The Morning Report is a quick roundup of links to stories that Carroll County residents are talking about for Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Read our eNewspaper, a PDF replica of today's paper. Access to the eNewspaper and our website is included with a print subscription. Activate yours at www.carrollcountytimes.com/activate.
- Three men were arrested Saturday after they allegedly attempted to pass fake checks at a bank in Mount Airy.
- The Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair offered activities for kids Monday, from fashion shows to a farm-inspired obstacle course.
- Carroll Community College signed a memorandum of understanding this summer with Towson, Stevenson and Frostburg universities that will allow students working toward an associate degree in nursing to accelerate their studies to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
- The Carroll County Republican Central Committee issued a news release Saturday, voicing opposition to any effort to move the county to a charter form of government and urging members to do the same.
- A Manchester man was sentenced to a year in the Carroll County Detention Center after he pleaded guilty to second-degree assault.
- The United States launched multiple airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya on Monday, opening a new, more persistent front against the group at the request of the United Nations-backed government
- McDonald's is accelerating plans to simplify its food and announced intentions Monday to remove artificial preservatives from its chicken nuggets, breakfast sausage patties and egg products. The fast food giant will also remove high-fructose corn syrup from its buns by the end of this month.
- The Orioles didn’t make any major deals before Monday’s 4 p.m. nonwaiver trade deadline, but they did bring a familiar face back to Baltimore by re-acquiring first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce from the Tampa Bay Rays.
- Kevin Grady shot 67 to win the Carroll County Amateur golf tournament.