February 28, 2011
Do you want to like John Harbaugh on Facebook or follow the Ravens coach on Twitter? You do? Then I have sad news for you. Despite the efforts of Ravens Senior Vice President of Public and Community Relations Kevin Byrne, Harbaugh has no plans to join Twitter. And he thinks it's "shocking" that hundreds of millions of people have Facebook accounts. "I don’t think I’m ever going to be there on Facebook or Twitter," Harbaugh told Jerry Coleman of FOX 1370 Sports Radio late last week.
March 7, 2002
William Robert Faison Sr., 83, teacher, volunteer William Robert Faison Sr., a retired educator, died Friday of undetermined causes at his Pikesville home. He was 83. He retired about 20 years ago from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, where he ran a graduate equivalency program at the Maryland Correctional Institution, Jessup. He earlier taught at Calverton Heights Junior High School and had worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and General Motors. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Farmville, N.C., he moved to Baltimore in 1944 and earned a degree at Morgan State University in 1966.
June 11, 2012
By Dave Gilmore, @dave_gilmore It's impossible to judge quality from gameplay clips, cinematic trailers and even sometimes playable demos. What can be judged though, is how excited one is to simply play the game. Now that another year of E3 has wrapped up, we know a lot more about some of the late 2012 and 2013 and beyond games we've been hearing only rumors about so far. Here are the five games from E3 we're most excited to play as of this moment. "Assassin's Creed 3" Everything about "AC3" so far has been encouraging, but the new clips at this week's show blew the doors off expectations for October's release.
March 31, 2013
Big Huge Games in Timonium closed last May, taking nearly 100 jobs with it. Nine months later, a local studio that was launched from the ashes of the video game-maker shut down, too. And Zynga, which created FarmVille and Words with Friends, closed its Baltimore County office several weeks ago. So why aren't local game developers freaking out? They're used to volatility - not this much, but quite a bit. And even with big game-makers facing tough competition and multimillion-dollar costs, tiny independent studios are popping up locally to take advantage of new opportunities in mobile and online gaming - and new ways of raising money to get games made.
September 29, 2005
On September 25, 2005, DESEREE KENT Mc LAWHORN. Funeral Services will be held today September 29, 2005 in the Sanctuary of Mt Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, 1607 E. Oliver Street. Family hour 6 to 7 P.M. Service to follow. Interment will be in Farmville, NC. Inquiries to Howell Funeral Home 410-664-6800.
January 3, 2010
On December 29, 2009, beloved sister of Lucille Byers and Edith Haskins. Fond aunt of Estelle Dickey and Evelyn Byers. Visitation at Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home, 1412 E. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD on Monday, January 4, 2010 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Funeral will be held at High Rock Baptist Church in Rice, VA on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 2 p.m. Interment High Rock Baptist Church Cemetery. Professional service in Farmville, VA by Carl U. Eggleston Funeral Establishment.
July 3, 2004
Ralph McKerney Pride Sr., a retired U.S. Defense Department worker and Korean War veteran, died of cancer Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 73. Mr. Pride was born in Meherrin, Va., and raised in Chester, Pa., and Farmville, Va. After graduating from high school in 1950, he enlisted in the Air Force and served in Korea. He held the rank of staff sergeant at his discharge in 1955. He began his career that year with the Defense Department at Fort Meade.
April 28, 2003
Suddenly on April 15, 2003, CECILIA F. MOYE, formerly of Farmville, NC; beloved daughter of Cecil E. and the late Ruth A. Moye; devoted sister of Karen Smith, Valerie Smith, Ruth Malic, Edwin Moye, Warren Smith; sister-in-law of Iishtar, one brother-in-law, three nieces and eight nephews. She is also survived by four aunts, Joan and Rose Williams, Shirley Johnson and Margaret Nelson, and a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing on Tuesday at Gary P. March Funeral Home, 270 Fred Hilton Pass, Baltimore, MD 21229.
May 5, 2005
Robert L. Lehr, a Linganore High School junior, died in an automobile accident Friday while driving to classes at his school's Career and Technology Center on Gas House Pike. He was 17 and lived in Unionville in Frederick County. Born in Farmville, Va., he was raised in New Oxford, Pa., and Unionville. He was studying auto body repair at the school and enjoyed working on cars, trucks and farm equipment. Services were held Tuesday in Winfield. Survivors include his father, John Lehr of Cynthiana, Ky.; his mother and stepfather, Belinda and David Burrier of Unionville; a sister, Rebecca Lee Lehr of Unionville; two half-sisters, Rebecca Lynn Burrier of Unionville and Cindy Smith of Libertytown; his maternal grandparents, William and Patricia Doyle of Eldersburg; his paternal grandmother, Inona P. Lehr of Essex; and his great-grandparents, James and Frances Doyle of Sykesville.
February 25, 2013
Zynga, the video game maker best known for FarmVille and Words With Friends, has closed its Timonium office as part of a broader corporate consolidation, company officials said Monday. The company also made changes at three other offices, closing and consolidating some in Texas and New York. The company did not say how many jobs were being cut, but said that the moves affected about 1 percent of its work force of more than 3,000. About half of those in the Timonium office were relocated.