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.
October 4, 1993
Three hours before her retirement party, Ruth Ellen Bollinger was busy answering phones, filling out forms and meeting with employees."She'll probably work overtime today," said Carroll County Bank marketing manager James C. Wise with a laugh. "Then, they'll probably forward her calls to her home tomorrow."On Thursday, Mrs. Bollinger ended her 48-year career with the Westminster-based bank, a career she never thought she'd begin in the first place."I told my mother, 'I'm not banking material,' " Mrs. Bollinger said, recalling the job offer she received upon graduating from Westminster High School in 1945.
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.
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.
October 22, 1994
Mason-Dixon Bancshares Corp. said yesterday that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Bank Maryland Corp. of Towson.Mason-Dixon, parent of Carroll County Bank and Trust Co., will pay $11.8 million in cash and give Bank Maryland shareholders 278,000 shares of Mason-Dixon stock, said company President Thomas K. Ferguson. The overall value of the deal is $26.3 million, or $13 per share of Bank Maryland stock.Mr. Ferguson said the deal is expected to close by June 30, 1995, pending approval from stockholders and regulators.