| Jul 21, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Stephen Covey, the management guru who died this week, would have had a hard time selling his books in Benjamin Franklin's America, or Abe Lincoln's. His best seller "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" would have been considered a self-evident truth,...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 9:55 PM
| May 11, 2012
| 1:47 PM
A Franklin County family who lost everything in a fire wants to thank people for helping them.
Their house on Rolling Road was destroyed last Friday.
Since then the homeowner Joey Hall says the community has really stepped up to help him, his wife...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:44 PM
The Patterson Mill Huskies boys basketball team picked up a win against a Chesapeake (upper) Division opponent, dispatching the host-team North Harford Hawks, 58-40, Tuesday night.
Edgewood also grabbed a Tuesday night victory, beating the Cristo Rey...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 3:49 PM
About 250 students at a middle school in Rocky Mount are ready to hit the water this summer at nearby Smith Mountain Lake.
They were certified to operate a jet ski or drive a motorized boat.
In 2007, the Virginia General Assembly enacted a law...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 12:34 PM
Dennis James, a heralded armonica virtuoso who lives in upstate New York, will visit Baltimore next weekend to be a soloist with two organizations.
The story goes that in 1761, when Benjamin Franklin invented the glass instrument he dubbed the "armonica,...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Editor's note: Robert Whaples is professor of economics and chair of the Economics Department at Wake Forest University. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming, "The Handbook of Modern Economic History and The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History"...
| Feb 25, 2012
If you grew up in the Lehigh Valley you probably learned the name George Taylor in history class. Or maybe you've heard mention of him around the Fourth of July.
Taylor, who had homes in Easton and Catasauqua, earned favored-son status in local lore when...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Robert Gibbs, Obama’s former Press Secretary, made a statement recently, and I have an issue with the content. Gibbs was responding to a comment made by Sen. Rick Santorum regarding Obama’s “phony theology,” and I quote Gibbs:...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 3:35 PM
How can it be that Pennsylvania, the state with the most precious historical legacy of all, has produced only one president?
This is the land of Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin, the Declaration of Independence, George Washington crossing the Delaware,...