Business, Entertainment

Essex Army veteran snags winning $100K Md. Lottery scratch-off

A disabled U.S. Army veteran who hadn’t purchased Maryland Lottery scratch-offs in six months decided to try his luck again with two $10 games – and it paid off to the tune of a $100,000 win. One of the All the Money instant tickets he purchased on a whim delivered its top prize to the Essex resident. “Moe” said he …


Events, Government, Sports

Md. National Guard intel soldier from Nottingham places in top three at Best Warriors competition

Spc. Gerald L. Villamar, 629th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion, took third place in this year’s U.S. Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition July 22 – 27. The Nottingham resident arrived before sunrise to the busiest Army Guard training center in the nation with confidence and ambition, seeking to take the title of Best Warrior. To get here, Villamar was previously named …


Sgt. Eric Houck’s name added to Baltimore County war memorial

Over the weekend, contractors added the name of Sergeant Eric M. Houck, formerly of Perry Hall, to the Baltimore County memorial commemorating those who have died in the Persian Gulf. The Department of Defense announced in June that Sgt. Houck, 25, had died while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Two other soldiers were also killed. The men died on Saturday, June …

Local pub to host fundraiser for fallen Perry Hall soldier

A local, Perry Hall pub will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the family of a fallen Perry Hall soldier. The Department of Defense announced in June that Army Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, of Perry Hall, died while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan. Two other soldiers were also killed. The fundraiser will be held at BJ’s Pub, located …

Flags in Md. to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday in memory of slain soldier

Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag flown at half-staff on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from sunrise to sunset. The flags are being lowered in memory of Army Sergeant Eric M. Houck, of Perry Hall, Maryland. Sgt. Houck died on June 10, 2017 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Two other …

Army Sgt. Eric Houck, Perry Hall native, killed in Afghanistan

UPDATE: Sgt. Houck’s name has been added to the Baltimore County war memorial in Towson. Original story below… —— The U.S. Army has announced that a Perry Hall man was killed in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced on Monday that Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, of Perry Hall, died while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Two other soldiers were also …