec and parks, to come back next week with whatever new information they might have.

Carroll County’s slower pace of COVID-19 cases this week — relative to exceptionally high case totals the previous two weeks — continued Friday, with 10 more residents confirmed to have tested positive for the disease.

Westminster leaders decided to cancel all remaining city events that had been on the calendar through the rest of the year.

Contagious diseases appeared regularly under ordinary circumstances in places like Carroll County. Within one week in March-April 1877, four children of Samuel and Mary Kesselring of Silver Run died of scarlet fever.

The State Board of Elections is recommending that Maryland dramatically reduce the number of polling places for November’s election, opening just 360 voting centers statewide on Election Day, mostly in high schools.

Danice Brown, an associate professor of psychology at Towson University, was the keynote speaker of the Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality Conference, which addressed racial justice, "othering" and more.

Common Ground was founded in 1994 as a nonprofit and is located on McDaniel College’s campus. The organization’s mission is to bring together artists, teachers, performers, and students who reflect local, national, and international communities and to provide opportunities to teach, appreciate and study musical and art forms representing various ethnic and cultural traditions.

Ira Zepp touched many lives. He was a man of enormous charisma, wisdom, and compassion. He returned to Westminster in the 1960s after the community and the college had begun wrestling, in the mid-1950s, with race relations and the civil rights movement.

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Sandy Oxx, former Carroll Arts Center executive director, spent five days in the hospital fighting COVID-19. Now, she is sharing her story of survival.

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