| May 19, 2013
HAMPTON — The derelict buildings, playing children and crime associated with the property's seedy visitors are long gone from the former Harbor Square site downtown.
But as the city plans to redevelop the 17.7-acre tract — and contractors...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Summer break finds many kids sleeping in, riding bikes and splashing in the pool. But it’s not every day you come across a pastime like Autumn Boit’s.
“Yesterday I skipped lunch to clean artifacts,” the Ellicott City fourth-...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:20 AM
When the first English settlers sailed into Hampton Roads in 1607, they were latecomers to Virginia.
Four times during the previous half-century, Spanish explorers probed the James and York rivers - and on Sept. 10, 1570 they planted a Jesuit mission...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Virginia Lt. Gov. William Gooch had good reason to hide the truth when he made his annual report to the British Board of Trade in 1732.
Though the Crown prohibited its colonies from manufacturing domestic goods, Gooch and other members of the...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The first time Lynn Ripley reached down and coaxed a piece of broken pottery from the dirt at her newly purchased York River farm, she just trying to tidy up the grounds.
But as the years passed, the Gloucester woman turned up so many arrowheads...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Archaeologists and forensic scientists working with human remains recovered at Historic Jamestowne last summer reported Wednesday that their follow-up studies have turned up the gruesome first physical evidence of the cannibalism that took place during...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Nobody knows exactly when a nameless 14-year-old English girl met her end during the deadly Starving Time at Jamestown — or when she was butchered by a desperate fellow colonist driven to unthinkable extremes by hunger.
She was already forgotten...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 4:53 PM
Three years ago, when the armed gang showed up at Cieneguillas prison, they managed to free 53 inmates -- including killers, kidnappers and drug cartel gunmen. Not a shot was fired, and the warden was arrested on suspicion that it was an inside job....
| Sep 9, 2012
| 11:22 AM
British archaeologists searching for the grave of King Richard III are given an extra week after reporting promising findings beneath a parking lot in central England. Richard was killed in battle in 1485, but the whereabouts of the his remains have...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:53 AM
Archaeologists digging in central England for the remains of Richard III, the king immortalized as a murderous tyrant by William Shakespeare, have found bones that in many ways match his profile –- literally....
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Updated Nov. 30, 2012, 12:31pm CT Dec. 21, 2012. There hasn't been so much interest in — and, in some cases, fear over — a date since 1999 and the impending approach of Y2K. Whether or not you believe in the supposed Mayan 2012 prediction that...