Latest awards from MDDC Press Association

I’ve been in South Carolina now for about five months. I left The Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Md. to join the ranks at the Herald-Journal in Spartanburg, S.C. and I couldn’t be happier here. That said, I am pleased to feel as if I made a true impact at my last newspaper. I learned Friday that … Continue reading

A grim look at motorcycle crashes

Here’s one worth sharing. I recently dove into motorcycle (and motor scooter) statistics after reporting on one of the more visual and sobering fatal crashes I’ve covered in a long time. A 75-year-old man’s life abruptly ended as he was riding his scooter up a state road and was struck by an SUV turning onto … Continue reading

Recent clips: Ethiopian adoption, credit card fraud and school safety

I meet interesting people everyday. Every so often I find a reason to write about them. Sometimes a person’s story can be just that — a heart-throbbing personal life tale about a situation or circumstance while others’ stories can be the magnifying glass to a broad issue with serious implications. I thought I’d share a … Continue reading

Cops beat: As the dust settles

I’m now six days into my new job here and today I had my first A1 story published in the Frederick News-Post. It was regarding something I was thrown into when I came into the office. I sat my MacBook down only to be called out to the residence of a Frederick man who was … Continue reading

A look at Hurricane Irene’s beginning stages in Maryland

Here’s a short video I shot from our balcony in Columbia. Hurricane Irene is currently making its way up the east coast, covering many areas in Maryland. The conditions are fairly light in this video, as this was taken during the storm’s very early stages locally. This video was shot on a Kodak Playtouch (Zi10) … Continue reading

(The Advocate of CC) Fallen fireman, EMT remembered for dedication

Here’s one of the first pieces I wrote for The Advocate of Hampstead and Manchester. While the start of my job at The Advocate has been an exciting time, this story shows a more somber moment. It is a profile piece on a Manchester volunteer firefighter who recently died at 72, after battling leukemia for … Continue reading

Video log: Short firework show from Carroll County Farm Museum

Here’s a quick video excerpt from this year’s firework show in Carroll County, Md.

Quick snapshot of July 4 firework celebration

By now, most household fireworks have been ignited and the remains are probably either lying in a field or nestled in a dumpster somewhere. But in case you didn’t catch a legitimate firework show, below are a few photos. Here’s a quick look at this year’s Old-Fashioned Fireworks show at the Carroll County Farm Museum … Continue reading

A quick photo gallery. Some old, some new.

Photos: Sunny day in downtown Annapolis

While on Spring Break and away from Towson University and The Towerlight, I took the opportunity to do some sightseeing and take some photos while at it. I hadn’t been to the harbor in Annapolis in about a year so I took a trip up there to see what’s changed. Not much has changed, but … Continue reading