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  • Prowling for treats
  • Remaking education in Carroll County: Parents question new teaching methods during Cartmell training

    It’s no secret that test scores in the district are not at the level they need to be. So, to improve education in Carroll County, the school district is moving to personalize learning, recognizing that each student learns at his own pace, Cartmell Elementary School Principal Doug Oak said.

    Nearly two dozen parents attended a training session Oct. 22, designed to help parents understand why this is the right direction for their children.

  • A scary new tradition ...

    Worthville Volunteer Fire Department hosted The Haunted Trail Oct. 22-31 at Camp Kysoc. The trail was about three-quarters of a mile and included 39 different props, Chief Ernie Courtney  said. He estimated 75-150 people came each night during the week and about 250 on a weekend night. The money raised every day except Wednesday went toward the purchase of a tanker truck for the fire department. On Wednesday, all money was donated to Kathryn Winn Primary’s PTA in honor of Caroline Tuttle and Ryder Deitz. About 30-50 people volunteered to work the event each night.

  • Fire destroys Eighth Street home Friday

    A fire starting inside a TV set in a back bedroom destroyed a Carrollton family’s home Friday, according to Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell.

    Billy Welch’s home at 914 Eighth Street caught fire early Friday evening. The call came in at 5:13 p.m., and Carrollton Fire Department was dispatched.

    In a Tuesday interview, Terrell said Welch’s son was asleep in the front room and awoke when his father walked in the door and the dogs started barking. Father, son and all three dogs, made it out safely. No one was injured in the fire.

  • Remaking education in Carroll County: District’s goal is to have students college, career ready at graduation

    Change has arrived in the Carroll County School system. But officials believe it is for the better.

    When sons or daughters, friends or relatives walk across the Carroll County High School stage to receive their diploma, the goal is for them to be college and/or career ready. To achieve this, school administrators have recognized that all students learn differently, and they are working to personalize their educational experiences.

  • Lawsuit alleges Buddhist monk mortgaged retreat’s land

    Seven residents of a Zen retreat off of Gilgal Road in Carroll County have filed a civil suit against three other members, including the Bodhidharma Monastery’s spiritual leader.

    The suit, filed Oct. 28 in Carroll County Circuit Court, alleges breach of contract against the defendants – Buddhist monk Ha Hong Luu, board president; Huang Tran of Crestwood, board vice president; and Catherine Pham of Germantown, Md., board secretary.

  • Wrong turn
  • For the children

    The Shop with a Cop poker run was held Sunday, Oct. 20. More than 40 riders participated, and the fundraiser grossed over $4,000 for the annual Christmas program.

    Cindy Walton won the award for best poker hand and donated the $100 prize back to the fundraiser.

     

  • Giving time, talent to help others
  • Chamber awards businesses, individuals at 2013 banquet

    Maguana’s Unique Gifts, North American Stainless and Nancy Jo Grobmyer won the top awards given out at the 2013 Carroll County Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday, Oct. 17.

    “One of the main reasons for our banquet this evening is, not only to recognize some outstanding citizens and organizations in our community, but also to raise funds for our scholarship program with our silent auction,” Chet Mitchell said to the crowd in attendance at the event, held at the General Butler State Resort Park conference center.