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June 15, 2003
BENNIE M. CARTER, age 73, of Uniontown, formerly of Baltimore, died Thursday evening, June 12, 2003, at his home. He was born in Ingold, NC., November 4, 1929. He was the son of the late Miles Chancey Carter and Lula Register Carter. Bennie was in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II on the USS Schmit in the Atlantic. He worked for Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point, MD for 30 years. Surviving are two daughters Sherry Bosley of Bel Air, MD and Jean Keen of Uniontown, two brothers Ralph Carter of Garland, NC and Roscoe Carter of Charleston, SC, two sisters Lula Jane Carter of Clinton, NC and Mattie Belle Edens of Burlington, NC, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 21, 2002
RESIDENTS OF Uniontown gathered recently in the town's one-room schoolhouse to swap stories and share artifacts. Richard Blacksten, who lived outside town, recalled his find when he was removing a low ceiling from his house. "I purchased a house just outside of Uniontown in 1969," Blacksten said. "I was taking the plaster out and these letters fell out." Turned out they were love letters dated from 1867 to 1868 from Keiner C. Billmyer, a local contractor of sorts, to Martha "Mattie" Smith, who had lived in Uniontown.
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September 30, 2002
Westminster will make improvements to Uniontown Road between New Windsor Road (Route 31) and West Main Street starting today. Meekins Construction Inc. of Finksburg will pave and install new retaining walls, an 8-inch water main, storm drains and concrete curbs. Residents, emergency vehicles and school buses will have access to the closed portion of the road. Construction will continue through spring. Paving is expected to be complete by early summer. Information: 410-848-2592. Class of 1972 reunion planned with homecoming Westminster High School Class of 1972 will hold its 30th class reunion during the school's homecoming celebrations Friday and Saturday.
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September 29, 2002
Uniontown Road improvements to begin tomorrow Westminster will make improvements to Uniontown Road between New Windsor Road (Route 31) and West Main Street starting tomorrow. Meekins Construction Inc. of Finksburg will install new retaining walls, an 8-inch water main, storm-water utilities, concrete curbs and paving. Starting tomorrow, Uniontown Road will be closed to traffic between Route 1 and West Main Street. Residents, emergency vehicles and school buses will be able to access the closed portion of the road.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 26, 2002
GABRIELLE FOX is a beauty queen. And she's only 4 years old. Most recently, Gabby, as she is known, daughter of Dot and Bryan Fox of Taneytown, was overall winner and winner in the prettiest eyes category in the Sunburst Pageant last month at Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg. But that is the latest. Three months before, at another Sunburst Pageant, she won second runner-up for the beauty category and won in the photogenic, model and prettiest eyes categories in Bel Air. And in November, she won the prettiest eyes category in the International Prince and Princess Pageant in Timonium.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 5, 2002
LONGTIME UNIONTOWN resident Miriam West will turn 90 Sunday. Unlike many residents of this small community, West was born here. And except for brief times in Baltimore and Washington, West has remained a Uniontown resident. She was born Sept. 8, 1912, at the Lutheran church parsonage where her parents, Mary and Harry Fogle, had been living. Her grandfather, George Baughman, was the minister there. Home births were more common then than they are today, West said. "I don't even know where the nearest hospital would have been," she said.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | July 23, 2002
The Westminster Common Council adopted an ordinance last night that will increase capital assessment fees on residential and commercial development by $1,000 - a move needed to keep pace with the cost of providing public services to a growing community. Effective Nov. 1, the Special Capital Benefit Assessment - a one-time charge on new houses and commercial construction up to 5,000 square feet - will increase to $2,100. Commercial structures larger than 5,000 square feet will pay 32 cents to 42 cents per square foot, depending on overall size.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 6, 2001
UNIONTOWN RESIDENT Bob Harrison has always loved old things and remembers attending auctions as a kid. "I was always more fascinated with the context of history," he said of the items that would interest him. Today, Harrison teaches several classes at Carroll Community College, including American Furniture from 1640 to 1850 and American Ceramics and Glass from 1700 to 1940. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 31, 2001
UNIONTOWN'S MEMORIAL DAY service was particularly moving this year as residents laid a wreath to honor David Bennett, a Vietnam veteran and the town's former Memorial Day parade organizer. Bennett, former president of the Uniontown Improvement Association, died in December at age 66. Many friends and neighbors remember him for his many community activities, his fondness for old cars and his loyalty. It seemed fitting to honor not only a war veteran but a man who has meant so much to so many in the Carroll County village.
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By Jamie Manfuso and Jamie Manfuso,SUN STAFF | April 23, 2001
Westminster Common Council is expected to release tonight an $18.3 million budget for next year that calls for no increases in water, sewer or property tax rates but delays more than $1 million in planned capital projects. "I think we're managing to meet the city's needs," said Councilman L. Gregory Pecoraro, chairman of the finance committee. "We're pleased to be able to do it without a tax increase or increasing the water and sewer rates that people have to pay." The proposed budget would give the city's 150-plus employees a 2.5 percent cost-of-living raise, plus an additional $240.
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