| Sep 7, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Lester A. Houck, a retired Treasury Department worker who was the oldest member of Wesley United Methodist Church, died Aug. 16 of liver failure at Vir-Les, his Westminster farm. He was 101.
The son of farmers, Lester Adelbert Houck was born on the...
| Jul 6, 2013
Call it the battle of fried chicken versus made-to-order hoagies, both served with a side of gasoline.
Competition among convenience store chains in the Baltimore area has heated up as retailers vie to win over consumers by redefining and expanding...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:28 AM
The Baltimore area will be well-represented during this college football season.
Ninety-six local players — from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County — are listed on Football...
| Jun 30, 2013
If Union Gen. George Gordon Meade had had his way, the battle that changed the course of the Civil War would have taken place on Maryland soil.
A fight in a Pennsylvania crossroads town called Gettysburg wasn't in his plans for July 1, 1863. Nor was the...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Steven M. Smith, a respiratory therapist and outdoorsman, died Saturday from cancer at the Golden Living Center in Westminster. He was 56.
The son of a United Methodist minister and a social worker, Steven Montgomery Smith was born in Laurel. He was...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Steve Otten does not think about qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Not this Sunday, when the 30-year-old financial adviser from Ellicott City participates for the second straight year in the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 7:57 PM
Some approached the pool of brown water gingerly, jumping in with caution.
The more adventurous ran toward it with purpose, leaping in with no hesitation. After all, it was the inaugural Carroll 5K Mud Run. The dirty, muddy water was supposed to be the...
| Jun 1, 2013
In his typical rhyming style, Muhammad Ali might call it something like "a whopper of an opera."
The legendary boxer, who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee, has inspired "Approaching Ali," a chamber opera with music by Carroll County...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Forecasters no longer expect to issue a severe thunderstorm watch, but strong storms are possible late Wednesday for an area along and west of Interstate 95, according to the Storm Prediction Center.
Damaging winds and large hail are possible in an area...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Can most men share deep feelings in true fellowship? Can they maintain their manliness in the process?
I affiliate with men from multiple groups, including "the guys" from elementary through high school, fraternity buddies, and longtime church breakfast...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed Brian David Green to the district court for Carroll County.
Green has served as attorney with the Office of the Public Defender in Carroll County for the past 23 years, according to a press release from the...