The house at 30 Carroll St. in Westminster is typically filled with activity, as residents from around the county come by to do laundry, take a bath, pick up needed supplies or find financial assistance from the staff at Shepherd's Staff, a Christian outreach and support center.
A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down aggregate limits on how much money wealthy donors may spend on elections, a decision that could pour vast sums of new cash into the nation's increasingly expensive system of campaign finance.
By By John Fritze and Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson will be honored at the White House on Thursday along with eight other local leaders who have taken steps to reduce gun violence, the Obama administration said Monday.
The Columbia Triathlon Association, which has run endurance races in Maryland for 30 years and helped raise thousands for local charities, will shut down soon and turn all events over to the World Triathlon Corporation, the board chairman said.
The Howard County Public School System is allowing classmates and friends of Grace McComas, the Glenelg High School student who committed suicide in 2012, to wear blue ribbons at graduation in her memory. But that request was initially denied, and Grace's mother is angry at the way the school system has handled her daughter's bullying, suicide, and any attempts to memorialize her.
Three Baltimore County women were honored Thursday at the county's Women of the Year: Deb Moriarty, a Towson University administrator, Francesa Brancati, senior at Dulaney High, volunteer Betty Cain of Riverview.
Robert Ballantine Jr., of Woodbine, fell critically ill with pneumonia on the last day of December in 2013. He was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit at Carroll Hospital Center, then transferred to the University of Maryland Medical Center Intensive Care Unit in Baltimore.
Controversial plan to develop Hampden townhouses on site of former home for unwed mothers goes before Baltimore City zoning board. Neighbors and City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke oppose developer John Brooks' proposal.
The Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was created by the CA board to manage the development of the property, has recently referred to the development as "Merriweather Park," much to the chagrin of some board members.
Today, the Army Reserve's mission benefits from the leadership, resiliency and technical proficiency of over 45,000 female soldiers — 22 percent of the Reserve force. This includes approximately 36,000 enlisted, 8,000 officers and 500 warrants in 305 diverse career fields. Our team must maintain its combat edge during this period of persistent conflict and constrained resources; this would not be possible without the contributions of its female soldiers.
Anne Arundel County residents can take advantage of 'Shred-A-Rama VIII' on May 3 at four locations in the county. Get up to four boxes or bags of paper documents shredded. The Rotary Club of Glen Burnie is having its "2014 Service Above Self Community Awards Dinner" March 20 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Tim Reyburn, of Russett, is among 45 other community volunteers from Anne Arundel County being honored as "Community Service Volunteer of the Year" for 2014.
Love to sew? Virginia Frank would love to hear from you. The Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum in West Friendship is in search of a seamstress to sew some "period" costumes for use by tour guides at the museum.
The Board of Directors of the Homecoming Project, Inc. announced their 5th Annual Stiletto Dinner & Fashion Show for Thursday, March 27 beginning at 6 p.m. at Water's Edge Event Center 4685 Millennium Dr., Belcamp. The Homecoming Project, Inc.
My bold prediction after last week's controversial episode of "The Walking Dead" was that this week would slow things way down in preparation for the grand Season 4 finale next Sunday evening. Well, this week's episode ¿ entitled "Us" ¿ wasn't exactly slow, but I doubt it will draw the crowds to the water cooler this morning either. There was plenty to keep our attention, but not quite enough to demand it.
Shirley W. Johnson, who became a leading spokeswoman in the Maryland chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving after her son was killed by a drunk driver, died March 9 of complications from a stroke at the Glen Meadows retirement community in Glen Arm. She was 91.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
When a play opens with two young women tipping across a dimly lit stage, wearing colorful, oversized, elongated, knit face masks and carrying a bat and frying pan, the audience knows it's in for a crazy ride — and that's exactly what they've got in Venus Theatre's newest production.