| Mar 27, 2011
| 9:14 PM
Anna Jane Simpson, 78, Hollsopple, died March 26, 2011, at Somerset Hospital following injuries sustained in an auto accident in Somerset. Born Jan. 15, 1933, in Johnstown, she is the daughter of the late Calvin Franklin and Alverta Amanda (Zimmerman)...
| Apr 11, 2011
Things hadn't gone according to plan — do they ever in war? — and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his dozen or so men would rescue his colleague, Capt. William McCleave, from those nettlesome rebels...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 1:47 PM
It was Wednesday, April 12, 1961, and I stood in my gym shorts on the Costa Mesa High School athletic field.
What could possibly cause me to recall such a trifling memory 50 years later?
I remember that day because of a historic milestone associated...
| Apr 10, 2011
The remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War at Ft. Sumter, S.C., underway until April 17 will give rise to a host of reenactments throughout the nation until 2015, although you're unlikely to see one on a National Park...
| Apr 10, 2011
On a blustery late-winter afternoon at Manassas, where a muscular statue of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson marks the spot where the Confederate general earned his nickname, the Civil War lives, not separate from life in Virginia, but intricately entwined with...
| Apr 10, 2011
Ken Burns, whose landmark documentary on the Civil War established him as one of its quintessential authorities, thinks there's no better way to get a sense of the Civil War than to visit its battlefields, museums and national parks.
"When we go to Civil...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:17 PM
Long before Virginia left the Union on April 17, 1861, newly appointed Navy secretary Gideon Welles worried over the fate of his biggest and most important ship yard.
Nearly three weeks before, he'd tried to raise reinforcements for the Gosport Navy Yard...
| Apr 26, 2011
Those planning a summer vacation in the U.S., have plenty of special, enriching events to enjoy in various parts of the country.
Here are more than a dozen events –just some of what's on tap for the summer--arranged chronologically. These festivals...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 5:16 PM
On April 15, 1861, just days after the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for 75,000 volunteers. Connecticut was required to supply one regiment.
Men from all over the state responded in droves...
| Dec 31, 2010
| 10:47 AM
MANASSAS, Virginia ( KTLA) -- Police in Virginia are searching for a man who held up a convenience store with an unusual weapon -- a very large stick.
Surveillance video shows the suspect bursting into the store in Manassas just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday...
| Jul 28, 2010
| 8:19 AM
Preseason favorite Virginia Tech placed just one player on the all-ACC preseason team, and Virginia was shut out from the team, voted on by members of the ACC media and released today.
Sophomore running back Ryan Williams was the Hokies' only selection....
| Jan 21, 2011
| 2:14 PM
On a day when the opening prayer in the House of Delegates acknowledged the separation of church and state, lawmakers reacted to the recent events in Giles County
One who sponsored legislation requiring schools to post "In God We Trust" says a display of...