| 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
| 7:26 AM
Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area.
1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Baltimore's celebration of the 200th anniversary of the penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner" will be broadcast live during a two-hour episode of PBS' "Great Performances" series on Sept. 13.
The show is set for 8 p.m. and will be broadcast live from...
| May 11, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The USS Constitution never looked better than on the morning it sailed from Alexandria, Va., fully provisioned, with an inexperienced but enthusiastic crew of 450 men eager for action and adventure.
Then word came later that day, June 18, 1812: A...
| Mar 7, 2014
Storms at sea play a key role in the tale of John Jacob Astor's attempt to establish a pivotal trading center on the unsettled, little-known northern Pacific Coast in the early 19th century. Yet few modern readers have ever been in a fragile wooden...
| 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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:03 PM
It what could be truly considered a tourism manager's dream, Havre de Grace has made Smithsonian Magazine's list of "The Best 20 Small Towns to Visit in 2014."
The April edition of Smithsonian places Havre de Grace at No. 12 on the list, just behind...
| May 17, 2014
The artist Sheila Pree Bright has spent her adult life trying to sort through her mixed feelings about the American flag.
It's just a red, white and blue bolt of cloth. But all the Atlanta resident has to do is glance up casually and see one at the...
| May 17, 2014
There are two ghosts in "Family of Flagmakers," an exhibit at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House about the lives of the women who made the flag immortalized in verse by Francis Scott Key.
"Family of Flagmakers" is described as the first exhibit ever to...
| 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...