| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Officials across Hampton Roads are waiting to see if fireworks shows will have to be canceled or postponed as a hurricane, previously a tropical storm on Wednesday, tracks up the East Coast.
As of Thursday, at least one Peninsula fireworks show had been...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:37 AM
The president of Washington College announced Tuesday that he will step down this fall to take a new post in Virginia.
Mitchell B. Reiss, who has led the college in Chestertown for four years, will become the new CEO and president of the Colonial...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Colonial Williamsburg is offering a discount on single-day admission tickets through Groupon.
Through the Groupon deal, visitors can buy a Colonial Williamsburg ticket for $22 for adults or $11 for children, which is a 50 percent discount.
| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Phyllis Patterson, who with her husband, Ron, originated the Renaissance Pleasure Faire as a summer class in her Laurel Canyon backyard before it grew into a national corset-and-codpiece phenomenon, has died in a Marin County hospital. She was 82....
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:45 AM
'Life Itself.' Documentary filmmaker Steve James, a Hampton native, will be at the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk on Wednesday night to introduce and discuss a screening of his film "Life Itself," about the life and career of Roger Ebert (pictured)....
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Colonial Williamsburg is offering guests age 50 and older the chance to pay for a single-day admission ticket and return for free the rest of the year.
The "50+ Pay for a Day" promotion will be available to purchase through Oct. 31. The price of a...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Karen A. Stuart, a Library of Congress archivist who had been head librarian at the Maryland Historical Society, where she was also associate editor of Maryland Historical Magazine, died of cancer Aug. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 59.
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:00 PM
No one who works for Colonial Williamsburg’s vast and perpetually busy collections department signs up for the job because they think it will be easy.
Starting with nearly 70,000 examples of American and British fine, decorative and mechanical...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Ferguson Enterprises has pledged $1.1 million to An Achievable Dream Academy through 2024, renewing a long-standing partnership between the wholesale plumbing distributor and the school in Southeast Newport News.
The company will provide scholarships...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The number of farmers markets in the commonwealth has more than doubled over the past 10 years, according to the state's department of agriculture and consumer services.
On the Peninsula, seasonal markets will begin dusting off their booths in...
| Jul 28, 2014
WILLIAMSBURG — Even in a town that archaeologists have probed countless times since 1930, few places have been dug over as many times as the landmark compound that makes up the historic colonial campus at the College of William and Mary.