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Central Carroll: Westminster High to host marching band show, Sept. 29  Carroll County Times

Westminster High School will hold their annual marching band show — the 2018 Westminster Invitational Marching Band Show — on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Ruby ...



Week Ahead: Westminster High School Class of 2019 to host Harlem Wizards on March 13  Carroll County Times

The Harlem Wizards will visit Westminster High School at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 for an evening of great fun and fundraising. The Wizards will play a game ...



Field Hockey: 'Confidence' carries Westminster to 3A West championship  Carroll County Times

Westminster hosted Urbana in the Class 3A West field hockey championship game Oct. 31, 2018.



Photo Galleries  Carroll County Times

Photos and photo galleries from the Carroll County Times.



Nicholas Sparks, crafter of famous love stories, draws 1,500 people to Westminster for book talk  Carroll County Times

Wednesday night was a special one for fans of the novel and film adaptation of “The Notebook” — Nicholas Sparks' story of Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson ...



Some parents question Westminster HS health class materials  WBAL Baltimore

Some parents in Carroll County are questioning materials that are part of Westminster High School's Family Life Unit lesson plan.



Football: Not a 'welcome back' on the field for former Owls coach  Carroll County Times

Former Westminster football coach Brad Wilson made his return to Ruby Field on Sept. 1, 2018, for the first time since he stepped down as Owls coach after the ...



Cheerleading: 'We are one, we're Westminster,' Owls take winter county title  Carroll County Times

Westminster won the winter county cheerleading championship at Westminster High School on Saturday.



Westminster B.E.S.T. program helped graduate turn high school career around  Carroll County Times

Three years ago, it was anything but certain that Imani Rollins was going to graduate high school.



CCPS on changes in administrators: 'You know that you’re not going to be in one place forever'  Carroll County Times

With the end of the academic year comes changes in leadership at a number of schools in Carroll County, including a move down in position for one high school ...



Westminster rally is latest push back against school decision ban on 'We The People' posters  Baltimore Sun

Westminster High School alumni are organizing a rally next week to protest a decision by Carroll County schools to remove posters from classrooms that officials ...



Westminster High students take to demonstration in support of diversity  Carroll County Times

Students wore "We the People" shirts in demonstration against posters being removed at Westminster High School.



Golf Preview: 'It's nice to play under pressure' for Sorkin, Owls  Carroll County Times

Aaron Sorkin, like many who dabble in golf, is a big fan of improving his game. Coming off an all-county freshman season in 2017, Sorkin figured he'd play as ...



Carroll students participate in National School Walkout  Carroll County Times

Students at Carroll County Public Schools and other educational institutions around the county participated in the National School Walkout at 10 a.m. ...



Jordan Costley, Youth Philanthropist of the Year, looks to make everyone 'feel like they’re important'  Carroll County Times

On Oct. 17, Jordan Costley will be honored in the youth category at the Community Foundation of Carroll County's 13th annual Philanthropists of the Year ...



Filming for 'Heroin Still Kills' begins in Carroll  Carroll County Times

Dancers from Westminster-based Project C Studio leapt across the stage at the Carroll Community College Scott Center Saturday afternoon. Watching them ...



Posters deemed anti-Trump removed from Westminster High classrooms  Carroll County Times

Posters put up by teachers in a few classrooms at Westminster High School were removed on Thursday when it was deemed that the teachers were taking a ...



Longtime educator Rachael Wentz retires after nearly 60 years, 'touched countless people'  Carroll County Times

Rachael Wentz has been at the front of a classroom for almost six decades. This month, that all changes. On May 10, the born-and-raised Carroll countian held ...



Holiday Hope: With six days left, campaign tops $83,000 mark  Carroll County Times

Donations of $1500 from Mary Lee, Rick, Lee June and Brett in memory of Ken Strevig and $1250 from Layer8 Consulting, Inc., were among the more than 30 ...



Curtain rising this week on several high school musicals  Carroll County Times

Several Carroll County high schools are beginning productions of their school musicals this week. With the shows ranging from a doctor whose mind has split in ...



James Edward Walkling, Sr.  The Winchester Star

James Edward Walkling, Sr. Miami Fl — James Edward Walkling, Sr., known to friends as “Pop,” of Miami, FL, formerly of Westminster, MD and Ocala, FL, ...



Dayhoff: Loss for the Dixons, one of Carroll County’s most prominent families, a loss for all  Carroll County Times

It was standing room only on Nov. 15, when friends, family, colleagues, and community leaders crowded into Pritts Funeral Home to pay their last respects to Jeff ...



Local Sports: Carroll Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2018  Carroll County Times

This year's Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame class consists of five men who have made their mark at nearly every level of sports in this area. Jerry Georgiana ...



Learn from past when deciding fate of old school buildings  Baltimore Sun

If you think that our present day public discourse regarding the various education issues in Carroll County is interesting, researching the contentious history of ...



Westminster grad Ernest Thompson an Oscar-winning storyteller  Carroll County Times

Westminster High School graduate Ernest Thompson went on to be the Oscar-winning writer of "On Golden Pond."



Westminster grad heads to new school, with new lease on life  Carroll County Times

By any standard, Westminster High School graduate Josh Saltz is an impressive young man. He's a quality athlete who excels in math and engineering and who ...



Board of Education profile: Tara Battaglia  Carroll County Times

Residence: Westminster. Age: 39. Facebook: Facebook.com/TaraBattagliaBOE. Email: tarab4boe@gmail.com. Profession: Mom (13 years). Current place(s) of ...



Girls Basketball: Westminster wins first county title in four years  Carroll County Times

For the first time in four years, Westminster's girls basketball team is the Carroll County champion — the Owls captured their first county title since 2014 with a ...



Volleyball: Owls 'going to leave it all out there' for state final  Carroll County Times

Eight volleyball teams remain in Maryland's high school season, and Westminster is one of them. And when the Owls take the court Saturday night at University ...



Huntingtown volleyball falls in five sets in 3A state semifinal  SoMdNews.com

COLLEGE PARK — In their quest to attain a Class 3A state title, the Huntingtown High School volleyball team realized it would have to battle through some ...



Two weeks after Parkland shooting, CCPS security protocols not completely followed  Carroll County Times

When Carroll County Times staffers went to three different county schools on a Monday morning to check security protocols in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, ...



Signing Day: Carroll athletes make their college choices  Carroll County Times

Westminster senior Zane Lewis, the Times Football Player of the Year in 2017, make his college commitment to play at Division II Shepherd University next ...



Study of schools in Carroll provides an interesting education  Baltimore Sun

The first weeks of June are a time when many young adults in Carroll County look forward to the end of the school year and graduation ceremonies.



Carroll Varsity: High School sports  Carroll County Times

Gerstell Academy's boys basketball team competes in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association's B Conference, but Wednesday night the Falcons got to ...



A dark past: The rise and fall (and rise again) of heroin in Carroll  Carroll County Times

He needed a moment to pray. Police were inside Mike O'Hara's home before he could tell his family what he'd seen, and he just needed a few minutes to gather ...



Teacher Asked To Remove ‘Anti-Trump’ Diversity Posters  CBS Local

WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) –A Carroll County high school is in the midst of a controversy which started after administrators asked teachers to take down posters ...



Steven Lockard, new Carroll superintendent, brings 'fresh set of eyes' to position  Carroll County Times

The Carroll County Public Schools Board of Education announced Wednesday that Steven Lockard, formerly of the Fairfax County Public Schools system, will ...



Central Carroll: Mayberry Fall Festival coming up on Oct. 6  Carroll County Times

The Mayberry Fall Festival will be held at the Mayberry First Church of God in Westminster from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Look for vendor sales, ...



Women's Basketball: Becky Martin taking leave as Terror coach  Carroll County Times

Becky Martin has patrolled the sideline as McDaniel's women's basketball coach for 37 seasons, ever since the Westminster High School graduate finished her ...



Community mourns loss of teacher, coach Patrick Floyd  Carroll County Times

Those who knew Patrick Floyd knew him as a man who loved sports, loved helping others.



An accident leads to Apple Watch ad for Carroll County native Kacie Anderson  Carroll County Times

It was dark, around 6 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2017, when Kacie Anderson pulled up to a stop at the light at the intersection of Md. 27 and Md. 482/Hampstead Mexico ...



Dayhoff: Arrival of spring for more predictable than Carroll County weather  Carroll County Times

Although Palm Sunday can appear anywhere on the calendar from March 15 to April 18; this year it comes early, just as many of us cannot wait for spring.



New Carroll County superintendent says forecast for school enrollment looks bright  WBAL Baltimore

Carroll County's new school superintendent won't take over the position until July, but he's already got a pretty good idea of what he'll face in the coming months.



Candidate for Judge of the Circuit Court: Richard Titus  Carroll County Times

Candidate for Judge of Circuit Court: Richard Titus.



Carroll Varsity: Soccer  Carroll County Times

Boys Cross Country FIRST TEAM Century: Zachary Fenton. Liberty: Woodrow Kashima, Daniel Saxon. South Carroll: Jason Cave, John Kettula. Westminster: ...



Varsity roundup (Dec. 15): Mount de Sales upends 6th-ranked Catonsville in girls basketball  Baltimore Sun

No. 15 Mount de Sales basketball got invited to the Catonsville Cup for the first time last year and lost. Saturday, the Sailors (6-2) won convincingly with a.



Edwin Shauck remembered for community service, piano music  Carroll County Times

Friends and family remember Edwin Shauck as a man who rarely said no to an opportunity to serve his community. He donated time and philanthropic resources ...



Tech Center students bring a rainbow of artistry to the catwalk  Carroll County Times

On Friday night, as audience members sat in anticipation, the stage and catwalk were bathed in white that revealed no hints about the looks to come from the ...



Ban on Confederate flag to move forward in Carroll County  WBAL Baltimore

The Carroll County superintendant said he will move forward with plans to ban the Confederate flag from schools. This comes after the monthly meeting of the ...



Westminster High grad honored for role in solving murder  Carroll County Times

A Carroll County teen was honored Thursday by county officials for his efforts to help catch a killer. Jacob Kucharski, 19, was recognized by the county ...



Dr. John E. Steers remembered as a physician of great heart  Carroll County Times

Dr. John E. Steers packed a great deal into one lifetime. He was an all American American athlete, a chemical engineer and a father. He was a soldier in the ...



From wood to watercolors  Carroll County Times

Mary Beth Francis, 39, of Westminster, became interested in art by painting wooden figurines with her grandmother when she was 8 years old.



Westminster teacher named state health educator of the year  Baltimore Sun

Westminster High School health teacher Kellie Hurst was recently named the Maryland Health Teacher of the Year for 2013-14 by the Maryland Association for ...



High School: Carroll teams looking fresh on first day of fall practice  Carroll County Times

The Friday night lights, merging with *fresh* faces, pursuing goals and records — it's officially the start of another fall high school sports season in Carroll and ...



Sean Davis, new Boys & Girls Club unit director, looks forward to new position, future of organization  Carroll County Times

Lifelong Carroll County resident Sean Davis has taken a new position with the Boys & Girls Club of Westminster and brings with it, in addition to experience, ...



A Night of Giving: Friends, family and Santa at the Elks  Carroll County Times

More then 30 families gathered Tuesday night at the Westminster Elks Lodge for a Night of Giving, a special holiday event for families with children with chronic ...



2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school ...



Area roundup  Herald-Mail Media

... • WOMEN'S SOCCER. Concord 4, Shepherd 0. SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Rams were outshot 19-6 Sunday in their Mountain East Conference loss to ...



New family practice and urgent care opening  Carroll County Times

Magass Family Medicine & Urgent Care Finksburg opening new.



Carroll County 2017 outstanding teacher nominations released  Carroll County Times

Carroll County Public Schools has released the list of teachers nominated for Outstanding Teacher Awards. There were 397 educators nominated. The Carroll ...



Historic Carroll schoolhouses offer snapshot of 'where we come from'  Carroll County Times

It seems like a whole different world. Students taught in one or two rooms, entire schools with a student population the size of a modern class.



Westminster High graduate finds success in jewelry making  Baltimore Sun

Anne Marie Nesbitt started making jewelry in 2005 while enrolled at Westminster High School.



Loophole in Maryland sex offense law concerns attorneys  Carroll County Times

There's a loophole in the Maryland sexual offense statute, according to several officials. Part-time, temporary teachers cannot be charged with a sexual ...



McDaniel College Names Eric D. Immler as Director of Campus Safety  Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine

Eric D. Immler of Hanover, Pa., has been named director of campus safety at McDaniel College. In his new role at McDaniel, he will provide leadership and ...



Finding the perfect fit for volunteerism  Carroll County Times

Monday, in honor of the work of Martin Luther King Jr., the United States will celebrate a national Day of *Service*, where people enjoying a three-day weekend ...



LFI students, buddies start weekend early with prom  Carroll County Times

Students in Carroll County Public Schools' Living for Independence program had prom on Friday.



District Judge Rasinsky retires  Carroll County Times

Carroll County District Court will be down a judge for some time as the court looks to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Marc G. Rasinsky. The Trial ...



Westminster Boys Volleyball Club a place to learn, play  Carroll County Times

When Ed Benish moved from Pennsylvania to Maryland, he noticed quite a difference in volleyball culture.



Creative woodworker has found his niche  Carroll County Times

First, he cuts, sands and finishes his wooden products. Then, Herbstsomer designs his images on a computer screen to engrave onto the product. The original ...



Community praises life-saving response at Westminster MVA  Carroll County Times

The Westminster community reached out with positive wishes after the Maryland State Police shared details of troopers' and citizens' life-saving responses to a ...



COLLEGE SPORTS: Mark Penn Promoted to Men's Lacrosse Head Coach at Florida Tech |  SpaceCoastDaily.com

Florida Tech Director of Athletics Bill Jurgens has announced that Mark Penn has been promoted to the position of head coach of men's lacrosse.



Boys Soccer: Lenz ready to lead Falcons program as new coach  Carroll County Times

Former Westminster assistant Ryan Lenz is the new boys soccer coach at Winters Mill.



Northern volleyball wins 3A state title | Spotlight  So Md News

COLLEGE PARK — After sweeping Westminster High School in straight sets to capture the Class 3A state volleyball title for the second time in three years, ...



Westminster Owls: Carroll County Football Preview 2012  Baltimore Sun

Home Turf: 1225 Washington Road, Westminster. Head Coach: Brad Wilson (ninth season). 2011 Record: 8-2 overall; 6-1 county (Carroll County champions).



First day for new principals too  Carroll County Times

For Diane Cooper, Monday was more than just the first day back to school, it was the first day of the next step of her career.



Carroll County Public Schools 2016 Outstanding Teachers  Carroll County Times

Carroll County's best teachers will be honored and eight will be named finalists at the 2016 Outstanding Teacher Awards, to be held Wednesday, March 30, ...



Harman in the Hall: Former Westminster baseball coach poised for state's top honor  Baltimore Sun

On Feb. 18, former Westminster High baseball coach Bryan Harman will be inducted into the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame at a ...



Dayhoff: 'Who was Kate Wagner?'  Carroll County Times

Over the last year or so, a number of folks have asked me, "Who was Kate Wagner?"



Holiday season gets a head-start  Carroll County Times

Looking for something to do this holiday season? Look no further.



Stage set for new director to lead The Arc Carroll County program for adults with autism  Baltimore Sun

Just a year after earning her master's degree, Britt Burr is creating a groundbreaking program at The Arc Carroll County for adults with autism. The Westminster ...



Four McDaniel students nab Fulbright awards, off to teach English abroad  Carroll County Times

For a few McDaniel College graduates, post-commencement means a chance of a lifetime.



State board upholds Carroll BOE's decision to close schools  Carroll County Times

A decision came back at the end of the state board of education meeting Tuesday in regard to the closing of three Carroll County Schools.



Letter: Gordon files for county commissioner  Carroll County Times

Today, I am announcing that I have thrown my hat in the ring and I have formally filed as a Republican candidate for county commissioner of District 3.



Power Five commitment recap: June 16-22  247Sports

The early signing period for college football is still more than seven months away, but the 2019 recruiting cycle is already in full swing as plenty of talented ...



The scoop on Hoffman's 70 years in business  Carroll County Times

When Hoffman's Home Made Ice Cream first opened its doors 70 years ago, visitors to the Westminster ice cream parlor could spend a quarter and walk out with.



In School  Carroll County Times

The following local students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania: Mackenzie Murray, of.



Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame: Stull's football journey still going strong  Carroll County Times

After standout careers at Westminster High School and University of Delaware, Jim Stull has never stopped being around one thing he loves — football.



Westminster mayors often had short terms in office  Baltimore Sun

Though it had happened more than a week earlier, in early August of 1981, the greater Westminster and Carroll County community was still mourning the death ...



Slave experiences shared at Westminster church in honor of Black History Month  Carroll County Times

An interview with Richard Mack, who was a slave on a plantation until he was emancipated, that was recorded in Baltimore City sometime between 1936 and ...



Lester E. Carlson, Westminster businessman  Baltimore Sun

Lester E. Carlson, who co-owned with his wife a Tupperware training and distribution center in Northern Virginia, died June 7 of pancreatic cancer at Carroll ...



Harvey B. Bair, Carroll County developer, dies  Baltimore Sun

Harvey B. Bair, a former co-owner and partner in a Carroll County development company, died March 17 of kidney failure at his Westminster home. He was 81.



Oliver L. 'Lee' Weller, mechanic and drag-racer, dies  Baltimore Sun

Oliver L. "Lee" Weller, former owner of several Westminster auto repair businesses and a drag-racer during the 1970s, died Jan. 13 of chronic obstructive ...



Carroll Singers celebrates big anniversary  Carroll County Times

This month, the Carroll Singers choral group is celebrating its 10th anniversary.



A Carroll County guide to the holiday season  Carroll County Times

Some people in the neighborhood might still have their jack-o'-lanterns out, but it's time again for the holiday season. Carroll County is home to a number of ...



Celeste D. Saxton-Garver, Carroll County educator, dies  Baltimore Sun

Celeste D. Saxton-Garver, supervisor of staff development for Carroll county public schools, died Nov. 3 of breast cancer at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in ...



Former Carroll schools superintendent, Howard executive Charles Ecker dies  Carroll County Times

Former Carroll County Public Schools Superintendent and Howard County Executive Charles I. "Chuck" Ecker died this week. He was 86.



Carroll schools revise student dress code  Carroll County Times

Carroll County Public Schools has revised its student dress code policy to prevent students from wearing clothing with symbols that can be seen as promoting ...



First Westminster Oyster Stroll: Shell of a good time  Carroll County Times

This was the first every Downtown Westminster Oyster Stroll, a culinary bivalve bonanza with its roots in Chesapeake Bay Conservation, and people from every ...



Robert R. Bair, a retired lawyer and former Venable LLP partner  Baltimore Sun

Robert r. Bair, a retired lawyer and former partner in what is now Venable LLP, died March 27 from heart failure at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in ...



High School Sports: Golf Preview  Patch.com

Westminster, MD - The Falcons and Owls are chasing county foe North Carroll.



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