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  • Hampton black history then, now and in between

    On Sunday, Feb. 9, 1975, the Daily Press published a full page of local black history called "Their Past Catching Up With Their Present." The page also included a listing of six famous black heritage people, and an information box featuring African words, the corresponding "Afro American" word and the meaning of each.
  • Wrong-way Richard comments on opposite-direction route descriptions

    In this year's May 6 column (still available at, though it was posted May 5) dealt with Route 903 in Lehighton, sections of which are marked as "Route 903 south" though motorists are headed precisely due north. Frequent contributor Richard...

    Grizell T. Parsons, intelligence worker

    Grizell T. Parsons, intelligence worker
    Grizell T. Parsons, a retired civilian employee of the Army Intelligence Command and a neighborhood activist, died Sept. 4 of a cerebral hemorrhage at her West Baltimore home. She was 88. The former Grizell Haynie was born and raised in Heathsville, Va.,...

    Habitat work underway on Pa. State Game Lands

    Jerry Feaser of the Pennsylvanai Game Commission reports the following: As Pennsylvania hunters and trappers begin purchasing their 2011-12 licenses (as of Monday, June 11), Pennsylvania Game Commission teams of land managers, foresters and Food and Cover...

    Sound the retreat, coastal dwellers

    Sound the retreat, coastal dwellers
    Sea level around the Chesapeake Bay is rising. Larger-than-ever storm surges are a certainty. Land is sinking further. The time has come to plan an orderly human retreat from more development along the watershed's low-lying edges. The science that...