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  • Menchville High in Newport News honored for financial literacy test scores

    Menchville High School was named a Blue Star school in recognition of its students' successful performance on the 2013-14 W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test, according to Newport News Public Schools officials. W!SE, or Working in Support of...
  • Students take virtual field trip to colonial times

    Students take virtual field trip to colonial times
    There were no big yellow school buses, permission slips or paper bag lunches for this school field trip. In fact, students never even left their desks. At Pembroke Lakes Elementary on Thursday, a fifth-grade class went on an electronic field trip, using...
  • Notes and notables

    Sing a song Warm up your vocal chords. They're talking again about the need for a state song. Virginia has been without one since 1997, when the General Assembly figured out the implications of "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" and attached "emeritus"...
  • Jamestown settlement and Yorktown Victory Center revenues down

    The Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center living-history museums' admission revenue was down 2.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013. Admission revenue amounted to $5,026,279 in 2014. "The overall decline in visitation was mitigated by an...
  • Colonial Williamsburg exhibit marks 300 years at Bruton Parish Church

     Colonial Williamsburg exhibit marks 300 years at Bruton Parish Church
    When builders started to put the finishing touches on Bruton Parish Church in late 1714, Duke of Gloucester Street was little more than a meandering horse path that dipped out of sight while crossing the deepest of early Williamsburg's many ravines. But...
  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation board adds two trustees

    Colonial Williamsburg Foundation board adds two trustees
    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation board of trustees has elected management consulting executive Joseph Christopher "Chris" Simmons and university representative Y. Ping Sun to serve as foundation trustees. Simmons of McLean is a former managing...
  • Home Gardener Day workshops Jan. 19 explore power of different gardening styles

    When all is dormant and brown outdoors, moss can be very much alive and green. Look around moist spots in your yard or nearby woods and you will likely find a patch of bright green moss. Gently lift some of that pretty patch and transplant pieces into...
  • Virginia Supreme Court hears case on proposed electrical towers over the James River

    Virginia Supreme Court hears case on proposed electrical towers over the James River
    Opponents of a proposed transmission line over the James River asked the state's highest court on Tuesday to toss a state commission's approval of the project. Andrew McRoberts — representing James City County, Save the James Alliance and the...
  • Dominion Power, preservationists face off over proposed towers across James River

    Dominion Power, preservationists face off over proposed towers across James River
    JAMES CITY — Virginia's largest electricity provider will face off against James City County and preservationists this week in a battle over proposed new electrical towers crossing one of the nation's most historic waterways. The battleground is...
  • Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River

    Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River
    Virginia's largest electricity provider will face off against James City County and preservationists this week in a battle over proposed new electrical towers crossing one of the nation's most historic waterways. The battleground is the Virginia Supreme...
  • Hampton Roads holiday calendar

    Here is a list of holiday events around the Hampton Roads area. It will be updated regularly. NEWPORT NEWS Thursday, Nov. 27-Jan. 1: Celebration in Lights at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, opens on Thanksgiving and runs through New Year'...