| Aug 27, 2011
| 6:03 AM
Hurricane Irene is headed toward the East Coast and the American Red Cross is mobilizing disaster workers and equipment along much of the eastern seaboard to help those in the path of this powerful storm. In preparation for the arrival of Hurricane...
| Sep 8, 2011
The heavy hand of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service landed on 11-year-old Skylar Capo and her mom in June, after an agent happened to spot Skylar holding a baby woodpecker in her hands at a Lowes home improvement store in Fredericksburg, Va. Actually,...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 1:47 PM
It was Wednesday, April 12, 1961, and I stood in my gym shorts on the Costa Mesa High School athletic field.
What could possibly cause me to recall such a trifling memory 50 years later?
I remember that day because of a historic milestone associated...
| Apr 10, 2011
Ken Burns, whose landmark documentary on the Civil War established him as one of its quintessential authorities, thinks there's no better way to get a sense of the Civil War than to visit its battlefields, museums and national parks.
"When we go to Civil...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 9:47 PM
Midway between Washington and Richmond, this town on the Rappahannock River was fought over and around repeatedly. There are four different battlefields and related historic sites at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 3:44 AM
State lawmakers turned their focus to the boundaries of Virginia's 11 congressional districts briefly Tuesday before heading home for a nearly two-week break.
The House of Delegates passed maps put forward by Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, early Tuesday,...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 2:54 PM
The City of Lebanon Authority (CoLA) has issued a notice that their Swatara Creek Intake will not be in use for at least the next week due to flooding. As a result they have implemented water use restrictions for all of their Lebanon County customers....
| Oct 7, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Mary Beth Crisco, a retired Harford County librarian who led the computerization of her agency, died of lung cancer Wednesday at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. She was 74 and lived in Bel Air.
Born Mary Beth Harmeyer in Joppa, she was a 1955...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 5:16 PM
On April 15, 1861, just days after the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for 75,000 volunteers. Connecticut was required to supply one regiment.
Men from all over the state responded in droves...
| May 15, 2011
| 9:00 PM
The shell from the Confederate mortar, its red fuse glowing “like the wings of a firefly,’’ according to one observer, hung briefly before beginning its descent and exploding directly over Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor.
| May 31, 2011
| 8:38 AM
CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. -- Four passengers aboard a commercial tour bus died and an undetermined number others were injured early Tuesday when the vehicle overturned on I-95 in Caroline County, Virginia, according to state police.
The bus ran off the...