| Dec 15, 2013
In the long, often spectacular history of Hampton Roads, few sights can match the epic scene that unfolded in the waters off Old Point Comfort in early December 1907.
Trailing long vees of white water and giant plumes of black smoke, battleship after...
| May 26, 2013
| 4:45 PM
In 1979, about a month before leaving his home in Chicago’s western suburbs to join the Army, Jon Meinholz led a group of volunteers in refurbishing a 19th-century cannon at Montgomery’s Riverside Cemetery.
The 17-year-old touched up the old...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Thanks to The Sun I now know what it may have been to read the paper in 1898 prior to the Spanish American War ("Punishing Syria," Aug. 27). Your editorial was all that yellow journalism could be, waving the bloody flag, citing massacres that no one could...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:17 AM
This week, visitors to the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale should notice a familiar realism painter's works adorning the first-floor walls: William Glackens, one of the earliest practitioners of American modern art.
The museum is hosting the first...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 12:39 PM
If you have not yet read Luke O'Neil's "The Year We Broke the Internet" at Esquire, let me quote a couple of salient passages:
This, he says, is how online sites operate: "Give me the viral pictures, and I’ll give you the truth. And then, after...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:50 PM
With two of the nation's most storied shipyards toiling on its shores, Hampton Roads has long been known as the builder of some of the world's most historic naval vessels. Here are stand-out hulls from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which launched its first...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:05 AM
MANCHESTER — Courant reporters 95 years ago figured prominently in the investigation of a bungled heist, playing a role that would be highly improbable today.
In the case of The Great Silk Robbery, the "Courant Men," as they were called in their...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Railroad tycoon Collis P. Huntington had already made history several times over when -- on March 16, 1892 -- he showed up for his first and only appearance at the launching of a vessel constructed by his fledgling Newport New shipyard.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The first three Navy construction contracts won by Newport News Shipbuilding in late January 1894 marked not only a milestone moment for the barely 8-year-old yard but also the birth of three ships that became famous warriors.
Awarded on Jan. 22, 1894,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:03 AM
The nation’s first four-star female general led New Yorkers in commemorating Veterans Day, part of the annual display of thanks to those who have served their country and an indication of the changing face of the military.
Led by President Obama,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements.
For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace...