Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

April 20, 2006

McDonogh head Dixon says he will step down

The head of McDonogh School in Owings Mills announced yesterday that he will step down at the end of the next school year.

W. Boulton "Bo" Dixon said he will "move on to new challenges," according to a statement released by the school. Next year will be his 15th as McDonogh's head of school and his 40th year as an educator, said school spokeswoman Lynn McKain.

Dixon, 62, is not retiring, she said. "He wants to see what's ahead for him," McKain said.

During his last year as head of school, Dixon hopes to raise the remaining $4.4 million necessary to receive a $20 million challenge grant from the Rollins-Luetkemeyer Foundation.

The private, nonsectarian school enrolls 1,288 children from kindergarten to 12th grade. It has formed a search committee and hired a firm to look for a replacement for Dixon.

Liz F. Kay


Teen is charged in robberies

A Parkville-area teenager has been charged as an adult with a string of armed robberies in the county, authorities said yesterday.

Charles Alphonso Motley, 16, whose last known address was in the 8900 block of Waltham Woods Road, was charged yesterday with four counts of robbery, four counts of first- and second-degree assault and felony use of a handgun in a violent crime, county police said.

Motley has been accused of robbing four people between 10 p.m. Monday and 12:10 a.m. Tuesday in Towson, Cockeysville and Parkville, police said. In three of the four robberies, a handgun was displayed, police said.

Motley is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $550,000 bond.

Nick Shields


Emergency vehicles are displayed

Officials showed off a $400,000 mobile command center and a $198,000 rescue response vehicle yesterday that will be used for county emergencies.

Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. said the new and upgraded emergency equipment will help during natural or manmade disasters.

Nick Shields

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