| Mar 19, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The plaque hangs on the wall of the doctor's office, proof of its worth to Greg Brouse, 1981 grand-prize winner of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete award.
"My kids can't believe I was either a scholar...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:47 AM
“Attention, attention … the mic is now open.”
It is only fitting that Derrick Weston Brown begins his presentation at local high schools with an original poem beckoning “all poets and lovers of the word.”
| Mar 9, 2013
| 2:27 PM
BLACKSBURG — When Erick Green was nine years old, he'd grab a chunk of chalk, head outside his Winchester home and draw a 3-point line roughly 20 feet away from the basketball hoop in the driveway.
That was the easy part for Green. Actually...
| Mar 3, 2013
A businessman and competitive sailor, Frank Savage has benefited from following seas and been battered on rocky shoals.
Born in North Carolina and raised by a single mother in segregated Washington, Savage rose to prominence in the world of...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
In a Maryland case that's garnered the attention of the other 49 states, the federal Department of Justice and the national science community, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether to restrict police in collecting DNA to solve...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Two decades after his death in 1993, the memory of Newport News surgeon and civil rights activist C. Waldo Scott still remains strong among many residents of the city he worked so long to transform.
Not a month goes by without some past patient or...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Wood Selig hires coaches he knows and coaches who know his university and/or its region. That is his history as an athletic director, at not only Old Dominion but also Western Kentucky.
Since replacing department icon Jim Jarrett in 2010, Selig has...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Movie tickets at the Northwood Theatre cost just 90 cents back in 1963. But for some, the price of admission was considerably higher.
It took years of picketing and nights in jail for hundreds of African-American college students and their supporters...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Peter H. Anderson, a former professor of electrical engineering at the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University, died Sept. 19 from complications after brain surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Bel Air resident was 66....
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
You might call Tracie Thoms a triple-triple threat: The Baltimore native sings, dances and acts, and her career encompasses film, television and theater.
Introduced to acting and television at an early age — her father, Donald Thoms, is a...
| May 25, 2012
Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, the first African American graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, died Tuesday in Silver Spring, Md., the Naval Academy's alumni association announced from Annapolis, Md. He was 85 and had cancer.
A 1949 graduate, Brown was...