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  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech selects Cincinnati's Whit Babcock as AD

    Cincinnati athletic director Whit Babcock, an adept fundraiser accustomed to hiring a marquee coach, is Virginia Tech’s choice to guide the Hokies’ sports programs, sources said Friday. An introductory news conference is planned next week....
  • 1943 Sunpapers Christmas Show profiles

    Sgt. James Albright - Frederick, Md. James Albright received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during the invasion of France in June 1944.  After the war he worked at Fort Detrick in Frederick for more than 30 years.  He died at age 70 in 1986....
  • 1943 Sunpapers World War II Christmas Radio Program: We need your help!

    1943 Sunpapers World War II Christmas Radio Program: We need your help!
    On Dec. 25, 1943, the Baltimore Sunpapers produced a Christmas radio show featuring soldiers from the 29th Infantry Division and 8th Air Force from bases in England. The hour-long program, which aired on WFRB Radio in Baltimore and on nine other...
  • Soldiers In Britain Visit For Hour At Home on Sunpapers' Broadcast

    Soldiers In Britain Visit For Hour At Home on Sunpapers' Broadcast
    (Originally published December 26, 1943) For an hour yesterday, over a radio network that extended through Maryland and into Pennsylvania and Virginia, a special Sunpapers’ Christmas broadcast brought to their folk and friends back home the voices...
  • Columbia woman's study of fabric weaves a history of the Civil War

    Columbia woman's study of fabric weaves a history of the Civil War
    The Civil War experience has been preserved over the past 150 years through a variety of media: books, newspaper accounts, films, drawings, paintings, diaries ... and fabrics. Columbia resident Mavis Slawson has made the latter her specialty as a...
  • From the water to the battlefield, an appreciation for Civil War quilts

    From the water to the battlefield, an appreciation for Civil War quilts
    The Civil War experience has been preserved over the past 150 years through a variety of media: books, newspaper accounts, films, drawings, paintings, diaries, artifacts and ... quilts. The quilting form will be discussed and displayed Sunday at the...
  • Wayne Sherman, Morrell Park activist

    Wayne Sherman, Morrell Park activist
    Wayne L. Sherman, a Baltimore City employee and a Morrell Park activist, suffered an apparent heart attack July 11 after being stricken on a street in downtown Baltimore. He died at Mercy Medical Center. He was 52 and lived on Washington Boulevard....
  • 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry: 'Brave Beaver' falls at Gettysburg

    153rd Pennsylvania Infantry: 'Brave Beaver' falls at Gettysburg
    The men of the 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry marched through the town of Gettysburg around noon on July 1, 1863, to the music of military bands and the cheers of the townspeople. They headed north to the Alms House, a small stone building less than a mile...
  • A British trophy from the 1813 sack of Hampton

    A British trophy from the 1813 sack of Hampton
    Among the most evocative artifacts I've seen while preparing an upcoming series of stories on Hampton Roads and the War of 1812 is a rifle left behind by an American sharpshooter fleeing the field of a hopeless battle. Not only does this rare marked...
  • Phoebus' Kennedy King wins Group AAA state long jump championship

    Phoebus’ Kennedy King upset favored Felecia Majors of South County to win the girls long jump in the Group AAA state track meet. King jumped 19 feet, 7 inches, Majors 19-4 ½. In the preliminaries for Saturday’s final, Hampton’s Chantal...
  • Smithfield's Childress, New Kent's relay team win AA state track championships

    HARRISONBURG --Smithfield's Marquis Childress and New Kent's boys' 3,200-meter relay team won state championships in the Group AA state track meet. Childress jumped 21 feet, 10 1/4 inches to nip Brunswick's Dominique Hardy by a quarter of an inch on...