2018 has been a bit of a roller coaster, with both ups and downs. We wanted to take a little time today to look back at what has happened this year. Here’s 7 of the top news stories from 2018:
1. Two Dead in Westminster Plane Crash
Unfortunately one of the biggest news stories was this deadly plane crash that claimed two lives.
UPDATE: Maryland State Police confirm two people have died >> https://bit.ly/2OJxj8g
Investigators are still unsure of what exactly caused the crash and are still looking into it. For more information, check out our original news post.
2. Carroll County Election Results
This was not a good year for Democrats in Carroll County. In addition to Larry Hogan’s reelection to Maryland’s governor seat, every county seat went Republican as well.
View our original story to see the entire Carroll County election results.
3. Sinkholes Found in Carroll County
Sinkholes are scary. They can crop up seemingly out of nowhere.
Sinkholes have been reported in Carroll County, have you seen one? Read our original news story.
4. Cascade Lake’s Dam Overflowed
Residents that live near Cascade Lake were given a lot to worry about in August when their dam started to overflow.
The issue was handled, and luckily there was little damage. Now all residents have to worry about is a future flood.
5. The Sykesville Floods
While they may not have been as bad as those that hit Ellicott City, the Sykesville floods were still a force to be reckoned with.
Damage was done to many downtown businesses and traffic was backed up as the water made certain roads impassable.
Luckily most of the damage was minor, and pails in comparison to the damage Ellicott City received.
6. The Carroll Biz Challenge
The Carroll Biz Challenge is an annual competition where local entrepreneurs present business ideas.
Congratulations to Brewery Fire, the winner of both the 2018 Carroll Biz Challenge and the recipients of this year's…
This years winner was Brewery Fire, whose idea was to provide Carroll County with quality craft brews. Check out our Carroll Biz Challenge story.
As fun as it can be to look back into the past sometimes, all the best navigators know to look forward. Hopefully 2019 will have a few more ups, and maybe some less downs.
Carroll County sure is great!