| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:50 PM
National Park Service officials sifted through more than 300 applications — from federal government employees to private citizens — before deciding on Wendy K. Janssen as their new superintendent of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail office...
| Dec 31, 2012
In last week's column, I shared four books that took me on virtual trips across the ocean. Today's column explores four domestic locales, places I visited in 2012 courtesy of the printed word.
When she was 22, former waitress and novice backpacker...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:59 PM
William “Bill” Bryan Bundick of Clear Spring, Md., passed away Dec. 28, 2012, at the age of 79, in Winchester, Va.
Bill was preceded in death by his grandparents, Oscar and Lillie Barnes; his mother, Theodosia Barnes Truitt; his father,...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Frank Owen Moore Sr., 92, of Royer Road, and formerly of Military Road, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law.
A lifelong resident of Cascade, Md., he was born Feb. 20, 1920, to Lewis Jacob and Debbie H....
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:09 AM
HAZELHURST, Ga. - If you're like most people, you love the holidays but shout "Hallelujah!" when the last strains of "Auld Lang Syne" fade away.
That's when it's time for a post-holidays getaway, so take a look at these destinations in Georgia that are...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 5:22 AM
It was not a good week:
At the Boston Marathon, where bombs killed and maimed.
In West, Texas, where a fertilizer plant exploded, taking lives and leveling the community.
For the media, which seemed to get it first more than it got it right.
| Apr 22, 2013
— As the reporter said to the novelist: Why bother to make stuff up?
For stories and characters, one needs only a pair of walking shoes in this city, where recent attentions have turned to two salacious stories. One concerns a murder-for-hire plot...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 3:37 PM
With the fiscal cliff less than three weeks away, one area bank is accelerating its dividend payments, and a local business poised to hire more people is holding off to see what happens at the start of the year.
Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. Chairman...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Combine a spilled bottle of water, 85 degrees and a tough hike and it truly was a "dog day afternoon" for one hapless canine and his professional rescuers.
Caesar, a 3-year old, 100-pound chocolate lab, set out on a hike with his owner earlier Tuesday. ...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Roanoke and Asheville, North Carolina are bookends on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Both have rivers in their midst and mountains close at hand.
There are major differences as well. Asheville's terrain is taller. Its whitewater rapids are more challenging....
| May 19, 2013
Taken cumulatively, it might be the most historic stretch of mountaintop in the Mid-Atlantic. From the Interstate 70 footbridge south along the spine of South Mountain, the ridgeline has seen an extraordinary amount of American life (and death) go by.