May 31, 2013
I was very pleased to read your recent editorial on gun control opponents in Carroll County ("Carroll Co.'s nullification fantasy," May 24). Carroll Country is an integral part of the Baltimore metropolitan area, and despite the current state of denial our five county commissioners are in, Carroll is also connected to the Chesapeake Bay and regional environmental concerns. Despite the moat that the current commissioners have built around their make-believe fortress, the vast majority of Carroll County citizens are embarrassed by efforts such as the commissioners' recent, meaningless resolution to declare Carroll a weapons sanctuary; deprive public schools of funding while creating an unmanageable slush fund for fundamentalist home-schoolers; ignore state ethics law requirements for elected officials and attempt to avoid state planning mandates for responsible growth.
September 5, 2013
Defending Carroll County champion: Century The Carroll County girls soccer picture may be the cloudiest of any in the Baltimore area. Defending champion Century, which went 6-0-1 in league play last year, may have enough pieces to make it two straight. Jaci Buteua, Alyssa Malanik and Hannah Warther are experienced, talent and versatile -- giving coach Sara Figuly plenty of flexibility within their lineup. Manchester Valley won their second straight Class 1A state crown, but have holes to fill with 11 players lost to graduation.
February 19, 2012
Arc seeks nominations for Carroll County awards WESTMINSTER — The Arc of Carroll County is accepting nominations for its 2012 Community Awards. Each year The Arc recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner and Community Awards to be held on May 8 at Martin's Westminster. The awards include: Timothy J. Atkinson Award — Presented to a direct care employee of The Arc of Carroll County.
October 25, 2011
When Debbie Buenger, a former elementary school physical education teacher now at East Middle School in Westminster, introduced the game of cricket to her class one rainy afternoon last year, the excitement blew her away. "The kids absolutely loved it," Buenger said. Within the first hour, the class started to grasp the basics and was off playing its first competitive game. There were a few hitches, like remembering to hold onto the bat, but overall Buenger couldn't have been more surprised.
April 12, 2014
A Delaware man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Carroll County on Friday night, the county sheriff's office said. The driver of a pickup truck lost control and crashed into a tree in the 4800 block of Woodbine Road in the Sykesville area around 9:15 p.m., deputies said. The victim was identified as Clarence Robert Grimes Jr., 59. No one else was in the vehicle and the circumstances of the crash are under investigation. firstname.lastname@example.org twitter.com/cwellssun
July 15, 2014
Reporter John Fritze's recent article showed what hateful hypocrites the Carroll Commissioners, Del. Justin Ready and Rep. Andy Harris really are ( "Carroll Co. officials push back on shelter for immigrant children," July 11). They are joined by the local tea party group, which suggested in an email blast to its members that the children be met by an armed militia if they are sent to Westminster. The Carroll Commissioners are quite fond of publicly praying for God's guidance at their meetings.