- Coach Zack Dickerson guided his Howard girls to their fourth consecutive Howard County crown in the meet held at Centennial High on Wednesday.
- Siriboury fired a 3-under-par 68 in the final round, tying a boys individual state record with his two-day 4-under-par 138 total, to win the 4A/3A title by three shots. Not to be outdone, Yeung birdied her final hole to post a 4-over-par 146 total and secure the 4A/3A girls individual crown.
- U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland says he has deactivated his official congressional and campaign Facebook and Instagram accounts until their parent company and Congress make reforms to protect children, health and democratic values.
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- Four proposed redistricting maps for Howard County were released by the Councilmanic Redistricting Commission earlier this month, and the public is invited to provide written comments through Friday, Oct. 29.
- While many Halloween events in Howard County were canceled or altered last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the spooky holiday this year is shaping up to be closer to the traditional celebrations of years past, including many favorite local attractions and events.
- A Columbia couple has converted an old school bus into a mobile plant business that now houses their plants and travels to farmers markets, festivals, apartment complexes and other events around the state.
- School districts across the state will use federal and state funds to recover from the effects of the pandemic and improve schools.
- No individual players finished even par or better, compared with seven that accomplished the feat in 4A/3A, and the cut score of 346 in the team competition was 28 strokes higher than the 318 total from Monday.
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- The Maryland school board will collect three months of data on cases and outbreaks before making a decision in December.
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a New Jersey-based philanthropy dedicated to health, announced Tuesday that Howard County was one of four nationwide winners of its 2021 Culture of Health Prize.
- “COVID-19 brought out the middle-class families we’d never seen before. Some who come are embarrassed at first, but we don’t judge them; there’s no shame in coming here," Carrie Ross said.