Feature Stories

Raising awareness about Crohn’s Disease

December 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Amanda Bates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer When Cathy Lamar first started feeling stomach pain last March, she shrugged it off as nothing more than a little discomfort. But then things got worse. After months of misdiagnosis and suffering, the 52-year-old North Carolina resident was diagnosed [...]

Baltimore artists bring life to the city

December 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Simone Ebongo Bayehe Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore arts scene is a growing force in the country as local painters, writers, sculptors and others are getting their voices heard, four critically acclaimed artists said in interviews over the past two weeks. Oletha DeVane, Espi [...]

Cupcake Wars winner opens new La Cakerie in Bel Air

November 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Hannah Hildebrandt Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer La Cakerie, a local bakery that has been serving Towson’s sweet tooth since 2012, will be opening a new store in Bel Air later this month, the owner said. The bakery held a soft opening last Friday but is still waiting for final inspections [...]

Smashing scales to improve body image

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Amanda Cipriano Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice was 19 when she received a phone call saying that her younger sister had been hospitalized for a life-threatening illness. She knew her sister struggled with severe anxiety and a panic disorder, but what her sister was [...]

Young athlete almost has career ended by shark attack

November 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

By Allysa McMahon Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Alysa Whetro was looking forward to spending Memorial Day at the beach, but a shark attack cut the weekend short. The 13-year-old Orlando resident had gone to Cocoa Beach on May 22 with family and friends for what she hoped was going to be a break [...]

Is the Hula Hoop making a comeback?

November 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Taylor Bromante Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Try to recall the last time you attempted to keep a hula hoop circling around your midsection. You might have been in grade school, bewildered as to why it kept falling down while other children could constantly keep it rotating. Or you might have [...]

When death comes knocking

November 1, 2016 // 3 Comments

By Tracy Smith Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Facing death was the last thing Philip Gregg anticipated on his drive home from Wegmans. The then 32-year-old Nottingham man was coming home with a car full of groceries when he saw the black Ford pickup truck cross the center line on Mountain Road in [...]

Baltimore students highlight #BattleScars in music video

October 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Taylor Bromante Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer A rap beat with a heavy bass sound starts to play as a group of nearly 20 middle school boys start to rap and dance in front of a brick wall. “Battle scars all through the town, they’re comin’ in, tryna’ shoot us down,” the boys sing. [...]

Good clowns take a hit because of bad clown behavior

October 29, 2016 // 1 Comment

By Amanda Bates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The rash of stories about scary clowns terrorizing schools and menacing neighborhoods has taken a toll on people like Inga Davis – not because she is worried about some mad-crazed jester attacking her, but because she fears others are now afraid of [...]

To breast cancer survivors, October means more than pink ribbons

October 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Kayla Henard Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer To many people, the month of October means getting to sport a pink ribbon to work, watching  NFL players decked out in the bubblegum color, or giving that extra dollar for cancer research in the checkout line at the grocery store. But to Tricia Hill, [...]
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