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Carroll County (Virginia)

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  • Baltimore area's 2014 FBS players

    Baltimore area's 2014 FBS players
    Baltimore high school football fans will have no shortage of former players to follow this college season. There are 101 local players — from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County...
  • A growing divide over official-English laws

    WASHINGTON A growing language divide has opened up across the country, as a sharp increase in the number of Americans who speak English as a second language or don't speak it at all is driving cities and states to respond, often in radically different...
  • Severe storm chances diminish as clouds help cool temperatures

    Severe storm chances diminish as clouds help cool temperatures
    Forecasters expect diminished chances of severe weather in the Baltimore area Thursday, with cloud cover keeping temperatures down, but some storms and showers are still expected. Meteorologists shifted an area of concern for severe storms southward, in...
  • Election results show divide within state GOP

    Election results show divide within state GOP
    Primary races settled this week reflect the underlying divide in the Maryland's minority party, pitting Republicans who stand on conservative principle against those who are willing to be more pragmatic as the underdogs in a blue state. In some cases...
  • Ober S. Herr Jr., banker

    Ober S. Herr Jr., banker
    Ober S. Herr Jr., a retired Carroll County banker and community activist, died Thursday of renal failure at his Westminster home. He was 87. Ober Samuel Herr Jr. was born and raised in Westminster, where he grew up in a home on Ridge Road. He was a...
  • School board to review weighted GPAs

    School board to review weighted GPAs
    When John Crosby takes his final exams this week, it will be a lot like playing "Jeopardy." Every question could be the one that costs the Polytechnic Institute senior thousands of dollars. The basketball player has 20 potential athletic scholarships,...
  • Manchester Valley student named to State Board of Education

    Manchester Valley student named to State Board of Education
    Manchester Valley High School junior Steven Priester has been appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley as the student member of the State Board of Education for the 2014-2015 school year. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2014. Priester is...
  • Little luck when jockeys get hurt

    Little luck when jockeys get hurt
    In his recurring dream, Jose Villegas still gets up in the predawn darkness at his Carroll County farmhouse, loads his riding helmet and boots into the trunk of his Toyota Corolla and drives 75 minutes to Laurel Park. His favorite part of the dream...
  • Jos. A. Bank takeover could mean job loss for Carroll County

    Jos. A. Bank takeover could mean job loss for Carroll County
    The purchase of Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers by Men's Wearhouse will likely mean fewer jobs in Carroll County, where the suit company is the fourth-largest employer. Local officials said Tuesday that it is too early to know how severe the...
  • Prayer in the secular republic

    Returning from a religious service (let's omit the denomination), I described it to my college roommate, who asked, "Why do those people bother to be there? What's their purpose?" I answered, "I believe that their purpose is to mean well."  I have the...
  • Foreclosure rates remained high in March in Maryland

    Foreclosure rates remained high in March in Maryland
    Even as the housing market recovers nationwide, echoes of the mortgage lending crisis continue to reverberate in Maryland, home to the nation's second-highest foreclosure rate last month. One in every 527 housing units in the state was touched by a...