| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Long before the start of the expedition that recovered the USS Monitor gun turret from the bottom of the Atlantic in 2002, Navy divers and NOAA archaeologists working to save the historic Civil War ship knew they might run into the remains of lost...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for two men missing in waters about 15 miles off the coast of Assateague Island after their fishing boat sank a day earlier.
The broken-down fishing vessel was battling 20-foot waves and 50 mph wind gusts...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Lee Chapin Sammis passed away February 12, 2013, in his home in Newport Beach, CA, where he lived and built his business for the past 50 years. He was born on February 15, 1931 in Los Angeles to MIT graduates Ford Woodruff and Constance Sharp Sammis. ...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:34 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) --
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says the remains of two unknown Union sailors recovered from the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery on March 8.
Mabus made the announcement Tuesday, saying they...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Proving the “validity of photography as an art form,” more than 250 people attended an awards ceremony for the 80th annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Sunday afternoon.
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:56 PM
It’s nighttime on the fabled Outer Banks of North Carolina and a stretch of road from Frisco to Hatteras is swathed in darkness.
A few yards from the asphalt are sea oats, sand dunes and half-buried wood-and-wire fences.
But in these late hours,...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 9:39 AM
SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Superstorm Sandy, one of the nation's costliest natural disasters, is giving new urgency to an age-old debate about whether areas repeatedly damaged by storms should be rebuilt, or whether it might be cheaper in the long...
| Jan 21, 2013
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts has named the winners of its 80th annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon.
The competition features work by photographers from the region.
This year’s exhibition is sponsored by Conservit Inc. and The...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:30 AM
When the USS Monitor left Hampton Roads on the afternoon of Dec. 29, 1862, the southwest wind was light, the skies clear and the seas smooth.
Nobody imagined that just 36 hours later the famous ship hailed as the savior of the Union after its historic...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 8:16 PM
150 years after the USS Monitor sank off the coast of North Carolina, a new memorial in Virginia honors the crew of the civil war ironclad. And researchers are still working to identify the remains of two sailors who died when the ship went down.
| Dec 31, 2012
| 7:28 AM
I have seen the future and it is hot, wet, sandy and you can get one of those funny-colored drinks with a paper umbrella on top.
I took a swim recently at Duke Kahanamoku Beach on Oahu in Hawaii. It will be the Best Beach of 2013, according to the...