The 50th milestone comes at a pivotal time for Columbia, which is old enough that some of its earliest neighborhoods are fraying and need uplift, and young enough that it is only now undertaking the task of creating a true downtown.
Carolyn Jean McPherson Scott, 65, a retired social studies teacher who studied African-American history and was a Fulbright scholar, died of cardiac arrest complications Dec. 30 at Howard County General Hospital.
Robert Nathaniel Jones, 46, was convicted of sexual offense and second-degree assault charges following a three-day trial in September, according to Wayne Kirwan, spokesman for the Howard County State's Attorney's Office
Rodney Darnell Harris, Jr., 31, has been charged with driving under the influence after striking a Howard County police unmarked patrol car in August while the officer was conducting a traffic stop in Ellicott City.
Howard County General Hospital is proposing a $40 million project to build a two-story addition to the hospital and renovate existing space — moves that hospital officials say are needed for emergency care, general medical and surgical care and behavioral health services.
Howard County's local health initiatives must adapt as the national health care model shifts to more digital-friendly care and more patients struggle with chronic illnesses, according to local and state health care leaders and professionals.
A variety of mental health experts discuss the status of mental health in Howard County and how its transformed and addressed in society. Howard County Health department, HCPSS and students also discuss their experiences with mental illness.
When Columbia's lead architect and visionary Jim Rouse approached Howard County officials with his company's plan in 1964, Rouse envisioned a bus system so effective it would "virtually eliminate the need for a second car."
In the clouds and on the ground, Saturday, July 30, began unremarkably for a summer day in the Mid-Atlantic. And then the clouds unleashed a flood on Ellicott City, killing two and devastating an entire community.
As Howard police continue investigating Tuesday morning's single-vehicle accident, the department announced Wednesday that the passenger involved, Nicole Marie Ashby, has died as a result of her injuries.
As the weather warms up, farmers markets are making their spring debut with different markets five days a week throughout Howard County. One market opened May 6 at Howard County General Hospital, where vendors and customers share their experiences.
The Spring Fest is coming up on Saturday, April 23. The entire historic district comes alive with music, food and games. The event goes from noon to 8 p.m. and includes four music stages scattered around town with over 25 bands performing. There are special sales, craft beers, crafts and games for the kids and lots of family fun.
A community push to make the county's paths safer and more walkable cycled on as residents and bike enthusiasts pressed the Howard County Council to pass the county's first Bike Master Plan on Monday night.