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September 8, 2012
Carroll and Frederick county residents, civic organizations, schools, groups and property owners are being invited to take part in a stream naming contest to have their suggestions officially designated by the U.S. Geological Survey. The contest, known as "The Monocacy Starts Here," is sponsored by the Monocacy Scenic River Citizens Advisory Board. Board members said in a press release this week that they recently realized that many streams flowing into the Monocacy still remain unnamed — more than 400 years after the region's first maps were drawn.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2014
Before Tuesday's showdown at Carroll County rival Liberty, Century girls soccer coach Sara Figuly rattled off a number of things her No. 5 Knights would have to do to come away with a win. Of utmost importance: playing hard and together for 80 minutes. Century, the two-time defending county champions and last year's Class 2A state winner, had to do just that to fend off a difficult challenge from the Lions. After Liberty tied the game with 16 minutes left in regulation, the Knights stayed poised and persistent - answering with two goals to come away with a 4-2 win that typifies their recent success.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | December 5, 1999
At least three people have been killed on Maryland highways since Friday evening, including a Virginia man who was thrown from his car and struck by another driver on Interstate 95 in Prince George's County, police reported.The other fatal accidents happened in Howard and Carroll counties.About 2: 30 a.m. yesterday, two men were traveling south on I-95 near Route 5 when the driver lost control of the 1985 Nissan 300 2X, Maryland State Police said. The car flipped, tossing the driver and passenger onto the highway.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
The number of homes for sale in the Baltimore metro region climbed to the highest level in nearly three years last month, but closed sales failed to follow suit, a mismatch that reflects weakness in the housing market, analysts said. Sales in Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties dipped in July, falling 2 percent to 2,945, according to a monthly report published Monday. Meanwhile, the number of homes on the market rose 22.5 percent year-over-year, reaching 13,856 — more than any time since November 2011, according to the data provided by RealEstate Business Intelligence, a subsidiary of the MRIS multiple listing service.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | 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.
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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.
SPORTS
By Chris Eckard, The Baltimore Sun | 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.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | 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. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun
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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.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella and Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
A Laurel boy who was celebrating his 13th birthday drowned at the Oregon Ridge lake Friday, prompting Baltimore County officials to close the beach until further notice. Dennis Kemp, 13, of the 3000 block of Old Channel Road, was on an outing with the Silver Spring-based Camp Sonshine, according to county public safety officials. Fire Department rescuers were called to the park shortly before 12:30 p.m. Witness told them they saw the boy in distress and slipping under the water, officials said.
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Staff Reports | August 5, 2014
Communities throughout the Baltimore region are scheduled to host events Tuesday to mark the annual National Night Out against crime. In Waverly, though, the gathering designed to be a deterrent to criminal activity is also being billed as a “vigil” in memory of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott, the local youngster killed in gunfire Friday while playing on a porch along Old York Road. The group, Better Waverly, is hosting the event beginning at 6 p.m. at the corner of Gorsuch and Ellerslie avenues.
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By Jon Kelvey, Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 2, 2014
A cow originally destined for the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair this week remained at large in the greater Westminster area as of Saturday morning, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. "I take them out to the fair every year for the kids' rodeo and a few of them managed to get off the trailer," said Doug Dell, the owner of the animals. Initially, four cows escaped on Tuesday, but three were later found. The missing animal is a 500- to 600-pound heifer, according to Dell, and was intended to participate in the "calf scramble" at Wild West Night, a rodeo event at the 4-H & FFA Fair.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Though overnight storms weren't as severe as forecasters had feared, they still downed trees and brought large hail to some areas north of Baltimore. Meteorologists had cautioned of risks of isolated tornadoes across the mid-Atlantic Sunday evening, but those dangers did not materialize. WMAR-TV meteorologist Mike Masco explained that dry air pushing into the region limited severe weather chances over Maryland, while dangerous weather was developing to our north and south. Some powerful storms nonetheless caused damage across northern Maryland.
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Dan Rodricks | July 22, 2014
Humanity faces its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, and Rep. Andy Harris, the Republican congressman from Maryland's 1st District, pledges to do everything in his power to keep a tiny fraction of Central American children out of a shelter in Carroll County. Harris is a doctor, but apparently not a compassionate one. Maybe he should start his own organization as a conservative counterweight to rampant humanitarianism. He could call it Doctors With Borders, Medecins Avec Frontieres.
NEWS
July 18, 2014
The graffiti artists in Carroll County may be spelling-challenged but their message is clear ( "Carroll's revealing 'illeagle' graffiti," July 15). Moreover that message is becoming clear all over the United States as we watch in horror what's happening at the border. It good to see so many citizens will take a stand against the government's plan to foist thousands of illegal migrants on our communities. This is not a political issue at all. We are on pace to having 75,000 undocumented child migrants in our midst this year, and to say that is a mere 0.02 percent of the population is to forget these folks are criminals.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
Amid a storm over prayer at government meetings, Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier leaned back in a carved wooden rocking chair in the Taneytown public library and quietly gave voice to her fears about the direction of the country. What happened to freedom of speech and the biblical principles the United States was founded upon, she asked a handful of constituents who gathered for one of her monthly discussions Saturday. The current commissioners, all voted into office in 2010, decided that they would open their meetings with prayers because "we believe that guidance from God would be a good thing in making the decisions before us," Frazier said.
FEATURES
By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
With more than 2½ acres in Carroll County, Scott and Charlene Uhl faced the challenge of creating intimate gardens in an expansive space. But Charlene Uhl, the budget director at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Scott Uhl, a retired state health department official who now spends time on investments, came up with a solution. Drawing inspiration from Winterthur, Longwood Gardens and Colonial Virginia plantations, they created a formal garden next to the house and added informal plantings of trees, shrubs and perennials away from the house.
NEWS
July 18, 2014
A visit to Auschwitz a few days ago really put the immigration crisis on our borders into perspective ( "Carroll's revealing 'illeagle' graffiti ," July 15). I can only wonder if Europeans escaping the Holocaust in the 1940s had the means and proximity to come to the U.S. whether we would turn them away with such ease and how we would feel decades later looking back. Its evident that despite Carroll County's numerous churches and "strong family values," the most basic human value, having a heart, is left out. It's not a Republican or Democratic issue, it's a human empathy issue.
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