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  • Hampton Block Party: Fishbone is coming

    Hampton Block Party: Fishbone is coming
     The first batch of names has been released from this year's Hampton Block Party, and the highlight (so far) is a free show by the great funk-punk-ska rockers Fishbone on May 9.
  • Hampton plans to refinance debt

    HAMPTON — City officials here plan to borrow as much as $120 million this spring in a move that would take advantage of low interest rates to refinance some of the city's old debt. Doing so could save the city as much as $5 million in the coming...

    The never-ending legend of Blackbeard the Pirate gets a few new wrinkles

    The never-ending legend of Blackbeard the Pirate gets a few new wrinkles
    No student of Blackbeard the Pirate can explore the nearly 300-year-old legend long before discovering that the tale of one of history's most notorious brigands is riddled by exaggeration and invention. Just six years after the infamous buccaneer's...

    Blackbeard's legend gets new wrinkles

    No student of Blackbeard can explore the nearly 300-year-old legend of one of history's most notorious brigands long before realizing that it's riddled by exaggeration and invention. Just six years after the infamous buccaneer's death in 1718, a shadowy...

    Hampton Roads' most notorious pirates and intrepid pirate killers

    Hampton Roads' most notorious pirates and intrepid pirate killers
    Blackbeard may be the most notorious buccaneer linked to Hampton Roads. But he was far from the only pirate or pirate killer connected to the region. Here are some of the other figures who helped build the tradition that Hampton's Blackbeard Pirate...