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Sep 24, 2012

Old-fashioned barbershops a unique escape

OCEAN CITY — Finding a place to get a haircut isn’t a problem — it’s the problem. There are plenty of chain unisex hair salons along the Maryland-Delaware coast, but lost are the old-fashioned barbershops with the swirling red, white and blue poles that double as neighborhood hangouts. Traditional barbershops are an endangered species. Stylists […]

Jul 24, 2012

Groups write Obama supporting offshore wind

Environment Maryland says more than 215 groups have written to the Obama administration supporting development of offshore wind power. Environment Maryland says the groups represent environmental, conservation, clean energy and business interests. The letter says the groups are encouraged by actions taken so far by the administration and federal leadership is needed to move away […]

Jun 18, 2012

Ocean City office helps foreign students find jobs

OCEAN CITY — Two Romanians who spent summers working in Ocean City on student visas have opened their own office downtown to help other foreign students get jobs at the resort. Friends and fellow Romanians Calin Voicu and Mihai Paun came to Ocean City in 2006 to start their placement service, which they call All […]

Mar 28, 2012

Plan moves forward for Atlantic seismic research

NORFOLK, Va. — The U.S. Interior Department said Wednesday it is seeking comment from the public on a plan to allow energy companies to begin seismic testing to find oil and natural gas reserves in the Atlantic Ocean. Officials have released a programmatic environmental impact statement on seismic testing for public review. The testing would […]

Mar 16, 2012

Jet stream study rocket launch rescheduled again

ATLANTIC, Va. — A planned launch of five rockets from coastal Virginia that’s aimed at learning more about the upper level jet stream has been rescheduled again. NASA initially said it would send up the rockets early Thursday. The launch was scrubbed due a payload problem and rescheduled for no earlier than Friday night. But […]

Feb 2, 2012

Dominion power wading into offshore winds

Dominion Virginia Power is interested in building up to 400 wind turbines in Atlantic waters in what could be a powerful message for a slowly emerging domestic source of clean energy. “If everything aligns and it makes good sense and we have our regulators on board, yes, we would be moving forward on a wind […]

Oct 12, 2011

Virginia firm teams with Maersk on wind project

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia company proposing offshore wind projects in Atlantic waters is partnering with the global container ship giant Maersk to develop utility-scale wind farms in the United States. The partnership between Apex Offshore Wind and Maersk signals a growing confidence in the slowly emerging offshore wind industry in the U.S., which lags […]

Sep 27, 2011

BB&T to acquire Columbia-based Atlantic Risk Management

BB&T Insurance Services of Raleigh, N.C., the nation’s sixth largest insurance broker, announced its entrance into the metro Baltimore area with the acquisition of Atlantic Risk Management Corp. of Columbia. Founded in 1981, Atlantic Risk Management is a commercial property and casualty and employee benefits broker with 45 employees. The transaction is expected to be […]

Aug 25, 2011

Navy orders warships in Va. out of Irene’s path

NORFOLK, Va. — The U.S. Navy ordered ships in its biggest East Coast center to head out to safer waters on Thursday to protect them from approaching Hurricane Irene. The Hampton Roads region in southeastern Virginia is home to several Navy installations, including the world’s largest naval base. Thursday’s order sent 27 ships out to […]

Aug 23, 2011

Irene could move into Chesapeake as a hurricane by Sunday

MIAMI — Forecasters say there is a possibility Irene could move into the Chesapeake Bay as a hurricane by Sunday. Projections from the National Hurricane Center in Miami show Irene could make landfall on the North Carolina coast, then move toward the north into the Chesapeake Bay area on Sunday. The updated forecast released Tuesday […]

May 3, 2011

Uneasy times for Spain’s age-old bluefin fishing

BARBATE, Spain — The season for an ancient and spectacular tuna-fishing technique has begun off Spain’s southwest coast, and fishermen fear it could soon disappear if fleets of factory ships elsewhere keep overfishing prized Atlantic bluefin tuna. In the method the Spanish called “almadraba,” fishermen stretch maze-like nets from sandy beaches to catch the bluefin, […]

Mar 23, 2011

Gov. O’Malley tweaks wind power proposal

ANNAPOLIS — Facing mounting concerns about his plan to spur development of an offshore wind farm, Gov. Martin O’Malley said on Wednesday he will tweak the measure to initially limit the costs that could be passed along to consumers. “Make no mistake,” O’Malley said at a news conference, backed by union steelworkers and environmentalists. “This […]

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