Thumbs up and down: Friday marked the anniversary of a terrible day we won’t soon forget. On June 28, 2018, a gunman shot his way into the Annapolis offices of the Capital Gazette newspapers and killed five people. Six others in the building at the time survived. They, with the help of their colleagues and others from around the country, continued to put out a paper every day since. They pressed on. Here in Carroll County, we don’t often cross paths with our Anne Arundel County friends. But we admire the tenacity and bravery they have devoted to their work this past year — even as they dealt with the anxieties and stressors that have lingered after the attack. They don’t expect to achieve the same normalcy they had before, no matter how much their emotional and psychic wounds heal. “I doubt that anyone’s going to say that they’ve completely tackled every aspect of the way that it affects them,” reporter Phil Davis said. Despite that, there’s a job they keep doing — it’s a noble one, and it’s one that we at the Times share. Our shared mission is to serve our local readers in ways no one else will. That means covering sparsely attended government meetings; alerting the public to public safety concerns; conveying the outcome of your children’s sports games; and so much more. Local journalism matters, and we’re committed to serving Carroll County. That’s the best way we can honor Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters.