Thursday, April 18, 2013
"[This is] something the community has waited for patiently for a long time." -- a Black Oak Development representative.
Carrolltown Mall will see a $50 million "total redevelopment" to include new stores and restaurants, according to Dixon Harvey of Black Oak Associates. Earlier this week, Commissioner Doug Howard stated in a news release that the owner of Carrolltown Mall, Black Oak Associates, would be announcing redevelopment plans for the mall at a Town Hall meeting taking place Monday. Harvey, a partner at Black Oak Associates, told Patch that they are excited to share the redevelopment plans for Carrolltown Mall at Monday's meeting. "We are obviously very excited to be announcing it, [this is] something the community has waited for patiently for a long time and we've been working on it a long time, going on 10 years," Harvey said. Harvey said that…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
No other Carroll County towns ranked in the top 50.
Eldersburg ranked as the 6th highest earning town in Maryland, with an average income of $131,840, according to a recent Wbaltv.com report. According to census.gov this average income has increased by more than $30,000 since the collection of the 2007-2011 census data. The wbaltv.com 50 Highest Earning Towns countdown starts with Hagerstown, ranked as #50, with an average income of $46,950. Other highest earning cities listed in the countdown include: Finally, the highest earning town in Maryland: According to the data, #1: Potomac has an $186,329 average income increase over #50: Hagerstown. Census data shows Eldersburg’s population to be more than 30,500 residents living across more than 10,800 housing units. The census also shows 42% …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Kristen Wilson of Eldersburg will receive the award at the Horse World Expo in Timonium on Jan. 19.
The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) will present its January 2013 “Touch of Class” Award to Kristen Wilson of Eldersburg and her national champion 4-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare, The Midnight Ride, during the Horse World Expo in Timonium this weekend. "This award means everything to me," Wilson told Patch. Originally from Annapolis, Wilson said it was growing up in Florida where her love for horses and riding flourished. Wilson spent her childhood and teen years riding and showing horses competitively. She earned degrees in Animal Sciences and Extension Education from the University of Florida and then returned to Maryland. Wilson said she took a position with the University of Maryland as Extension Horse Specialist …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A New York man pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his coworker and roommate.
A man accused of fatally stabbing his roommate and coworker in an Eldersburg grocery store admitted to the slaying in court. His trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday, according to court records. The Carroll County Times reports that 26-year-old Zamani Lawson pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter in the death of 22-year-old Bergari Zardiashuili at Martin's grocery store in Eldersburg in June. Lawson and Zardiashuili, both from New York, were working a night shift as contract cleaning workers, according to previous reports. Lawson was found in front of the store with blood on his shirt, and Zardiashuili was found in a storage area with several stab wounds in the torso, police said. Lawson is scheduled to be sentenced in April. See …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
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Sykesville resident Paul Olson shared this squirrel and snowman photo on Patch's community photo gallery. The editor loved it so much she decided to feature it. Make up a caption for the photo and share it in the comments below. Olson said that the snowman was a prop, originally made for his 3-month-old granddaughter visiting from Texas. The photo was taken on a stone bench in Olson's front yard, where he said he often feeds the squirrels and birds. Have photos or videos to share -- the youth soccer team at a tournament, a bird perched on a feeder, a Boy Scout Troop earning a badge? Click on this link to post it on Patch http://eldersburg.patch.com/pics#photo-1801572. Include a detailed caption in case it gets featured.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
This week, a second bomb threat was made at Liberty High School.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Kym Byrnes
Thursday, November 29, 2012
After a second bomb threat in eight days at Liberty High School in Eldersburg, police and school officials said they are committed to finding who is responsible for making the threats. Captain Lust of the Carroll County Sheriff's Department said that police are conducting interviews based on tips they have received. Lust said few details are being released as the investigation is ongoing. On Nov. 20 just before 9:30 a.m., Liberty High School was evacuated in response to a bomb threat found written on a wall at the school. Just before 11 a.m., the school was deemed safe and the students who had been waiting outside in the athletic stadium, were allowed to return to the school. A second bomb threat, also written on a wall at the school …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Jacob Bircher is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court in Carroll County on Sept. 14.
Police say the motive remains unclear in a double shooting in Eldersburg on July 13, but a grand jury determined that the suspected shooter will face 18 charges. According to court records, 24-year-old Jacob Bircher of Westminster was indicted on 18 charges Thursday including first-degree murder, second-degree murder and manslaughter. A double shooting at Harvest Inn on Liberty Road in Eldersburg just after midnight Friday, July 13 left one man dead and one at Shock Trauma. Bircher, the suspected shooter, surrendered shortly after without incident in Westminster. David J. Garrett, 36, of the 2100-block of Carmae Rd. in Sykesville was pronounced dead at the scene. Gary Hale, 25, of the 3500-block of Granite Rd. in Woodstock, was sent to …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Two violent acts, a stabbing and a shooting, have people talking about safety in Eldersburg.
Two violent acts in less than a month in Eldersburg, a place that has been ranked nationally as one of America’s best small towns, have residents sounding off about the safety of their community, which saw a fatal grocery store stabbing in June and a double shooting Friday that police said left one man dead. “Jeez, bad month for murders in [the] Sykesville/Eldersburg area,” posted Annette Romanowski-Grigore on the Eldersburg Patch Facebook page in response to the Friday shooting. Do you think the recent violence that made headlines in Eldersburg is a sign of increased crime—or are these simply isolated incidents? Tell us in comments. “Fortunately, the fear of crime is far more prevalent than the crime itself—that’s consistent through the …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Maryland State Police have charged Jacob Bircher with first degree murder, second degree murder, attempted first degree murder and attempted second degree murder
A double shooting at Harvest Inn on Liberty Road in Eldersburg just after midnight Friday, July 13 left one man dead and one at Shock Trauma. The suspect surrendered without incident in Westminster at approximately 7 a.m. After consulting with the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, Maryland State Police said they charged Jacob Bircher, 24, with first degree murder, second degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and attempted second degree murder. Subscribe to the Westminster Patch newsletter and Eldersburg Patch newsletter. Bircher was taken to the Carroll County Central Booking Center where he is awaiting an initial appearance before a court commissioner, police said. David J. Garrett, 36, of the 2100-block of Carmae Rd. in …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
New York man charged with second-degree murder in fatal stabbing at Eldersburg grocery.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Police have charged a New York man with murder in the stabbing death of a co-cleaning crew worker at an Eldersburg grocery late Tuesday, according to the Maryland State Police. Zamani Lawson, 26, of Jamaica, N.Y., was charged Wednesday with the second-degree murder of a 22-year-old fellow employee from Brooklyn, N.Y., who police have declined to identity pending notification of relatives. The slaying occurred at Martin's supermarket where the two men were working a night shift as contract cleaning workers, police said. Lawson was found in front of the store with blood on his shirt, and the victim was found in a storage area with several stab wounds in the torso, police said. The victim was flown to Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster …