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Carroll County Times’ 2020 Pictures of the Year | PHOTOS

Traffic manuevers along cleared roads through the traffic circle at the intersection of Md. 482 and the Hampstead Bypass after snow and ice fell Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
(Dylan Slagle/Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Carroll County Times’ 2020 Pictures of the Year | PHOTOS

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Take a second look at some of the Carroll County Times' best photography with the 2020 Pictures of the Year.
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Fire companies from Howard and Carroll County respond to a fully involved house fire in the 7000 block of Old Washington Rd. in Woodbine, just after 10 a.m. Thursday. The structure was burned to the ground within an hour.
Fire companies from Howard and Carroll County respond to a fully involved house fire in the 7000 block of Old Washington Rd. in Woodbine, just after 10 a.m. Thursday. The structure was burned to the ground within an hour. (Doug Kapustin/Carroll County Times)
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Gerstell Academy seniors Kennedy Major and Kate Maerten collide with Catholic sophomore goalie Sydney Leard, left, and junior Olivia Myers in the second half of their game in Finksburg .
Gerstell Academy seniors Kennedy Major and Kate Maerten collide with Catholic sophomore goalie Sydney Leard, left, and junior Olivia Myers in the second half of their game in Finksburg . (Dylan Slagle)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Members of the Class of 2020 are seen spaced apart on stage during a graduation ceremony at Carroll Christian School.
Members of the Class of 2020 are seen spaced apart on stage during a graduation ceremony at Carroll Christian School. (Brian Krista/Carroll County Times)
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Anglers head out onto Liberty Reservoir in Eldersburg Sunday morning, March 22, 2020. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works is suspending all recreational access to Liberty, Prettyboy and Loch Raven Reservoirs beginning Monday.
Anglers head out onto Liberty Reservoir in Eldersburg Sunday morning, March 22, 2020. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works is suspending all recreational access to Liberty, Prettyboy and Loch Raven Reservoirs beginning Monday. (Dylan Slagle)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
WInters Mill graduate Halley Donati is headed to Washington College in the fall where she will compete on the trap and skeet shooting team.
WInters Mill graduate Halley Donati is headed to Washington College in the fall where she will compete on the trap and skeet shooting team. (Dylan Slagle)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Eric Custer of Hampstead shares a kiss with his wife Julie before starting a hole during Mini Golf Date Night, organized by Marriage and Relationship Education Center, at Mitchellís Golf Complex in Reisterstown.
Eric Custer of Hampstead shares a kiss with his wife Julie before starting a hole during Mini Golf Date Night, organized by Marriage and Relationship Education Center, at Mitchellís Golf Complex in Reisterstown. (Brian Krista/Carroll County Times)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Geese gather in a creek surrounded by a landscape covered in snow near Manchester.
Geese gather in a creek surrounded by a landscape covered in snow near Manchester. (Brian Krista/BSMG)
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Francis Scott Keyís Jaeden Heiser gets a piece of the ball as Centuryís Noah Riley tries for a layup during a boys basketball playoff game at Century High School.
Francis Scott Keyís Jaeden Heiser gets a piece of the ball as Centuryís Noah Riley tries for a layup during a boys basketball playoff game at Century High School. (Brian Krista/BSMG)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Carter Knight, 10, of Union Bridge is reflected in a puddle as he plays basketball on a 60 degree day at Dutterer Family Park.
Carter Knight, 10, of Union Bridge is reflected in a puddle as he plays basketball on a 60 degree day at Dutterer Family Park. (Brian Krista/BSMG)
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Manchester Valley senior Makenzie Estes sports 2020 shades while lining up for the school's graduation parade in Manchester.
Manchester Valley senior Makenzie Estes sports 2020 shades while lining up for the school's graduation parade in Manchester. (Dylan Slagle)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Sade Nicole, 19, of Baltimore wears sunflowers in her hair while posing for a selfie in the rows of flowers at The Sunflower Garden in Westminster.
Sade Nicole, 19, of Baltimore wears sunflowers in her hair while posing for a selfie in the rows of flowers at The Sunflower Garden in Westminster. (Brian Krista/Carroll County Times)
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Ella Knouse, 9, pulls her borther Landon, 11, as they play in the snow at Westminster High School Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 as a winter storm brought heavy snow to the area.
Ella Knouse, 9, pulls her borther Landon, 11, as they play in the snow at Westminster High School Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 as a winter storm brought heavy snow to the area. (Dylan Slagle/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
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From left, Gavin Boer, 13, Landen Shipley, 13, and Addison Boer, 11, enjoy the water at Morgan Run Natural Environment Area near Gamber.
From left, Gavin Boer, 13, Landen Shipley, 13, and Addison Boer, 11, enjoy the water at Morgan Run Natural Environment Area near Gamber. (Dylan Slagle)
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The sun hangs low in the sky over McDaniel College in Westminster before sunset Wednesday, Sept 16, 2020. Smoke from western wildfires has arrived as a noticeable haze on the east coast.
The sun hangs low in the sky over McDaniel College in Westminster before sunset Wednesday, Sept 16, 2020. Smoke from western wildfires has arrived as a noticeable haze on the east coast. (Dylan Slagle)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Myles Hopton of Front Royal, Va., owner of Pegasus Equine Services, wears a head lamp to look into a horseís mouth, while using a float to grind down the back teeth, during the annual dental day at Maryland Horse Rescue in Westminster.
Myles Hopton of Front Royal, Va., owner of Pegasus Equine Services, wears a head lamp to look into a horseís mouth, while using a float to grind down the back teeth, during the annual dental day at Maryland Horse Rescue in Westminster. (Brian Krista/BSMG)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Westminster's bench erupts after Owls junior Jillian Pumputis scored to tie the game with 11 seconds left in the the second half of their overtime win over the Mavericks in Westminster.
Westminster's bench erupts after Owls junior Jillian Pumputis scored to tie the game with 11 seconds left in the the second half of their overtime win over the Mavericks in Westminster. (Dylan Slagle/Carroll County TImes)
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South Carroll's AJ Rodrigues takes a 16-1 tech fall over Winter's Mill's Logan Konold in the 126 pound weight class during South Carroll's win over visiting Winters Mill Monday night in Winfield.
South Carroll's AJ Rodrigues takes a 16-1 tech fall over Winter's Mill's Logan Konold in the 126 pound weight class during South Carroll's win over visiting Winters Mill Monday night in Winfield. (Doug Kapustin/Carroll County Times)
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Hanna Wike of Condon Farms rakes a field of wheat straw along Md. 94 in Winfield. Farm owner John Condon said the fields were yielding well this year and that they had already made more than 1900 bales of straw before noon.
Hanna Wike of Condon Farms rakes a field of wheat straw along Md. 94 in Winfield. Farm owner John Condon said the fields were yielding well this year and that they had already made more than 1900 bales of straw before noon. (Dylan Slagle)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
An angler fishes the calm waters of Piney Run Lake in Eldersburg. Piney Run Park opened to boats for the season March 1. Piney Run Park is open for the season from 7 a.m. through sunset with boat rentals available from now until Nov. 30.
An angler fishes the calm waters of Piney Run Lake in Eldersburg. Piney Run Park opened to boats for the season March 1. Piney Run Park is open for the season from 7 a.m. through sunset with boat rentals available from now until Nov. 30. (Dylan Slagle)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
South Carroll junior Grace Siehler is the 2020 Carroll County Times Indoor Track Athlete of the Year.
South Carroll junior Grace Siehler is the 2020 Carroll County Times Indoor Track Athlete of the Year. (Dylan Slagle)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Jose Sandoval, left, and Robert Morrow paint the Liberty High School Lions logo on the side of a one-million gallon water tower along Md. 32 in Eldersburg. The George Kountoupes Painting Company began repainting the tower for Carroll County at the beginning of July and expects to use about 700 gallons of paint and primer to repaint the tower inside and out.
Jose Sandoval, left, and Robert Morrow paint the Liberty High School Lions logo on the side of a one-million gallon water tower along Md. 32 in Eldersburg. The George Kountoupes Painting Company began repainting the tower for Carroll County at the beginning of July and expects to use about 700 gallons of paint and primer to repaint the tower inside and out. (Dylan Slagle)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Ruth V. Onley, a 105-year-old resident of Frederick, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Silver Oak Academy during a Black History Month celebration at the school.
Ruth V. Onley, a 105-year-old resident of Frederick, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Silver Oak Academy during a Black History Month celebration at the school. (Brian Krista/Carroll County Times)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Liberty's Jordan Nastos is surrounded by (L-R) Westminster's Emily Davis, Maddi Olexy, and Emily Conklin as she clings to a rebound in the first half. Westminster defeats host, Liberty 50-46 Friday evening in Eldersburg.
Liberty's Jordan Nastos is surrounded by (L-R) Westminster's Emily Davis, Maddi Olexy, and Emily Conklin as she clings to a rebound in the first half. Westminster defeats host, Liberty 50-46 Friday evening in Eldersburg. (Doug Kapustin/Carroll County Times)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Antonio Capuano clears snow from the awning at Mediterraneo Ristorante in Westminster while cleaning up after Wednesday's December snowstorm.
Antonio Capuano clears snow from the awning at Mediterraneo Ristorante in Westminster while cleaning up after Wednesday's December snowstorm. (Dylan Slagle/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
The roundabout at the intersection of Md. 482 and the Hampstead Bypass was opened to traffic in 2009.
The roundabout at the intersection of Md. 482 and the Hampstead Bypass was opened to traffic in 2009. (Dylan Slagle)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Traffic manuevers along cleared roads through the traffic circle at the intersection of Md. 482 and the Hampstead Bypass after snow and ice fell Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
Traffic manuevers along cleared roads through the traffic circle at the intersection of Md. 482 and the Hampstead Bypass after snow and ice fell Wednesday night into Thursday morning. (Dylan Slagle/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
The Liberty bench erupts as the Lions connect on a late three-pointer in the fourth quarter. Liberty defeats Westminster, 54-50, Friday night in Westminster.
The Liberty bench erupts as the Lions connect on a late three-pointer in the fourth quarter. Liberty defeats Westminster, 54-50, Friday night in Westminster. (Doug Kapustin/Carroll County Times)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Workers from Coldsprings Farms chop a field of triticale along Trevanion Road near Uniontown. Coldsprings uses the triticale as part of the feed for their dairy herd.
Workers from Coldsprings Farms chop a field of triticale along Trevanion Road near Uniontown. Coldsprings uses the triticale as part of the feed for their dairy herd. (Dylan Slagle)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Snow flurries fall along Locust Lane in Westminster.
Snow flurries fall along Locust Lane in Westminster. (Dylan Slagle/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Manchester Valley players react after they defeat Centennial 42-33 in a 3A East, opening round game of the state basketball tournament Friday night in Ellicott City.
Manchester Valley players react after they defeat Centennial 42-33 in a 3A East, opening round game of the state basketball tournament Friday night in Ellicott City. (Doug Kapustin/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Winters Mill's Colby Unkart tries to get Westminster's Dan Stephens off his back as they battle in the 138 weight class during a wrestling match at Westminster High School.
Winters Mill's Colby Unkart tries to get Westminster's Dan Stephens off his back as they battle in the 138 weight class during a wrestling match at Westminster High School. (Brian Krista/Carroll County Times)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Debbie Scheller looks out the window at A Likely Story Bookstore, waiting for a customer to arrive for their curbside pick-up at the store in Sykesville.
Debbie Scheller looks out the window at A Likely Story Bookstore, waiting for a customer to arrive for their curbside pick-up at the store in Sykesville. (Brian Krista/Carroll County Times)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Derek and Denise Ward of Westminster are silhouetted against the dusk while looking at lights with their children Nikolas Grim, 9, Jesse Ward, 12, and Juke Ward, 3 on McCurley Drive, a street with no outlet that has become a viral holiday destination for locals hoping to see lights for the holiday season.
Derek and Denise Ward of Westminster are silhouetted against the dusk while looking at lights with their children Nikolas Grim, 9, Jesse Ward, 12, and Juke Ward, 3 on McCurley Drive, a street with no outlet that has become a viral holiday destination for locals hoping to see lights for the holiday season. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Daelan Wengert encourages his sisters, Kaelyn and Maia to greet Santa. From six feet away and behind a gate, Santa greets kids at the Carroll County Farm Museum's historic log cabin on Saturday afternoon as visitors enjoy the museum's holiday tour. The cabin has been decorated by ReFabuluz Vintiques of Westminster.
Daelan Wengert encourages his sisters, Kaelyn and Maia to greet Santa. From six feet away and behind a gate, Santa greets kids at the Carroll County Farm Museum's historic log cabin on Saturday afternoon as visitors enjoy the museum's holiday tour. The cabin has been decorated by ReFabuluz Vintiques of Westminster. (Doug Kapustin/Carroll County Times)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Carroll Community College and the Carroll Arts Center sponsor a musical tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. performed by artist Lea, that features songs of the Civil Rights Movement Monday afternoon in Westminster.
Carroll Community College and the Carroll Arts Center sponsor a musical tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. performed by artist Lea, that features songs of the Civil Rights Movement Monday afternoon in Westminster. (Doug Kapustin/Carroll County Times)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Molly Mattoon, and her husband Jeremy Mattoon are on a quest to have insurance companies cover the disorder known as PANDAS, which afflicts her son, Jackson Mattoon. Mattoon waits in an adjacent cubicle as the six year old receives one of his three immunoglobulin treatments from nurse, Sheree Dyer at a lab in Columbia last weekend.
Molly Mattoon, and her husband Jeremy Mattoon are on a quest to have insurance companies cover the disorder known as PANDAS, which afflicts her son, Jackson Mattoon. Mattoon waits in an adjacent cubicle as the six year old receives one of his three immunoglobulin treatments from nurse, Sheree Dyer at a lab in Columbia last weekend. (Doug Kapustin/Carroll County Times)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
North Carroll’s Trevor Boring slides safely into third with a cloud of dirt, beating a tag attempt by Littlestown’s third baseman during a South Penn Baseball League game in Manchester.
North Carroll’s Trevor Boring slides safely into third with a cloud of dirt, beating a tag attempt by Littlestown’s third baseman during a South Penn Baseball League game in Manchester. (Brian Krista/Carroll County Times)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
A firefighter works at the scene of a house fire in the 1300 Block of Washington Road in Westminster.
A firefighter works at the scene of a house fire in the 1300 Block of Washington Road in Westminster. (Dylan Slagle)
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The intersection of Main Street, Md. 27 and the Maryland Midland Railwail in downtown Westminster.
The intersection of Main Street, Md. 27 and the Maryland Midland Railwail in downtown Westminster.
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As seen from Old Bachmans Valley Road in Westminster, grain silos are shrouded in fog early Wednesday morning.
As seen from Old Bachmans Valley Road in Westminster, grain silos are shrouded in fog early Wednesday morning. (Dylan Slagle)
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Ice clings to the trees as residents dig out along West Green Street in Westminster.
Ice clings to the trees as residents dig out along West Green Street in Westminster. (Dylan Slagle/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
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Melvin Esh holds on while riding during the IBR Bull Riding Finals in the Danele Shipley Memorial Arena at the Carroll County Agriculture Center.
Melvin Esh holds on while riding during the IBR Bull Riding Finals in the Danele Shipley Memorial Arena at the Carroll County Agriculture Center. (Karl Merton Ferron/BSMG)
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First graders Kayla Capito, left, and Paige Hatfield look out from their bus as they arrive at Cranberry Station Elementary School in Westminster on the first day of hybrid instruction in Carroll County.
First graders Kayla Capito, left, and Paige Hatfield look out from their bus as they arrive at Cranberry Station Elementary School in Westminster on the first day of hybrid instruction in Carroll County. (Dylan Slagle)
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John Woytowitz, general manager with Allbrite Pressure Wash, Inc., works on sanitizing playground equipment at Carroll Lutheran School.
John Woytowitz, general manager with Allbrite Pressure Wash, Inc., works on sanitizing playground equipment at Carroll Lutheran School. (Brian Krista/BSMG)
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Mechanicsville Elementary School teacher Judy Hemler connects virtually with her first grade class from her empty classroom at the school in Gamber.
Mechanicsville Elementary School teacher Judy Hemler connects virtually with her first grade class from her empty classroom at the school in Gamber. (Dylan Slagle)
Carroll County Times' POY 2020
Skip Bird of Eldersburg, who belongs to the Westminster Astronomical Society, observes the newly discovered comet NEOWISE as it rises in the northeast sky over Eldersburg. Officially known as Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, the comet is visible in the northeast sky before dawn and can be seen in the northwest sky after sunset.
Skip Bird of Eldersburg, who belongs to the Westminster Astronomical Society, observes the newly discovered comet NEOWISE as it rises in the northeast sky over Eldersburg. Officially known as Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, the comet is visible in the northeast sky before dawn and can be seen in the northwest sky after sunset. (Dylan Slagle)
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