| May 23, 2014
| 5:31 AM
About 22 miles long and only 4 miles wide, the area that became Newport News was first settled in 1619.
In 1896, that community — the former seat of Warwick County — became the separate city of Newport News. Warwick County was one of the...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:06 AM
War headlines from Iraq and Afghanistan have given way to a steady drumbeat of news about military drawdowns and budget cuts, but that won't change one fact: the U.S. military has deep roots in Hampton Roads.
Every branch of the service is represented...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Today they endure climbing children and have bicycles chained to them, but the cannons that flank Patterson Park's Pagoda were used in wars as much as 350 years ago, park officials have found.
A cannon expert surveyed the seven historic weapons last...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Two centuries after Francis Scott Key sat on a ship amid smoke and explosions, peering to discern the famed Star-Spangled Banner on the Baltimore shore, the city will celebrate the anniversary with similar sound and fury.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:21 PM
I am Dave Glenn and I am really excited for the opportunity to run for re-election for the Havre de Grace City Council.
For those that don't know me, I have been a resident of Havre de Grace since 1967. I have been happily married to the former Terri...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A famous American, Benjamin Franklin, is credited with coining the phrase “A penny saved is a penny earned.” And though no one famous is taking credit for it, in Canada, they’ve turned that around: “A penny destroyed is money in...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Ever wondered what the first Marylanders ate? Cookbook author Katie Moose will visit Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City this month to share her knowledge of — and a few recipes for — the food and herbs of the Chesapeake up to the War of...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., a retired Eastern Shore vegetable farmer who was an 11th-generation member of the family that settled a farm that is now Todd's Inheritance Historic Site in North Point, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Ballet Theatre of Maryland concluded its 36th season, and artistic director Dianna Cuatto's 11th, with its "Director's Choice" show last weekend, a performance that took the audience on an excursion to the edge of classic and contemporary dance.
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Archaeologists conducting a dig in Patterson Park are holding an open house Saturday to share discoveries with the community.
The project, organized by nonprofit Baltimore Heritage, is exploring an area in the northwest corner of the park, near the...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 2:52 PM
When Samuel Smith, major general of the Maryland militia, needed a headquarters to plot Baltimore's defense from British invaders in the summer of 1814, archaeologists believe he called on the owner of a shop that gives Butcher's Hill its name.