| May 16, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Molly O. Molter, the last surviving member of the family that owned Owens Yacht Co., who was known as "The Lady Boat Builder," died May 2 of respiratory failure at Genesis Eldercare Spa Creek Center in Annapolis. She was 104.
The daughter of Charles C....
| May 17, 2014
One by one, the sacred cows hit the ground, adroitly tipped over by the best-selling author Steve Berry in his 13th historical novel, "The Lincoln Myth."
Berry, 59, is a Florida-based former attorney and county commissioner turned author whose...
| May 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776.
Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The celebration of America's birthday rarely includes references to Thomas Paine, the author of the pre-Revolutionary War pamphlet "Common Sense." But Paine's role in the break with Great Britain was important, and his life has a way of reminding us...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:21 AM
A couple of years ago on my birthday, I woke to my wife sitting next to me in bed holding a tiny wrapped box. It turned out to be a container of colored push pins, and when I responded with a combination of thanks and bewilderment, she laughed and...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:59 PM
WASHINGTON — There were multiple factors in the defeat of Illinois’ Peter Roskam at the hands of a Louisiana lawmaker in his bid Thursday for the GOP’s third-ranking job in the House of Representatives.
Southern lawmakers were keen for...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:06 PM
James S. Holloway, director of museum education and operations for the Yorktown Victor Center, will speak at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Grace Episcopal Church Parish House about the progress of the center. The center is being transformed into the American...
| Sep 17, 2014
The 40-member Poquoson Apostolic Church will host a public block party at the Poquoson pool parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 27. There will be free pizza, soda, face painting, live music and an inflatable slide, among other activities.
"It's an opportunity...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:06 AM
History enthusiasts and St. Charles officials are inviting the community to a special event at Langum Park next weekend to celebrate the recent move of an 1840s structure and the city's Civil War history.
On Sept. 20, Mayor Ray Rogina will lead...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
When the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress in 1955 to set aside Sept. 17 to 23 annually to be dedicated to observe Constitution Week, the fledgling Don José Verdugo Chapter was only two years old. National’...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Dakota Group and Submarine have optioned movie rights to Robert Sullivan's book "Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Residents."
Production on the documentary is set to begin early next year. Producers are David Koh,...