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Police probe man's death as a homicide

The Baltimore Sun

The death of a man whose badly decomposed body was found Thursday evening in Rosedale is being investigated as a homicide, police said yesterday.

Patrick Carroll Pearce III, 41, was killed by a gunshot wound to his upper body, an autopsy found yesterday. Police did not have any suspects and knew of no motive in the death.

Pearce's body was found at 7 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of Todds Lane, police said. Officers were called there after a person walking in the area began going through some trash along a driveway and found the body.

The body was identified later that evening.

Pearce, a resident of the 2000 block of Flintshire Road in Rosedale, had been reported missing by his girlfriend on Sunday after he did not return home.

Anyone with information was asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP. Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and might be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.


Annual Labor Day parade Monday

The annual Dundalk Labor Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. Monday from the Community College of Baltimore County, 7200 Sollers Point Road,

The parade, featuring music from Musicians Local 40-543, will wend its way through Dundalk to Heritage Park, where there will be discussions about labor and the union movement.


Exhibit marks CCBC anniversary

The Community College of Baltimore County will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a faculty exhibit honoring "50 Years of the Arts" at CCBC.

The exhibit, which opens at the CCBC Catonsville Gallery and runs Monday through Sept. 25, features the work of faculty who were founding members of the art department.

An opening reception to celebrate the exhibit is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Building Q (Gallery) at CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road.

Paul Glascow, CCBC art faculty and exhibit curator, says the exhibit is the perfect way to celebrate the college's anniversary.

A variety of artwork will be on display including sculpture, ceramics, photography and watercolor. Some items will be available for sale.

The gallery at CCBC Catonsville is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information call the gallery at 410-455-4246.

Middle River

Early childhood center opens

Hawthorne Elementary School will celebrate the opening of the school's new Early Childhood Education Center at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday with Baltimore County schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston and Raymond P. Lorion, dean of the Towson University College of Education.

The center, an entire wing of the school, will serve about 220 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students and will focus on using best practices for young learners, officials said.

Through a partnership with Towson University, student interns from Towson will assist in classrooms, and the university will offer early childhood education courses at Hawthorne. The school is located at 125 Kingston Road, Middle River.

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