| Dec 1, 2014
| 10:48 AM
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...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:57 AM
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...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:04 PM
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"...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:52 PM
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.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:42 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 12:16 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2015
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...
| Jan 4, 2015
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...
| Jan 4, 2015
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...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Here is a list of holiday events around the Hampton Roads area. It will be updated regularly.
Thursday, Nov. 27-Jan. 1: Celebration in Lights at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, opens on Thanksgiving and runs through New Year'...