| Aug 18, 2013
| 10:13 AM
When Jonathon Scott Fuqua was 13 years old, he and his older brother put on their swimming trunks and went surfing during a Florida hurricane.
The wind bent the palm trees rimming the Gulf of Mexico nearly double, like boomerangs. The teens were...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Ever since racing returned to their hometown in 2011 with the then-Baltimore Grand Prix, longtime friends Marc Bunting and Kieffer Rittenhouse have tried to combine their love for the sport with their love for the city.
Despite a more competitive...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Baltimore County officials say three local communities will be eligible for state funding for projects to improve their economies, housing, transportation and the environment based on their designation by the state as sustainable communities....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:40 AM
One of the great hurdles so many people face in thinking about the War of 1812 is the simple difficulty of imagining how it looked.
Especially compared to the Revolution and the Civil War, which most of us can conjure up from an enduring visual legacy...
| Jun 28, 2013
One of Hampton Roads' most remarkable if largely forgotten battles will get some long overdue attention when the Hampton History Museum presents a pair of programs exploring the June 25, 1813, Battle and Sack of Hampton. Saturday's 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. program...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:41 PM
When Lt. Col. Henry Beatty looked out over the earthworks at Craney Island on the morning of June 22, 1813, the vision of imperial might that stretched before his eyes could hardly have been more daunting.
Tall-masted British warships filled the...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Rear Adm. George Cockburn already ranked as the most feared Royal Navy officer in North America when he landed with some 2,000 soldiers and marines on the north shore of Hampton Roads in the pre-dawn hours of June 25, 1813.
But not even the incendiary...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Long before the British launched the rockets made famous in the "Star-Spangled Banner," they were aiming the fiery missiles at the outnumbered Americans defending Craney Island.
And three days after that June 22, 1813 attack at the mouth of the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Few people who live in the Olde Wythe, Merrimac Shores and Little England neighborhoods of Hampton thought twice about the significance of today's date when they got up this morning.
But 200 years ago on June 25, a British amphibious force clashed...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:33 AM
I've been thinking a lot about gun tubes over the past few weeks while completing the stories for my current series on the War of 1812 in Hampton Roads.
Though far smaller in size and armed with far fewer guns, the 15 American gunboats that attacked HMS...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
MONTREAL — On a warm fall day in a scruffy suburb of this Canadian city, some familiar sights appear. French-language road signs note estimated distances in kilometers. Beret-wearing soldiers stand guard. A restaurant offers a poutine special.