Ellicott City continues to battle back from devastating floods even as the future remains uncertain

The beauty and charm of Howard County’s historic Ellicott City have been tested since its founding in 1772 by devastating, at times deadly, floods. Yet the town keeps coming back. In this special report the Capital News Service looks at what makes Ellicott City so vulnerable and why so many believe the efforts to save the town are worth it—even as they differ on how best to do it.

Ellicott City residents remain hopeful despite challenges from devastating floods

Following two devastating floods in the past two years, Ellicott City is still picking up the pieces and planning for the future.

Local high school football player pursuing music dreams

Jackson Dean has been a stand-out football player throughout his life, but now he’s trading in the gridiron for the stage. After his recent rendition of the National Anthem at a home game went viral, he’s setting his sights on a country music performing career.

Hundreds turn out for UMD student “Justice for Jordan” rally

As the University of Maryland and University System Board of Regents controversy and fallout continue in the wake of the death of Jordan McNair, a member of the football team last spring, students turned out on Thursday afternoon for a “Justice for Jordan” rally. Hundreds turned out to voice their differing views on the justice they were seeking for McNair’s death.

UMD President fires football coach after Board of Regents reinstates him

Just one day after being reinstated by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, football head coach DJ Durkin has been fired. The football team players, community and national backlash all lead to the surprise decision from university president Wallace Loh Wednesday evening.  

Maryland Football investigation comes to an end

The University System of Maryland Board of Regents announced their recommendations regarding the state of the Terrapins football team. Head coach DJ Durkin and athletic director Damon Evans will return to their duties at the university. University President Wallace Loh announced he will step down from his presidency at the end of the academic year.

UMD Commission issues report on football program

The Commission appointed by University of Maryland President Wallace Loh to investigate claims of a “toxic culture” in the school’s football program has released its report. The investigation follows the
death last spring of player Jordan McNair. The Commission said the Athletics Department lacked a culture of accountability and failed to provide adequate oversight of the football program. It did not make any recommendations concerning the fates of the football coach or the University’s president. The report now goes to the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents.

Local biscuit company given a chance to take a bigger bite of the market

ama Biscuit began as a small operation four years ago but now this all female, minority-owned business is going regional after being selected as one of 100 companies out of 500 that applied to be distributed in 50 Walmart stores in nine states.

Local doughnut shop offers range of unique flavors

They say you’ve got to get up early to make a great doughnut and that’s certainly the case for one Baltimore businesswoman. Courtney Fix caters to all ages and tastes, no matter how unique.

Gaithersburg Elementary School participates in National Walk to School Day

Students at Gaithersburg Elementary School in Montgomery County took part in National Walk to School Day, an event highlighting the health, environmental and safety benefits that come with walking to school.