May 14, 2013 |
BALTIMORE — A Delaware man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for plotting to sell heroin and cocaine on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Thirty-seven-year-old Maurice Kenneth Hardy of Bridgeview was sentenced in federal court in Baltimore on Tuesday. According to his plea agreement, Hardy, with others, distributed more than 15 kilograms of cocaine, a kilogram of heroin and cocaine base in Wicomico County and elsewhere. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
May 11, 2013 |
ST. MICHAELS, Md. — Runaway slaves, captured women and children, British officers bestowing suspicious gifts and turncoat plantation owners trading with the enemy under a white flag — it all happened in Maryland on the Chesapeake during the War of 1812, according to a new exhibit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. "Navigating Freedom: The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake" opened this weekend, beginning with a gala preview and donors party Friday evening. Historians in...
May 2, 2013 |
Salisbury University announced Thursday that an Eastern Shore philanthropy is giving the school $8 million to help build a new academic commons, including a library. The gift from the Guerrieri Family Foundation honors Patricia R. Guerrieri, an alumna of the public university in Maryland who died in May 2010. It is one of the largest donations in the school's history. "The Guerrieri family has been a longtime friend of Salisbury University," university President Janet Dudley-Eshbach said in a statement.
April 11, 2013 |
For the first decade and a half of my professional life, staying in an Embassy Suites meant nothing more than dreary travel for work: bland hotels scattered across cities that began to blend together, every cookie-cutter suite identical to the last, all racking up hotel points I hoped never to redeem. Then I had a baby. Suddenly, all my previous notions about staying in a hotel were upended. Gone was my passion for a plush Four Seasons room, no matter how small as long as it had a deep tub and that decadent...
April 2, 2013 |
One of Virginia's worst serial arsonists eluded a massive police hunt for five months, setting nearly 80 fires on the Eastern Shore. Following night after night of futility, authorities finally got a break Monday: They say they caught him in the act. A surveillance team watched as the man torched an abandoned home in Accomack County and then escaped in a gold minivan, police said. The stop and the arrests that followed didn't put an end to the mystery for a frightened community, but only raised the question...
March 24, 2013 |
The body of a woman from Maryland's Eastern Shore who disappeared more than three weeks ago was found over the weekend, authorities said. A body found Saturday along the Chesapeake Bay shoreline of Kent Island was identified as that of Robin L. Pope, 51, of Stevensville, state police said. The body was in the water near where Pope had last been reported seen and near where her dog had been found dead. No information was available Sunday about the cause and manner of Pope's death, police said.