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  • Saving Jamestown's historic church tower

    One of English America's most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off large...
  • Hampton Roads writers offer summer reads

     Hampton Roads writers offer summer reads
    Editor's note: This week's Writers' Block column is being written by staff writer Ann M. Efimetz. The season of summer reading is upon us. Blockbusters aren't just movies. Online booksellers have editor's picks suggesting titles that can entertain and...
  • Historic 1600s Jamestown church tower may have dodged cold-weather wrecking ball

    Historic 1600s Jamestown church tower may have dodged cold-weather wrecking ball
    One of English America’s most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off...
  • Some Independence Day fireworks affected by storm

    Some Independence Day fireworks affected by storm
    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...
  • Ebert documentary 'Life Itself' comes to town, with director making an appearance

    Ebert documentary 'Life Itself' comes to town, with director making an appearance
    '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)....
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers discount to adults 50 and older

    Colonial Williamsburg offers discount to adults 50 and older
    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...
  • Karen A. Stuart, archivist

    Karen A. Stuart, archivist
    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. "As head...
  • New CW conservation lab unravels secrets of the 1700s

    New CW conservation lab unravels secrets of the 1700s
    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...
  • Ferguson Enterprises commits $1.1 million to An Achievable Dream

    Ferguson Enterprises commits $1.1 million to An Achievable Dream
    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...
  • Farmers market guide: A list of Peninsula markets

    Farmers market guide: A list of Peninsula markets
     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...
  • Wren dig reveals lost colonial building

    Wren dig reveals lost colonial building
    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. But...