Wilmington

Scenes From a Southern Gothic Murder Trial
October 26, 2012

Americans love a good procedural, and the Jeffrey MacDonald murder case is right up there with O.J. Simpson in the true crime genre. Ever since MacDonald, a Green Beret doctor at Fort Bragg, was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife and two young daughters over 40 years ago, Americans have been captivated by the sordid tale, and bitterly divided over its meaning. The result of the military's initial investigation was that the evidence and charges against MacDonald were "not true," so he was released.

This Man Has Identified a Piece of Amelia Earhart's Lost Planeā€”and May Really Know What Happened to Her
June 23, 2012

Ric Gillespie has been tracking Earhart's fateful journey for years. Now, he has a piece of her plane.

Mike Castle Versus the Tea Party
September 15, 2010

WILMINGTON, Del.--On the eve of the primary that would end his electoral career, Rep. Mike Castle was in a reflective mood.

It Ain't Easy Being Green
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January 25, 2007

What's wrong with this picture of Bush de-boarding Air Force One? The fact that it was taken upon his return from Wilmington, Delaware, where he'd gone, according to the accompanying NYT article, to make "a sales pitch for [his] plan to reduce projected gasoline consumption by 20 percent over the next 10 years." Wilmington is about 100 miles from D.C. I realize the President of the United States probably can't travel 100 miles in a motorcade--and I wouldn't wish the unreliability of Amtrak even on Bush--but does he really need to take a behemoth-like 747 to jump a puddle . . .