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Times a-changing at TownMall of Westminster

TownMall of Westminster prepares to welcome five new businesses.

Records room update latest in Westminster Police modernizations

The records room update is the third in a series of modernization projects the Westminster Police Department has taken on in recent years for efficiency and space-saving.

Track & Field: Throwers make the grade at Big A Open

The annual Big A Throwers Open, a modified track meet for shot put, discus, and javelin enthusiasts, took place Saturday morning at Liberty High School and featured close to 70 athletes who braved the heat and humidity.

May: Fishing in the summer shallows, Part 2

In part 1 I covered fishing the summer shallows by fishing in morning and evening low light and fishing edges and holes in cover such as weed and pad fields. Part 2 covers “going in after ‘em.”

Merritt: Demise of postcards and letters shouldn’t stop us from writing to those we care about

Does anyone still write letters? Recently, I was happily surprised to find a handwritten one in my mailbox.

Pet Wise: Can reptiles and amphibians make good pets?

Most reptiles and amphibians require a diet consisting of live food like crickets and other insects and the owner will need to find sources to purchase the appropriate food for the pet.

Camp Thrive serves middle-schoolers whose lives have been touched by addiction-related loss or trauma

For the first time, Carroll County Public Schools and the State's Attorney's Office of Carroll County partnered for Camp Thrive, a camp for children whose lives and homes have been impacted by addiction-related loss or trauma.


More Carroll news

Religion Briefs: Vacation Bible School returns to Oakland UMC this week

Oakland United Methodist Church in Eldersburg has been hosting a Vacation Bible School since the late 1940s, reaching out to children of all faiths in the community, and this year is no exception.

Szymanski: The lure of the water hole, where we come of age

What is it about these age-old swimming holes that draws kids of all ages? They are so popular that Travel and Leisure magazine has a list of “America’s Favorite Swimming Holes” on their website.

Pedestrian struck and killed trying to cross Md. 140 in Westminster

Ira Lewis Blankman, 60, was pronounced deceased at Carroll Hospital after being struck by a 2000 International 9100 truck tractor towing a 1971 Pennco Industries tanker.

Swimming: Big day for Victoria Kaufman at Carroll County Invitational

Victoria Kaufman set a record in the 15-18 girls 100-meter individual medley (1:07.6), and another one in the 50 backstroke (31.09).

Sykesville man killed in Friday crash, overturned SUV found in stream

A 30-year-old Sykesville man could not be resuscitated after a single-vehicle crash Friday, July 19. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office CRASH Team is investigating the cause of the fatal crash.

Chamber music concert to present ensemble with a ‘kaleidoscope’ of Eastern European music

Chamber Music ont he Hill will close out the season Sunday with a concert from the D.C.-based ensemble Gerdan - Kaleidoscope of World Music.

Westminster man indicted by federal grand jury after allegedly threatening member of Congress

Darryl Albert Varnum, of the 300 block of Barnes Avenue, was indicted Wednesday by the Grand Jury for the District of Maryland on one felony count of threatening a federal official, according to federal court documents.

Westminster ‘problem-solver’ initiates presidential campaign, says he can solve immigration, health care

Westminster resident A.J. Wildman believes that he can give America the solutions to their problems so, he’s running for president in the 2020 campaign.

Carroll County officials say state-provided assisted living subsidy fails to cover cost for senior citizens

A state subsidy that serves to help senior citizens pay for assisted living has aided Carroll County residents for years, but the cap doesn't come close to covering the full cost.

Dayhoff: The scoop on ice cream history to coincide with National Ice Cream Day

In an article in “Countywide News” in 1989, Dean Minnich wrote that one of the Victorian giants of commerce and industry in Carroll County, George W. Albaugh, began his mega-empire around 1870, when at the age of 13, he opened an ice cream stand near his home in Dennings.