| May 14, 2013
| 7:50 PM
As the five young writers sat with bated breath, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post book critic Michael Dirda told them that a life of wordsmithing would bring them pain.
One of them would soon win the nation's most lucrative literary award, the...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:23 PM
In the J. DeWeese Carter Center in Kent County, youths would pick fights that sometimes turned into melees, recalled Rodney Stallworth, who spent four months there last year on a drug charge.
The detention system frustrated the 18-year-old East Baltimore...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 9:02 AM
As the General Assembly session rushes to a close, many conservative lawmakers and local officials are battling to halt a series of bills, large and small, that they say would shift decision-making power from counties to the red brick buildings of...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:20 AM
The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar begins its 35th season April 1. This is the second year the popular market is starting so early. Until 2003, when it was moved up to the first week in May, the opening came in early June.
Last year, skeptics...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Democratic congressional candidate Wendy Rosen picked up the endorsement of neighboring Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger on Wednesday in her bid for the nomination in Maryland's 1st Congressional District.
Rosen, a Baltimore County resident, is running...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 12:53 PM
A bomb threat closed all eight Kent County public schools Tuesday morning and forced Maryland State Police and local officers to search the buildings with bomb-sniffing dogs.
The schools were closed soon after classes began and approximately 2,500...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:04 PM
A group of Howard Community College students from Maryland choice sunny West Michigan as their alternative Spring Break destination, working hand and hammer with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County.
“I came to just make a difference, really, I mean...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Incumbent Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II and longtime state legislator Don Munson emerged as the top vote-getters in their Republican races in Hagerstown’s primary elections Tuesday, according to complete but unofficial results.
With all 18 city...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 4:50 PM
The city of Hagerstown was a clear victor in Tuesday’s primary. Whatever residents may think about the candidates, they moved toward a more representative city government.
City voter turnout this year was more than double that of the previous...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:21 AM
Members of the Maryland Transportation Authority met without giving proper notice. Carroll County commissioners charged admission to a forum held by opponents of Gov.Martin O'Malley's statewide growth plan.
Those open meeting violations were the first...
| May 24, 2012
| 5:19 PM
— Many farmers in this rural Kent County community were left shaken after a father and his two teenage sons were found dead early Thursday in a pond full of liquid manure on a local dairy farm.
The deaths appear to be accidental, but...