| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:47 PM
A new program in Southwest Virginia is encouraging career-driven students to peruse college, instead of immediately starting work after high school.
Hillsville, Galax, Carroll County and Grayson County high schools are partnering together to offer the...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 6:44 PM
After a recent hike through Patapsco Valley State Park, Baltimore teacher Greg Schnitzlein's jaw dropped as he watched his two dogs emerge from the woods looking, as he says, like Chia Pets, every inch of their fur slathered in sproutlike seeds....
| Oct 29, 2011
| 7:09 PM
Ethan Yankellow pondered the last time he saw snow in the Baltimore area at this time of year — and drew a blank.
"I don't remember any time I saw snow in October, and I've lived here all my life," Yankellow, 42, said Saturday.
| Nov 7, 2011
| 5:16 AM
A sheriff's deputy is shot in the face with a shotgun in South Carolina. The suspects are tracked down and arrested in Carroll County early Monday morning.
The crime spree lasted nearly 12 hours.
The first shooting happened around 10:00 Sunday night...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:22 PM
Paul Frederick Obrecht, a well-known Baltimore warehouse developer whose various projects included Moravia Industrial Park, died Nov. 3 of complications from a stroke at his Lutherville home.
He was 82.
Mr. Obrecht, who went by P. Frederick Obrecht...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 8:08 PM
The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that a EF0 tornado, with winds reaching about 80 miles per hour, did touch down in Carroll County a few minutes after 10 p.m. Monday. It had a short life, but the damage was substantial.
The tornado touched...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:35 AM
Emails and press releases on fall dining events have been falling into my email inbox like the fruits of the female gingko tree. Here are some recent rakings.
NEW: The 28th Maryland Wine Festival is on Sept. 17-18 at the Carroll County Farm Museum. The...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 5:18 PM
In happier times, David Gaines would have been able to find a job.
The 57-year-old Annapolis man was laid off in 2009 from his job as a sales manager for a company that supplied the drums, cones and message boards that alert motorists to construction....
| Nov 30, 2011
| 5:15 AM
A recent article by Tim Wheeler ("Septic task force produces 'roadmap' for MD growth," Nov. 23) perpetuates a false narrative regarding septic systems that the state is using as an excuse to arrest property rights and local autonomy in rural counties....
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:59 PM
Heavy rains throughout the day and into the night Wednesday will create the potential for flooding in the Baltimore area, and forecasters say a small amount of snow is possible overnight.
As cold air from the north and west filters in to the Baltimore...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Friday recap: Virginia State Police have identified the gunman who they say killed a Virginia Tech police officer and himself Thursday.
Investigators say Ross Truett Ashley of Radford shot and killed officer Deriek Crouse, and then took his own life....