| Jul 28, 2011
The towering iron gates opened onto a palm-lined driveway that led past the family church, a twisting water slide and two man-made lakes, one stocked with fish, the other with jet skis.
With its soaring twin bell towers, each topped by a cross, the...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 1:21 PM
The Boniface family of Bonita Farm in Darlington has been through a lot this year.
Benjamin Boniface, 20, died when he lost control of his pickup truck on the private farm lane early one morning in June after "he failed to negotiate a curve," according...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 2:30 PM
A dispute that started three years ago when environmentalists accused an Eastern Shore chicken farm and one of the nation's largest poultry companies of polluting a stream that ultimately flows to the Chesapeake Bay comes to a head Tuesday in a...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I strongly object to letter writer Rick Berman's views regarding the "humane" treatment of pregnant pigs ("Pregnant pigs treated humanely," Sept. 22).
No reasonable person objects to pregnant pigs being kept in separate pens, but you don't need to be a...
| May 17, 2012
| 6:35 PM
After six months off to recover from the wear and tear of a North American record 22 straight victories, Rapid Redux will be retired next week to Kentucky Horse Park, his owner Robert Cole and trainer David Wells said.
"He's perfect right now and we want...
| May 22, 2012
| 5:40 AM
Maryland is set to become the first state in the nation to outlaw chicken feed additives containing arsenic - but it won't be the last, if environmental activists have their way.
Gov.Martin O'Malleyis scheduled to sign into law today legislation that...
| May 22, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Social studies, a subject that had been demoted in Maryland schools in recent years, will regain some of its past educational stature under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Under the legislation — one of hundreds of bills O'Malley...
| May 23, 2012
Festivals throughout Hampton Roads.
May 26-27: Pungo Strawberry Festival, Pungo community of Virginia Beach
Taste strawberries prepared 50 different ways, enjoy entertainment on three stages and see a parade on Saturday, carnival, livestock show,...
| May 29, 2012
| 11:14 AM
Laws are like fine nets, catching the common fish even as the biggest push their way through. Or so you might think on learning of how federal prosecutors keep nabbing small and medium-size businesspeople who violate an obscure law relating to bank...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 9:00 AM
The contrast between 50 million gallon sewage spill in Baltimore County this spring and the ensuing Baltimore harbor fish kills and the Waterkeeper Alliance lawsuit against Worcester County farmers Alan and Kristin Hudson could not be starker.
| Jun 25, 2012
| 9:45 AM
The recent commentary by representatives of Senior Scientists and Policymakers for the Bay regarding poultry waste regulations was wrong in many ways ("No more half-measures," June 18).
They are correct that more people and their pollution will stress...