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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...

    What's on page one?

    Orville and Wilbur Wright, of Dayton, Ohio, had been working on their flying machine for some time, but without visible success. Finally, in December of 1903 they were able to get the plane off the ground for an extended distance at Kitty Hawk. They wrote...

    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...

    Try these Midwest city escapes

    For anyone craving an urban change of pace, Midwestern cities provide great options. Don't laugh. Whether you enjoy museums, art, theater, music, gambling or shopping, cities such as Detroit, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis...