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  • Outer Banks: hundreds of miles of vacation fun

    Outer Banks: hundreds of miles of vacation fun
    With more than 300 miles of coastline, the Outer Banks has stretches of sand that are consistently rated among the top beaches in the world — a perfect setting whether you crave an active vacation or a simple barefoot walk along empty beaches.
  • Little hoopla for invention that changed world

    With the hindsight provided by 108 years, it would seem Orville and Wilbur Wright's first flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., might have warranted a Page 1 banner headlines, but it rated just a one-column Page 3 headline in the Dec. 19, 1903, Tribune. Under the...

    Bridgeport Resident Gustave Whitehead May Have Flown Two Years Before the Wright Brothers

    Bridgeport Resident Gustave Whitehead May Have Flown Two Years Before the Wright Brothers
    A locally-bred controversy has snapped at the heels of American icons Orville and Wilbur Wright for years. It is this: Did Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead successfully fly in a powered airplane in 1901, more than two years before the Wright brothers...

    Chanute's gliders

    Chanute's gliders
    Upon their arrival at the windy dunes along the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan, Octave Chanute and his assistants started to unload strange-looking contraptions from the crates they had brought from Chicago. Chanute, who was 64 and had made a fortune...

    Outer Banks lures vacationers barrier island beaches on the Atlantic Ocean

    The Outer Banks of North Carolina, one of the prime vacation spots on the East Coast, is an easy two-hour drive from Hampton Roads. Famous for its family-oriented entertainment, the area offers miles of beautiful white beaches, amusements and historical...