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 ]
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
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.
North Korea is allegedly constructing military camps on a highly guarded Yellow Sea border island.
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...
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.
A US military plane overshot the runway at Naval Air Station North Island, plunging into San Diego Bay, according to officials.
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
On a Norwegian island 810 miles south of the North Pole is a safety net for an agricultural crisis.
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 »
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
Ferguson. Staten Island. Pasco. North Charleston. Baltimore. An unarmed person of color. Dead at the hands of law enforcement. And then another. And another. And another. And another. Seeking to stem the tide of senseless death, a national search began for an appropriate response. Show More Summary
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.
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...]
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...
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
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
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.....
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
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