| Jan 13, 2010
| 7:19 PM
— Oyster trader Joe Melzer Jr. gets regular visits from the state Department of Health. His business, Pagan River Dockside Seafood Inc., is rarely tagged for a violation.
Not so on a recent December morning. An inspector issued a citation after...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 6:53 AM
Jack Wheeler had a flair for the dramatic.
Growing up in Hampton, he wrestled with the question of his future after high school. The grand moment of truth is recounted in Rick Atkinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "The Long, Gray Line."
| Feb 28, 2011
| 5:11 PM
Families of 9/11 victims have now started an online petition to save the World Trade Center Sphere.
The Fritz Koenig scultpure was pulled from the rubble on 9/11 where it sat for years between the two towers as a symbol of peace. The sculpture now...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 11:11 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Out of the ashes of 9/11 has risen a vibrant neighborhood packed with new restaurants and hotels, places to live and spots to shop, along with many ways to pay respects to an area some worried would never come back.
A decade after...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 7:22 AM
His eulogy and obituary read like a love letter to the productivity of The Empire State and New York City.
Thanks in no small way to Hugh Carey's efforts, six of the ten wealthiest zip codes in the wealthiest nation on Earth are in New York City,...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 12:48 PM
A simple accident of the calendar put me in Manhattan last Sept. 11. I was there not for the memorial observance led by Vice President Joe Biden at ground zero but, because of a free weekend and a good airfare, to prove that there is a great outdoors in...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 6:05 PM
As Hurricane Irene starts barreling herself towards the Outer Banks, five states declared a State of Emergency Thursday ahead of what will most certainly be a messy and wet weekend.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, New Jersey Gov....
| Aug 25, 2011
| 6:47 PM
Mayor Bloomberg and former MTA chairman Jay Walder addressed the city Thursday evening, emphasizing that New Yorkers need to brace themselves for a storm that could cause widespread flooding, the cancellation of MTA service, structural damage to buildings...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 12:49 PM
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) - Hurricane Irene opened its assault on the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday by lashing the North Carolina coast with wind topping 90 mph and pounding shoreline homes with waves. Farther north, authorities readied a massive shutdown...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 7:24 PM
What are those blips?
As fire consumed the upper portions of the World Trade Center, Gary Fitzgerald stood in the street, trying to make sense of the tiny shapes tumbling from the buildings.
He asked the man next to him what it might be.
| Sep 7, 2011
| 7:30 AM
On Sept. 11, 2001, I was working in my office at 605 Main St. in Laurel. Like every other typical workday, I was coordinating our fire protection engineers through project work until I heard on the news that a plane had hit the...