| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:58 PM
A few hundred high school juniors gathered in a ring around a hawk as it devoured a squirrel Tuesday morning at the Naval Academy. Brandishing their smartphones, the crowd groaned and cheered at the action.
"Take a picture and move on," an academy...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:29 PM
For midshipman Duncan Mamer, the skipper of a Navy 44, the waiting was the hardest part of the 19th biennial Annapolis-Bermuda Race.
"The prevailing conditions for this race were mostly just lots and lots of light air," said Mamer, a Caldwell, Iowa,...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Perhaps the most hotly contested — or at least the nastiest — local race in the state this year is the Republican primary for executive in Anne Arundel County. Incumbent Laura Neuman, a political novice who was appointed to the job last year...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Annapolis is preparing for Independence Day festivities for next week that will include a parade and a free fireworks show.
The parade steps off at 6:30 p.m., beginning at Amos Garrett Boulevard and traveling down West Street and Main Street to City...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Every summer about this time, I spend a couple of days touring private gardens. And I get paid to do it. I am one of the judges of The Sun's annual Garden Contest, and it might be the best part of my job.
We receive between 30 and 60 entries each year,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Netdao Yutakon of Nashville, Tenn., was still shaking her head, getting used to the lightness two days after her waist-length hair was chopped off to meet Naval Academy regulations in time for her freshman year.
"It was like losing a best friend,"...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
UPDATED: Annapolis is preparing for Independence Day festivities Friday that include the city's parade and a free fireworks show, but Glen Burnie's fireworks show, which had been set for July 3, has been moved to Saturday.
On Thursday, the Glen Burnie...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 7:04 PM
In America, the land of strongly held opinions, a whiff of controversy about the proper way to celebrate Independence Day seems positively patriotic.
So it was in Bel Air. Complaints of animal cruelty didn't stop the frog-hopping contest or turtle...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Two boats collided Friday near the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, injuring three boaters, the Coast Guard said Saturday.
A boat from the Coast Guard's Annapolis station was in the area responding to an unrelated matter when its crew saw the boats...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:11 PM
The Ravens are flying the Owings Mills coop to come to Annapolis, and the capital city is ready to greet them.
The Ravens will be at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Monday for a 7 p.m. practice that's free and open to the public. Events include post-...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Vice Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr. will formally relieve Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller as superintendent of the Naval Academy during a change-of-command ceremony scheduled July 23, academy officials said Thursday.
Carter, who until this month was head of...