Here are the Top Stories in Carroll County 2017

  1. Westminster Man to Run for President in 2020

A man from Westminster, Maryland, AJ Wildman, wants to make a difference and has announced his decision to run for President of the United States in 2020. He plans to run as an independent candidate. Good Luck!

2. Powerball Winner from Carroll County

In February, an individual from Sykesville purchased a winning lottery ticket. No one at the time had won the jackpot, but this person was able to win about $1 million at the time. Congratulations!

3. Carroll County High School Bans ‘We The People’ Poster

Earlier this year, Westminster High School banned the ‘We The People’ posters, citing it as a political message and thus not appropriate for schools. This led to rallies and protests against by both students and alumna alike.

4. Legal Battle Ensues of Historical ‘Colored’ Schoolhouse and Church

The legal battle continues as to the ownership of Bowen’s Chapel near Union Bridge. The site holds historical significance for the African-American Community that created their first school and church at the location.

5. Torch Run Supports the Special Olympics

In June, local law enforcement agencies participated in the 32nd Annual Torch Run for Carroll County. Together they were able to run across the county, passing through Sykesville, Hampstead, Tawneytown, Mount Airy, Union Bridge, and Westminster. The torch run is an amazing event for an amazing cause.

6. Multiple Accidents on State Roads

Carroll County has seen a large number of accidents throughout the year on some of the more popular state roads in the county. Some of these roads include MD 140, 31, 32, and 97. Unfortunately, some of these accidents have resulted in injuries and death.

7. Extra Funding Provided to Carroll County Detention Center

The detention center here in Carroll County was facing difficulties with overcrowding and lack of funding. Fortunately, the Board of Commissioners agreed to provide funding that would be used to transport and house inmates in another county. This will help to alleviate the problem of overcrowding for the time-being.