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Past articles by Bob:

Hampstead man charged with sexual solicitation of a minor, 12 counts related to child pornography

William Charles Toomey, 36, of the 900 block of S. Main Street, is charged with three felony counts of sexual solicitation of a minor, four felony counts of promoting/distributing child pornography and eight counts of possession of child pornography. → Read More

Write-in campaign in Manchester? More council seats at stake than candidates on election ballot

Candidates for all of this year’s municipal elections in Carroll County have now been announced, and one town may elect a council member who doesn’t presently realize he or she is running. → Read More

More than 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered at Carroll Lutheran Village clinic; total cases in Carroll County on par with last week

Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster held a clinic on Thursday and vaccinated 552 individuals, which included CLV residents, team members and Lutheran clergy from area churches. → Read More

Carroll County’s COVID-19 case rate drops to pre-Halloween level

The case rate per 100,000 people dropped by more than 1 percentage point to 8.31%, according to the Carroll County Health Department, the lowest it has been since it was 7.63% on Oct. 29. The number peaked at 47.58 on Jan. 11. → Read More

Man charged in string of alleged break-ins, thefts from automobiles in Westminster

Gabel Sierra-Jimenez, 26, of the unit block of Pennsylvania Avenue, is charged with one count of theft of items valued at $100-$1,499, seven counts of theft of items valued under $100 and seven counts of rogue and vagabond, all misdemeanors. → Read More

Woodbine house fire displaces family of four

A Sunday night house fire in the 1800 block of Gillis Falls Road in Woodbine displaced a family of four. → Read More

Holiday Hope approaching $120K after $5,000 donation from Koons Westminster Toyota

With another 30 donations, Holiday Hope is nearing the $110,000 mark in funds raised with less than a week left to contribute. → Read More

Anonymous donation of $15,000 pushes Holiday Hope past $90K mark

An anonymous donation of $15,000 pushed Holiday Hope past the $90,000 mark. → Read More

Husband and wife facing charges of sex abuse of minors in Carroll County

A husband and wife formerly of Carroll County are facing numerous charges related to sexual assault of minors. → Read More

Pedestrian struck, killed while walking on I-70 in Mount Airy

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate-70 in Mount Airy, according to a Maryland State Police news release. → Read More

Online donations push Holiday Hope total to nearly $70K

With the help of a pair of $1,000 donations made online, Holiday Hope has nearly reached $70,000 in funds raised. → Read More

Holiday Hope fundraising campaign approaching $60K mark

A $500 online donation from Carol and Don McClure has the Holiday Hope fundraising campaign nearing the $60,000 mark. → Read More

Two more Carroll countians die of COVID-19, death toll reaches 170

The health department also announced 66 new cases of COVID-19. Through Friday afternoon, Carroll County had seen 262 total cases this week. The weekly total is on pace to be slightly lower than last week’s record total, which was increased by one to 378. Carroll’s case rate per 100,000 population is up to 37.32. → Read More

Holiday Hope nears $50K in funds raised for five Carroll County nonprofits

Nearly $50,000 has been raised for Holiday Hope after 18 new donations were processed Wednesday. → Read More

Anonymous $10K donation pushes Holiday Hope total past $40K

The $10,000 gift came amid a number of anonymous donations received Monday, amounting to $12,300. Another $2,900 in donations mailed in or contributed online increased the total amount of funds raised so far this year to $41,470. → Read More

Holiday Hope surpasses $20K mark after $6,000 donation

Donald and Carla Bell made a donation in the amount of $6,000 to help Holiday Hope surpass the $20,000 mark. → Read More

Holiday Hope fund drive passes $1,500 raised

The latest donations received, in the amount of $700, increased the total raised to $1,565. → Read More

Verdict is in: Titus beats Morton in Carroll County Circuit Court judge race

Judge Richard R. Titus retained his Carroll County Circuit Court judgeship, defeating challenger Laura Morton. → Read More

Expect a busy Election Day in Carroll County despite record-setting early voting numbers, election director says

By mid-afternoon, more than 3,000 voters had turned out Monday, according to Election Director Katherine Berry, bringing the eight-day early voting total for Carroll close to 35,000 some five hours ahead of the 8 p.m. closing of the two sites. → Read More

Carroll County mail-in voting requests exceed 30%; number of election judges who have resigned deemed ‘normal’

Carroll County Election Director Katherine Berry has advice for voters preparing to cast their ballot during early voting, which begins on Monday, Oct. 26: Expect lines and social distancing. → Read More