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First Drip (5/27/15): Teen drowned at Mountain Island Lake

A 17-year-old North Meck High School student drowned at Mountain Island Lake on Tuesday. The teen had been swimming with friends and detectives are investigating for a cause. The North Carolina DMV is doing away with the two-sticker system to identify vehicle registration.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Eerie, Mysterious Island Tales

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The beach at North Seymour Island in the Galapagos | Image: David Adam Kess There is a spellbinding story that is part of the history of the Galapagos Islands. The settlers who braved the mostly uninhabited islands during the 1930s were a colorful mix of flamboyant, private and eccentric personalities. Show More Summary

New luxury hotel in Cuba to offer Wi-Fi in every room

Cuba's first hotel to offer Wi-Fi in every room won't be in Havana but rather at a beach resort in Cayo Coco on the north side of the island nation.

Seoul Says North Korea Constructing Military Camps on Border Island

North Korea is allegedly constructing military camps on a highly guarded Yellow Sea border island.

For Sale: House Where Fitzgerald Wrote Gatsby

A piece of literary history is on the block, but it's not exactly the domain of a starving artist: As the BBC reports, the Long Island mansion where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby could be yours for somewhere just north of $3.8 million, per a rep of...

Navy jet skids into San Diego Bay

A Navy jet skidded off the runway at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado on Friday afternoon and went into San Diego Bay, the Navy said.

Military Plane Goes off San Diego Runway Into Pacific

A US military plane overshot the runway at Naval Air Station North Island, plunging into San Diego Bay, according to officials.

How Badass Senior Dog Steve McQueen Spent His Retirement

On Nov 9, 2013, Steve McQueen passed away peacefully in his dog bed at home in Staten Island. Two years before, he sat waiting to be killed in a concrete cell at the Rutherford County Animal Control pound in rural North Carolina. As a senior in a high kill pound, this big old hound had little chance of being rescued or adopted. Show More Summary

A Film Portrait of the “Doomsday Vault” that Guards Our Agricultural Biodiversity

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

On a Norwegian island 810 miles south of the North Pole is a safety net for an agricultural crisis.

Gallery: The Birders of Prospect Park, Out in Peak Season

It’s peak bird-watching season, when North America’s most colorful birds return from the tropics. Prospect and Central parks are prime stopovers, each “an island of green in a sea of concrete and tar,” says Robert Bate, president of the Brooklyn Bird Club. This year’s been slow, owing to a lingering... More »

These Bleakly Beautiful Photos Tell The Story Of A Remote Coal Mining Town Near The North Pole

This Soviet-era relic company town still lives and breathes in the Arctic. Climate change could ultimately sink it—or make it fortunes. Located halfway between Norway and the North Pole on a barren island in the Arctic Ocean, the coal mining village of Barentsburg is one of the northernmost towns in the world. Show More Summary

The mediterranean sea: From ocean to lake

Following the European colonization of North Africa and Asia Minor, the Mediterranean shores and islands were more closely connected than ever before through steamships, railways and telegraph wires. However, that did not result in the desired peace between Orient and Occident.

The Hypocrisy of Tolerance at the Touro Synagogue

I’m on vacation this week in New England. Yesterday I visited the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island – the oldest Jewish synagogue in North America, dating back to the colonial era. It was founded by Jews fleeing a long history of persecution in Europe: first the Alhambra Decree expelling them from Spain, then the [Read More...]

“Yes” campaign may need 70% Dublin turnout to carry referendum

I support Marriage Equality and I’d vote yes in the Referendum this week if I weren’t a disenfranchised Irish citizen simply because I live in the north of the island.  That’s a column for another day though… It’s a safe bet that both the “Yes” and “No” sides in this Friday’s Marriage Referendum will agree more...

Step Inside Jenna Bush Hager’s Stunning Beach House Makeover

One Kings Lane takes us inside the former first daughter's stunning home. On the north shore of Long Island, Jenna Bush Hager found the perfect summer getaway spot for her family: an airy, light-splashed house steps from the beach with...Show More Summary

I Heart My Island: Haida Gwaii

Artist Patrick Wesley was born and raised on Haida Gwaii, a 155-mile-long torch-shaped archipelago slung off British Columbia's North Coast. A native Haida, Patrick began honing his carving skills while still a teenager, and has spent his life creating beautiful works from wood, silver, gold, ivory, and argillite. Show More Summary

The Church & Psychedelic Furs touring together (dates)

Two '80s alternative icons -- The Psychedelic Furs and The Church -- will be touring North America together this summer. Dates include NYC's Irving Plaza on August 18, and Long Island's Theatre at Westbury on August 19. Tickets to.....

Hobby or Homicide? How a Kayaking Disappearance Turned Into a Murder Investigation

In summertime, kayakers descend upon the water near Bannerman Castle, a crumbling century-old former arsenal on a Hudson River island about an hour and a half north of New York City. On good days, the water there is as still as a lake, but that wasn’t the case when Angelika Graswald and her fiancé, Vince Viafore, went out in kayaks on April 19. Show More Summary

The 16 Best Small-Boat Fishing Spots on the Great Lakes

Illustration by Michael Byers.   LAKE SUPERIOR 1. Slate Islands,  Terrace Bay, Ontario ? The Slate Islands, on Superior’s north shore, offer summertime kayakers and canoeists a true back-to-nature adventure—along with excellent lake trout fishing. Show More Summary

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