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  • Newport-Mesa has many Memorial Day options

    Monday is Memorial Day, and groups around the county will mark the occasion with events and remembrances. Here are some: The names of military members killed in Afghanistan since March of last year will be read and candles lit in their memory Sunday...
  • Peninsula Pilots prepare for Coastal Plain League season as reigning champ for first time

    Peninsula Pilots prepare for Coastal Plain League season as reigning champ for first time
    HAMPTON — It was just a moment shared with former prep heroes, has-beens and never-weres, maybe a few low-level college jocks here or there and plenty of beer bellies and creaking joints, but it meant a lot to Hank Morgan. When you advertise...
  • Aboard the Midway, a Memorial Day salute to World War II veterans

    Bob Thomas was just 18 when he was sent to join up with Gen. George S. Patton's 3rd Army in Europe, where he fought at the Battle of the Bulge and the Ardennes Forest. Later, as a member of the Monuments Men, he helped rescue cultural treasures stolen...
  • Area sprinters win Golden South Classic 100s, tickets to New York City

    Area sprinters win Golden South Classic 100s, tickets to New York City
    Teahna Daniels and Terry Jerningan ran blistering 100-meter dash times on a scorching hot track to win expenses-paid tickets to New York City on Saturday. Both beat stellar fields at the Golden South Classic, where temperatures reached 94 at the First...
  • Cory Hahn's life changes with accident, but baseball remains the same

    He had already rolled across the stage to accept his degree, the graduation ceremony halted to create a safe path for his wheelchair, wild cheering everywhere. But Cory Hahn had to take one more test. The former Southland baseball star, who graduated...
  • Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall, calls for Middle East peace

    Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall, calls for Middle East peace
    Pope Francis made a surprise stop on Sunday at the wall Palestinians abhor as a symbol of Israeli oppression, and later invited presidents from both sides of the divide to the Vatican to pray for peace. In an image likely to become one of the most...
  • In Israel, Pope Francis says there is 'no other way' but peace

    Landing in Israel on his whistle-stop tour of the Holy Land, Pope Francis declared Sunday that “there is simply no other way” besides a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace in this violence-racked region. The...
  • Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle

    Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle
    — Fred Edwords remembers the first time he saw the giant cross rising over this small town in Prince George's County. The Peace Cross, as it's known locally, commemorates the county's World War I dead. A plaque at the base of the 40-foot structure...
  • A day at the beach kicks off unofficial start of summer

    A day at the beach kicks off unofficial start of summer
    It's 90 degrees at noon. It's Sunday. It's Memorial Day weekend. Let's go to the beach. For the owners of the cars and trucks parked on the sand of New Smyrna Beach, going to the beach marks the unofficial beginning of summer. They stuff their...
  • History's 'World Wars' makes for fine Memorial Day viewing

     History's 'World Wars' makes for fine Memorial Day viewing
    Over the past few years, History has made a concerted attempt to package its subject matter — history — in ways that might appeal to a new audience. As in Young People with their Digital Addictions and Limited Attention Spans. Some of...
  • Pope Francis calls on Israel, Palestinians to back two-state solution

    Pope Francis calls on Israel, Palestinians to back two-state solution
    On a day bookended by visits to the sites of Jesus' birth and death, Pope Francis on Sunday called on Palestinians and Israelis to recognize that "there is simply no other way" than a two-state solution for them to coexist peacefully after decades of...