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Kent County

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  • No. 12 South Carroll wins 2A/1A state wrestling title

    It had long been a dream of South Carroll wrestling fans for the Cavaliers to win a state title. Yesterday the Cavaliers finally did that, though they'll have to share. No. 12 South Carroll used a major decision by Jake Pooton over Fallston's Austin...
  • Most Marylanders back raising minimum wage

    Most Marylanders back raising minimum wage
    By a wide margin, Maryland voters want to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 a hour, a poll conducted for The Baltimore Sun shows. A majority of voters in every region of the state supports that wage increase, and the proposal has near-unanimous...
  • Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland

    Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland
    Hundreds of acres of Maryland farmland that are protected from development at taxpayer expense could be turned into commercial wind or solar energy farms under legislation before the General Assembly. Farm groups and the O'Malley administration...
  • Back Story: Lord Baltimore Hotel undergoing face-lift

    Back Story: Lord Baltimore Hotel undergoing face-lift
    The venerable Lord Baltimore Hotel, last of the city's grand hostelries, is poised for a rebirth after undergoing a seven-month, multimillion-dollar restoration that celebrates its past while making it a 21st-century destination for guests and those out...
  • Mizeur gains endorsement of Gilchrest, Shore leaders

    Mizeur gains endorsement of Gilchrest, Shore leaders
    Democrat Heather R. Mizeur picked off the endorsement of a maverick former Republican congressman to go with the support of five other Eastern Shore leaders as she continued to show her appeal outside her home county of Montgomery. Former U.S. Rep....
  • Montgomery's Mizeur running for governor

    Montgomery's Mizeur running for governor
    Defying the odds against a legislator's making the leap to the state's top job, Del. Heather R. Mizeur plans to announce her candidacy Wednesday for the Democratic nomination for governor. The 40-year-old Montgomery County lawmaker would join Lt. Gov....
  • Man swims five hours to aid family after boat capsizes

    Man swims five hours to aid family after boat capsizes
    A Kent County man swam for more than five hours through the dangerous waters of Tangier Sound this week to seek help for four family members after the boat they were fishing in capsized during a sudden thunderstorm. John Franklin Riggs III, 46, of...
  • Golden Apple award recognizes city school volunteer

    Golden Apple award recognizes city school volunteer
    Cory McCray, whose children, ages 3 and 5, are too young to attend middle school, still spends many hours in the halls and classrooms of Northeast Middle School in Baltimore, where he volunteers. Recently, he helped the school start a student...
  • Basketball Academy event is back on a college campus at Morgan State

    Basketball Academy event is back on a college campus at Morgan State
    After a year away, the Basketball Academy returns to a college campus, Morgan State, for the 17th annual event that combines academics and service learning with three days of top-notch high school boys and girls basketball Thursday through Saturday....
  • Winner of $61k Kerr literary prize announced

    Winner of $61k Kerr literary prize announced
    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...
  • USM regents acknowledge violation of state's open meeting act during Big Ten talks

    USM regents acknowledge violation of state's open meeting act during Big Ten talks
    University System of Maryland chancellor Brit Kirwan acknowledged Friday that the Board of Regents violated Maryland’s open meetings act by secretly convening to discuss the University of Maryland’s move to the Big Ten, but said the group...