| Jul 17, 2013
Few people were prepared for the tide of runaway slaves that washed over the battered old port of Yorktown after Union troops occupied it in May 1862.
Though the exodus began as a trickle, so many fugitive blacks fled into the fortified town that...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Courtney Upshaw once lived in a house with no electricity or running water. He slept some nights on a worn couch that barely contained his growing frame. He arrived at the University of Alabama with little more than the clothes he was wearing.
| Jan 14, 2013
| 6:06 PM
(Reuters) - Coughs usually take longer to clear up than people think, and the gap between how long people expect them to last and how long it actually takes may drive some patients to the doctor for antibiotics that won't help, according to a U.S. study....
| Apr 20, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Moving around has always been a big part of new Loyola basketball coach G.G. Smith's life.
As a child whose father, Tubby, was a rising star in the college basketball coaching ranks, Smith spent time growing up in college towns like Columbia, S.C.,...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
BROOKINGS - Amanda Bachmann and Roger Ellis recently joined SDSU Extension as Field Specialists, pending approval from the Board of Regents.
Bachmann will serve as the SDSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Field Specialist and will be based out of the...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:01 AM
"Southland," "Girls," "Game Change," "Louie," "Doctor Who" and "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels are among this year's Peabody Award winners honoring the best in electronic media.
It's nice to see "Southland"--one of the best shows the Emmy...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:59 AM
ABC's Robin Roberts has received the prestigious Peabody Award for sharing her health story in frank and detailed terms.
The citation to her "Robin's Journey" reporting reads: "By allowing her network to document and build a public service campaign...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:25 AM
As the economy continues to flounder, many cities are looking for ways to replicate Silicon Valley's financial success. When seeking to catch the magic of those biggest successes — Apple, Google and Facebook — the word "innovation" gets thrown...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Library hounds, research heads and history buffs, Robert Darnton has been reading your diary.
Darnton, the university librarian at Harvard University, envisioned a digital library available free of charge to the public that would provide online access...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Presho - The South Dakota Grassland Coalition is sponsoring a birdwatching tour at the Bill and Connie Smith farm northeast of Montrose, S.D., on June 14-15.
In addition to birdwatching, the event will include breakout sessions on bird identification,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Vernon E. Seibert, a former athletic director and coach at Glenelg High School who had been an outstanding football player during the 1940s at College Park, died Saturday of cancer at Union Hospital in Elkton.
The longtime Columbia resident was 88.