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  • A healthcare navigator in unfriendly waters

    A healthcare navigator in unfriendly waters
    Snow came early to the cotton and sorghum fields here, sending dozens of cash-strapped families to the food bank on a recent afternoon for frozen chickens, cucumbers and canned green beans. Quinetta Rascoe was waiting for them. Wearing a bright pink...
  • Russell Banks' stories offer a view from the end of the lane

    When we think of Russell Banks, what comes to mind are the novels: "Continental Drift," "The Sweet Hereafter," "Cloudsplitter," "Rule of the Bone." These are ambitious books, dealing with politics and history, the aftermath of tragedy, the specter of...
  • Blackbeard's last stand

    Blackbeard's last stand
    Two hundred-ninety-five years ago today, Royal Navy sailors from Hampton clashed with the notorious Blackbeard the Pirate in a hand-to-hand struggle off the remote Outer Banks island of Ocracoke. Downing a bowl of strong liquor as they approached his...
  • With a strong bond, Gloucester's field hockey team keeps piling up the wins

    GLOUCESTER — It was bound to happen eventually, and eventually became the 15th day of October. But the strangest thing happened: The ground didn't begin shaking, the sun didn't explode and that giant asteroid was nowhere in sight. In other words,...
  • Coastal storm to bring rain to Maryland

    Coastal storm to bring rain to Maryland
    A storm hitting the East Coast over the next few days will bring rain, drizzle and clouds to Baltimore, with the potential for flooding near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, according to the National Weather Service. The Weather Channel is calling the...
  • Book it! 'Hot' summer trips

     Book it! 'Hot' summer trips
    Though we are a nation of summer travelers, that season isn't necessarily the best time to explore. "I would argue Europe is better in the shoulder seasons," said Amy Farley, news editor at Travel + Leisure and author of the magazine's "Trip Doctor"...
  • Storm prompts first lady to spend Sunday night in Chicago

    WASHINGTON — With Hurricane Sandy threatening the East Coast, first lady Michelle Obama planned to spend Sunday night in her native Chicago, campaign Monday in Iowa and return to her hometown Monday night, an aide said. The details of her plans...
  • Three Florida beaches make Dr. Beach Top 10 list for 2013

    Three Florida beaches make Dr. Beach Top 10 list for 2013
    The smile of Dr. Beach still shines on the Sunshine State as three Florida beaches made his annual Top 10 beaches in the U.S. list. Dr. Beach is Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman and he's Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal...
  • Ongoing hurricane drought is rare, but 2+ weeks from a record

    Ongoing hurricane drought is rare, but 2+ weeks from a record
    No hurricanes have formed yet in the Atlantic this season, nor do any appear imminent, making it the slowest start to a hurricane season in more than a decade. But it would need to keep up for a couple of weeks to be record-setting. Six tropical...
  • Dr. Leonard M. "Myrt" Gaines

    Dr. Leonard M. "Myrt" Gaines
    Dr. Leonard M. "Myrt" Gaines Jr., a retired Baltimore internist, died June 26 from heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson, where he had volunteered for more than a decade. He was 86. The son of a civil engineer and a homemaker, Leonard...
  • What are you reading this summer?

    What are you reading this summer?
    As we've written in the past, the main goal of Writers' Block is to bring local authors to the attention of our readers. This week, however, we're turning the tables. We want to know what books made your reading lists this summer. I'll start. I'm...