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150-Year-Old Abbeville Church Raising Money for Renovations

By St. Claire Donaghy ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Efforts are in progress to fund renovations to Abbeville’s historic Trinity Episcopal Church. Ann Hutchinson Waigand of Herndon, Va., whose mother, May Hutchinson, is the church’s long-time historian, said the church and its cemetery are on the National Register of Historic Places, but the church also is [...]


NAFA Announces Technical Seminar Speakers The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA®) announced that Garry Blackwelder, Dr. Scott Dee, Richard Vincent and Dr. Jennifer Wagner will present at its upcoming Technical Seminar – TECH2015, April 15-17, in Dallas, Texas. Garry Blackwelder is an Architect, international design consultant and airborne infection control trainer with the Centers for [...]

Mount Vernon Uses Lasers to Scan Mansion Down to the Nail

By Matthew Barakat MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — It’s one of the first questions that occurs to a visitor at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate: How much of the mansion really dates back to Washington’s time, and how much has been replaced? The estate is in the midst of a project that will help answer [...]

Shipping Container Home Readying For Detroit Debut

By Jeff Karoub DETROIT, Mich. (AP) – An unusual home taking shape inside General Motors’ sprawling Detroit- Hamtramck Assembly plant is intended to be part of a movement to rebuild the city’s economy and deteriorating, disappearing housing stock.

Historic Houston Church Is Doomed, But Its Bell Will Live On

By Joe Holley HOUSTON, Tx. (AP) — On a patch of grass near the entrance to the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in the Museum District is a 750-pound, cast-iron bell that was forged in Philadelphia in the late 1890s. From 1899 until a couple of months ago, that bell heralded significant events in the life [...]