| Oct 18, 2011
| 3:11 AM
Dr. James "Bud" Robertson has a new book coming out.
The historian and recently retired Virginia Tech professor has recounted some of the lesser-known stories from the Civil War.
He will be signing his new book this evening from 4-8 p.m. at...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 2:02 PM
My wife and I were visiting family in Virginia when the big storm hit.
The weather there was cold on Friday and rainy on Saturday, but it wasn't crazy like in the Northeast. I stayed in touch with the news by using The Courant's smart phone app and...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 4:52 PM
Tabb blitzed Lake Braddock 6-0 Saturday to win the Herndon Invitational field hockey tournament in Fairfax County.
The Tigers won their four games by a combined 26 goals to none. Beating Lake Braddock in the final was especially sweet since the Bruins...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:45 PM
That was it? That was the contents of the time capsule buried under the Washington County Free Library? A stirring list of artifacts that included a city directory and a phone book from 1965 — be still my heart.
Not to appear underwhelmed, but...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:51 AM
The Breezy Bishop Schowcase has a new name and a new location, but the girls basketball competition should be just as fierce in the Beast of the East Showcase scheduled for the second weekend in December at St. Frances and at the Carmelo Anthony Youth...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Two of the regions big healthcare systems have struck a deal that will give some Medicare patients more choices.
Patients who are signed up for Carilion's Medicare Advantage Plans will soon have access to LewisGale facilities and doctors.
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:11 PM
Monday, September 26, 2011
CLEAR SPRING — Clear Spring scored a goal in each half and blanked Catoctin 2-0 in an MVAL Antietam game on Monday.
Jessica Barnhart scored in the first half for the Blazers (4-3) off an assist by Bethany...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Bullying is a big problem. A recent survey shows 77% of students say they've been bullied.
A nationwide anti-bullying program is in Roanoke this week. It is called Rachel's Challenge. It is inspired by Rachel Scott, the first person killed at...
| May 11, 2011
| 9:42 AM
On May 1, 1950, Craven Corner opened. It was named after the nearby town of Craven, which is now no longer on the map.
It quickly became a hot spot and was known for its dances. Here is an ad in the American News from Dec. 30, 1957:
| May 14, 2011
| 7:48 PM
"Easy to find but hard to leave."
Ipswich fire and ambulance crew member Michael Hammrich might have captured the essence and popularity of Craven Corner with that statement better than anyone.
Hammrich was one of the crew members on the scene...
| May 19, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Gunfire. Skullduggery. Bones in the attic.
The story behind the story of the Preakness trophy reads like a great Southern novel.
The Woodlawn Vase has its roots in pre-Civil War Kentucky. It was even buried there to keep it from falling into the wrong...