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  • President Obama OKs Maryland disaster aid

    The state, 13 Maryland county governments and some private nonprofit organizations are now eligible for federal recovery assistance from damage from Hurricane Irene. President Barack Obama declared a major federal disaster Friday on the Eastern Shore and...
  • Charles Newell is on an amazing theatrical roll at Court Theatre

    Charles Newell is on an amazing theatrical roll at Court Theatre
    Charles Newell's office is spotless. Unnervingly tidy. Standing in it makes you feel as though you have intruded on a magazine photo shoot about anal-retentive work environments. His desk, which looks out onto 55th Street in Hyde Park, gleams: There's not...
  • Muckrakes offer free live EP recorded at Outer Banks

    Muckrakes offer free live EP recorded at Outer Banks
    Last year saw considerable growth for The Muckrakes, a rock band with alt-country roots and close ties to the Peninsula. The band is welcoming 2012 with a free, 7-track live album recorded at Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. The disc...
  • The ABCs of plastic bags and beer shopping in Virginia

    The ABCs of plastic bags and beer shopping in Virginia
    UPDATE: Morrisey's bill failed in committee Try to buy a six-pack of beer and leave the store without it wrapped in a plastic bag. Chances are the cashier will insist — it’s state law, they often say — on putting those suds behind...
  • Carey Howell Taylor, manager

    Carey Howell Taylor, manager
    Carey Howell Taylor, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. manager, died Jan. 27 of pneumonia at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 84. The son of the superintendent of secondary education for city public schools and a homemaker, Mr. Taylor was born in...
  • Black Girls RUN! on the Peninsula

    Black Girls RUN! on the Peninsula
    "Heard it from a friend, who heard it from a friend who heard it from another": That's how Black Girls RUN! has developed chapters all over the country in the couple of years since college friends Toni Carey, now of Virginia Beach, and Ashley Hicks of New...
  • If you go: Outer Banks tips

    If you go: Outer Banks tips
    Nags Head, N.C., is on the northern peninsula of the Outer Banks. Its unspoiled beaches are free, with plenty of parking available. The inimitable pink-blue sunsets and charming mom-and-pop establishments help it to sustain an unaffected, wholesome vibe....
  • 50 years ago, Ocean City was washing away

    50 years ago, Ocean City was washing away
    On a snowy night 50 years ago, University of Maryland senior Janet Holland tuned in to the CBS Evening News not expecting to hear a report on her hometown of Ocean City. "Walter Cronkite basically indicated the city was washing away," she recalled. A...
  • Irene disaster declaration expanded to include city and county

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has added Baltimore and Baltimore County to the list of 13 Maryland counties eligible for federal disaster assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irene. FEMA and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency said the...
  • Waxing Poetics and Left Wing Fascists, local rock favorites of yesteryear, to reunite for holiday show

    Waxing Poetics and Left Wing Fascists, local rock favorites of yesteryear, to reunite for holiday show
    For a time in the 1980s, Norfolk looked and sounded like a hotbed of rough-shod, garage-style rock 'n' roll. As a North Carolinian, I only caught a brief glimpse of the scene at its peak. Even from far away, I knew the names of two of the area's top...
  • Bumper crop is year-round job for Isle of Wight farmers

    Bumper crop is year-round job for Isle of Wight farmers
    ISLE OF WIGHT – Surrounded by surf and sand, Jimmy Oliver thought about cotton. As he vacationed on the Outer Banks in late 2011, the Isle of Wight County farmer said he mapped out where he would plant his 2012 cotton crop. Beginning on a sunny,...