| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:57 PM
From free admission to Colonial Williamsburg to a free entree at Olive Garden restaurants, military personnel in Hampton Roads will be celebrated in the days surrounding Veterans Day.
Colonial Williamsburg is offering free admission tickets from Friday,...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:07 AM
Colonial Williamsburg is allowing annual pass and Good Neighbor pass members to bring up to 10 friends for free through Monday, Dec. 15.
The free friends offer is good for a single day’s admission for up to 10 friends or family on the day of issue...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:58 AM
York County's historical committee will mark Veterans Day with a memorial service at noon Tuesday at York Hall, 301 Main St., Yorktown.
The service will include tolling of the bells, a presentation of the colors, singing of the National Anthem, the...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The talent will be out on Saturday night at The Kimball Theatre in Colonial Williamsburg. All sorts of talent, and all of it homegrown.
It's the second edition of "Williamsburg's Got Talent," and it starts at 7 p.m.
I tell you this not only because...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Back when Capt. John Smith and Chief Powhatan butted heads in the early 1600s, the Algonquian village of Werowocomoco along the York River was fringed with marshland where inhabitants hunted and fished.
Four centuries later, much of that marshy...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Do you believe in "The World Unseen"? In ghosts?
Maybe this time of year; maybe because we're in a small room lit by candlelight and the question is being posed by a seemingly possessed young woman named Sarah Pelham, who lived in 18th-century...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Sparks started flying at the blacksmith shop on West Saratoga Street when James Madison was president of the United States, and a crew there is still on the job, now operating in a hybrid historical museum and working business.
The folks who run G. Krug...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Sailors and Marines aboard the Norfolk-based USS Theodore Roosevelt rescued two men off the Florida Coast earlier this week after their vessel was engulfed by flames.
Sailors spotted a rescue flare around 4:30 a.m. Monday about 90 miles off the coast....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Colonial Williamsburg is offering free admission to its art museums to active duty military, retired military members and veterans from Oct. 9 to 13 in honor of a special exhibition honoring Vietnam veterans.
According to a press release from...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Wall in Williamsburg
Of all the memorials in our nation's capital, none is more emotionally evocative than the one that simply consists of 58,195 names etched into two long black rock walls.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was completed in 1982 to a...
| May 3, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
History isn't cheap: state taxpayers kicked in $7 million this year to help run historic...