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Kent County

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • David Wiesand's design odyssey in Mt. Vernon

    David Wiesand's design odyssey in Mt. Vernon
    What's it like to live in a design laboratory? Local furniture craftsman David Wiesand knows. He created one at his Mount Vernon home, spending years renovating the historic property and trying out a variety of decor and styles. The finished space &#...
  • Royal duty: Anne Arundel estate was a king's obligation

    Royal duty: Anne Arundel estate was a king's obligation
    Obligation is the appropriately named Anne Arundel County estate owned by retired attorney John F. Wilson Jr. The vast chunk of property on which his 17th-century home stands was a land grant issued in 1671 by Charles Calvert to Thomas Stockett, who had...
  • Reflecting a national trend, Maryland's population grays

    Reflecting a national trend, Maryland's population grays
    Driven by a sizable baby boomer population nearing retirement age, Maryland, like the rest of the nation, grew older in the past decade, but Baltimore bucked the trend, attracting more young adults as the number of its middle-age and retiree residents...
  • Bomb threat closes Kent County schools

    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...
  • Maryland Students Help With G.R. Habitat Home

    Maryland Students Help With G.R. Habitat Home
    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...
  • Longtime Calvert Hall swimming coach 'Reds' Hucht dies

    Longtime Calvert Hall swimming coach 'Reds' Hucht dies
    Arthur Francis “Reds” Hucht, who coached Calvert Hall’s swim team from 1960 to 1997, died Tuesday at his home in Spotsylvania, Va. He was 95. Hucht, who at 80 was the oldest high school head coach in any sport in the Baltimore area...
  • Arthur 'Reds' Hucht

    Arthur 'Reds' Hucht
    A memorial service for Arthur Francis "Reds" Hucht, who coached swimmers for more than 50 years, will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at Calvert Hall College High School. Mr. Hucht, who was 95, died of a stroke Tuesday at his daughter's home in Spotsylvania,...
  • Growing smaller

    While it's great that Harford County Public Schools can claim that no school in the system is operating beyond 110 percent capacity, the feat is hardly one that should have involved the kind of gyrations it took to get to the threshold. Even as the...