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About: Severn, MD

Severn is located in central Maryland. The Battle of the Severn was fought in 1655 near Annapolis off of the Severn River. It is believed that this was the last battle of the English Civil War. Notable residents of Severn have included singer Jessica Benson (3LW or "Three Little Women") and both singers Tamar and Toni Braxton of The Braxtons.

Population: 35076
Local Newspapers: The Baltimore Sun Courier
Local Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens
Local Colleges: State UniversityN/A

Zip Codes associated with Severn, MD: 21144
Towns/Cities near Severn, MD : Fort Meade, Odenton, South Gate, Jessup, Savage-Guilford, Laurel, Ferndale

Severn News
Christmas tree blamed for spreading Annapolis mansion fire

A faulty electrical outlet and two-month-old Christmas tree caused a massive fire that destroyed an Annapolis area mansion and left six people dead, fire investigators said Wednesday. The electrical failure ignited the skirt of the 15-foot tree during the early morning hours of Jan. 19, Anne Arundel County fire department Capt.

Source: Christmas tree blamed in Annapolis mansion fire

Investigators believe a Christmas tree was to blame for the fire in an Annapolis mansion that killed six people last week, a source told The Capital on Wednesday. The source, who asked not to be identified, declined to reveal any details.

Derwood lawyer writes novel about golf

Spencer K. Stephens of Derwood recently released his debut effort, “Church of Golf,” a novel about a broken man who discovers that the way back is religious devotion to the study of golf. Stephens, a former journalist, grew up in Annapolis and graduated from Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn.

Freetown homicide is first of 2015

Theresa Morgan stood a street away from her old home in Freetown Village on Tuesday morning, waiting for police to confirm that her son had been killed. Morgan moved to Baltimore recently with her son Breon Emerson Cager and her daughter, leaving behind her tight-knit African-American community in Pasadena.

Heating oil prices reach 4-year low

He drives a truck filled with fuel oil for area homes. For the past decade, Jones worked for Hein Bros., which was purchased by SMO over the summer.

Hogan reschedules cabinet secretary announcements for Thursday

Governor-elect Larry Hogan is set to announce new cabinet secretary positions Thursday after rescheduling the meeting due to snow. The announcement was set for Tuesday, but a higher than expected two inches of snow - with Severn receiving about four inches - snarled rush hour traffic and made roads dangerous, so Hogan pushed the meeting back.

Some businesses win, some lose with the snowstorm

Nikki Hall, left, and Kate Wilborne place an order with Baltimore Coffee & Tea assistant manager Becky Donovan. Baltimore Coffee & Tea, on Bestgate Road in Annapolis, does a steady business on a snowy Tuesday afternoon.

Vote puts affordable housing in doubt

Over the past 20 years, developers have used a state-controlled tax credit to build 1,500 condominiums and apartments affordable for thousands of Anne Arundel County residents making less than the county's median income. Housing advocates say it is not enough.