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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | April 15, 1997
State police are checking red pickup trucks in Carroll County, hoping to catch a man suspected of robbing a half-dozen banks since December.The suspect, who has been seen driving a red pickup after several of the robberies, is believed to be the man who robbed the Carroll County Bank & Trust Co. branch in the 4300 block of Old Taneytown Road in Finksburg about 2 p.m. Friday.The man is described as being 20 to 40, between 5-foot-8 and 6-foot-2 with brown hair, said Lt. Lawrence E. Faries, commander of the Westminster barracks.
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December 30, 1992
Representatives of local banks interested in forming a community development bank will meet with members of Carroll County's Economic Development Office in mid-January, county business development manager William Jenne told county commissioners Monday.The bank, to be financed by the county government and local commercial banks, would make low-interest loans to businesses seeking to locate in Carroll."This would be for-profit to help businesses who cannot apply for a commercial loan, but are still good investments," Mr. Jenne said.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1999
Two top officials of a North Carolina bank flew to Westminster yesterday to console the city with $2.25 million for the loss of its "crown jewel" -- the planned redevelopment of the old Farmers Supply site downtown by Carroll County Bank & Trust Co.The $6 million project, which featured new headquarters for the local bank, fell through when Carroll County Bank & Trust was acquired in a $260 million transaction this year by BB&T Corp. of Winston-Salem.The contribution yesterday by BB&T includes $2 million toward a planned parking garage and $125,000 to readvertise the property, plus a $125,000 check to Town Center Corp.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | April 19, 1994
After more than a year of work, the Carroll County Development Corp. (CCDC) is open for business.William E. Jenne, administrator of the county's Office of Economic Development Administrator, delivered that news to the county commissioners yesterday.The organization joins five local banks to help provide financial assistance for new or expanding companies beyond what a conventional loan can provide.Officials from Carroll County Bank and Trust, First National Bank, Frederick County National Bank, Taneytown Bank and Trust and Union National Bank each contributed about $100,000 as an initial investment to be lent to companies that show promise.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | May 31, 2001
Thomas K. Ferguson, a former Carroll County bank president and CEO, is one of two candidates seeking an appointment to the Westminster Common Council. Ferguson, who led Carroll County Bank & Trust Co. for 18 years before its purchase by BB&T Corp., has submitted a letter expressing his interest in the seat left vacant with Kevin E. Dayhoff's election as mayor. Baltimore Police Sgt. Frank E. Wagner Jr., who finished last in the four-person race for two council seats on May 14, also has expressed interest in filling the remaining two years of Dayhoff's term.
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July 27, 1998
PoliceWestminster: A resident of South Court Street reported Thursday that someone stole his bicycle from his residence. Loss is estimated at $200.FiresWestminster: Firefighters from Westminster, Manchester, Reese and Pleasant Valley responded at 7: 42 a.m. Friday to a heater fire in the first block of Pennsylvania Ave. Units were out 20 minutes.Westminster: Firefighters responded at 9: 43 p.m. to a fire alarm on Stoner Avenue. Units were out one hour.Grading permitsWestminster: Carroll County Bank & Trust Co., addition, 410 Englar Road; 7,875 square feet disturbed.
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April 10, 1998
South Carroll Republican Club will meet at 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday in the community room of Carroll County Bank and Trust Co. in Eldersburg.A panel of supporters and opponents will debate the proposal for charter government with a county executive and council to replace the commissioner system in Carroll County. Copies of the proposed charter will be available.Refreshments will be served.The bank is at Routes 32 and 26; entrance is by the door at the left of the bank lobby.Information: 410-781-6316.
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August 18, 1996
Carroll County Bank & Trust Co. has adopted a new name and operating division for its mortgage lending activities.Mason-Dixon Bancshares Mortgage Co. has been created to expand markets served, including those of Bank of Maryland.Michael D. Sterner, who joined the bank in June as vice president of residential real estate lending, will manage all aspects of residential loan origination, operations and secondary market activities.Pat McCormick has been named regional market manager and James R. Smith has been named loan officer for the Eldersburg office.
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October 7, 1990
MANCHESTER - Carroll County Bank and Trust Co. will keep its office at the corner of Westminster and Main streets open while renovations continue through December.The building, first occupied by the bank in October 1929, will retain many of its original features, such as an ornate vault, a chandelier and marble floor, president and chief executive officer Thomas K. Ferguson said Thursday.Bank officers and directors wanted to retain the history of the building and stay in the downtown area while still updating the facility, he said.
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November 4, 1997
Get out your dictionary for the Carroll County Literacy Council's "Sekon Anyule Spellin Be" at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Wilhelm's Ltd. Caterers in Westminster.Ten teams of three adult members each are practicing for those tough words in hopes of not being the first to be eliminated.Two groups of five teams each will compete against each other until two teams are left.The winning team gets one plaque for its sponsor and one for each member.Susan White-Bowden will return as master of ceremonies. Judges will be LeRoy Panek from Western Maryland College, Manchester Mayor Elmer Lippy, Sykesville Police Chief Wallace Mitchell, Carroll County Times Publisher Robin Saul and Carol Poole of the Literacy Council.
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