Stories by Brett Zongker

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Park service needs younger visitors for aging facilities

WASHINGTON - After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country's most beautiful and historic places, but it suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance ...
By Brett Zongker

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Historic sites are in danger, preservationists say

WASHINGTON - The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently released its listing of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. It includes sites from Virginia to Hawaii.
By Brett Zongker

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Washington Monument to reopen

WASHINGTON - More than 150 cracks have been repaired, rainwater leaks have been sealed, and the 130-year-old Washington Monument is set to reopen Monday for the first time in nearly three years ...
By Brett Zongker

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Museum plans to renovate

WASHINGTON - Some of the most iconic artifacts of aviation and space history will be getting an updated display for the 21st century, with the Apollo moon landing as the centerpiece.
By Brett Zongker

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Smithsonian exhibit explores 'cool'

A new exhibit that opened last week gives the concept of "cool" an entertaining yet scholarly treatment with 100 photographs of people who defined cool as a word for rebellion.
By Brett Zongker

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

13 dead in Washington Navy Yard shooting

A former Navy man launched an attack Monday morning inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallway at the heavily secured ...
By Brett Zongker

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

'Idol' winner set to perform for first time since surgery

America will get to hear from its newest American Idol winner Phillip Phillips as he makes a comeback performance after kidney surgery.
By Brett Zongker
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Agencies weigh in on body cameras
After a year of use, both Richmond County Sheriff's Office and North Augusta Department of Public Safety have learned the true strengths and weaknesses of police body-worn cameras.