| Jun 7, 2012
State Treasurer Nancy Kopp announced on Thursday, June 7, that Carroll County native and former Maryland treasurer Richard Dixon, 74, has died.
In a statement, Kopp said Dixon, who not only served as state treasurer but also was a state delegate...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 9:07 AM
One day after his death, Richard Dixon, 74, was the subject of tributes and accolades sweeping across all of Carroll County — where he was born and raised, built a family and served his community as a school board member, state delegate and Maryland...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 10:00 AM
"Red Tails," the years-long project of director George Lucas, is sure to bring some overdue attention to the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-black aviation unit that fought discrimination in the U.S. military as well as our enemies in World War II. Reviews for...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 10:37 AM
"Beauty and the Beast 3D" (G). Re-release of this Disney story in 3D. An prince (Robby Benson) must remain a hideous Beast until he learns to love someone, in particular village girl Belle (Paige O'Hara). TownMall Cinemas (12:30, 3:30, 6:30,...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:55 PM
When he was a Tuskegee Airman on an Alabama air base in the 1940s, Cecil O. Byron and other members of the all-black squadron could not shop or dine in the nearby town. They were relegated to the balcony at the movies and could not leave the theater until...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr., the longtime leader of the criminal-justice system in Orange and Osceola counties who gained national fame during the Casey Anthony trial, announced Monday he will retire at the end of August.
"I have devoted a quarter-...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:11 AM
TOANO - The most significant day in America's history is the Fourth of July. Seldom a day to rest, we celebrate it with bluster and bravado.
We eat and drink and sweat and run more than we should, chasing grandchildren or playing softball or touch...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:03 PM
| May 7, 2014
| 11:16 AM
More than a century ago, then-Mississippi Gov. James K. Vardaman, in a speech in Poplarville, Miss., said: "If it is necessary, every Negro in the state will be lynched."
His words in 1907 sparked no public storm of condemnation from the state's white...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Famous people, places & things
People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more
Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Therell Wayne "Scoop" Knight has been a Zamboni driver at the XL Center in Hartford since it was called the Civic Center, way back in 1980, when Whalers, not Wolves, plied the slippery slab. Now 57, he leads a seven-person crew and is the dean of ice...