August 31, 1997
The FBI joined the Harford County Sheriff's Department in looking for a man who robbed a First Mariner Bank branch yesterday afternoon near Bel Air, leaving behind a package he said was a bomb.Authorities were also trying to determine whether the 1: 25 p.m. robbery at the bank office in the Festival Shopping Center south of Bel Air is related to four others at Harford banks since Aug. 20, said Sgt. Edward Hopkins, a department spokesman.Hopkins said the robber approached one of the two tellers on duty, telling her he had a bomb and implying that he had a gun. The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of money from her cash drawer, and he fled, leaving the package on the counter.
February 3, 1999
HOW TO measure the loss of a planned $6 million headquarters of Carroll County Bank & Trust in Westminster? The evaporation of 135 promised jobs? Collapse of the major redevelopment project for downtown Westminster? The disappearance of a strong, 150-year-old locally owned bank?After a nasty court fight over stockholder demands to sell, CCB&T became an attractive target in the frenzy of nationwide bank consolidation. BB&T Corp. of North Carolina last week reeled in the bank, Carroll County's largest, and its holding company, Mason-Dixon Bancshares Inc.The greatest impact for Westminster is the loss of the painstakingly planned redevelopment of the former Farmers Supply Co. site into an office center, parking structure and bank headquarters.
May 7, 1998
Carroll County Bank & Trust Co., a key player in the revitalization of downtown Westminster, is seeking to expand its Englar Road branch.Westminster Planning and Zoning Commission will review a site plan for the proposed project at 7 p.m. today. The meeting will be held at Westminster City Hall, 1838 Emerald Hill Lane.Bank officials are seeking permission to build a 2,200-square-foot addition to the one-story, 4,400-square-foot branch. The addition would be to the rear of the building."The branch has had double-digit growth every year for the past five years," said Ed Gottleib, senior vice president of the bank.
January 16, 2000
If only the bank had lasted as long as the safe. First National Bank of Hampstead opened in 1910 and closed during the Great Depression. But the 6,000-pound cannonball pedestal safe sat there until last week, when a demolition crew hauled it away to make room for a new police station. After protecting money and treasures for decades, the elegant sphere could end up as scrap metal unless someone comes forward with a very strong concrete slab and a lot of cash to haul the safe. "There's no place in town we can put it," said Hampstead Town Manager Kenneth Decker.
March 19, 2000
Carroll County Bank-BB&T changeover is complete Branches of Carroll County Bank & Trust Co. are BB&T Corp. banks. Mason-Dixon Bancshares Inc., parent company of Carroll County Bank, was bought by BB&T of North Carolina last year. The switch was completed Friday. Carroll County Bank had branches in Westminster, Eldersburg, Mount Airy, Finksburg, Hampstead, Manchester, Taneytown and the Baltimore metropolitan area. Michael Oster, former chief executive of Carroll County Bank, is president of BB&T's Westminster-based Central Maryland region.
February 24, 1994
Carroll Bank employees complete trainingEd Miller, Judy Casey and Sharon Byron, employees of Carroll County Bank and Trust Co. in Westminster, have completed the Small Business Administration's Pro-forma Statement Training Program. Participants learned how the SBA views the preparation of an adjusted balance sheet to arrive at tangible net worth.Carroll County Bank and Trust has its headquarters in Westminster. The bank serves Carroll County through 11 branch offices.