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The Carroll County Times, Westminster MD, is one of the primary news providers in Carroll County.  In addition to the Carroll County Times, some other Carroll County news reports originate from the Baltimore Sun, The Westminster Eagle, The Eldersburg Eagle, The Advocate of Westminster and Finksburg, The Advocate of Eldersburg and Sykesville, Mt. Airy Messenger, Northern News, WTTR radio in Westminster MD, and Community Media Center and Carroll County local television programming.

Carroll County Government, News, Media, and Events for Carroll County Maryland

New Road and Utilities Construction Schedule for the Week of January 21, 2019
posted: 1/18/2019

New County Government Offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
posted: 1/17/2019

New Cold Weather Shelter to Expand Hours on Sunday Warming Center to Open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
posted: 1/17/2019

New County Office Building to Increase Security
posted: 1/17/2019

New County Relief for Federal Workers
posted: 1/17/2019

Carroll County Legislative Delegation to Hold Public Hearing on Local Bill Requests
posted: 1/16/2019

State Opioid Response Request for Proposals
posted: 1/16/2019

Deadline Alert for SBA Disaster Assistance in Maryland for Tornado Damage
posted: 1/15/2019

Volunteers to Count Homeless in Carroll County
posted: 1/14/2019

Vendor Alert! Reserve Your Space Now for the 2019 Seniors on the Go Expo
posted: 1/14/2019

New 2018 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan Implementation Efforts Underway
posted: 1/12/2019

New Cold Weather Shelter Open Additional Hours over the Weekend
posted: 1/11/2019

New Commissioners to Invite Other Forms of Government to Educational Meetings
posted: 1/10/2019

posted: 1/8/2019

New Windsor's Recycling Rate Skyrockets by 80% after launch of the Fair Trash Reduction (FuTuRe) Pilot Program
posted: 1/7/2019

New Freedom Readiness Center Construction Project
posted: 12/27/2018

Commissioners Name Liaisons to Boards and Commissions
posted: 12/20/2018

Winner of Annual Piney Run Park Big Fish Contest Announced
posted: 12/20/2018

New Comprehensive Rezoning Work Session
posted: 12/14/2018

New SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Maryland Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration
posted: 12/14/2018

Freedom Plan Available to the Public- UPDATE
posted: 12/13/2018

Potomac Edison Reminds Maryland Customers of Available
posted: 12/13/2018

Commissioners Elect New Officers
posted: 12/13/2018

Traffic Alert - Miller Station Road to be Closed on or About, December 15, 2018
posted: 12/12/2018

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Mount Airy, Carroll County and Contiguous Counties: Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Storms
posted: 12/10/2018

Freedom Plan Available to the Public
posted: 12/10/2018

61st Board of County Commissioners Sworn In
posted: 12/4/2018

Carroll 101 Class Offered at Carroll Community College
posted: 12/3/2018

Carroll Manufacturers Recognized at Regional Manufacturing Institute's Gala
posted: 11/30/2018

Commissioner Howard Reflects on Eight Years as Commissioner
posted: 11/29/2018

Holiday Lighting Ceremony on December 10th
posted: 11/27/2018

County Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

posted: 11/21/2018

Mount Airy Post-Tornado Tree and Vegetative Debris Removal Extended
posted: 11/16/2018

Long-Term Advisory Council to Present Recommendations
posted: 11/13/2018

New County to Hold Solar Array Project Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
posted: 11/17/2018

Carroll County Proclaims November as Hire a Veteran Month
posted: 11/8/2018

Public Information Notice - Pending Shepherds Mill Road Closure in 2020/2021
posted: 11/8/2018

Storm Damage Information Sought from Businesses and Residents
posted: 11/7/2018

Koons Toyota Donates To Carroll County Senior Centers
posted: 11/6/2018

Mount Airy Post-Tornado Tree and Vegetative Debris Removal
posted: 11/5/2018

New Carroll County Designated “SolSmart Silver” for Advancing Solar Energy Growth
posted: 11/1/2018

New Commissioners Allocate $108K for Opioid Programs
posted: 11/1/2018

New Volunteers Needed for 2019 Point-In-Time Count
posted: 11/1/2018

New Hampstead Wastewater Treatment Plant ENR Upgrade Construction to Start
posted: 11/1/2018

Traffic Alert - Mumma Ford Road Bridge to be Closed on November 13, 2018 for a Bridge Inspection
posted: 10/31/2018

I'll Take Some Entrepreneurship with that Coffee
posted: 10/30/2018

County Statement on Carroll County Youth Football Cheer League
posted: 10/30/2018 

Carroll County Water Resource Coordination Council Recognized
posted: 10/26/2018

Health Department Seeks Help to Find Dog
posted: 10/26/2018

Commissioners Seek Two Evergreen Trees for Tree Lighting Ceremony
posted: 10/22/2018

Carroll County Bond Sale
posted: 10/18/2018

BERC Hosting Evening Job Fair
posted: 10/18/2018

SKYWARN® - Basics Spotter Class Offered
posted: 10/17/2018

Carroll County Achieves Highest Credit Rating Status
posted: 10/16/2018

Voter Registration Deadline
posted: 10/9/2018

Assistance Available to Transition Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities to Community-Based Living
posted: 10/2/2018

Gliding into the Future - Caregivers Conference
posted: 10/1/2018

New Freedom Plan Discussion Planned for October 10th
posted: 10/5/2018

Come See Conceptual Drawings at the Charles Carroll Community Center Open Forum
posted: 9/28/2018

Commissioners Update No-Smoking Policy at County Facilities
posted: 9/27/2018

Dispose of household hazardous waste, shred documents
posted: 9/26/2018

Household Hazardous Waste & Shred Event to be held on October 27, 2018
posted: 8/24/2018

New FuTuRe Pilot for New Windsor Starts November 1st
posted: 9/21/2018

Environmental Advisory Council Tree Planting to Honor Award Winners
posted: 9/17/2018

District 2 Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for October 10, 2018
posted: 9/13/2018

Commissioners Set Date for Freedom Plan Public Hearing
posted: 9/13/2018

Emergency Water Service Line Repair on Oak Hill Drive
posted: 9/11/2018

Commissioners Freedom Plan Discussions Continue
posted: 9/11/2018

BERC Fall Job Fair
posted: 9/11/2018

Maryland Wine Festival Rescheduled to Saturday, October 13, 2018
posted: 9/10/2018

New Trailblazer Routes Start Monday 9/10/18
posted: 9/7/2018


Carroll County Schools

Carroll County Maryland School News

Graduation Schedule Carroll County Public Schools, Location:  McDaniel College, Westminster MD

  •  June 3, 2019 Manchester Valley High 7:00 pm

  • June 4, 2019 Francis Scott Key High 7:00 pm

  • June 5, 2019 Century High 7:00 pm

  • June 6, 2019 Westminster High 7:00 pm

  • June 7, 2019 South Carroll High 7:00 pm

  • June 8, 2019 Liberty High 1:00 pm

  • June 8, 2019 Winters Mill High 7:00 pm

Carroll County Public Schools News

CCPS Graduate and Tech Center Teacher to Participate in WorldSkills Competition 10/31/2018

 Brandi Jason Selected as a Semifinalist for GRAMMY Music Educator Award 10/30/2018

Liberty Marching Band Wins Region V Championships and Advances to Atlantic Coast Championships 10/25/2018

 CCSGA Board Candidate Forum Video 10/25/2018

CETV Announces New Program - Our Students, Our Staff, Our Schools 10/12/2018

Bus Routes for the 2018-2019 School Year 

 CCPS to Host 2nd Annual Culture Expo 




Carroll County Events - News about special events in Carroll County MD
  • Farmers Market Event Schedule:  Ag Center, Hampstead, Sykesville, Finksburg, Downtown Westminster, Mount Airy.  Info at

  • Tour Carroll Wineries, Vineyards, Breweries and Distilleries in Carroll County Maryland.  Tastings and product sales may be available for the following locations: Galloping Goose Vineyards, Detour Vineyard & Winery, Serpent Ridge Vineyard, Old Westminster Winery, Pub Dog Brewing Company, Ruhlman Brewery, Miscellaneous Distillery, and Patapsco Distilling Company.

  • Carroll County Business & Employment Center (BERC) events:  Events

  • Job Club, every Monday, 12:30-2 pm, at BERC, Westminster, 410-386-2820

  • Carroll Hospital:  Events

  • Freedom Fitness and Health Expo, January

  • Feb 8 all-day Downtown Mount Airy

    Stop by participating downtown businesses for your sweet treat, live music & more!


    Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Carroll County Agriculture Center

    Don’t miss the 22nd annual Stop, Swap and Save, the East Coast’s Largest Indoor Bicycle Swap and Consumer Expo. If you’ve never made it to the SWAP before, don’t miss out in 2019! 


    Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm Carroll County Agriculture Center

    International Bull Riders (IBR) was established in 2001. Since its inception, the IBR has sanctioned hundreds of events. Each year IBR pays over $100,000 in prize money and awards.  

    Mar 1 @ 4:30 pm Carroll Community College

    The Penguin Random House Book Fair kicks off with a Family Movie Night! Two showings: 4:30pm and 7:00pm.

    Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm Carroll Community College

    Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Carroll Community College

    One of Carroll County’s favorite community events, the Penguin Random House Book Fair has something for everyone including discounted new books, children’s activities, featured authors and more! Book Fair is devoted to literacy and education

    Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm Carroll County Agriculture Center

    International Bull Riders (IBR) was established in 2001. Since its inception, the IBR has sanctioned hundreds of events. Each year IBR pays over $100,000 in prize money and awards.

    Blues Master Guy Davis

    Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm Carroll Arts Center

    GRAMMY nominee Guy Davis is considered to be “America’s greatest link to the blues right now” (Windsor Star). His recent albums have been nominated for a Grammy, as well as for Best Acoustic Artist.

  • Westminster 5K Celtic Canter, Irish Celebration, March 9

  • Maple Sugarin' Festival - March

  • Hampstead Manchester Business & Community Expo, March 16

  • Seniors on the Go, Aging Expo, April 3

  • Sykesville First Friday, April 5

  • Main Street Mount Airy Chili Cook-off, April 6

  • Main Street Mile, April 10

  • Annual PEEPShow,  April 12-April 23

  • Downtown Restaurant Week, Westminster, April 12-21

  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, April 13

  • Wine Stroll, Westminster, April 14

  • Carroll County Home Show, April 14-15

  • Taste of Carroll, April 30

  • Sykesville First Friday, May 3

  • Flower and Plant Market, Union Mills, May 3-5

  • Taste of Eldersburg, May

  • Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center, BERC, May 3: 

    The Carroll County Business/Employment Resource Center is hosting the 2018 Spring Job Fair on Thursday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., @ BERC, 224 N. Center Street, in Westminster, MD.


    No pre-registration is required.  The BERC Spring Job Fair is an event that enables community members and job seekers to meet and speak with representatives from area businesses that are looking for qualified employees.  Job seekers can complete applications and distribute their resume to participating businesses. 


    For more information, please contact Scott Singleton, 410-386-2521 or, or visit the BERC website at


  • Attend a Fire Carnival to support local Fire Companies in Carroll County MD.

  • Sykesville Art & Wine Festival, May 5

  • Westminster Flower and Jazz Festival, May 11

  • Secret Garden Caribbean Wine, Music & Arts Festival, May 12, Farm Museum

  • Blacksmith Days, May 18-19

  • Hampstead Day, May 25

  • Gamber Fire Carnival, May 25 - June 1

  • Union Bridge Fire Carnival, May 29 - June 1

  • Art in the Park, June 1

  • Mount Airy Lions Club Annual Carnival, June 3-8

  • New Windsor Fire Carnival, June 3-8

  • Food Truck Sunday Funday, June 9

  • Lax Max, Lacrosse, June 9-10

  • Taneytown Fire Carnival, June 10-15

  • Taneytown Art, Music and Wine Festival, Taneytown, June 15

  • Westminster BBQ Stroll, June 15

  • Sykesville and Freedom Fire Carnival, June 15-22

  • Beer and BBQ Stroll, Westminster, June 16

  • Carroll County Golf Tournament, June 20

  • Secret Garden R & B/Neo Soul Music, Arts and Wine Festival, June 23, Farm Museum

  • Harney Fire Carnival, June 26-July 1

  • Manchester Fire Carnival, July 1-6

  • July 4th Fireworks at the Carroll County Farm Museum, July 4

  • Common Ground on the Hill, July 1 -  July 13, McDaniel College

  • Month of Sundays Concert Series, July 7, 14, 21 and 28

  • Winfield Fire Carnival, July 8-13

  • Common Ground on the Hill Festival, July 13, Farm Museum

  • Reese Fire Carnival, July 15-20

  • Secret Garden Reggae Wine, Music & Arts Festival, July 21, Farm Museum

  • Mount Airy Fire Carnival, July 22-27

  • Carroll County Fair, Carroll County Ag Center, 4-H / FFA Fair, July 26 - August 3

  • Corn Roast Festival, Union Mills Homestead, Westminster, August 3

  • National Night Out, August 6, various locations in Carroll County Maryland

  • Carroll County Restaurant Week, August 11-18

  • Hampstead Fire Carnival, August 12-17

  • Secret Garden Farewell Summer, Wine, Music & Arts Festival, August 18, Farm Museum

  • Celebrate Mount Airy, August 31

  • Carroll County Public Schools, 1st Day of School, September 4

  • Pooch Pool Party, Westminster Pool, September 4

  • Steam Show Days, September 5-8

  • The Maryland Wine Festival, September 21-22, Farm Museum, Westminster

  • Westminster Fallfest, September 26-29

  • Piney Run Apple Festival, September 28, Sykesville

  • Microbrewery Festival, Union Mills Homestead, Westminster, September 28

  • BERC Job Fair, October 4, Westminster, Link:  BERC Job Fair, Westminster MD

  • Rotary Oktoberfest of Carroll County, October 5-6

  • Secret Garden Autumn R&B/Neo Soul Wine Festival, October 6

  • Walk Maryland Day: 1-Mile Community Walk, Westminster Maryland

  • Fall Harvest Celebration, Farm Museum, Westminster, October 12

  • Downtown Oyster Stroll, Westminster, October 12

  • Sykesville Fall Festival, October 13

  • A Culinary Experience, Martin's Westminster, October 14

  • Bedlam in the Boro, Lineboro Fire Department, October 5 - 27

  • BERC Job Fair, November 1, Westminster MD, BERC Job Fair

  • Carroll County Corn Maze, Westminster, October 5 - November 11

  • Mistletoe Mart, November 14-16, Westminster

  • Sykesville Craft Beer Festival, November 9

  • Carroll County Black Friday, November 23

  • Miracle on Main Street, Westminster, November 30

  • Carroll County Cyber Monday, November 26

  • Decorator & Artist Registration
    21st Annual Festival Wreaths
    Event dates: Nov. 29 - Dec 8

    Each year more than 150 theme wreaths are displayed through this week-long silent auction that is one of the Carroll County Arts Council’s most significant fundraising events. Wreaths and Holiday Art may be donated by businesses, civic / social organizations, schools, offices, families or individuals. There is no registration fee.
    Sponsored by Carroll County Times and PNC Bank

  • Festival of Wreaths, November 29 - December 8

  • Happy New Year Carroll County, January 1, 2019

  • Sykesville First Friday, January 4

  • Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers, Playoff Game, January 6


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