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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2012
A man standing inside a Greenmount Avenue dollar store was fatally shot Monday night by a gunman outside the store, police said. The shooting was reported about 5:45 p.m. at a shopping center in the 2800 block of Greenmount Ave. in North Baltimore's Harwood neighborhood. Police said the gunman shot through a door, striking the victim inside. He was later pronounced dead. Police did not immediately identify the victim and did not give a description of the shooter or motive. The shopping center where the shooting occurred is a block south of a Chinese carryout that has been the site of four killings since 2009.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
An $8.5 billion merger creating North America's biggest dollar store chain could mean increased competition for mass discounters such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. but less choice for shoppers. In the Baltimore area and elsewhere, retail experts said, Dollar Tree Inc.'s planned purchase of Family Dollar Stores Inc., announced Monday, likely will lead to some store closings, though the companies have not identified any locations. Dollar Tree, which runs mostly suburban stores and sells a mix of consumables as well as items such as gifts, party goods and greeting cards for $1 or less, has about 55 stores in the Baltimore area.
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By MICHAEL E. KANELL and MICHAEL E. KANELL,COX NEWS SERVICE | August 6, 2006
ATLANTA -- Edwin Worrell struts down the aisle, waving his hands and pointing with satisfaction as he passes the shelves he installed at his Dollar Smart store in Buford, Ga. On display are toys, paper goods, pet items, stationery, candles, sunglasses, shampoo, CDs, gift bags, soap, balloons, coffee mugs. ... And on and on. Prices are rising, consumer confidence is wobbling, the economy is slowing, but you wouldn't know it here. "Everything is a dollar - at least 99 percent of it," said Worrell, who also owns the Dollar Smart in Dacula, Ga. Dollar stores are not immune to inflation, but with a mix of hustle, hardball, selectivity and luck, they seemingly battle it to a standstill.
EXPLORE
May 20, 2013
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Old Frederick Road, 5600 block, 4 a.m. May 17. Car radio and TV monitors stolen from unlocked cars at Varsity Auto. Mountain Ridge Road, 6300 block, 1:09 a.m. May 17. Four men entered house through unlocked basement door then attacked residents and demanded money and marijuana and stole an xBox 360. Edmondson Avenue, 5500 block, 4:35 a.m. May 16. Van ran into Family Dollar, two men got out then drove away.
NEWS
April 13, 1995
A gunman attacked a Laurel store manager Tuesday afternoon, forced him to the floor, clubbed him and stole an undisclosed amount of cash, county police said.The manager of the Dollar Store in the 3400 block of Fort Meade Road told police he was walking along a back hallway with a money bag when a man came up behind him and forced him to the floor about 5:20 p.m., police said.When the manager tried to get up, his assailant pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and hit him in the ribs, police said.
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By Gregory Karp and Gregory Karp,Morning Call | October 22, 2006
Countless Americans have decorated their homes for Halloween, but many could have received better value for their money if they had bought those decorations at a dollar store. Holiday decorations are one example of the fantastic buys at variety stores going by such names as Dollar General, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, Fred's and 99 Cents Only Stores. "You've got to look around, but you can get a ton of stuff cheap," said Wes Sass, who has self-published a brief guide to dollar stores, Living on 99 Cents.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2011
What is wrong with this picture? On Wednesday, there was a story on Slate, "When Dollar Stores Are Too Expensive. " In a nutshell, it said that while dollar stores showed strong first quarter profits, customers were bypassing discretionary items — which at these outlets means hand lotions and knickknacks — and sticking with necessities like toilet paper. The next day, we had a dispatch from the opposite end of the retail spectrum, with The New York Times reporting, "Even Marked Up, Luxury Goods Fly Off The Shelves.
NEWS
December 1, 1992
Man robbed at gunpoint outside Dollar StoreA Brooklyn Park man was robbed outside the Dollar Store on Ritchie Highway Saturday, county police reported.According to the police report, the 21-year-old man was walking in the alley behind the Dollar Store in the 5000 block of Ritchie Highway at 10:30 p.m. when the robber took the man's wallet with $53 in it at gunpoint.Police described the gunman as a white man in his late teens with a stocky build. A second man with him was described as white, in his mid-teens with dark hair and wearing a black jacket.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2010
A Baltimore City Schools Police officer shot a masked assailant suspected of robbing a store in East Baltimore Sunday night, and police were searching for two alleged accomplices who had apparently gotten away, police said. The unidentified suspect was shot once in the upper body and taken to an area hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said. Just before 8:30 p.m., someone approached the on-duty officer, who was at a restaurant in the 2000 block of Harford Road, and said a dollar store across the street was being robbed, said Anthony Guglielmi, a police spokesman.
NEWS
December 19, 2012
WEATHER: Sunny, with highs in lower 50s . Tonight is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 37. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS O'Malley likely to introduce gun control legislation : Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will likely introduce a gun control package in the coming legislative session and reiterated his opposition to assault weapons like the one used in the Newtown massacre.
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December 19, 2012
WEATHER: Sunny, with highs in lower 50s . Tonight is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 37. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS O'Malley likely to introduce gun control legislation : Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will likely introduce a gun control package in the coming legislative session and reiterated his opposition to assault weapons like the one used in the Newtown massacre.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2012
A man standing inside a Greenmount Avenue dollar store was fatally shot Monday night by a gunman outside the store, police said. The shooting was reported about 5:45 p.m. at a shopping center in the 2800 block of Greenmount Ave. in North Baltimore's Harwood neighborhood. Police said the gunman shot through a door, striking the victim inside. He was later pronounced dead. Police did not immediately identify the victim and did not give a description of the shooter or motive. The shopping center where the shooting occurred is a block south of a Chinese carryout that has been the site of four killings since 2009.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2011
What is wrong with this picture? On Wednesday, there was a story on Slate, "When Dollar Stores Are Too Expensive. " In a nutshell, it said that while dollar stores showed strong first quarter profits, customers were bypassing discretionary items — which at these outlets means hand lotions and knickknacks — and sticking with necessities like toilet paper. The next day, we had a dispatch from the opposite end of the retail spectrum, with The New York Times reporting, "Even Marked Up, Luxury Goods Fly Off The Shelves.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 25, 2011
Mary Lacy Fetting, a retired psychotherapist who counseled the homeless at the Franciscan Center as a volunteer, died of cancer Wednesday at her Guilford home. She was 82. Born Mary Lacy in Baltimore, she was the daughter of James J. Lacy, an iron foundry owner and state comptroller from 1947 to 1950, and the former Rose Daily. She was raised on Oakenshaw Place and Fenchurch Road and was a 1945 Mount Saint Agnes High School graduate. She was the valedictorian and president of her class.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2010
A Baltimore City Schools Police officer shot a masked assailant suspected of robbing a store in East Baltimore Sunday night, and police were searching for two alleged accomplices who had apparently gotten away, police said. The unidentified suspect was shot once in the upper body and taken to an area hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said. Just before 8:30 p.m., someone approached the on-duty officer, who was at a restaurant in the 2000 block of Harford Road, and said a dollar store across the street was being robbed, said Anthony Guglielmi, a police spokesman.
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By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | December 24, 2009
For a quarter-century, Luke Durant Jr. has been Santa Claus at Mondawmin Mall, every year for six weeks during the lead-up to Christmas Day. His white beard is real, his jolliness an intrinsic part of his nature. Many of the people who placed their kids on his knee over the years also patronized his business a few feet away, a candy store called Somethin' Good, where popcorn, honey cashews, lollipops and candied apples sold in abundance. The store has been a fixture of the mall for 35 years - longer than Durant's been Santa.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,Staff Writer | July 28, 1992
An hour after opening yesterday, there was only one customer inside Pumphrey's Variety Store.He was in the second aisle sifting through office supplies, searching through dozens of pen refills, erasers and Scotch tapes and glancing over file boxes of various colors.But on some days, customers from as far away as Dundalk trek to the Shipley Linthicum Shopping Center on Camp Meade Road to buy pieces of embroidery and doilies stacked on shelves that line the variety store's back wall.Owner Chuck Pumphrey recalls seeing two men in business suits come in last week.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 25, 2011
Mary Lacy Fetting, a retired psychotherapist who counseled the homeless at the Franciscan Center as a volunteer, died of cancer Wednesday at her Guilford home. She was 82. Born Mary Lacy in Baltimore, she was the daughter of James J. Lacy, an iron foundry owner and state comptroller from 1947 to 1950, and the former Rose Daily. She was raised on Oakenshaw Place and Fenchurch Road and was a 1945 Mount Saint Agnes High School graduate. She was the valedictorian and president of her class.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | December 24, 2009
For a quarter-century, Luke Durant Jr. has been Santa Claus at Mondawmin Mall, every year for six weeks during the lead-up to Christmas Day. His white beard is real, his jolliness an intrinsic part of his nature. Many of the people who placed their kids on his knee over the years also patronized his business a few feet away, a candy store called Somethin' Good, where popcorn, honey cashews, lollipops and candied apples sold in abundance. The store has been a fixture of the mall for 35 years - longer than Durant's been Santa.
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