Howard County

Local non-profit sells jewelry to benefit dog rescues

Helping out shelter dogs in need is now easier, and more fashionable than ever. Pearls for Pups is a local non-profit run by a mom and her two daughters. They donate 100 percent of proceeds from their business to rescue shelters.

Howard County couple marks a marriage milestone and a first in Columbia

Madelaine and William Lamb recently celebrated more than a half-century of marriage. But, that anniversary was also a reminder of a barrier-breaking first for the couple and the city of Columbia.

Howard County Executive updates Ellicott City flood mitigation efforts

Ellicott City has endured two deadly floods just within two years. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball updated efforts to deal with the town’s flooding problems on Thursday saying they are considering alternatives to a plan that calls for tearing down a number of the buildings on Main Street.

With new plan on pause, Ellicott City business owner feels stuck

ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland — After a 2016 flood destroyed Great Panes Art Glass Studio on this city’s Main Street, the owners resolved to rebuild. Sherry Fackler-Berkowitz, 65, has run the business in the historic mill town with her husband Len…

New Howard County officials weigh flood plan’s future

After Howard County’s new five-member council and executive are installed in office on Dec. 3, they will have to hit the ground running as they face the pressing and complex issue of how to proceed with a $50 million flood mitigation plan for Ellicott City, Maryland.

Preservation group report challenges county’s flood plan

In a move to slow down Howard County’s flood mitigation plan, which would demolish 10 buildings in historic Ellicott City, a preservation group on Wednesday released a report that questions county officials’ decision-making methodology.

County approves $17 million for Ellicott City flood plan

ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland—The Howard County Council in a narrow 3-2 vote approved two bills on Monday night that will allocate nearly $17 million toward a controversial five-year flood mitigation plan for Ellicott City. The bills represent the first phase of…

Ellicott City mitigation plan met with flood of opinions

ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland — Opinions are flowing in divergent directions over a five-year flood mitigation plan for Ellicott City, Maryland, that Howard County officials announced last week. The county’s proposal includes razing a row of 10 tall, brick row buildings…

Ellicott City flood recovery inspires local business to open despite the challenges

Though EC Pops had a sweet grand opening on April 1st, a close call with Mother Nature nearly prevented that from ever happening. But after seeing the community pull together following Ellicott City’s devastating flood in the summer of 2016 the owners of the specialty popcorn store said they were inspired to make the business work.

State Highway Administration urges MD drivers to ‘Move Over’

All 50 states have adopted a “Move Over” law, but an overwhelming percentage of motorists say they know nothing about it. Maryland State Police and highway officials staged a mock crash to raise awareness on the dangers first responders face.