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  • Katherine Rafalko, nurse

    Katherine Rafalko, nurse
    Katherine E. Rafalko, a retired Stella Maris nursing supervisor who had been a World War II Army nurse and treated Battle of the Bulge casualties, died of heart disease Monday at her Timonium home. She was 91. Born Katherine Kinney in Rochester, N.Y.,...
  • Route 460 expansion halted amid permitting concerns

    Route 460 expansion halted amid permitting concerns
    The state will halt spending on the Route 460 expansion project until the Army Corps of Engineers gives its final OK, according to the state's top transportation official, and much to the disappointment of local officials. Transportation Secretary...
  • VDOT official to Isle of Wight Board: U.S. 460 project "refocused," not delayed

    A Department of Transportation official told the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors on Thursday that the U.S. 460 project was being refocused, not suspended entirely. The project, a new 55-mile stretch of divided highway slated to be built along the...
  • Five questions for Kathleen T. Snyder

    When Kathleen T. Snyder retires from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce in June, it will be a decided shift after years of running — and turning around — business organizations. She's headed the chamber since 1999, taking on budget deficits...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Oliver L. Hoffman Jr., steel executive

    Oliver L. Hoffman Jr., steel executive
    Oliver L. Hoffman Jr., a retired steel company executive who enjoyed watersports, died April 11 of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Arnold home. He was 87. The son of Oliver Lee Hoffman, a coal company executive, and Mayme Manges Hoffman,...
  • Tuesday's multi-sport college and local roundup: Tribe's Wednesday baseball game vs. U.Va. moved from Charlottesville to Williamsburg

    Colleges: Baseball: Because of poor field conditions in Charlottesville, William and Mary’s game against Virginia — the nation’s No. 1 team in some polls — was moved to Williamsburg’s Plumeri Park and was rescheduled for 6...
  • Calls to conserve energy, care for homeless resume as bitter cold returns

    Calls to conserve energy, care for homeless resume as bitter cold returns
    After a brief and somewhat unexpected warm-up early Monday, bitter cold and blustery winds were returning to the Baltimore area, prompting renewed calls to limit energy usage and look out for the homeless. Temperatures climbed to 47 degrees by 11 a.m....
  • Snowed-in Atlanta: Drivers trapped overnight; kids sleep at school

    Snowed-in Atlanta: Drivers trapped overnight; kids sleep at school
    ATLANTA, Ga. -- It was just a few inches of snow, but for the normally balmy South, enough of it fell to throw life into turmoil for millions of people from Louisiana to Virginia on Wednesday, trapping Atlanta motorists overnight on highways and forcing...