Latest Fister Stories

2008-07-30 06:00:34

By Daniel Brownstein, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jul. 30--Sometimes lightning does strike twice. A fire destroyed much of a Sea Pines home Tuesday afternoon after a strong storm blew across Hilton Head Island. The fire, at 29 Wild Wood Road, started smoldering some time around 3:30 p.m. The Town of Hilton Head Island Fire and Rescue Division got the call at 3:33 p.m., but the first of four engines and a ladder truck didn't arrive until 3:56 p.m. because crews were...

2008-06-18 18:00:02

Two female hikers who went missing in Alaska's Denali National Park were found Wednesday and are doing well, officials say. Abby Flantz and Erica Nelson have been found, alive and well. The families are here, and the young women will shortly be reunited with them, park spokeswoman Kris Fister said. Flantz, 25, and Nelson, 23, were reported missing after they did not come back Friday from an overnight backpacking trip in the park, ABC reported Wednesday. Officials said the women were...

Word of the Day
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.