| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:31 AM
Over the weekend, Baltimore Sun magazine published excerpts from a Q&A with Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III. After five years of talking to bad guys with guns, features editor Sam Sessa got him to dish on some more light-hearted topics such...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Experience one of Chincoteague's oldest traditions at the annual Pony Penning and Carnival. On Wednesday, watch Chincoteague's own "saltwater cowboys" herd the island's wild ponies across the Assateague Channel to the...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 2:44 PM
An Alabama man is recovering from 2nd and 3rd burns suffered after he was attacked and set on fire in Gettysburg. The 46 year old Tuscaloosa man had been hiking the Appalachian Trial when he walked into the Borough just before 1 o'clock Thursday morning....
| Jul 25, 2012
This afternoon, WDBJ7 will do something that has never been done before. Using the latest in broadcast technology, Meteorologist Brent Watts will broadcast Live from McAfee Knob along the Appalachian Trail.
Look for stories from the trail and live...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Get outdoors and take in the beautiful Virginia landscape without sacrificing luxury at Shenandoah Crossing resort.
Based in Gordonsville, "a town at the Crossroads of History," the resort offers the perfect place to go camping, but also just minutes...
| Aug 15, 2012
BETHEL, Maine — You know you've found a worthy fall colors spot when you plan to go far in a day but don't go far at all.
On my first day in the mountains of western Maine last October, I planned to hit three stops — three places to soak in...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:25 AM
We're learning more details about a hiker found murdered along the Appalachian Trial in Amherst County last June.
At a news conference in Amherst Monday, FBI Investigators revealed that Scott Lilly was suffocated. They're not saying whether Lilly was...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"What's the second paragraph?"
That is my boilerplate response when someone suggests a column idea to me. "Yeah. Right. But where do I go from there?" Not every topic is worth 700 words.
So, today I will offer a few words on recent headlines in the...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:54 PM
WASHINGTON -- I think I've figured it out. Republicans must be staging some kind of fiendishly clever plot to lure Democrats into a false sense of security.
That's the only possible explanation for some of the weirdness we're seeing and hearing from the...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 12:18 PM
If there is a single work that captures the essence of America in sound and movement, it's "Appalachian Spring," the ballet with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Martha Graham that premiered in 1944 at the Library of Congress.
| 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...