| May 20, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Gay Albright Cole, 60, of Cumberland, Md., crossed “the rainbow bridge” to rejoin family members and pets who are waiting there for her on Friday, May 18, 2012, at her home. Gay was born on Aug. 14, 1951, in Montgomery County, Md., the...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:47 AM
Many destinations are within easy driving distance of Hampton Roads. Pack a cooler, fill up the tank and hit the road.
1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox
The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army are still a...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:50 PM
Milton D. Lawyer, 94, of West Water Street, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Homewood at Williamsport (Md.) Nursing Home.
Born June 19, 1918, in Detour, Md., he was the son of the late Milton Oliver and Mary Elma (Fike) Lawyer of...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Harold LeRoy "Boomer" Poland, 59, of Morgantown, W. Va., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Golden Living Center of Morgantown. Harold was born in Morgantown on July 15, 1953, the son of the late Leonard Leroy Poland and the late Martha Jane (Lee)...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 6:23 PM
Phoebus 59, Warwick 7
Woodside 42, Menchville 3
Lafayette 49, Brunswick 12
Park View (South Hill) 35 Jamestown 28 OT
Granby 45, Great Bridge 9
Western Branch 27, Norcom 13
Hampton Roads Academy 34, Chincoteague 7
| Sep 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
No American ever envisioned the U.S. Capitol building as a hospital.
Wounded Union soldiers from the Battle of Second Manassas occupied the Rotunda and halls of the Senate and House. Seats formerly used by senators from the South — men...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Editor's note: It has been 150 years since the Civil War moved into Washington County and North and South met Sept. 17, 1862, on a battlefield along Antietam Creek.
The following story is part of a package of stories that look back at the Battle of...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:04 PM
On a sunny, humid day 150 Septembers ago, the fate of a nation seemingly converged at a diminutive rural Western Maryland village called Sharpsburg.
There, 87,000 federal troops under the command of Union Gen. George Brinton McClellan met the...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:24 PM
— The fighting that killed or wounded 21,000 Americans in the rolling hills of Western Maryland was over in about 12 grisly hours.
But a century and a half after the bloodiest day in American military history, the struggle to preserve the ground...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Milton Lawyer was known for his Smithsburg body shop and community involvement, but he had many talents unrelated to his business.
He loved music and wanted to study at the Peabody Conservatory, but as the youngest of four sons, there was no money left...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Clara Luana Ridenour Bussard, 79, of Maugansville, Md., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at her home.
She was born Nov. 5, 1932, to the late H. Paul Ridenour and Ruth C. Kendle Ridenour.
She attended schools at Winter Street and West Washington...