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Top News: Spike in Flu Cases, Fatal Fire on Main Street and January Gym Deals

Patch brings you the top headlines of the week in Carroll County.

Carroll Hospital Center Sees Spike in Flu Cases

Social events over the holidays could be one reason the contagious virus spread quickly in December, according to a Carroll Hospital Center representative.

Speak Out: Do You Still Shop At Bookstores?

Barnes & Noble has announced poor holiday sales, according to published reports.

Report: Man Admits to Killing Coworker in Eldersburg Grocery Store Stabbing

A New York man pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his coworker and roommate.

Sykesville Post Office to Reopen Jan. 15

New employees have been hired to run the facility.

Carroll Hospital's New Wellness Center to be Named in Honor of Local Business Owner

Construction on the new community wellness center is scheduled to begin in February 2013 and is expected to open in September 2014.

School Superintendent Says Proposed Budget 'By No Means Represents What We Really Need'

The proposed FY14 school budget includes an additional $1.7 million from county government.

January Gym Deals in Carroll County

If you made a New Year's Resolution to get in shape, read on to learn about local gym deals.

Finksburg Corridor Plan Information Meeting Jan. 14

County planning staff will attend the meeting to discuss the Finksburg Corridor Plan and to answer questions.

(Update) Officials Rule Fatal Fire Outside Westminster Thrift Shop an Accident

Police have identified the 59-year-old woman who died in the fire.

Arts Council Closed through Sunday for Cosmetic Updates

The Carroll Arts Council is getting a good freshening up this week.

Former Sheriff's Major Pleads Guilty to Misconduct Charges

Nicholas Plazio was charged with misconduct for lying in connection to a homicide case.

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