CECIL COUNTY — During the Civil War, families across the country lost and mourned loved ones who were killed in battle. Cecil County was no different. Confederate and Union families alike experienced loss. Sarah Sophia Harvey Jeffries, of North East, experienced more than her share of tragedy.

NORTH EAST — Nicholas Voelcker, an immigrant from Bavaria, arrived in the United States sometime in the 1830s with his two brothers, Henry and Jacob. He worked hard to make his way in his new country, first in New York, then in Jersey City, Philadelphia, and finally on Elk Neck in Cecil Coun…

ELKTON — The Cecil College Art and Design Program will hold its biannual Throw-a-Thon on Friday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the ceramics studio located on the first floor of Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Avenue in Elkton.

NORTH EAST — Maryland Law Enforcement Officers (MLEO) organization has been paying it forward to the next generation in the form of financial scholarships to community college students pursuing careers in criminal justice for more than two decades.

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Frenchtown, Maryland, once located on the Elk River on the upper reach of the Chesapeake Bay, has long since disappeared. For a place that no longer exists — and which never really was a town — Frenchtown played two unique roles in the nation’s early transportation history.

ELKTON — Each week, we take a look back in time to examine what was on the minds of Cecil County readers. Rotating through the Whig’s 178-year history, we hope to not only provide direct text from our archives, but also context as to why the issue was important at the time.

ELKTON — From the Sept. 11, 1869 edition of the Cecil Whig, the following account of a reconnaissance of the Eastern Shore with the view of establishing a more desirable connection between this rapidly improving portion of the State of Maryland and its metropolis, is given by the Kent News. …

FAIR HILL — Autumn has arrived. There is a noticeable chill in the air and the days are becoming shorter, signifying the change of season. With the arrival of Fall comes the much-anticipated pumpkin and apple picking festivities that tend to be so prevalent in Maryland and other parts of the…

Christine H. Carpenter of North East, Maryland, was recently notified by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) that she has earned the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credential. She is currently employed as a Procurement Agent III for Harford County, Maryland.